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lotus bar & eatery

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1941 Hoffman Rd., Suite 1, Gastonia, NC
+1 704-853-1693
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never been disappointed at Lotus. Wonderful for a special occasion. Ashley Farms chicken and salmon dish with jasmine rice both superb entrees.

Thank Mary L
North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place for lunch or dinner or Sunday after church for brunch. It's my "go to" place with business acquaintances, family visiting, meeting friends for lunch, or a family meal. Sushi is excellent, salads are tasty, meals are attractive, fashionable and tasty. I recommend everything !

Thank Martha T
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server was very friendly and attentive. My husband had a burger with fries and I had the salmon with jasmine rice & shrimp. I was very satisfied with my meal and so was my husband. I will probably get a burger next time because they have a gluten free option and the fries... More 

1 Thank Na1955
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The overall.average experience was rather fun. Food was good and service was average. Not bad for inland sushi.

Thank Dallas W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place friendly staff. My family and I had lunch with friends and had a great time. All the food tasted fresh and made to order.

Thank Daniel J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The restaurant, in a grocery store shopping center, is nicely decorated in dark wood tones and stone accents. The bar has an extensive wine and craft beer list. However, our server was not familiar with any of the beers to help with recommendations and the bartender she enlisted to help was similarly unfamiliar with stock and dependent on having us... More 

Thank mulamae
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere, great service, delicious assortment of American dishes beautifully presented, sushi was melt-in-your-mouth delicious, our favorite restaurant in the area.

Thank MtYardDog
Floyds Knobs, United States
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

An attractive setting and atmosphere, the food was very good, our group had steak, tuna, sushi, and salmon. Their beer selection was good, and the service was excellent.

Thank Jeff R
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The arugula salad is the best in this place. I highly recommend it and the sushi is among the best in the area

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Directly adjacent to the new Publix, the Lotus is a great find! I didn't expect the quality of the food and drinks from a grocery strip plaza but it is a step above! The cocktails, apps, flatbreads and sushi was excellent, will be back soon!

Thank Debbiechoos

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Japanese, American, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1941 Hoffman Rd., Suite 1, Gastonia, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
  • Phone Number: +1 704-853-1693
Our approach is simple:
Good food... Fine drinks... Friends & Family.

These are the ingredients at Lotus.
We bring them together under the same roof,
and combine these elements into a memorable experience.

Sound complicated? It's not.

We begin with an incredible variety of locally-sourced products and imported fresh ingredients, searching far and wide for distinct local flavors, and bringing them home to our close-knit community. Here at the crossroads of the Carolinas, we set our sights upon presenting to you, our valued customer, a time-honored feast that we hope will evoke a long-lost meal, an eye-opening experience at a five star restaurant, or a favorite that you haven't even discovered yet.

With signature cocktails made fresh from scratch, over 80 domestic and imported micro-brews, 40+ wines by the glass, premium sake, and rare, small-batch spirits, we stock a drink lover's library to quench your thirst. Our sushi bar specializes in traditional fare as well as creative signature rolls, serving only the freshest fish: raw, cooked, and everything in between.

Our kitchen finds inspiration in classic American comfort food, bringing together a wide range of regional influences and culinary know-how to produce a modern twist on homespun favorites. With fresh catch specials brought in daily from the coastal Carolinas, and everything from prime steaks, all-natural free-range chicken, and house-smoked BBQ to jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp 'n grits, and homemade pastas, we have something for everyone regardless of taste, appetite, or budget.

We Love what we do, and know you will too.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?