I never expect I can find a place where you can have a good food and service. First time when I went in Lotus Garden for lunch, I was little worry about place because outside sings were looked old. But i was surprised the food and service were excellent. Especially the Slat and pepper Chicken wing and Crispy Squid, on My gosh, they are amazing . At the same time, their service were friendly and they can play jokes with you. just like you are their friend. their atmosphere is very suitable for eating and you can relax. especially the classic Chinese music, really interesting and enjoyable. I strongly recommend this restaurant for your friends and family.
After raving to my friends from out of the area how good the Chinese Cuisine was in Niagara Falls, ON and, our first choice, Jade garden being empty at 7PM on a Saturday night, we opted to try this place. Well, here's the deal....we all got our cup of soups at different times, we had to pay $1.59 for rice to come with the meal, I ordered Mushroom Egg Drop Soup....there were no mushrooms in it and about 8 peas, our entrees were served at different times and really were not what we were looking for. The Lobster Sauce (usually a white, creamy sauce) was a brown sauce with little to no taste. Other dishes needed some help to be good (had to ask for soy sauce and hot sauce). While my friends were not impressed, I was embarrassed by this place. I will not come back here unless there is a drastic change in their foods.
We live in Port Colborne so we go to the falls quite often but we had never gone down to the main touristic area because everything down there is just too commercial and ridiculously overpriced. Anyway, we decided to have a little "tourist day" of our own this time so we're walking up and down clifton hill area and found this Chinese restaurant and decided to try it but it turns out to be a bad decision.
We ordered mixed seafood and shrimp fried rice. Mixed seafood has a fairly small portion for $15.99 and was tasteless. What's worst was fried rice. I really wanted to ask how they could possibly make fried rice taste so bad. I'm not Asian but even I can make better fried rice. lol
After several days in Canada, we decided to get some Chinese food. We got in by viewing the promo advertised on the windows, but the price on the menu doesn't reflect the promotion. Initially, we were thinking about the combo meal, the waiter convinced us to go with individual dishes because it is more authentic. We fell into his suggestions, and regret for the rest of the night.
The food was horrible - even for Americans. A lot of people come in with tour guide only to order fried rice and soup.
If you are American/Canadian and looking for Asian food, find somewhere else. If you are Chinese/Asian, do yourself a favor - don't go there. They need a better chef whom knows how to cook Chinese. Oh by the way, rice costs $4 (canadian) for a family size.
After reading all the rave reviews, we thought we...
After reading all the rave reviews, we thought we would try it. After the worst meal of my 70 years, Chinese or otherwise (and most of the Americas), we wondered if the original chef quit or retired. The food was so bland, it was as if it were boiled without seasoning. Even soy and hot sauce did not help. It made the food at an old folks home seem like gourmet. My husband thought my mother was the worst cook in the world; there is now a new winner of that dubious award The appetizers never arrived, so we feel we were lucky after all.
We were looking for authentic chinese cuisine in...
We were looking for authentic chinese cuisine in this over-touristic town and we were MORE THAN pleased with the result. Kids loved it.
Exactly what you expect to eat in a chinatown restaurant. Don't be fooled, they are "hidden" just close to the NEW YORK Chinese restaurant.
Oh, and great bubble tea!
We have been going to the Lotus Garden for over...
We have been going to the Lotus Garden for over 15 years now. It is without a doubt the BEST Chinese cuisine around! We drive 45 minutes and cross the border just to eat there, then drive home! Might sound crazy, but after you taste the won-ton soup (made with beef broth, not the yellow, oily chicken broth you may be used to), followed by an eggroll topped with the special homemade plum sauce, you too will be hooked!! Other must-try dishes are the dry garlic spare ribs, and the cantonese-style lo-mein. They also have combo dishes that are perfect if you can't decide. The service is always good and the food is always fresh and served quickly by the very friendly staff. This is the ONLY place we go to for Chinese food and we never leave hungry. Just a warning, though, you may not be able to eat anywhere else after you try it!!!
Great food, great service. It's so much better than all the commercial restaurants in the area. The first time I went there I was 9 years old and I fell in love with the place. I never forgot about it. I went back this weekend (I'm not 22) and it was just fantastic. Everyone MUST GO!
For more than 10 years now, my wife and I and our...
For more than 10 years now, my wife and I and our 3 children have been regular customers of Lotus Garden. As expected, the quality of food and excellent service are second to none!
The new interior design and the new menu just adds up to the great ambiance you can feel and experience inside while dining. Of course, we will continue to recommend this fine restaurant to our family and friends who are local, as well as from those out of town.
Excellent service and best Chinese food I ever had. I literally just got back from Niagara falls and I had dinner there and it was phenomenal. I diffidently suggest that if you want a great meal that you visit Lotus Garden. It is at the top of Clifton Hill on Centre Road.
Love the new decor! Service was excellent as usual but it's the great food that always keeps us coming back. Have been there several times and it will continue to be our chinese restaurant of choice. We will continue to send our friends as well.
I've been there before a few years ago but this...
I've been there before a few years ago but this time when I went the atmosphere was amazing. New decor, new menu and the best of all was that they serve dim sum all day!! Food was delicious and the service was great especially in their authentic Asian wear. Will definately recommend this place to anyone visiting Niagara Falls!!