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Lotus Garden

#420 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5975 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712-5122
+1 520-298-3351
11:30 - 21:15
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:15
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:15
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not what you would expect for Chinese food. Think more "traditional" Chinese food, like if you went to China. If you wan't American Chinese food then this definitely is not for you.

Thank ChrisLet84
Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My family has been coming here since they opened in 1968. Throughout the years there have been many changes and unfortunately not for the better. Last night we came for dinner and were sadly disappointed. The waiter explained that the managers are responsible for making the alcoholic beverages and that they weren't in the restaurant so the wait staff had... More 

1 Thank J_GTucson_Arizona
Tucson Az, United States
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We have been going to Lotus Garden for the past forty years and the food has always been very good and plentiful. Tonight, while the food was still good, though falling, the quantity was about half what it was the last time we were there (February 2016). We always had leftovers to take home for lunch the next day, tonight... More 

2 Thank Chucker00
Tempe, Arizona
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385 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We stopped in for dinner when we were in Tucson last year and had to stop in again. Ended up ordering all chicken (lemon chicken, orange chicken and sweet/sour chicken) and house fried rice. Absolutely everything was fabulous and filling - those four dishes filled five of us to the brim, and we were extremely hungry after a long day... More 

Thank Hannahbears_mom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I visit Lotus Garden once or twice a month for lunch and have love that the my food is prepared with very fresh vegetables and meats and is pretty darn delicious. They have the very best egg rolls in Tucson. The outside is crunchy and you also get the crunch from the veggies inside of the egg roll, and I... More 

1 Thank CalalillyTucson
New York City
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96 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Tired of Mexican, we tried this pleasant Chinese restaurant. One of our two dishes was terribly salty, the other nice, but nothing special.

Thank willful
Tucson Az, United States
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had not been here in a while and were pleasantly surprised to find an extremely good meal. We don't do anything fancy for Chinese food so we usually get one of the "Family Dinners" with the items we like, in this case the $14.00 per person dinner. It was very good and the service fantastic.

Thank Chucker00
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

Lotus Garden has been in Tucson for a long time and is probably the most established. The food is good and the portions are just right . The service is good and the wait staff attentive. The gift shop in the front of the restaurant is fun to browse through and you may find something you may want, it has... More 

Thank Bill N
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

My wife really likes Chinese food, I am not a real fan of it. Since it was our 46th Anniversary I surprised her by going to The Lotus Garden. From walking in the front door it was obvious this was a local restaurant not a chain. The greeting, service and food was all above what you get most places. All... More 

1 Thank Phil C
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

The Lotus Garden has been in Tucson for over 40 years, and it has by far the best Chinese food we have tasted since leaving New York over 40 years ago! It is family owned and run and the owners and staff both make you feel right at home from the moment you enter. They have an extensive menu, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 22:15
11:30 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5975 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712-5122
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-298-3351

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