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“superb place !” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lotus Restaurant / Bar

Lotus Restaurant / Bar
Ranked #5,073 of 7,790 Restaurants in Hong Kong
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Central
Description: Great restaurant in very cool location
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61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“superb place !”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2013

Yes, this is a really nice place to wacth people but also to get a very good Mojito !
Try the mango salad or the spring rolls, they're just perfect.
Good location, great food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Eric H
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Burnside, Australia
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93 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Modern cafe with great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

After being caught in the afternoon rainstorm, we spent an hour or so in this great little place alongside the elevator. The bar food was some of the best we ate in HK with the shrimp laksa style soup and chicken sates to go with our beer and wine. Really helpful staff and modern comfortable sitting.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank CDMLMM
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Three of us had the three choices of express set lunch - superb, my personal favourite being the salt & pepper tofu (high praise from a carnivore).
Sorry, unable to upload a picture?

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Colin P
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Hong Kong
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude staff, slow service, terrible calamari”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Was with a friend there for lunch and drinks yesterday, ordered mojitos that came with free canapes. The canapes came out after 20 minutes, and the waitress that served us was possibly the most foul person I have interacted with in the restaurant business in Hong Kong. She said nothing to us when we were ordering or eating, and we had to get up twice to get service during a time with very few customers. I was appalled by her blatant lack of respect for two paying customers. The calamari that we ordered was terrible, and when we informed the waitress she said nothing and simply gave us the bill. Very disappointing

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank altomwrj
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Hong Kong
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Staff stole our money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2013

Been here a few times with colleagues. Twice we have noticed they "somehow" accidentally added an extra set lunch in a group. It's easy to hide because they have three different prices and if you don't take your time to add up and count in a big group you won't notice. The first time we noticed it before it was too late and corrected them. The second time, unfortunately we gave this restaurant the benefit of the doubt that they were honest. When we called to rectify the overcharge they said it was impossible and they would have served us correctly. But clearly there were 14 lunches charged when there were only 13 people present. You decide yourself is this is a coincidence or a scam for the staff to make a few extra dollars.

The Thai food here is just average for Central District (which is not known for Thai food in Hong Kong). But it is considerably overcharged as you can get the items from the most expensive set of $138 HKD at $70-80 HKD in other restaurants within just blocks away. Who would pay $138 for Pad Thai?

To top it off the staff are just terrible. You can see a record of horrible service if you search on this place. For us, the staff just had a bad attitude from when we came. We noticed a few nasty looks. Our mains came before (some) starters, while others had to wait for 30 minutes for their lunch to arrive. There were 2 or 3 other tables there as well, so they clearly weren't busy. What should have been a reasonable 50-60 minute sit down lunch ended up taking 90 minutes because we were waiting for food to come.

Just don't go here. If you want to people watch, go across the street as it should be just as good.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jeffrey H
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