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Vietnamese Lotus Restaurant

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4970 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4357
+1 901-682-1151
17:30 - 21:30
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is awesome. Large portions and taste great. The hot and sour soup is my favorite. Just as the other reviewers state it does take a long time because everything is made fresh. We have gone here for years and now live in another state but still visit every time we're back in Memphis. Just go with some wine... More 

Thank LF7880
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting this restaurant for almost 30 years. We call their Roast Pork noodle soap " Vietnamese penicillin ". And yes, it may take a while for your order to arrive, but it's entirely worth it. The food is cooked fresh. If you're not sure what to try, give the Vermicelli a try. It's amazing!!!!

Thank Melissa B
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It's been years since I went to Lotus, as I don't live in Memphis, but I am so so excited to go back next summer. The food was phenomenal, I ordered Jasmine tea there for the first time and now I'm obsessed, and the service was great. We went for the first time in 2010 and the second in 2013... More 

Thank BCRaisor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We have been going to Lotus for the last 15 years. I have only ordered the combination soup, summer and spring rolls, and fried banana dessert- a magnificent meal altogether. I have taken family, friends, and coworkers. Sooner or later I run into them again because Lotus always becomes a favorite for them. I have moved to and traveled the... More 

Thank marnone
Columbia, Missouri
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I've been going to lotus for several years and have never had a bad meal. This unassuming restaurant prides itself on making delicious dishes from scratch. I especially enjoy the vermicelli and the lotus special. The egg rolls are also excellent.

Thank moosemizzou
Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Wide selection of dishes. Dishes are prepared from scratch so service is relatively slow. Bring your own wine and someone you like to talk to. My wife and I go once a week when we are in Memphis. There are many regulars. Decor is simple.

Thank TMcInish
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

The pho was wonderful -- perhaps the best I have had anywhere in the country. Fine, fresh ingredients prepared slowly and carefully. Enthusiastic and personal service from the owner. Don't miss this one.

Thank cfox2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

If you visit Lotus on a Saturday night, the odds are good that we will be there. The food is wonderful. We have brought several friends, and no one - even food snobs - have yet to find something that they didn't think was incredible. Any lemongrass or garlic dishes have gotten rave reviews from picky eaters we know. The... More 

1 Thank Keith P
Fairplay, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

The soup and dishes were all made with the freshest ingredients. We ordered their combo soup. The both was wonderful and all fresh ginger, scallions, chicken, cilantro, etc. it was marvelous. We also has the Lemon grass shrimp and curry pork. It went well with their jasmine rice. Will definitely stop back next time I am in town.

1 Thank bonnie18bailey
Warrenton, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

As others said the service is slow as everything is made to order. You can overcome that by calling your order in before you arrive (either for take out or eat in). The atmosphere looks like it hasn't changed in many years, but in a way it's very comfortable. The service while slow (due to food prep), Joe and his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4970 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122-4357
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-682-1151

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