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Lotus Cafe

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450 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
+1 201-488-7070
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
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Hackensack, New Jersey
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is basically chinese taste. This place is packed more often that not because food is cheap and choice of dishes in the menu are plenty. The place is neat but not clean, particularly the kitchen based on a partial view that I had. I do not see the servers wash their hands in between tables. They are very polite... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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134 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Visited yesterday, mid afternoon. Place was busy with locals. I give credos for an extensive menu. However, except for the Chef Specialties, there were no descriptions. I ordered Zar Jiang Mein: (comments imbedded into their explanation) NOODLES which were chewed and left a mushy taste on the tongue MIXED WITH XANADU MEAT SAUCE, MARCO POLO'S FAVORITE. you know how you... More 

Thank Gus H
Lake Worth, Florida
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84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Been going there for years Believe either the chef or ownership is new. Portions have shrunken and some of the old flavor zest is missing.

Thank bmorgens
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great Chinese food ... You can also get takeout ....Many times we are the only non Asian people so you know it delicious ...

Thank Mary B
Demarest, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

I could not give any rating for this terrible restaurant. We went to this place on Friday night. The waiter guide us one round table, I said we are 7 people. He said with attitude that we could squeeze each other. I asked "Could you put two table together?" it seemed to have two available table in the back. He... More 

Thank nicecpa
West New York, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

I've eaten here many times and the food is always very good to excellent. Besides the excellent food and good service, one of the best qualities is how super fast you get your meal. So, I appreciate that since I am always starving when I go there. You order and you have your crispy noodles with duck sauce and hot... More 

Thank pipstraw27
New York City, New York
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Had a family dinner here a couple of weeks ago and was impressed with the food. In general had a great dinner and service, decor and food were all up to a good standard. Would come here agin.

Thank TalleyrandNYC
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

I've tried both in-house and delivery at the restaurant more than once. The food is OK, if a bit overpriced with small portions. Service in the restaurant was slow and the waiter was rude. We order delivery and the delivery person argued with me about the tip and hovered over me as I signed the check. When I called the... More 

Thank Mr. T
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

Good is consistently fresh and good taste and quality. Steamed Flounder fish was especially good. Chow mein with beef was also good.

Thank Mabsi
Pomona, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

This food is so good it can hardly be compared to other Chinese restaurants. Get the Tai Lomein(maybe I spelled it right). And the Peking Duck is fabulous too. The cheap luch specials are also so very good, plenty to eat at little cost for this quality.

Thank Bruce S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 25
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 450 Hackensack Avenue, Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hackensack
  • Phone Number: +1 201-488-7070

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