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Lotus Tea House

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Dessert, Asian, Tea Room
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79 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great Vegetarian Restaurant!

We continually enjoy the great meals at Lotus Tea House. The food is freshly cooked, delicious and made with attention and passion. I love the curry dish with potatoes and vegetables as this is my favorite. The tea is wonderful! A great atmosphere to take a friend for lunch and chat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
Coreen D
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Kitchener
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Kitchener
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We continually enjoy the great meals at Lotus Tea House. The food is freshly cooked, delicious and made with attention and passion. I love the curry dish with potatoes and vegetables as this is my favorite. The tea is wonderful! A great atmosphere to take a friend for lunch and chat.

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Waterloo, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This place soothes the soul. Teas are wonderful and their dumplings are outstanding. Love their soups. This is a gem in Waterloo.

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Morriston, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Our first visit to the Lotus Tea House. Stopped by for lunch. Nice atmosphere - a charming old home. Pleasant decor. Lovely staff. Great service. Wonderful rich, dessert-like almond tea, served in a lovely glass teapot. The R2 tofu meal was delicious. The vegetarian patties tasted quite 'meaty', very nice. A very reasonable price. Only minor criticism, would be that... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I used to regularly frequent this vegetarian restaurant but now the menu has changed and it is a disappointment. The restaurant has removed all my favourite appetizers, namely sticky rice and spring rolls. My only reason for eating at this establishment. The service was not consistent and sometimes there were waits of up to 15 minutes to be served. My... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My family and I have always loved Lotus Tea House but we went there today and were not very impressed. They have a new menu and have removed all of our favourite dishes from it. They have cut out the soup and bean sprouts which used to come with the entrees. They don't have spring rolls anymore either as an... More 

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Waterloo, Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I find the atmosphere relaxing. The meals are made with love, and the Teas are fantastic! Great service and food. Good value for your money!

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Waterloo, Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

If you are visiting the area or live there and haven't yet tried it, this place is a lovely one-of-a-kind spot. The food is unique, vegan and delicious. Their selection of teas are unparalleled. The Mandarin and Fruit teas are made with actual fresh fruit!!!

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Kitchener, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

In 2013 I decided to eat in the vegetarian way. I realized that there were lots of vegetarian restaurants in the Kitchener Waterloo area. I started off with the Lotus. It was a very good choice. The Decor was simple and tasteful. We were greeted in a very friendly way. The very tasty healthy food that I experienced was a... More 

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Toronto
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Today I took my friend for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The atmosphere is relaxing and has a quiet calm. The tables are close together, but you cannot hear one word from the next tables which makes for a very personal experience. The food is good and portions are large. They actually have nice cutlery and adorable little glass teapots.... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Last week we visited for the first time. The atmosphere was quiet and the dining room not ornate in style, but in keeping with the Buddhist style, which made you feel somewhere else. The food was vegetarian and ample. The staff was pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 79 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Waterloo

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Asian, Tea Room

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