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“Best Egg Rolls Ever”
Review of Lotus Garden

Lotus Garden
Ranked #90 of 311 Restaurants in San Bernardino
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Katy Texas
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best Egg Rolls Ever”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

On a miserable 9 hour drive from Lemoore, CA to Escondido, CA (Presidents Day traffic) in desperation we needed to get off the I-210 for a pit stop in San Bernardino. Selected an off ramp onto a street with nothing but residence after residence. Finally saw the Lotus Garden and pulled in, ordered Egg Rolls to go (thankfully as it took 4 hours more to get to Escondido). Long story short, these were the biggest and by far the best egg rolls I have ever eaten (and I have eaten a lot) in my 70 years. Wish this place was here in Houston! Thanks Lotus Garden for a bright spot in my otherwise grueling day!

  • Visited February 2014
    • Food
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Midwest
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405 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Average Chinese food”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Our hosts took us here for dinner on a business trip. Between six of us, we each ordered a different entree, ranging from chicken curry to orange peel beef, and shared. None of the dishes stood out. Everything was OK, but nothing spectacular. Your typical Chinese restaurant. Service was good, though - our server was attentive, and checked on us continually.

Visited January 2014
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Thank dwg51357
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cool
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Great food, great service, great place to eat. I had a lunch special and could not finish it there was so much food. The atmosphere is heavenly.

Visited August 2013
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Thank cooldoms
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Redlands, CA
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164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Lackluster food.”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

It had been many years since I last ate at the Lotus Garden but as it's the only Chinese restaurant in the area (known to me) that isn't fast food, I thought I would try it again. They offer a buffet lunch, which failed to impress in the past, or regular table service and we opted for the latter. The shrimp portion of the shrimp with lobster sauce was very good; however, the sauce was really funky. I cannot think of another adjective to aptly describe it. I wondered if what I was eating was going to make me deathly ill as it had such an odd taste. Fortunately, it did not but the concern put me off. My companion ordered shrimp egg foo young (yung?) and, like me, enjoyed the shrimp but the egg foo young consisted of thick pancakes, that were way too dense. They were closer to hockey pucks than light pancakes! Sadly, I guess I will wait another 5 or more years before trying the Lotus Garden again.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Mary G
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SAN JACINTO
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Peking Duck Lovers”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

We have been going to Lotus Garden for almost 15 years. And every time we visit it, we leave with the same feeling of having had the best Chinese cuisine in the Inland Empire. We have our special waiter and he waits on us wherever we sit. He will even stay past his shift to attend to us. The Peking Duck is to die for. The Chef cuts the duck at your table and your waiter prepares it for you. Be sure and ask for the Duck Soup, that is prepared with the remaining carcass of the duck ($5.00 extra, well spent). We have practically tried all their meals on their menu and without a doubt all have been excellent. The sauces used in the preparation of their dishes heighten the taste and presentation of the meal. Good Luck in guessing who our favorite waiter is, if he has served you, he usually offers their Jasmine tea... Happy Dining.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank DANIEL L
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