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Vietnamese Lotus Restaurant

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4970 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4357
+1 901-682-1151
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Warrenton, Virginia
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2015

As others said the service is slow as everything is made to order. You can overcome that by calling your order in before you arrive (either for take out or eat in). The atmosphere looks like it hasn't changed in many years, but in a way it's very comfortable. The service while slow (due to food prep), Joe and his... More 

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Thank radar50
1 review
Reviewed October 3, 2014

I got to know about this restaurant yesterday and crashed in the same evening with my wife and kid. The place is little laid back with old settings(I liked it). I am kind of person who live here in Memphis for the past 2 years and in my search for authentic asian food had visited few of the Chinese restaurants... More 

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Thank Narayanan M
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Walking into Lotus is in itself an experience. The Entry way is overgrown (I say this because the plants truly look like they have been there so long they are now a part of the building's frame work) with plants that possibly are potted? Once entering the second door you are automatically struck at how dark and aged the place... More 

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memphis,tn
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80 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2013

I have only heard outstanding things about Lotus. It took a friend from another city to tell me how great it was, before I made the trip. The service and wait is long, but well worth it. The pho is incredible. It's magic in a bowl. The owner is very personable and nice. The egg rolls were amazing too. The... More 

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Thank thompson32154
Piscataway, New Jersey
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142 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2013

I have been to Lotus many times over several years but I always get the same thing, a spring roll, the garlic shrimp and jasmine tea. They are just so good, I can't seem to order anything else! You can order the food either not spicy, mild, medium, hot or very hot and there are options for vegetarians as well... More 

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1 Thank skupie
Memphis, Tennessee
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Even after moving away from here I still came here with my parents whenever I came to Memphis to see family and friends. This Vietnamese food is the greatest. Let me warn you, from the time you order until you get your food, it takes a long time. The reason is because they make it all from scratch and it... More 

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1 Thank Robert N
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Delicious traditional vietnamese food. So fresh! And the owner is very pleasant. Like to talk a lot :)

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Thank teoteoAdvisor
Huntsville, Alabama
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went there based on other reviews, and could only wonder what people were thinking. The 2+ hour wait was not anywhere near worth it. It was 30 degrees outside, and 56 degrees inside, cuddled in a corner and sitting next to a small space heater. Cold air drafted in through gaps in the wall where the air conditioning units... More 

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Thank kdsmom2004
Nashville, Tennessee
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108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Never would have tried this if it wasn't for Tripadvisor. Very glad I did. I went with the lemongrass chicken based upon the reviews. It was fresh and seasoned outstanding. I can't wait to get back to Memphis to try something else.

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Tennessee
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Be prepared to have a leisurely meal, this is not remotely fast food. Everything is cooked to order, and everything is incredibly fresh and cooked & seasoned perfectly. We have been visiting "Joe's" for a number of years, and made the mistake (or not, depending on your taste) of ordering garlic shrimp "hot" on our first visit. Yikes! When Lotus... More 

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1 Thank Bill_In_Memphis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4970 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4357
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-682-1151

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