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1964 28th St, Boulder, CO 80301-1102
303-442-6868
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 2
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Owners sold this restaurant.

This wonderful restaurant is now closed and soon to be another Indian Restaurant. We will miss the Golden Lotus as it was our favorite Chinese Restaurant in Boulder.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Habiba K
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This wonderful restaurant is now closed and soon to be another Indian Restaurant. We will miss the Golden Lotus as it was our favorite Chinese Restaurant in Boulder.

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This restaurant is closed. You need to remove this restaurant off of your list as soon as possible. The restaurant was starting to be great again but the owner decided to retire.

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
378 reviews 378 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Not an excellent restaurant, service is slow, food is only ok, some people liked it and the parking lot is amazing. Soon it will be a Nepalese or some kind of Himalayan restaurant, but as of a couple of weeks ago, THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED

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Boulder, Colorado
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450 reviews 450 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We drove by yesterday (April 3) and there was a big sign on the facade saying Coming Soon "Katmandu Restaurant". The parking lot was empty at lunchtime, so we presume the Golden Lotus has closed. A good thing, as it was the poorest of the Chinese restaurants in Boulder.

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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?