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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: Reservations

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  • 10
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  • 3
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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
Chinese Food No More

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Miriahm D
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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120 restaurant reviews
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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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223 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 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
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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
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 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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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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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173 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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
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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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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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?