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“Great value”
Review of Lotus Cafe

Lotus Cafe
Ranked #98 of 379 Restaurants in Silver Spring
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

Lotus Cafe is a great little restaurant for real Vietnamese food, the Pho is fantastic, healthy and is a feel good meal on a chilly day. I go there with friends sometimes but even more often by myself--it's quick, good service and comforting food for a cozy meal. The regular portion is a great value and the price can't be beat.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank TravelLizard33
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Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“My Favorite Place To Go For Pho in Maryland”
Reviewed 27 August 2011

I used to live in this area about 10 years ago and go to this place when they were not popular, and you really felt like you are being welcomed into a Vietnamese family's home.

I am back in the area now and this is the first place I went to for the best Pho around. That fact has not changed. Although it's more crowded now, it still has a very warm atmosphere and every single staff member is super nice.


I generally stick with the Pho although I will get chicken skewers as an appetizer as well, and those are absolutely delicious. Back to the Pho, the broth tastes so perfect, not too light or too thick, not bland at all, but not msg'fied, it is very filling.

The location is very easy to get to and I immediately remembered how to get there 10 years later...

They have indoor and outdoor seating

The atmosphere is very inviting

The staff, again, is awesome, very lovely, always smiling and warm.

The bathroom facilities are clean


The portion of the meat in the Pho, regardless of which one you choose, is a bit less than it used to be...for me, it is still enough, and it is still better than a Pho that offers a lot of meat and noodles, but no flavor or worse...

Parking...there is meter parking, but because the Lotus Cafe has now been "discovered", it is hard to find the parking on the street, and there are no parking lots that you can park in without potentially getting towed. It's almost worth the risk for that Pho though....

I highly recommend this place to everyone who loves a large bowl of (as good as it gets in MD) Pho...

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank HonestMom0913
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