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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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Nice Atmosphere

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Kathy T
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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Gastonia, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My wife and I have had dinner here on several occasions. This time I had Sea Bass, one of their specials for the evening. WOW! Moist and tender, It was SCRUMPTIOUS! My wife had stuffed crab and it, too, was great. We are not heave eaters, so we got to carry "lunch" home with us. It is a bit pricey,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Overall a nice place and great atmosphere but it's too nice of a place to have such poor service. Both times my husband and I have been to Lotus, our waiter/ waitress have been rude!

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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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