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1964 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1102
303-442-6868
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Consistent Quality

Long-standing Chinese restaurant in Boulder. Despite recent reviews to the contrary, we still get good service and good traditional Chinese dishes at fair prices and in pleasant surroundings. Convenient location and plenty of parking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Alan M
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Long-standing Chinese restaurant in Boulder. Despite recent reviews to the contrary, we still get good service and good traditional Chinese dishes at fair prices and in pleasant surroundings. Convenient location and plenty of parking.

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Boulder, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I pulled in because it was on the right side of the street. The place was deserted and for a Chinese restaurant, that's not good. For as empty as the place was, the service was very slow. For lunch, $10 seemed high to me. I had garlic and beef which was okay. There's no soy sauce on the table, no... More 

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Boulder CO
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have eaten here for 25 years and average 2 days per week. Unfortunately I am at my last straw sitting here during the week in an empty restaurant where 1 server does not seem to understand that she has a single customer. This has happened consistently. Food is not bad, but the service is so bad that I would... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

At one time we really like this restaurant, but this place has deteriorated drastically. The decor is very nice and clean, but I do not like staff cleaning while I am eating, especially cleaning carpet. The service used to be good, but now it is disturbingly bad. Last time I was in here, we had to wait a very long... More 

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Boston, MA
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275 reviews 275 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

As you can see from the other reviews, this place needs a kick in the pants. The food was decent, not the greatest, but pretty darn good chinese food. I had the chicken cashews dish and it was decent. Service needs some desperate help - very very slow. From sitting down to eating, to paying the bill. My drink arrived... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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56 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Went with a group of friends. The service was awful. We waited forever for our server to appear to check on us and the main courses took a very long time to appear. I wanted more water and never got it. The food was mediocre at best though, to be fair, a few of our group said their food was... More 

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77 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I stopped with friend for dinner on a business trip. The service was just okay. The visits by the waitress were sporatic and I sometimes wondered if she would return. Then she kept comming back to the table after we finished our meal and kept interrupting our conversation for no apparent reason. I ordered "Hot and Sour" soup which was... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This place is an undiscovered gem in Boulder. The town is known for its fine eateries, and the fact that the Golden Lotus is almost always empty is probably due to the over-saturation of excellent restaurants within a few miles of Golden Lotus. But make no mistake - this place deserves a try. They have a simple but nice dining... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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122 reviews 122 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We ordered take-out for seven people on Saturday night. Overall, the food was OK, but not great. Two entrees were very week. Chicken and Broccoli was bland in a clear flavorless sauce. Eggplant entree was not edible as it tasted like it had gone bad. The people were friendly and I'm sure if i'd have gone to the trouble, they... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The shrimp was cooked perfectly, but the rest of the food was either non-existent or passable at best. But whatever, I'm not one to complain. Until you miff me. I finish but my server becomes busy with I-don't-know-what, but I’ve gotta run. I look around for her but figure it’s ok for me to approach the register to pay since... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1964 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-442-6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Chinese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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