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Honga's Lotus Petal

Certificate of Excellence
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Healthy
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135 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435 (Spruce Street)
+1 970-728-5134
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food!

Although the restaurant was very busy, the wait staff was very attentive, drinks and appetizers were prompt. The neal was excellent!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Silsbee, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Silsbee, Texas
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Although the restaurant was very busy, the wait staff was very attentive, drinks and appetizers were prompt. The neal was excellent!

Princeton, New Jersey
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

By all means get the crispy rice with spicy tuna & the spicy shrimp. Those were the 2 best things we shared. The spring rolls were loaded with so much cilantro it was difficult to taste anything else. The special sushi had too much rice and not enough fish.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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305 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

It's taken us several film festivals to sample the cuisine at Honga's, and we're glad we did. The restaurant combines one of Telluride's more elegant settings with a supremely creative menu. Some exotic seafood offerings like Nunavut char (flaky and delicious) share the bill with excellent standards like miso cod. The entree pricing can occasionally be non-sensical ($23 for pad... More 

Telluride, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My first time eating at Honga's (back in 2013) was not memorable... at all. In fact, I have never eaten there since because of that . BUT.... I kept hearing of the new management and menu. All my friends kept encouraging me that things have changed for the better. So I caved and decided to take my boyfriend for his... More 

Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Cheers to the new and improved Honga's! The simplified menu is full of tasty new dishes. A few of my favorites were the kobe beef carpaccio, the variety of oysters on the half shell and the lemon kale salad. As has always been the case, the service was impeccable. I highly recommend you give Honga’s a second (or hundredth) try... More 

Telluride, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I really enjoyed the new menu options - just what Honga's needed! Though the space is rather large, it's inviting and intimate, and the atmosphere is welcoming and chic at the same time. The perfect spot for a leisurely meal with friends, the servers never rushed us and our group was able to enjoy great conversation. My mouth is watering... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The new menu is great! I loved the Kobe Beef Carpaccio appetizer and the Pad Thai was delicious. Don't forget to order a Mojito, the best in town! Our waitress was very helpful with our ordering and our group had a lovely time with great service. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Telluride.

Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The new Ownership just took over the restaurant on July 1st and is working through a transition with staff and a new menu. If you have not been to Honga's in the past two week I would encourage you to stop in and experience the difference. Great service fabulous dishes coming out of the kitchen, and a new great sushi... More 

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235 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We always order a selection of dishes at Honga's, and share them around, so that everybody can enjoy the Blackened Tofu, or the Shrimp Pad Thai. Ask about the daily specials. However, we heard they are changing owners, hope the tradition of delicious Asian food continues.

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Boca Raton
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87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have been to many Asian Restaurants. We ordered a lot like always. The quality was not there. The wontons were the worst I ever tasted. My son did enjoy his spicy tuna roll but was not worth the money. I would not go back and the family agrees.


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 135 East Colorado Avenue, Telluride, CO 81435
    (Spruce Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride
  • Phone Number: +1 970-728-5134

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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