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“Fresh and delicious”

Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #101 of 1,812 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fresh and delicious”
Reviewed March 5, 2013

My office is minutes from Lotus to GoGo. At least 3 times a month I have lunch there.
The food is consistently fresh and good. The Pho is excellent. The staff friendly and mostly
from one family. Cannot be beat for fresh Asian at a reasonable price.

  • Visited January 2013
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Farmington mn
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“Great Food but you sell your South of the River fans short”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

You sell those of us south of the river short by having all of your restaurants in Mpls there is life in Bloomington,Burnsville, Apple Valley.

  • Visited November 2012
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Hudson, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great fast stop”
Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

This is not a place you dress up and bring the wife to, it's a quick stop on the way home. The neighborhood is sketchy for sure, with street types of people hanging around. Lotus however, is outstanding......so it's worth my stop. The beef pho is the best I've ever had, by far....the kao pung chicken is also outstanding.

The best part about this place though, is the owners and their family. Every time I stop in here, they remember me and ask how my wife and I are doing......and I only stop once every few months.....this goes a LONG way for me.

I would highly recommend a stop here, food and people are great......just don't hang around outside, it's shady for sure.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Sneak out of the convention center and grab a great lunch.”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This place is on Grant Street about three blocks west of the Convention Center in downtown's only strip mall. The atmosphere would stink, but for the great people who work there--they are a lot of fun.

If you're a phan of pho, you will phind the pho very adequate--they give you the plate of basil, sprouts, jalapenos and hoisin, peppers, and oyster sauce. You can customize it to your liking, although you don't really need to--its a good broth to begin with. They have tender beef and meatballs in the beef version; a large is a VERY hearty meal. The chicken curry, which is a dry curry-just chicken and onions is really, really good.

If your at the Convention Center, don't eat the catered lunch or the snack bars, sneak out and walk west a couple of blocks-- you won't regret it.

  • Visited August 2012
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Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Very Good, Fast, and CHEAP”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

This little restaurant is located in a tiny, somewhat grungy strip mall just off Nicollet Mall. It isn't a destination restaurant, but it definitely is where neighbors head for excellent Vietnamese food and snacks (with a few dishes from other Asian cuisines thrown in as well). You can eat there -- but lots of folks phone first and pick up take out for lunch and dinner. The family owned place has been there for years - the owners' 4 sons grew up behind the counter. Mom and Dad aren't in the restaurant any more - but the sons, their wives, and the grandchildren are all there.

Just about anything on the menu is very good. Our favorites: BBQ pork pho, BBQ pork spring rolls, vegetarian fried egg roll salad and mock duck salad. And we find the portions quite ample. This place has developed into our spot for comfort food on difficult days, as well as for a break from the stove or from fancy restaurants nearby. (BTW, after years of 7 days a week service, it is now closed on Sundays.,)
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  • Visited August 2012
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