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Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of food do you serve? 
We specialize in Modern American Comfort Food, meaning innovative updates of local home-cooked favorites, using fresh, honest ingredients. See Menu. (link to) Everything is made in-house (when possible) using local, organic meat and produce (when available). Nothing is pre-heated, pre-held, or pre-cooked, and everything is cooked to order, so if you have any specific requests or dietary requirements, we are more than happy to accommodate you. Just call in advance if you have any special requests. 
 
Do you have sushi? 
Yes we do. We feature a full-service Sushi Bar with a wide range of modern and traditional selections (from raw to cooked to everything in between). See Menu (link to).
 
Do you have a kids menu? 
Yes we do. Although it isn't listed on our regular dinner menu, we offer several value-priced, kid-friendly items (i.e. Chicken Tenders w/ Fries, Plain Cheese Pizza, Plain Pasta Alfredo). Ask your server for details. 
 
Are there vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free dishes? 
Yes. Everything is cooked to order, so we can prepare most of our dishes without certain ingredients. Please call ahead for special requests and inform your server of any food allergies. We are here to accommodate you. 
 
At what time does your kitchen close? 
Our kitchen stops serving lunch at 2:30pm every day (in order to set up for dinner service). We re-open for dinner at 4:30pm and stay open until 10pm Sunday-Thursday, closing at 10:30 on Friday & Saturday. The bar stays open "til late" or until everyone has quenched their thirst. 
 
What credit cards do you accept? 
Mastercard, Visa, American Express. Sorry, no Discover and no personal checks. 
 
Do you have a dress code? 
Not really. We are a local eatery and watering hole, and as such, friends, family and neighbors are all welcome. We do ask that you come in with shirt, shoes, and pants.  
 
What is the average price for Lunch and Dinner? 
We offer a wide selection of Apps, Soup, Salads, Pizza, Sandwiches, Wraps, Entrees & Sushi for Lunch. Prices range from $6-$11.

For dinner, we offer even more of the above, along with Fresh Catch Specials, Steaks, Chicken, BBQ, more Seafood, and Desserts. Prices range from $6 to $29 for the Filet Mignon. 

 
Do you serve Brunch? 
Yes we do. Only on Sundays from 11am-2:30pm. We offer Apps, Soup, Salads, Pizza & Sushi, as well as Eggs Benedict, Omelettes, French Toast, Steak N Eggs, etc. and a few Lunch Entrees. 
 
How do you get to Lotus? 
You can get directions with Google Maps, Mapquest or your GPS, but. . . 
the easiest way to get here is to take I-85.

From North of Gastonia (Belmont, Mt. Holly, Charlotte, etc.) 
Take I-85 South. 
Take Exit 22. 
Left at the top of the off-ramp. 
(this is the only turn you need to make) 
Stay straight. 
At the 4th intersection, you will see a Lowe's Foods on the left. 
We are right beside Lowe's Foods. 

From South of Gastonia (Shelby, Kings Mtn., South Carolina, etc.) 
Take I-85 North. 
Take Exit 22. 
Left at the top of the off-ramp. 
(this is the only turn you need to make) 
Stay straight. 
At the 4th intersection, you will see a Lowe's Foods on the left. 
We are right beside Lowe's Foods. 

If you are coming from Lake Wylie, stick to your GPS.

Do I need to make reservations? 
Only groups of 5-6 or more should call ahead for a reservation. For groups of 1-4, we have a lot of 4-tops available with overflow seating on the balcony upstairs, so we can usually seat you as soon as you walk in. If you are coming out for a special occasion or have any special requests, please give us a call. 

Who do I speak to if I want to bring in a large group or party? Do you have special menus for large groups? 
Please call 704-853-1698 and ask to speak with either Vance Lin (General Manager) or Phon Truong (Assistant Manager). We can check our reservation book and let you know about availability. We do offer special menus (Prix Fixe i.e. pre-selected items at a fixed price for groups of 12-25 or Banquet Menus i.e. gourmet buffet at a fixed price for groups of 30 or more). Our group menus feature popular items at the best price points, but we are more than happy to work with you in designing a custom menu to best suit your guests, budget, and occasion. Just give us a call. 

Do you have a Private Room available? 
Yes we do. We have a Private Lounge upstairs with a fully-stocked bar, plasma TV & audio/video suite. There is a food & beverage minimum to use the lounge and a room deposit to secure your reservation, but there is no room rental fee. Please call 704-853-1698 and ask to speak with either Vance Lin (General Manager) or Phon Truong (Assistant Manager) for details.  

We also have an Upstairs Balcony that can be partitioned off with sound-reducing theater curtains. No customers have access to the area, and it is completely separate and private from the Lounge. Please call 704-853-1698 and ask to speak with either Vance Lin (General Manager) or Phon (Assistant Manager) for more details. 

Do you have take-out? 
Yes. Everything on our regular Dinner or Sushi menus is available for take-out. Please call 704-853-1698 to place an order.

Do you deliver? 
We don't deliver individual take-out orders, but we do offer off-site catering and delivery for Group Luncheons or Group Dinners. Please call 704-853-1698 and ask to speak with either Vance Lin (General Manager) or Phon Truong (Assistant Manager) for menus and details. 

Do you have gift certificates? 
Yes, at any denomination, and there is no expiration date. Please drop by during business hours to pick some up. 

Are you related to Sakura Japanese at Franklin Square? 
Yes we are. Sakura is our sister restaurant and serves Japanese Steak & Sushi. 
We are both known throughout the Carolinas for serving only the best and freshest sushi. Give them a try at 704-823-3388. 


How long have you been open? 
Lotus Bar & Eatery first opened its doors in July of 2006. 

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HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY-THURSDAY, LUNCH 11 AM-2:30 PM, DINNER 4:30 PM TO 10 PM
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, LUNCH 11 AM-2:30 PM, DINNER 4:30 PM to 10:30 PM (BAR OPEN UNTIL LATE)
BRUNCH SERVED SUNDAYS 11 AM-2:30 PM
SUNDAY DINNER 4:30 PM TO 10 PM

1941 HOFFMAN ROAD, SUITE № 1
GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA 28054

TEL: 704.853.1698      FAX: 704.853.1693
INFO@EATATLOTUS.COM