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Lotus Garden Restaurant

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1058 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2902
+1 650-349-1151
16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I simply love Chinese Food and prefer it at every opportunity. This restaurant is close to home, so it's very convenient. Plenty of parking, plenty of seating and excellent food. I usually order take-out, it's always ready on time, hot and delicious.They offer a wide selection of dishes, so no matter what you order you'll be pleasantly surprised. Reasonably priced... More 

Thank Sharyn C
Foster City, California
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

One of our favorite Chinese restaurants in Foster City has closed due to the owner wanting to redevelop and build a new elementary school or mixed use housing/commercial. Gone is the best e-foo won ton on the city. Farewell to Amy and her wonderful family.

Thank James K
Foster City Ca
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Much to the disappointment of many Foster City fans of authentic Chinese food, the Lotus Garden lost its lease and closed its doors in February. Their shopping center landlords refused to give them a long-term lease, instead offering a month-to-month with no guarantees how long they could remain open. Unfortunately, the shopping center owners want to force all of the... More 

Thank treborz1
Goa, India
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312 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2015

What I liked about this restaurant is the quantity of food they give for any dish thats ordered. Its managed by one family i guess, hence lil delay in the service. Overall good

Thank Vishu008
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351 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We chinese food served here is good with respect to some authentic chinese taste. I was looking for some indo chinese taste. hence got a lil disappointed.

Thank SVC17
Foster City, California, United States
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

This restaurant is a throwback to the time of Chop Suey and Egg Foo Young. In the age of Cooking Papa and even Joy, the only reason to go there would be to travel back in time even without Dr Who's help, or to write a PhD thesis of what Chinese Food used to be in this country before there... More 

Thank Alex T
Foster City, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

We love their fresh food and service. Some of their soups are the best in town, their egg foo young is my favorite. They will also make the dishes according to your wishes. Very consistent, we have been a customer for over 20 years.

Thank Timothy G
Foster City, California
1 review
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Had Kung Pao Chicken and the General Chicken and it was awesome!! Besides you should also try out their Garlic Chicken

Thank aditya792
Foster City, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Very Nice place, A homely restaurant with quality food. The best part is the affordable price with a wide menu to choose from.

Thank Joyi1118
Bengaluru, India
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015

I was trying to order something for lunch as a solo visitor - the waiter was very kind to inform me not to order those items since its big portions and it might go waste. Based on my taste and desire, she got some small portions of a lunch menu and it was excellent food. I will surely get back... More 

Thank Debgiri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1058 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA 94404-2902
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-349-1151

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