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lotus bar & eatery

1941 Hoffman Rd., Suite 1, Gastonia, NC
+1 704-853-1693
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Ranked #4 of 198 restaurants in Gastonia
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: American, Sushi, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Our approach is simple: Good food... Fine drinks... Friends & Family. These are the ingredients at Lotus. We bring them together under the same roof, and combine these elements into a memorable experience. Sound complicated? It's not. We begin with an incredible variety of locally-sourced products and imported fresh ingredients, searching far and wide for distinct local flavors, and bringing them home to our close-knit community. Here at the crossroads of the Carolinas, we set our sights upon presenting to you, our valued customer, a time-honored feast that we hope will evoke a long-lost meal, an eye-opening experience at a five star restaurant, or a favorite that you haven't even discovered yet. With signature cocktails made fresh from scratch, over 80 domestic and imported micro-brews, 40+ wines by the glass, premium sake, and rare, small-batch spirits, we stock a drink lover's library to quench your thirst. Our sushi bar specializes in traditional fare as well as creative signature rolls, serving only the freshest fish: raw, cooked, and everything in between. Our kitchen finds inspiration in classic American comfort food, bringing together a wide range of regional influences and culinary know-how to produce a modern twist on homespun favorites. With fresh catch specials brought in daily from the coastal Carolinas, and everything from prime steaks, all-natural free-range chicken, and house-smoked BBQ to jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp 'n grits, and homemade pastas, we have something for everyone regardless of taste, appetite, or budget. We Love what we do, and know you will too.
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The evening fish special was a yellow fin tuna. It was cooked perfectly and had a delicious hint of curry which really enhanced the flavor. The sides of grilled mixed vegetables and jasmine rice were also just right. The watermelon salad was good, but would be better with a more zesty and acidic dressing. Atmosphere and service were great. Price... More

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Gastonia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had great service and great food. Will definitely go back again. Is now one of our local favorites! Freshly made sushi!

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We eat at Lotus a few times a month and it is the best in Gastonia! Amazing selection from sushi to southern BBQ to delicious thin crust pizzas - which seems like a strange range of foods, but they do everything really well! The duck spring rolls and shrimp tacos are awesome, their sushi is excellent, and the burgers are... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We regularly enjoy brunch at Lotus. I am partial to their Eggs Neptune. We have enjoyed special ocassions there, such as New Years Eve and wedding anniversaries there as well. Don't forget about their sushi bar, which is excellent as well. I have no shame in loving their coffee and regularly request a to-go cup!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Visited here for the first time with a supper club group. Was expecting slow service because of the large group, but was pleasantly surprised. Service was efficient and attentive. Food was excellent. My salmon was prepared perfectly and my husband was pleased with his crab cakes. Next time I might get adventurous and try some sushi - quite an extensive... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We have dined at the Lotus several times. They offer food options for everyone, including excellent sushi, organic and vegetarian/vegan options. We love the seasonal changes in menu. The salads are amazing. My husband loved the pork chop and also the fish dishes. I really enjoy the butternut squash ravioli and the soups are wonderful. The atmosphere is cosy and... More

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Tucked away next to Lowes Foods but this is classy. Excellent sushi. Quality service and delectable menu. Low key.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Way over priced. We ate there once and had to go to McDonald for something to eat. Small serving size and way over priced. Will not go back. I can find better deals around town.

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Gastonia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Haven't been there for awhile only because we've been too busy. But the YMCA had a get together function there and we decided to go. The restaurant put out appetizers that were delicious. Most notable were the chicken wings, pot stickers, and sushi. They were all great. They set up a room upstairs that could accommodate the crowd. They offered... More

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North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is our favorite Gastonia restaurant. We live nearby and love having a "neighborhood" restaurant. The food is excellent and beautifully presented. Service is good, and there is a nice bar area if you want to just stop in for a drink. The menu has a little bit of everything including a delicious vegetarian plate. Sushi is also wonderful. They... More

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