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Vietnamese Lotus Restaurant

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4970 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4357
+1 901-682-1151
Today
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Texas
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been years since I went to Lotus, as I don't live in Memphis, but I am so so excited to go back next summer. The food was phenomenal, I ordered Jasmine tea there for the first time and now I'm obsessed, and the service was great. We went for the first time in 2010 and the second in 2013... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Lotus for the last 15 years. I have only ordered the combination soup, summer and spring rolls, and fried banana dessert- a magnificent meal altogether. I have taken family, friends, and coworkers. Sooner or later I run into them again because Lotus always becomes a favorite for them. I have moved to and traveled the... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I've been going to lotus for several years and have never had a bad meal. This unassuming restaurant prides itself on making delicious dishes from scratch. I especially enjoy the vermicelli and the lotus special. The egg rolls are also excellent.

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Thank moosemizzou
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Wide selection of dishes. Dishes are prepared from scratch so service is relatively slow. Bring your own wine and someone you like to talk to. My wife and I go once a week when we are in Memphis. There are many regulars. Decor is simple.

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Thank TMcInish
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The pho was wonderful -- perhaps the best I have had anywhere in the country. Fine, fresh ingredients prepared slowly and carefully. Enthusiastic and personal service from the owner. Don't miss this one.

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Thank cfox2015
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

If you visit Lotus on a Saturday night, the odds are good that we will be there. The food is wonderful. We have brought several friends, and no one - even food snobs - have yet to find something that they didn't think was incredible. Any lemongrass or garlic dishes have gotten rave reviews from picky eaters we know. The... More 

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Fairplay, Colorado
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208 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2015 via mobile

The soup and dishes were all made with the freshest ingredients. We ordered their combo soup. The both was wonderful and all fresh ginger, scallions, chicken, cilantro, etc. it was marvelous. We also has the Lemon grass shrimp and curry pork. It went well with their jasmine rice. Will definitely stop back next time I am in town.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

As others said the service is slow as everything is made to order. You can overcome that by calling your order in before you arrive (either for take out or eat in). The atmosphere looks like it hasn't changed in many years, but in a way it's very comfortable. The service while slow (due to food prep), Joe and his... More 

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Thank radar50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

I got to know about this restaurant yesterday and crashed in the same evening with my wife and kid. The place is little laid back with old settings(I liked it). I am kind of person who live here in Memphis for the past 2 years and in my search for authentic asian food had visited few of the Chinese restaurants... More 

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Thank Narayanan M
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31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Walking into Lotus is in itself an experience. The Entry way is overgrown (I say this because the plants truly look like they have been there so long they are now a part of the building's frame work) with plants that possibly are potted? Once entering the second door you are automatically struck at how dark and aged the place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4970 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4357
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-682-1151

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