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Golden Lotus

4.03 out of 5 stars 4.03 / 5.0, 20 reviews
Address: 1301 Franklin (13th), Oakland 94612
Area: East Bay
Phone: (510) 893.0383
Hours: Mon - Fri 10 am to 9 pm; Sat - Sun 11 am to 9 pm
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegan)
Restaurant Type: Vietnamese
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Yes
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: On street; parking lot across the street open every day but Sunday
Transit: Take BART to 12th street station; come up at Broadway and walk one block to Franklin.

Notes: Mostly vegan, many dishes have faux meats but there are also all vegetable selections. Entrees range from $8-$12. A few items (desserts/drinks) contain milk. Week day lunch features a steam table for quick lunch option; you pay per # items selected. There is a surcharge for take-out containers. Family also owns Golden Era in SF, and is affiliated with Merit Vegetarian in Sunnyvale.
Golden Lotus
Added by Karen on 2004-05-10, Last update: 2004-10-06, Viewed 19488 times
Last 5 Reviews (Show All Reviews)

Average rating:4.03 out of 5 stars 4.03 / 5.0 Based on 20 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
5 out of 5 stars Excellent choice for a vege meal in downtown Oakland. In the past I've ordered off the menu, and always enjoyed the food. Today I ordered from the lunch buffet and couldn't believe how much food I got on the 5 item combo. All buffet items were quite good too. Service has been excellent last few times. Warning - this place is quite popular at lunch hour, you may wait. Omnivores like it too. greg
Reviews: 133
  2008-06-16
3 out of 5 stars This used to be one of my favorite restaurants in the East Bay. Food is still good, but the prices keep going up, smaller portions and service has gone down hill. I still really like the fu young, eggplant claypot and the fake caramelized chicken. chris
Reviews: 79
  2007-09-18
2 out of 5 stars I really hate to give a bad review but every time we have been here lately the prices keep going up and the service keeps getting worse. The last time we went we actually left before the food arrived because we were left waiting so long. Will have to try Veg House in Alameda. I might still try here at lunch for the buffet. Very disappointing-this used to be my favorite restaurant. kittykris
Reviews: 24
  2007-09-18
3.5 out of 5 stars Food is delicious, lots of dishes with faux meats to choose from. Carmelized chicken: yum; Vegetable Chow Mein: bland; Tofu & Eggplant dish: yum; Ginger Fish: yum. Unforunately, the indifferent and sometimes slow service spoils my enjoyment of dining out. Have been a long-time customer; over the years, portion sizes have gotten smaller and prices are getting larger. tammy
Reviews: 113
  2007-07-15
5 out of 5 stars This is one of my favorite restaurants in the East Bay. And to paraphrase my 9 year old daughter - this place rocks! The jalapeno tofu is phenomenal. The spicy chicken and carmelized chicken are equally delicious. The facilities do not provide a lot of ambiance, but they are not distracting. Service is efficient if not friendly. terryvshaw
Reviews: 5
  2007-06-13
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