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lotus bar & eatery

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1941 Hoffman Rd Ste 1, Gastonia, NC 28054-7524
+1 704-853-1693
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

The arugula salad is the best in this place. I highly recommend it and the sushi is among the best in the area

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

Directly adjacent to the new Publix, the Lotus is a great find! I didn't expect the quality of the food and drinks from a grocery strip plaza but it is a step above! The cocktails, apps, flatbreads and sushi was excellent, will be back soon!

Thank Debbiechoos
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times now and havent had a bad meal. Service has always been great and they have a nice cocktail selection. The pork and filet are fantastic. Pot stickers are a great starter.

Thank Heather C
North Carolina
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

One word.............Terrible service! These people could care less how they are treating you. The food selection is limited. But food appeared to be fresh.

Thank James A
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Nice Japanese and southern food. Decor and variety of food is great. We are in the bar area and the Service was pleasant and prompt but a bit rushed and unprofessional. The drinks were excellent we had a Side Car. The beer options were good with some exotic Belgium options. We ordered the Sushi Sashimi platter which was nicely decorated... More 

Thank Zeromama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

This place is great. I have been there at least 6 times and anything I have tried including shrimp and grits, filet mignon, chicken and sushi has been great! Absolutely try the duck spring rolls.

Thank Cassandra W
Gastonia, NC
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109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

We visit the Lotus occasionally. My children are sushi lovers so they fully enjoy Lotus. I am not a sushi eater, so I ordered the steak which was better than average. I understand this restaurant will be closing now that Publix has bought the property, and I am unsure of their intentions to re-open in another location. So, while they... More 

Thank Mike S
Alpharetta, Georgia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful Diner with Friends. The Lotus Bar and Eatery has great atmosphere. Menu was exciting with daily specials, Food was delicious and the Service was excellent. A full Sushi bar with a Japanese Chef. Wide variety of Seafood and Steak menu items. Great selection of adult beverages. Photos: 1. Lotus Bar and Eatery entry 2. Black Angus Filet Mignon, Stuffed... More 

Thank William C
Clover, Sc
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We go here a couple of times a month. It is always a good experience. Service is fantastic, food is delicious. Great bar, solid wine list.

Thank Glenn M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

This place is my cheers. I go 2 or 3 times a week. They have weekly specials and it's one of only 3 higher end non-national chain restaurants in town with a true trained chef and great choices for a well traveled and exposed palate. Enjoy!

Thank Connie W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1941 Hoffman Rd Ste 1, Gastonia, NC 28054-7524
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-853-1693
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?