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Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

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1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
510-893-0383
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10:00 am - 8:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business

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  • 11
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The BEST Vegetarian in town!

You cannot go wrong with any of the dishes - all are executed to perfection, fresh, wholesome ingredients, dessert should not be overlooked.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2014
dbeneway
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You cannot go wrong with any of the dishes - all are executed to perfection, fresh, wholesome ingredients, dessert should not be overlooked.

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Bir, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We have enjoyed hundreds of meals at Golden Lotus since 2001, and it continues to please. The menu is diverse enough to have something for almost everyone, including some of the best faux-meat specials one can find as well as plenty of dishes with fresh, steamed, or stir-fried veggies. Brown rice is available. Most of our favorites are listed under... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

This spot is so special. I always stop at least once when in Oakland. You order your meal AS IF it were fish, chicken or beef ( it isn't) and the dish arrives with the texture of your desire and fabulous flavor. Fresh fresh fresh veggies and lots a beautiful greens. They've added a scrumptious kale drink to the menu.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Great Asian vegan place in Oakland, extensive menu with lots of fake meat courses as well as healthy salads and gently cooked vegetable dishes. Reasonable prices, generous portions & quick service. Can't recommend this place enough!

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Bay Area, CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Golden Lotus is a vegetarian restaurant, but one doesn't have to be vegetarian to enjoy it. I am a vegetarian, but every omnivore/carnivore I've brought to Golden Lotus has fallen in love (or respect) with it. In a word, it's quality, flavor, and execution in one. Golden Lotus is principally a vegetarian version of a Vietnamese restaurant, though it does... More 

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Orlando, FL, USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

While in Oakland for a teachers' conference at the nearby convention center (2 or 3 blocks away only), I stumbled upon this place. Wow, WHAT A FIND! The food is Chinese/Vietnamese vegetarian, including the fake meat (made of gluten, I think). Excellent, excellent, excellent! I had the claypot with eggplant, yum! My friend, who is one of the pickiest eaters... More 

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San Francisco
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

Everything tastes the same, regardless if curry or otherwise. Pricey when you consider all you get is tofu, $90 including tip, for 4 dishes, soup and potstickers. Potstickers were awful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

that's some tasty veggie!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2008

The best vegetarian lunch spot according to me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2008

Good vegetarian and vegan food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-893-0383

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?