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325 Old Newport Blvd, Ste 2, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4155
+1 949-287-6827
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
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San Diego, California
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272 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My previous experiences with Vietnamese food had given me the impression that everything comes overly salty. At this establishment I didn't find this to be the case. I was also surprised by the combination of cold and hot elements in my vermicelli noodle dish selection for my lunch main course. It worked well and was very tasty and enjoyable. Definitely... More 

Thank 0591TimS
Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This bistro is easy to be missed. From the street, Lotus Bistro is not appealing since it is located underneath a Thai massage place. However, behind the doors, Lotus Bistro offers a very cozy, nice and clean atmosphere with Asian-theme decorations artfully displaced throughout the restaurant. Lotus Bistro offers varieties of Vietnamese dishes from pho bo (beef noodle), vermicelli, baguettes,... More 

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177 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Came across the Lotus Bistro unexpectly and just decided to stop for lunch. The food was very nice, spring rolls and Pho Bo, my favourite! The staff were very helpful and it was very pleasant all round. Will certainly visit again.

Thank salthound
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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141 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Really delicious everything. Fourth time here while traveling for work and it doesn't disappoint. The Pho is relatively inexpensive and the spring rolls are perfect balanced and delicious (the dipping sauce they make for it is killer). Overall the ambiance isn't romantic but what the bistro lacks in setting it overcomes in the quality of the food and the friendliness... More 

Thank ILikeCheckingBags
Thousand Oaks, California
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We ordered five dishes via Grubhub. The food varied from okay to disappointing. The lemon chicken was half of a very dry "broasted" bird - chewy, not moist. The best of the lot was twice shaken beef, presumed to consist of filet mignon and tasty enough, but seemed more like mainstream beef and broccoli. The chicken salad was bland, with... More 

Thank abacusz
San Bernardino, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I've been to 6 different Vietnamese restaurants in Southern California and THIS IS THE BEST ONE I HAVE BEEN TO!! The soup (Pho) broth was terrific and was served with PLENTY of fresh basil and bean sprouts. The Vietnamese style sandwich was wonderful, and our children LOVED the fried rice. Easy to find and there is plenty of free parking.... More 

Thank KhunJoe59
Fukuoka, Japan
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106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Enjoyed a pork Banh Mi and a Pho Ga here. Very delicious soup, and sandwich. Easy going, casual atmosphere, with friendly and capable staff. The food came out quickly, and really there were just no complaints for us.

Thank Steven R
Santa Ana, California
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104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Loved the Pho! BIG portion. Next time I'll get the small. The banh mi was great, too. The baguette was very fresh as was everything else. Excellent service as well. We were made to feel welcome and were very well cared for. The owner came out and made the rounds talking to the guests, which is a plus. You don't... More 

Thank Snafooo
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257 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Service and food was good. We had the vegetarian spring rolls , fried calamari , chicken and veg dishes. All very tasty. However the most off putting thing for me in a restaurant is when a restroom is not clean! This always tells me something about the establishment , and it was not good. On this basis we will not... More 

Thank Joy M
los angeles
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145 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I love pho and this place served a pretty authentic bowl of it. Never paid so much for such a small bowl of pho but when you're in Newport Beach and right across from Hoag hospital, I'm sure the rent is not cheap. I have to say, I loved all their vegetarian options. It's been a while since I could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 325 Old Newport Blvd, Ste 2, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-287-6827

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