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lotus bar & eatery

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American, Sushi, Bistro, Wine Bar
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1941 Hoffman Rd., Suite 1, Gastonia, NC
+1 704-853-1693
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Our approach is simple: Good food... Fine drinks... Friends & Family...
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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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
And this was Take Out!

Probably the best seabass and risotto I have ever had...absolutely perfect. The sauteed bok choy was our choice and was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Louanne16
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Probably the best seabass and risotto I have ever had...absolutely perfect. The sauteed bok choy was our choice and was wonderful.

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I have eaten here before - but had forgotten how nice a setting this and great food. We all ordered different plates and everyone at our table loved their food. The service was FINE and the price was better than expected. I will be back and hope these folks keep their chef, he is doing a great job!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Five friends met for dinner and I have to admit it has been a while but another friend recently raved about Lotus so we went back for dinner. The food was excellent and the service was handled by a lovely young lady. We dined and did not rush through our meal and we truly enjoyed it. We will be returning... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dependable is often not a compliment but in Gastonia it is! For 6 years we have had family celebrations, quiet dinners, quick lunches and the food is always excellent and service with a smile. Wonderful!

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London, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a party of 10 that decided to eat at Lotus on Sunday night, wow what a mistake. We arrived at Lotus, starving and ready for some good eats and drinks. Welp, not that night. Service was so slow, and I mean so slow!! Finally we got our food, it was pretty good, I had the sushi, and well,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The food is great, in fact, this is one of those places that is still in business because of the kitchen. The sushi chief prepared a fantastic meal Salsa Roll and the Duck filled Spring Roll are highly recommended. They have a 10oz Pork Porterhouse which I am waiting for the opportunity to try and will revise this comment afterwards.... More 

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I dined here on a business meal. The ambiance was nice. I ordered a grilled salmon with a side of mashed potatoes and a side of sauteed spinach. It was great and cooked to perfection. The meal cost under $30. I would dine here again.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went for an evening out with family and friends, all adults. Food was awesome and the desserts were to die for. Unfortunately we had to ask our server several times about specials. The first time she brought a "specials" menu. One of our party had been several times and knew there were more specials available. Asked our server to check... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent sushi! Fantastic appetizers! Their mussels are the best! Excellent wine list as well. I lived in Gastonia for about two years and this was by far my favorite restaurant in all of Charlotte. I miss it. I have yet to find better mussels than the ones at Lotus.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

First time to try shrimp and grits which was great. Can also recommend the lotus roll - spicy tuna. Great margaritas - went down a treat. Feedback from my friends - who eat there on a regular basis - was that service can be very slow, luckily we had a great server who shared some interesting stories with the table.... More 

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Additional Information about lotus bar & eatery

Address: 1941 Hoffman Rd., Suite 1, Gastonia, NC
Phone Number: +1 704-853-1693
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: American, Sushi, Bistro, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1941 Hoffman Rd., Suite 1, Gastonia, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-853-1693

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Sushi, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?