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Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

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1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
10:00 am - 8:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Had a very good experience here on first visit. Did not disappoint. Although it's all vegetarian cuisine, your non-veggie friends and family will likely find something enjoyable on the menu as well. At lunch time, you can order off the menu or select a combo plate (not all you can eat) from the buffet offerings.

Thank CalfiorniaDreamin
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

All vegetarian restaurant. Was bustling at lunch time. Had the buffet - the mushrooms are tasty! Clean, sat at a table that was near two electrical outlets, so had places to plug in phone and laptop.

Thank samijack5
Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

In town to visit family and friends for a week. This place was suggested by a old friend. It did not disappoint. It was delicious!!! The Spring Rolls, Egg Plant Curry Clay Pot, and the Papaya Salad. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh. This is down my go to place to eat.

Thank francine2010
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just became vegetarians the start of 2016 so it's great to open up our options with this all vegetarian Vietnamese and Chinese offerings at Golden Lotus. For my first visit, I played it safe and went with the vermicelli with egg roll and tofu. Really good sauce, noodles were cooked well and absorbed the flavor, egg... More 

Thank maria c
Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I describe myself as a "crypto-vegetarian," as the only meat I eat is poultry. But I tend to eat vegetarian most of the time, and I'm always pleased to go to the Golden Lotus. I recently introduced a friend from SF to the restaurant. I ordered one of my favorite dishes--the fresh spring rolls. Along with it, I had the... More 

Thank Judith D
Alamo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I went to Golden Lotus with a group of friends we order 1 item each and shared. What I noticed on the menu is that nothing seems to be Organic produce, it never mentions that they are using Organic, guess the price reflects that, plus the majority of items have Soy Tofu, from stir fried to deep fried tofu everything,... More 

Thank coodhi
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

You cannot go wrong with any of the dishes - all are executed to perfection, fresh, wholesome ingredients, dessert should not be overlooked.

Thank dbeneway
Bir, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We have enjoyed hundreds of meals at Golden Lotus since 2001, and it continues to please. The menu is diverse enough to have something for almost everyone, including some of the best faux-meat specials one can find as well as plenty of dishes with fresh, steamed, or stir-fried veggies. Brown rice is available. Most of our favorites are listed under... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

This spot is so special. I always stop at least once when in Oakland. You order your meal AS IF it were fish, chicken or beef ( it isn't) and the dish arrives with the texture of your desire and fabulous flavor. Fresh fresh fresh veggies and lots a beautiful greens. They've added a scrumptious kale drink to the menu.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Great Asian vegan place in Oakland, extensive menu with lots of fake meat courses as well as healthy salads and gently cooked vegetable dishes. Reasonable prices, generous portions & quick service. Can't recommend this place enough!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Asian, Vegetarian, Vietnamese, Vegan, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
10:00 am - 8:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-893-0383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?