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“My favorite restaurant in Connecticut since 1982!”
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Lotus
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Portland, CT
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in Connecticut since 1982!”
Reviewed 28 July 2011

Year after year this is my favorite restaurant in Connecticut! Some of my favorites are the Pork Over Rice Noodles, Shaking Beef, Spring Rolls, Chicken Rice Soup, Flan, and Apricot Moka cake! I think the reason I love this restaurant is that everything is cooked fresh and is NOT overpowered/swimming in oil as most Asian restaurants are. The cooking style is perfect for my palate. If you want to taste the food and the flavors, eat here.

We have celebrated just about every occasion here. My husband proposed here! My sister's graduation was here. Every Mother's Day, Birthday, Anniversary, it is our first choice! The prices are downright cheap compared to other high-end restaurants in the state. As the sign outside says, this is "Fine Dining".

The only drawback to this small place is that it is family owned, by a family that values their time off. It is only open 5 days a week for dinner. I have seen the sons of the owners grow-up and have kids of their own. Your server is likely to be a son or grandson of the original owners.

  • Visited June 2011
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic food, good wine list, great owners!”
Reviewed 14 November 2010

I've had just about everything on the menu over the years, And I have never had a bad meal! Delicately flavored, never overseasoned, not heavy or greasy. Highly recommend to travelers and locals alike.

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Connecticut
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“Superb”
Reviewed 3 April 2008

Excellent cuisine. Lotus is a Zaggat-rated establishment and it certainly shows, both appetizers and main course was outstanding. The dining area is a bit tight in places, but not overly so. The prices are very reasonable, especially considering the quality of the entree', main dishes are around $12-16. One recommendation; make a reservation early, the place fills up fast.

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