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Golden Lotus

1964 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1102
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Ranked #364 of 508 Restaurants in Boulder
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Boulder CO
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 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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252 reviews 252 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Boulder, Colorado
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164 reviews 164 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Friday night 7:30 and place is only 1/3 full. Seated quickly and restaurant decor is quite nice. Water and menus immediately and then nothing. We waited over 10 minutes for a waiter. My wife had actually gotten up to ask what was going on when the waiter sauntered out of the kitchen. He was nice, polite and efficient but didn't... More 

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Boulder, CO
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Golden Lotus features a standard selection of basic Chinese dishes. There is nothing remarkable here. The restaurant's interior is pleasant, albeit dated and rarely crowded. Delivery is an option and usually takes an hour. Take out is not any faster. The service is inconsistent yet friendly. The dishes tend to be a bit heavy on the sauce. A request for... More 

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Additional Information about Golden Lotus

Address: 1964 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1102
Phone Number: 303-442-6868
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese

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