Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

Deep in the heart of Yangshuo’s old quarter on the corner of West Street and Xianqian Street (县前街) is Lotus Vegetarian restaurant (formerly known at another venue as Pure Lotus). Making its home on three floors with a roof garden (at the site of the former Café China), this is one of Yangshuo’s oldest and most popular restaurants. Australian owner Malcolm is meticulous about his kitchen and oversaw a recent renovation of the whole building.

Overlooking the first floor dining room is a large Buddha head sculpture, giving a serene feel to the busy restaurant. The décor combines natural wood and local bricks and motifs such as clay wine jars, giving the space a clean and inviting feel. Choose a seat on the first floor to enjoy the street activity or head upstairs for a more intimate setting. At twilight, views from above are spectacular as you pick out the twinkling lights of West Street among the gray-tiled roofs.

We recommend the claypot mushrooms with tofu and snow peas or the spicy sautéed bamboo shoots. The menu is very easy to understand – full of photos which will make your mouth water. The produce is all locally sourced.

Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant  in Yangshuo
Lotus Vegetarian serves a wide range of dishes including spicy sautéed bamboo shoots and tofu-vegetable clay pot.

Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant  in Yangshuo
The second floor of Lotus is cozy and relaxing. Retire upstairs after a meal or enjoy your dinner relaxing on a sofa.

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