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“Lovely staff and food! ”
Review of Golden Lotus

Golden Lotus
Ranked #108 of 825 Restaurants in Hoi An
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Opposite Palm Garden Resort
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely staff and food! ”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

I came here for dinner with my family of 5 and we really enjoyed our meals. The staff were lovely and kind and it was just opposite our resort. As we are all vegetarian we were happy to see that they had a page in the menu with only vegetarian options as it makes it a lot easier for us. The food tasted good and was reasonably priced (especially compared to the resort). We ordered 2 fried noodles with tofu, fried noodles with vegetables, spaghetti and a pizza. We might come back again for lunch :)

Thank Kiwitraveller93
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly but we got ripped off a lot!”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

We were staying across the road so this was a local restaurant to have an easy meal at. We went there on the first night and got chatting with the owner Lyn, eventually we ended up using her service a lot for washing, organising day trips and eating. Towards the end of the trip we started discussing among our group and realised every time we paid we were being told we hadn't given enough even though we had double and triple checked it. This happened a couple of times, one time a child snatched the money from someone's hand then brought it back with $100,000 missing which the shop then demanded we pay again.

Basically the staff are friendly and most speak good English, the food is pretty good too (although it can take a while to come out if you are in a big group as they only have 2 burners), we have had no issues with the washing but just watch your money when you are paying!

  • Visited January 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

My original review doesn't paper to have been posted so here's another quick one. We stayed in the palm garden resort across the road and if you don't fancy heading into hoi an and would like a food value meal with good friendly service then this is the place.

The lemongrass and chili pole I had was probably the nicest dish of my stay in Vietnam.

We also arranged our trip to my son temples with the restaurant when the hotel said we had left it too late. We got a private taxi for 950k VND and then had to pay 100k VND each to get in. I would definitely recommend doing to and going later as we did to avoid the bus loads of tours. We left at 145 and arrived at 3 which have us plenty of time I explore.

The restaurants arranges other trips, airport taxis and even does laundry.

Thank HonestReviewer19827
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Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Friendly staff, excellent service”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Another TA find, right opposite the Palm Garden Resort. A busy restaurant. The staff were very helpful when ordering especially or the vegetarian food. Cocktails were good and he wine choice was extensive. Food was very tasty. Will probably end up there again!

  • Visited December 2013
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81 reviews
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“Good food, but nothing extraordinary”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

The motorbike ride across the paddies was definitely more impressive that the food. For starters, I ordered the fresh spring rolls with steamed shrimp, which were quite delicious, but sofar, they always have been anywhere in Vietnam. Not worth nearly drowning in a paddy (which I didn't anyway, but still).

My main course was stir-fried pork with cashews - again good taste, but nothing out of the ordinary. Street stalls would serve the same, or maybe slightly better. The dish could have done with a little less liquid.

A nice touch was the chunks of complimentary pineapple offered after I settled the bill. A disappointing annoyance was the staff who would yell 'Hello, hello' to any tourist passing by, even those across the road. That made the place feel like a tourist trap, which it certainly isn't quality-wise.

Thank JoelAndoetoe
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