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Lotus Restaurant

Lotus Restaurant

Vietnamese Restaurant$$$$
Loring Park, Minneapolis
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  • Sharon E.
    Sharon ElizabethJanuary 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Oyster wings are the best. Friendly staff who are willing to accommodate orders for special dietary needs.They have Bahn Mi and a few other new menu items posted by the register. Pad Thai is delish.
  • Chase M.
    Chase MaxwellFebruary 6, 2015
    Amazing pad Thai, crab wontons, and stir fried noodles. It's great for takeout, and dining in. The environment is surprisingly pleasant for a meal.
  • Jonathan S.
    Jonathan SpearOctober 30, 2012
    Easily a highlight of the Loring Park area. Amazing food, excellent service, and optimal location. It's always busy - happy for the family's success!
  • Bite Squad
    Bite SquadFebruary 15, 2013
    Definitely a happening place. No tables? No worries, we'll bring it to your door with www.bitesquad.com. Get $5 off your first order with coupon "FOURSQUARE".
  • Chris V.
    Chris VierigApril 11, 2015
    Love the egg rolls, cream cheese wontons, and sesame chicken--a classic but well done! Great place for delivery too!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GutnikJune 16, 2014
    Shrimp, Chicken and Vegetables Fried Rice was a knock out. Out of this world. Very impressed and a sneaky play for West Downtown MPLS.
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    Have their walleye with black bean sauce along with their shrimp spring rolls packed with little juicy crustaceans offering a satisfying pop when you bite. Read more
  • Maggie R.
    Maggie RJune 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great staff, and the food is delicious. I usually opt for carry-out. Although the restaurant is small it never feels overpacked.
  • Stephanie H.
    Stephanie HOctober 3, 2015
    Go straight for the pork spring rolls! Warm, juicy pork and veggie fill in a soft yet flaky wrap.
  • Erik L.
    Erik LundinFebruary 11, 2016
    Really good lunch special served before 3pm. Good food too thumbs up.
  • Haben
    HabenFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Vietnamese restaurant in the Twin Cities! Try the House Special with Crab & Cream Cheese Wontons, it's a must have!
  • Tracy P.
    Tracy PerlmanDecember 19, 2013
    The pad Thai is the best in town. Also, the service is quick- which is perfect for a downtown location!
  • Kristina K.
    Kristina KimFebruary 28
    Been here 10+ times
    Their stew pho is a must-have for everyone, and it's vegetarian, too!
  • Bryan G.
    Bryan GoodeJanuary 12, 2015
    Best bang for your buck and service is amazing makes you feel like home just better food lol
  • Heather B.
    Heather B.November 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Tripple threat! Food is amazing, excellent location and the family owned vibe makes this place the place to go!
  • Restaurant C.
    Restaurant ConnectionJanuary 28, 2011
    Order your next Lotus meal online and have it delivered to your home by visiting their partner Restaurant Connection's website. Catering also available. Read more
  • Maura H.
    Maura HagertyNovember 28, 2010
    The Pho is a must have. Even if you aren't planning on ordering it, try a small bowl for three bucks. You will not be disappointed!
  • Christopher S.
    Christopher ScheffDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you order an appetizer. Tell them you would like it before your entree or they often come at the same time!
  • Julie T.
    Julie T.November 23, 2012
    So yummy! Definitely a good choice :) friendly service and delicious food!
  • Spencer R.
    Spencer RossbachJuly 3, 2013
    I don't know what they do to their cream cheese wontons, but they're the best I've ever had.
  • Sou S.
    Sou SeuasingnouaneJuly 10, 2015
    Had the pork in garlic sauce. It was delicious! Fresh and flavorful!
  • Blake H.
    Blake HurlbertJanuary 30, 2016
    House Lo Mein with eggs and the staff are like family and friends
  • Joe B.
    Joe BMarch 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The only thing better then the food here is the people who work here. Try the fresh spring rolls they are the best in town.
  • Anna C.
    Anna CarminatiSeptember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Spring rolls with BBQ beef and phó is all you need to be happy.
  • Tatiana D.
    Tatiana DorochinaMay 27, 2016
    Good, wholesome, family-run, unpretentious. Love their flan!
  • Chris P.
    Chris PedersonFebruary 17, 2011
    Extremely friendly and helpful service. Cheerful local staff makes for a very positive first time experience.
  • leah g.
    leah getsingerNovember 15, 2010
    Vegetable and tofu pho is the best around! Delicious and affordable, what more can you ask for?!
  • Brent D.
    Brent DordingMarch 30, 2012
    Vietnamese Coffee, Wonton Soup, Spring Rolls, Pad Thai - Can't miss!!!
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LindgrenOctober 2, 2016
    Authentic Vietnamese dishes like Com tam, pho and chow fun.
  • Sam H.
    Sam HumbleAugust 15, 2014
    Good lunch specials. My friend loves the Pho here too.
  • Sytine T.
    Sytine TchangAugust 23, 2011
    OMG! The eggrolls are so delicious! Can we say the Pho is bomb too!?
  • Jesse A.
    Jesse AndlerMarch 12, 2013
    Must try the Banh Mi and the pork eggrolls!!
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerJuly 19, 2015
    The pho was fantastic! Spicy for me but really good.
  • Adam B.
    Adam BezdicekJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendliest staff in town, try the Stew Pho, so good!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MurrayOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious. Friendly. Fast. A must have on every visit to MSP.
  • Blake H.
    Blake HurlbertJanuary 30, 2016
    Love the food and love the staff they treat you like family always
  • Donna L.
    Donna LangApril 13
    Been here 25+ times
    I recommend the Salt and Pepper Shrimp and Calamari.
  • Savannah G.
    Savannah GlasgowMay 6, 2013
    Love Everything About This Place. Great food, awesome people.
  • Justine M.
    Justine MoserFebruary 15
    Try everything. I think I found a new favorite place for pho
  • Emily T.
    Emily TitonJune 14, 2015
    Fresh, fast, friendly, fantastic.
  • Shelly Z.
    Shelly ZordichNovember 8, 2014
    The pork chow fun lunch special is great!
  • Roly T.
    Roly TorresMarch 15, 2015
    Phö! Any kind, they are all delicious!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DDecember 23, 2014
    Impeccable service and amazing food
  • Duane F.
    Duane FukumotoJanuary 17, 2013
    Lunch special for $8.79-- amazeballs.
  • Nina B.
    Nina BrownMay 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Yum! Comfort food, pho!
  • Heather B.
    Heather B.November 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Best shrimp springrolls I've EVER had! No doubt!
  • Glenn K.
    Glenn KlutheMarch 23, 2013
    Appetizer platter is excellent.
  • Cary W.
    Cary WongApril 19, 2011
    Love the fresh spring rolls and they even have banh mi now!
  • Amelia H.
    Amelia HowlandMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sesame wings are a MUST! Yum!
  • Adrian T.
    Adrian ThompkinsJanuary 2, 2012
    The best Vietnamese spot in the Twin Cities!
  • Marty O.
    Marty O.March 21, 2016
    House special is a solid choice
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeuzelaarMay 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Sesame Wings and Egg Rolls are amazing!
  • Zach C.
    Zach ChazinMarch 2, 2014
    If you like to sweat while you eat, ask for a pinch of the Carolina Reaper.
  • Mariann Justmari B.
    Eggrolls for sure best downtown!
  • tramatic candy
    tramatic candyJune 30, 2015
    Chow fun was amazing... Best egg rolls
  • Coach B.
    Coach BodieOctober 25, 2013
    Seafood pho!!!
  • Eman A.
    Eman A.October 13, 2012
    Amazing sweet and sour veggie soup!
  • Toshie Y.
    Toshie YokoyamaDecember 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    I love...love...love...the Vietnamese Coffee!!!
  • Rosemary C.
    Rosemary CallahanFebruary 4, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Oyster wings are wonderful.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GutnikAugust 10, 2014
    Shrimp Fried Rice Sesame Chicken Wings
  • Naina
    NainaAugust 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely try the spring rolls and the imperial chicken.
  • Greg A.
    Greg ApplekampDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The spring rolls are a must!
  • Dre L.
    Dre LabreSeptember 25, 2014
    cream cheese wontons ftw!
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HayesDecember 1, 2011
    Try a large pho soup! instant hangover cure
  • Heather B.
    Heather B.November 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Lotus "Chicken Pad Thai" kicks King & I's ass! No competition!
  • Jodi S.
    Jodi SchoenauerMarch 5, 2011
    The Pho Soup is outstanding!
  • Xavier K.
    Xavier KingsburyMay 6, 2012
    Chicken curry soup enough said.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan S.March 1, 2012
    The pho rocks.
  • Deb K.
    Deb KreuerMay 11, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Come often!
  • Betty R.
    Betty RichardsonSeptember 14, 2011
    The service is fantastic!
  • Caroline C.
    Caroline ChungJune 14, 2014
    Quang is better
  • Bruce E.
    Bruce EvansJuly 10, 2013
    This place rocks!
  • Aakash J.
    Aakash JoshiJuly 30, 2016
    Fried rice
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DeStenoFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Hey Veg folks: 'Mom' makes the most delicious Phở chay!
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