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Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant

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1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
+1 510-893-0383
10:00 - 08:00
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Prescott, Arizona
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361 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

My son took his mom and I to Golden Lotus in early December. I am not a vegan or vegetarian and found the food to be very good. We enjoyed the Wonton soup, and the Sweet Sour Chicken and Mongolian Beef dishes. Service was very good (Van was our server). A unique dining experience.

Thank Prescott2007
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131 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

How nice to find a vegan restaurant so close to our hotel! The sign outside says vegetarian, but the menu covers says it's vegan. We're hoping the menu is right. The place is small, the tables are packed in tightly in the first room, and if you have a crying child in the room, as we did, there's no getting... More 

Thank russianwulfgar
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140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

i read the yelp review that said to try the thousand layer Eggplant, and it was ok, but i think there are other things, i would like better. I like the place, and my GF was Vietnamese and i got so i did not like the smell of fish sauce Vietnamese places or that i could not get enough vegetable... More 

Thank Gene G
Oakland, California
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242 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a cozy small place right next to 12th street BART! Makes it ideal for those who want to grab lunch or dinner close to the station. Very friendly service. They accommodated me very quickly as I was solo. I opted for the imitation beef pho that came with tofu. It was really delicious. The bowl size was great and... More 

Thank Heliana M
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My nephew is vegetarian so got his request. In addition I ordered the noodles, and two of the vegetarian dishes similiar to chicken. Served to my 86 yo mom who thought they were delicious. I've ordered twice from this restaurant. Both times the food was excellent The restaurant is open and airy and is very peaceful. Highly recommend Only issue... More 

Thank chchomehi
United States
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Had a very good experience here on first visit. Did not disappoint. Although it's all vegetarian cuisine, your non-veggie friends and family will likely find something enjoyable on the menu as well. At lunch time, you can order off the menu or select a combo plate (not all you can eat) from the buffet offerings.

Thank CalfiorniaDreamin
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

All vegetarian restaurant. Was bustling at lunch time. Had the buffet - the mushrooms are tasty! Clean, sat at a table that was near two electrical outlets, so had places to plug in phone and laptop.

Thank samijack5
Duluth, Georgia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

In town to visit family and friends for a week. This place was suggested by a old friend. It did not disappoint. It was delicious!!! The Spring Rolls, Egg Plant Curry Clay Pot, and the Papaya Salad. Everything was fresh, fresh, fresh. This is down my go to place to eat.

Thank francine2010
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228 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just became vegetarians the start of 2016 so it's great to open up our options with this all vegetarian Vietnamese and Chinese offerings at Golden Lotus. For my first visit, I played it safe and went with the vermicelli with egg roll and tofu. Really good sauce, noodles were cooked well and absorbed the flavor, egg... More 

Thank maria c
Berkeley, California
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167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I describe myself as a "crypto-vegetarian," as the only meat I eat is poultry. But I tend to eat vegetarian most of the time, and I'm always pleased to go to the Golden Lotus. I recently introduced a friend from SF to the restaurant. I ordered one of my favorite dishes--the fresh spring rolls. Along with it, I had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
10:00 - 08:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612-3207
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-893-0383

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