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19 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in late April, few tourists, locals and large number of Chinese eat here. We weren't sure because of reviews but we were VERY PLEASED with our meal. We were greeted and seated quickly. The two, host and waiter, that we interacted with knew some English but when you get away from common discussion, it's more difficult for them... More 

Thank Linda B
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I read several reviews placing Red Lotus at 47/47 but was pleasantly surprised! Had the Kung Pao chicken and the Szechuan beef and fried rice. Overall, it was quite good and the beef had the right amount of hot. I live in SE Asia and am exposed to traditional Chinese food and I must say this did not disappoint. The... More 

1 Thank SaigonMangoMan
United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

American "bar food" dominates the west Yellowstone scene. Of the places we ate at, this was by far the best. This is a traditional Chinese restaurant. There are plenty of vegetarian and meat options. The menu is in Chinese and English. We were seated very quickly and the server was polite and attentive. If you're tired of eating bison burgers... More 

1 Thank sinukas
York, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a wander around West Yellowstone and at the end of the season, there was not a large choice. We like Chinese food and could see that there were several Chinese people eating at The Red Lotus, so thought that was a good sign. We each chose a combination dish with a soup for starter included. There were four... More 

1 Thank Lindagreenacre
Big Timber, Montana
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Food wasn't bad, service was good. Very crowded most of the time. The food was kind of bland tasting, nothing special but the quantity was generous.

Thank Jim558
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nothing to recommend this place. I had a noodle soup with beef, it was not cooked well and was hard to eat. As a dining experience this is not a place to recommend either as it's hard to get service, especially when a bus load suddenly arrives, they seem to be understaffed. They assumed from the get-go that I did... More 

Thank kenh743
Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The food is average - chicken with snow pea has good taste but beef with onion ginger is too salty. Shanghai green is overpriced - $18 per order. When we receive the bill, the cashier already includes 15% tip charge in the total!!!

Thank jlinx
Usk, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a restaurant that caters to the many Chinese tourists visiting Yellowstone. Most of the employees are non-english or very limited english speakers which makes communication difficult. The food was good, service slow, but the place was packed which probably accounted for the slowness of the service.

Thank Sheila J
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

we had take away, the food was simply awful, there is no other way to put it. in the end we throw most of the food away

Thank Shiri B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Vegetable Fried Rice was good. But when we ordered Stir fried vegetables, they brought in with chicken and we are strict vegetarians. Strange thing is when they were greeting us, they knew perfect English and when we complained about the wrong dish, they didn't understand English at all. Bad customer service!

Thank HarryOnWheels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Madison Ave, West Yellowstone, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  West Yellowstone
  • Phone Number: 406-646-7002
New Chinese restaurant in the old Bullwinkle's West location just opened October, 2011. Phone 406-646-7002

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