Our mission is to provide amazing Vietnamese cuisine at great prices with outstanding customer service. We welcome everyone to the Lotus family, dine in with us or Order Ahead Online today!
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At Lotus Restaurant Minneapolis we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food.
The key to our success is simple: providing quality consistent food that taste great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine dishes like: Vietnamese Cuisines
Eat delicious food. Grab a drink. But most of all, relax! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your continued support.
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Lotus Restaurant has been serving the local Minneapolis community since 1983. The founders Tri and Le opened the first Lotus Restaurant in Calhoun Square with the goal of serving traditional Vietnamese cruise to the local community. Tri and Le were known as generous and community-leaders in the Vietnamese community in Minneapolis. Tri and Le empowered Vietnamese families from within the organization leading to the creation of six Lotus locations across the metro. Each operation owned and managed by different families. Tri and Le continued their work and encourage the brand across all locations – a brand based on family values, equality, and customer service.
By 2007, all but one Lotus Restaurant had closed. Tri and Le sadly passed away and the children’s families soon moved on from the restaurant industry. The Nguyen’s, who owned the Downtown location, had immigrated to Minnesota in 1981 as Vietnamese refugees with their oldest son, Yoom, who was 2 years old. Yoom and his brothers grew up in South Minneapolis and Uptown, and their childhood memories centered on community and family in the Lotus Restaurants. Lotus Downtown stayed in business beyond 2007, despite closing the founders Tri and Le Calhoun Square hub.
Yoom, Toom, Hung, and Joey, who joined their parents to operate the restaurant in 2005 however soon realized their parents, who independently ran the kitchen and front house, were overloaded and the future of Lotus was at risk. The brothers made the decision to formally join and invest in the family business. As a result, Lotus Downtown climbed into its present-day success. The restaurant is a neighborhood favorite, known for a laid-back family home vibe, signature dishes, excellent customer service, and fast, fresh takeout services.
HEAR WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING!
It was my first time eating here. I got the small size beef pho which was so good. The large would have been way too much. The taro bubble tea was amazing and tasted like a cookies a cream milkshake. My boyfriend got the general tso chicken and we shared the cream cheese wontons. Everything was so great and we will definitely be back! Friendly staff and felt safe dining in during Covid.
- Lo W.
A Minneapolis staple. Fastest phờ in the west! Would recommend for great, fast, and affordable food any time.
- Ben C.
I'm so glad that Lotus - our neighborhood gem - is open during the COVID pandemic. I phoned our order in, was told it would be ready in twenty minutes, and got ready to take the short walk to the restaurant. As usual, the space was a bit crowded with other hungry diners. We were masked and distanced as well as we could (the restaurant is not huge). Our order was ready as promised and I couldn't wait to get home to dig in!
My husband ordered the appetizer combo and sesame chicken with white rice (one of his favorites). I had the shrimp spring rolls (a favorite of mine) and tried the house fun chow for something new to me. The only thing we finished were the spring rolls as the portions were hefty. It was hard to stop eating! Everything tasted so fresh and yummy. I didn't want it to end, though leftovers the next day were great and thoroughly enjoyable.
- Trish S.
Lotus is my favorite restaurant in the whole world and I'm so happy at how resilient they are for continuing service after all they've been through this year.
- Stephanie W.