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Lotus Cafe

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450 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6312
+1 201-488-7070
11:30 - 22:00
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at the Lotus Cafe while visiting family in N.J. It had been recommended to the people we were visiting and so on their recommendation we decided to go their for supper. It is in a strip mall and looks quite ordinary from the outside. However, the food we ordered was delicious and the service was great.

Thank Medrosr
New York City, New York
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530 reviews
403 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Lotus Cafe has pretty good Chinese (non-takeout) food for a strip mall. My boyfriend, his Mom, and I came in on a Saturday at around 8, upon his Mom's recommendation. She had been there a few times and there were some dishes she liked, so we went with those. Here's what we ordered: Lotus Delight (a mix of cellophane noodles,... More 

Thank Melanie T
Ramsey, New Jersey
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I reviewed this previously and gave it a great review, and have been coming here for many years. Wow, have things changed. The management or ownership must have changed also. While some of the employees are the same there are some new ones too who have no sense of customer service or professionalism. That is in addition to the food... More 

Thank Travel7108
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

It had been quite awhile since I went to sit down Chinese restaurant. And I was not looking forward to this. However I was in for quite a pleasant surprise. The prices were a little high but the portions were plentiful. Not only were they plentiful, but all seven dishes that we ordered were superb. The wait staff helped each... More 

Thank njtraveller13
Montvale, New Jersey
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lotus Cafe used to be so good, but over the last 6 months it's been on a steady decline. The food used to be more more flavorful and fresh, now it's as bland and average as Chinese food found in a food court. There are many better Chinese restaurants in the area.

Thank BusinessTripper125
New York
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a family birthday dinner. Was very pleased with the quality, taste and portion sizes. Good service, nicely presented and we all enjoyed every dish ordered. Some items were new to us, some were old favorites. All were of high quality and definitely worth the prices.

Thank PerfectIslands
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years and, as far as I can tell, it's the only decent Chinese restaurant in our area. Even tho it's farther than we'd normally drive we think it's worth it. It reminds me of the Chinese restaurants I went to as a kid and the food is always good. The waiters get right to the... More 

Thank scarletb
Hackensack, New Jersey
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food is basically chinese taste. This place is packed more often that not because food is cheap and choice of dishes in the menu are plenty. The place is neat but not clean, particularly the kitchen based on a partial view that I had. I do not see the servers wash their hands in between tables. They are very polite... More 

Thank Piedad D A
Stuart, Florida
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141 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday, mid afternoon. Place was busy with locals. I give credos for an extensive menu. However, except for the Chef Specialties, there were no descriptions. I ordered Zar Jiang Mein: (comments imbedded into their explanation) NOODLES which were chewed and left a mushy taste on the tongue MIXED WITH XANADU MEAT SAUCE, MARCO POLO'S FAVORITE. you know how you... More 

Thank Gus H
Lake Worth, Florida
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87 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Been going there for years Believe either the chef or ownership is new. Portions have shrunken and some of the old flavor zest is missing.

Thank bmorgens

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6312
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-488-7070

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