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Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

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1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
+1 510-893-0383
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Oakland, California
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a cozy small place right next to 12th street BART! Makes it ideal for those who want to grab lunch or dinner close to the station. Very friendly service. They accommodated me very quickly as I was solo. I opted for the imitation beef pho that came with tofu. It was really delicious. The bowl size was great and... More 

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California
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

My nephew is vegetarian so got his request. In addition I ordered the noodles, and two of the vegetarian dishes similiar to chicken. Served to my 86 yo mom who thought they were delicious. I've ordered twice from this restaurant. Both times the food was excellent The restaurant is open and airy and is very peaceful. Highly recommend Only issue... More 

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United States
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Had a very good experience here on first visit. Did not disappoint. Although it's all vegetarian cuisine, your non-veggie friends and family will likely find something enjoyable on the menu as well. At lunch time, you can order off the menu or select a combo plate (not all you can eat) from the buffet offerings.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

All vegetarian restaurant. Was bustling at lunch time. Had the buffet - the mushrooms are tasty! Clean, sat at a table that was near two electrical outlets, so had places to plug in phone and laptop.

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Thank samijack5
Duluth, Georgia
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

In town to visit family and friends for a week. This place was suggested by a old friend. It did not disappoint. It was delicious!!! The Spring Rolls, Egg Plant Curry Clay Pot, and the Papaya Salad. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh. This is down my go to place to eat.

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Thank francine2010
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178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just became vegetarians the start of 2016 so it's great to open up our options with this all vegetarian Vietnamese and Chinese offerings at Golden Lotus. For my first visit, I played it safe and went with the vermicelli with egg roll and tofu. Really good sauce, noodles were cooked well and absorbed the flavor, egg... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I describe myself as a "crypto-vegetarian," as the only meat I eat is poultry. But I tend to eat vegetarian most of the time, and I'm always pleased to go to the Golden Lotus. I recently introduced a friend from SF to the restaurant. I ordered one of my favorite dishes--the fresh spring rolls. Along with it, I had the... More 

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Alamo, California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

I went to Golden Lotus with a group of friends we order 1 item each and shared. What I noticed on the menu is that nothing seems to be Organic produce, it never mentions that they are using Organic, guess the price reflects that, plus the majority of items have Soy Tofu, from stir fried to deep fried tofu everything,... More 

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Thank coodhi
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

You cannot go wrong with any of the dishes - all are executed to perfection, fresh, wholesome ingredients, dessert should not be overlooked.

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Thank dbeneway
Bir, India
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have enjoyed hundreds of meals at Golden Lotus since 2001, and it continues to please. The menu is diverse enough to have something for almost everyone, including some of the best faux-meat specials one can find as well as plenty of dishes with fresh, steamed, or stir-fried veggies. Brown rice is available. Most of our favorites are listed under... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 08:00
Monday
10:00 - 08:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 08:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 08:00
Thursday
10:00 - 08:00
Friday
10:00 - 08:00
Saturday
10:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-893-0383

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