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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 am
Dining options: Waitstaff

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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
Good Food, Reasonable Prices

I describe myself as a "crypto-vegetarian," as the only meat I eat is poultry. But I tend to eat vegetarian most of the time, and I'm always pleased to go to the Golden Lotus. I recently introduced a friend from SF to the restaurant. I ordered one of my favorite dishes--the fresh spring rolls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Judith D
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Berkeley, California
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Duluth, Georgia
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In town to visit family and friends for a week. This place was suggested by a old friend. It did not disappoint. It was delicious!!! The Spring Rolls, Egg Plant Curry Clay Pot, and the Papaya Salad. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh. This is down my go to place to eat.

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Thank francine2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I just became vegetarians the start of 2016 so it's great to open up our options with this all vegetarian Vietnamese and Chinese offerings at Golden Lotus. For my first visit, I played it safe and went with the vermicelli with egg roll and tofu. Really good sauce, noodles were cooked well and absorbed the flavor, egg... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I describe myself as a "crypto-vegetarian," as the only meat I eat is poultry. But I tend to eat vegetarian most of the time, and I'm always pleased to go to the Golden Lotus. I recently introduced a friend from SF to the restaurant. I ordered one of my favorite dishes--the fresh spring rolls. Along with it, I had the... More 

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Thank Judith D
Alamo, California
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I went to Golden Lotus with a group of friends we order 1 item each and shared. What I noticed on the menu is that nothing seems to be Organic produce, it never mentions that they are using Organic, guess the price reflects that, plus the majority of items have Soy Tofu, from stir fried to deep fried tofu everything,... More 

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Thank coodhi
Wilmington, North Carolina
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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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank mirthville
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10 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?