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Lotus Grill & Noodles

27 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (20)
  • Fit for Foodies (10)
  • Good for Groups (6)

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Lotus Grill & Noodles cuisine style is French-Vietnamese style, specializing in Beef Noodle Soup or "Phở", grilled rice dishes and grilled vermicelli bowls and many more. With a full menu from appetizers to lunch and dinner, you'll find something for everyone of all ages. You can choose from appetizers such as Crispy Spring rolls, Summer rolls, Calamari, Viet Chicken Wings etc. We do carry Viet sandwiches ("bánh mì"), especially grilled chicken/beef/shrimp "bánh mì" - you could not find many places in town to offer this! People love our weekday lunch specials since you'll get a reasonable price of an excellent lunch package to fill you up with delicious and healthy foods w/drinks. This is our quick and convenient way for office workers to enjoy their good lunches in less time. You should try our special Spicy Beef Noodle Soup (or "Bún Bò Huế") with a saté sauce. It is our customer's favorite for its hot spicy beef broth.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Vietnamese, Asian
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Hours of operation


Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(703) 566-2173
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Ty Quach & Chef Phuoc Nguyen
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Private party facilities
If you'd have a private dining party for a group of at least 50-60 people for a special occasion, then we can discuss to reserve the entire restaurant either lunch or dinner time for your party.
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Private party contact
Tony: (703) 627-9888
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Cross street
S. Randolph St.
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Parking details
There are plenty of parking spaces around in the Village of Shirlington. Look for "P" sign and park at retail spaces. Free parking on the main street - Campbell Avenue.
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Soft music & sometime energetic music (American, French & Vietnamese) in the background for your relaxation & music enjoyment.
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 27 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Oboewan (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

The "Happy Hour" as stated on their website fails to mention that to get the drink special you must also buy an appetizer. Other that that slight misunderstanding, the spring rolls and Sizzling Beef I had were excellent! Glad to have found a new place to dine, though I miss Medi quite a bit.

vipteambrowndog (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Always a treat to have Pho here. We spent Easter dinner here and had a great experience!

vipJasonI (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 8, 2017

Wide selection of appetizers & entrees; pho was excellent but was only one of many creative options. Service was attentive - and patient with Vietnamese food novices. Great value.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

Being 2 p.m., There were only 2 other diners besides the staff eating. When we were greeted, I told the waitress that I made a reservation for 2 under my name. She acknowledged me but I doubted that she was going to confirm that I kept my reservation with OpenTable. The only reason I chose this restaurant was because I was able to make a reservation through OpenTable. I included a note that I didn't like cilantro and didn't want it in anything I ordered. I ordered the spring rolls to share. They were VERY greasy. I also ordered the Pho #1. I asked if it had cilantro in it. I was told it did but it can be left off. When my order came, there was cilantro on top. When I asked about it, the waitress that took the order came over, apologized and took it away. I told my husband that I hope they don't skim off the cilantro but instead remake it. The Pho came back quickly. As I started to eat it I saw a cilantro leaf. Then I started fishing out more pieces of cilantro. The waitress came back and I showed her what I fished out. She apologized and took the Pho away a 2nd time. When she brought me another bowl, it was freshly made with the veggies on another plate. By now I didn't have time to eat it. My husband had finished eating his stir fry. I gulped down about half the Pho, we paid and left. Didn't enjoy my lunch at all. No part of my lunch experience was above average. I've had much better. As a result 3 stars was a generous rating for average meal. It should be 2.5 stars.

vipDCfoodie1 (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

This was our first time at this place - chose it b/c we were seeing Titanic at Signature. Food was good, but the service was slow and varied.

DALT (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2017

Dinner at Lotus was wonderful! Food was excellent and our waiter was great! Enjoyed the whole evening!! Great from start to finish!

Jamie (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

I love that there are so many vegetarian options. I enjoyed the lemongrass tofu. Restaurant was quiet, and I wondered why it wasn't more crowded.

vipWonderful (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

Dinner was good solid Vietnamese food. More expensive than most Vietnamese, but that makes sense because of the Shirlington location. This is a class act, not the usual bare table soup restaurant. So you expect it to cost a little more. It is still lower price than the others in the area. The food, on the other hand, and the service, exceed the quality of other nearby spots.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

Very good Vietnamese food. I go here often and cannot figure out why more people don't. Love the crunchy spring rolls and noodles and wider selection of beers. Forget the cocktails.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 12, 2016

Unfortunately, distracted wait staff could not get our order right.