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Lotus Chinese Restaurant

#240 of 1,278 Restaurants in Adelaide
Certificate of Excellence
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83 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
+61 8 8267 3003
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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160 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lotus restaurant was close to where we were staying, the previous day we had noticed many diners in the restaurant so decided the food must be good and worth dining there. The staff welcomed us and very quickly brought water and menus. The wait staff were professional and well mannered. Drinks and meals were brought quickly to the table. Observing... More 

Thank AllanJane_11
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not really one for Chinese food but we stumbled upon this little gem due to unforeseen circumstances. Im glad we did. The food here is exceptional and the staff are really warm and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble. Get on board with the verge hot pot with lots of chilli. Rock your world out there!!

Thank ZakLee8
Adelaide, Australia
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234 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have had many dinners there, the food has always been very good. Service is very good, never have to ask twice. A very reliable restaurant.

Thank Chris K
Perth Australia
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

In a nutshell we selected a take away on the night. The experience was pleasant due the cordial and welcoming greeting. The service was prompt and the meal was tasty and delicious. The food ingredients combination made for an enjoyable meal . We have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant to diners who are staying in the area of Walkerville.... More 

Thank Gil_Lyona
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great good. Wide selection. Good wine list. Professional service. Clean restaurant. Reasonable prices. Large servings. What more could you want?

Daylesford, Australia
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459 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 967 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

We went twice during our November trip to Adelaide. We loved the interchange with the owner, Wendy, and learning about her escape from Vietnam by boat and her building of the resaurant business. Just as importantly, we loved the cooking and the willingness to add extra ingredients according to our tastes. The wine list was good and reasonably priced. The... More 

2 Thank RetiredWazza
Daylesford, Australia
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270 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 377 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

When we are in Adelaide for the footy or cricket, this is our preferred eating spot. Wendy really cares that you enjoy your experience & tailors the food to your liking. The prices are reasonable, the wine list is good & not expensive & the waiting staff are smiling & helpful. We'll be back.

2 Thank Karen M
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A group of us came on 19th November to have a birthday dinner. We chose banquet as it is good to share different foods. The food was good as usual. Wendy, the owner is very friendly and aims to please. You can get takeaway here too.

1 Thank Jo M
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Welcoming service, they accommodated a slight variation in the menu without the slightest hassle. I ordered take away, it was prompt and soon found, delicious as well. The mixed entree was served with separate sauces for each item, the first time I've encountered this at a Chinese take-away. The labelling of each container is very thoughtful, again, it is the... More 

1 Thank Aris B
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I finally got around to trying the take away at this long established restaurant on Melbourne St, recently & was blown away by the speedy service. I barley had a chance to sit down when the owner produced my bag. I ordered the Sweet & Sour pork, which I found tasty & good value compared to some other places around... More 

1 Thank ozmegachef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 83 Melbourne St, Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  South Australia  >  Greater Adelaide  >  Adelaide
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8267 3003

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?