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Lotus.Thai

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73 reviews
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$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Good for Groups
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

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Lotus Thai offers a unique ethnic experience dominated by savory Thai cuisine and cocktails, served in a hip, brick-lined space with the occasional live events. The culinary team serves an appealing array of items, including noodles, hot and cold appetizers and traditional entr�es. Enjoy some basil fried rice (served with salad) or classic Pad Thai. The restaurant also offers a nice selection of specialty cocktails to complement its menu.

Nestled in Greater Brooklyn, Lotus Thai offers a welcome respite if you�re in the mood for an alternative to contemporary fare or some ethnic food. The restaurant�s hip ambiance is perfect for a fun date or a group outing with friends, while nursing a Blue Thai basil mojito made with lime, shredded coconut, blue Cura�ao, rum and basil leaves. Lotus Thai is open Wednesdays to Sundays.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am till sunrise
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Phone number
(718) 513-6686
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chai Chunton
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Private party facilities
Private room available for up to 65 guests, call for more information
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Private party contact
Chai Chunton: (718) 513-6686
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Catering
By menu or prefix dinner, call us for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Ave O & Ave P
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Parking details
Valet parking on request, for private parties only.
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Public transit
Kings Highway stop by train or Coney Island and Avenue P by bus.
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Entertainment
Thursday - Saturday multiple DJ's starting 8.30 pm. Sunday late brunch starting 4 pm with live music and magicians performance.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.8
service
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on January 24, 2015

I went on a Saturday afternoon. There were only a few people there, I'm guessing because it was still early and the weather was terrible. But I arrived with my boyfriend and our waitress was very attentive and sweet. She was so nice that her energy made us feel happy. Very weird but we told her she was delightful. The drinks were very tasty but on the weak side as far as alcohol. The food was fresh and delish. I have no complaints.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2014

I had some friends visiting from out of town so i brought them here...great choice!!! Everyone loved it. I will be back soon....get the Drunken Noodles!!

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4.0Dined on November 15, 2014

Good food, good service, nice place to eat. My husband never had Thai food but after eating at Lotus I am sure we will be there more often.

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4.0Dined on August 30, 2014

Food was A1, service friendly and efficient. Prices decent. What more can you want

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2014

I've been to Lotus a couple of times now. The last time, I took a group of friends and they loved it!! Definitely a place to go to for a good meal and good drinks!

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2014

Came here by advertisement in radio - was advertized 50% off all drinks.
Received drinks list exactly as advertised - Mojito for 5, bottle of champagne for 12.5 - not bad!!!
Appetizers are very tasty, but not cheap, half of the duck for entree was the gem!.
Very ambient atmosphere, VERY nice waitresses.
Recommend for a chilling spot.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2014

Stopped here for dinner before our movie. The food was tasty but the service was a little slow. There were about 3 girls walking around and we kept having to look for someone when we wanted another drink/ order. They didn't have a food rating in the window but we still gave it a try.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2014

I loved this place! Great place for thai food lovers and hookah lovers! Our server was Mint and she was awesome! The food was amazing as was the ambiance! i took my friends there for a birthday dinner but plan on going back for a date because that place is just too good!

-Samina =]

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Good experience. Arrived on time and was seated right away. Food is good and price is great!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2014

The service was great, and the food was delicious. Got a chance to meet the owner and he was very warm and inviting. We lucked up in parking right outside in the front. The dishes were reasonably priced. Would definitely return, and recommend it also for private parties the space was nice and nicely decorated.

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2014

Restaurant is roomy and great for birthday parties. However the food did not make the cut like other Thai restaurants I have eaten at.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2014

It's a wonderful Brooklyn gem! Food was coil, wine was nice, not too loud or quiet. We had such a wonderful time and service was the jewel. Everyone was just great.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2014

Upon entering the space, a hostess greeted us immediately. Our waitress was very friendly and accomodating and the food most importantly was also good. For drinks I had the Blue thai Mojito and my friend had the a thai iced tea. For starters we shared the dumpling sampler. For dinner I had the marinated rib eye, fried sweet potatoes and bokchoy. My friend had the Red curry w/ shrimp and Jasmine rice. My steak was very tender and juicy and my friends food also had good flavor balancing the seafood with the red curry spices. We in the end split their version of the bananas foster for dessert. Overall, I would say that the place is a nice spot to check out if your hanging out on a Friday or Saturday. Little pricy for the portion size.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Maybe it's better on a day other then Valentine's day. All customers were crammed together. Seems we all had the same waitress and obviously couldn't wait on us correctly. Chilean sea bass was good. Expensive and only came with spinach.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

This was a last minute pick on Valentine's Day and I really wasn't sure how my girlfriend would like it. She loved it and we had a great time with delicious food!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2014

great food and service and atmosphere
a little pricy

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2013

Food was Great and the People working there were very kind.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2013

I was looking for a Thai place to take my parents for dinner. I was reading the reviews for the place and was surprised of some of the negative comments but still decided to go. The food was great. One of the best Thai food I had and I had many. The prices are very reasonable. Don’t pay attention to the negative remarks about the place. I would definitely go back and its a drive for me from Long Island.

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1.0Dined on September 6, 2013

1. There computer was not on so they couldn't put in that I showed up.

2. When you ask for something, they forget and seem like they don't even care. At one point I had to wave both my hands to get one of the ladies to come to our table.

3. Waited half an hour for our food and didn't get it till we reminded the lady.

4. Food was cold and duck just a little over cooked.

5. Finally at the end we had to pay 18% tip for only two people. This must be the reason why the stuff acts like they couldn't care less about giving good service. Why should they if they're going to get a great tip no matter what.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2013

If you're not in a rush or hungry at all, this is the best spot. We were a party of 4 who came here on a Wednesday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday. Diners are usually greeted with water within 1 -3 minutes of being seated. We waited about 10 minutes before we were given ice water, and we also had to ask for it. Appetizers took about 20 minutes. Entrees took another 20 minutes after we were done with appetizers. We didn't think that dessert would take long either, but we waited for half an hour.
I'm assuming it was the manager who gave us each a complimentary shot of lychee...something. It was a nice gesture but didn't make up for the insanely long wait.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2013

Love lotus... It's one of the best local restaurant in Brooklyn I've been to... The food is amazing... Good price and you actually get a good amount of good on ur plate... Totally love the decor an hookah.. Very spacious an clean... Great service... Can't wait to visit again

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2013

It's very discrete from the outside, but when you walk inside it's amazing. I'm glad I found it. The food is really good too!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2013

First time dining at Lotus Thai and was impressed! Great food, the service is impeccable, the selection of drinks are wonderful and they have a hookah lounge! Great for groups! Had several appetizers from crispy fish with mangoes to frog legs. All delish!!! Main entrees we had the filet mignon, Thai paella sytle and the tilapia dish. Terrific as well. We had the Thai Iced Tea...a must!!! and the mango margarita!! Would come back here for sure. If you want a nice quiet romantic evening, this is not the place for you. It can get a little vibrant. Unless your date don't mind! they have a DJ who plays club music (some say Euro trash music- i kinda like it though LOL!)

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2013

Attentive service. Nice decor. ok food. Would come again for the vibe :)

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2013

A Very vibrant place. Food is good. Service is good. Gets very vibrant with live DJ after 8pm.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2013

Food was great and service was great.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2013

I was a last minute neigborhood booking for Valentines Day. We were happy to arrive and be seated, but waited much over 15 minutes to even put in a drink order. If we hadn't had ordered everything all at the same time, Appetizers and Dinner Plates, I feel it would have taken close to two hours to have a simple dinner and bottle of wine. It was crowded, I will give the restaurant that, but they should have accommodated for the amount of reservations by having an extra number of people on. Probably wouldn't go back unless it was off peak hours for lunch or was at least offered a complementary glass of wine.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2012

It was a great experience. The atmosphere was very chic and modem. They were also very accommodating even when my party was 3 greater than reserved. The food was awesome and affordable also.

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2.0Dined on December 2, 2012

the waitress didn't understand english. the food took very long to come out and the restaurant wasn't even crowded.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2012

The food was amazing, nice music, very friendly staff. Excellent place to celebrate your event

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4.0Dined on November 22, 2012

This is easily one of the best Thai restaurants in Brooklyn. Nice inventive dishes, good spice mix.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2012

good food as usual, price a little high, a rare gem in southern Brooklyn

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2012

quite a good place with great food and drinks too.
food is moderately priced according to cuisine and neighborhood, but drinks are quite overpriced (manhattan-level).

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2012

Went there on a deal for the second time. The food is pretty good, not great but good. Compared to the other reviews I've read, my service was excellent. The food did take a while to come, but I enjoyed the time with my husband and the wait staff was very pleasant. One thing I don't like about this place, though it's just my personal taste, is that may of the chairs do not have backs, so for a long wait for food, it can get uncomfortable to sit. Overall, it's a very nice ambiance for the neighborhood and I would probably go back there again

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2012

I will always visit Lotus, comfortable atmosphere, so many choices for dinner and everything was delicious! On regret is that they did not have any Zinfandel which is our favorite wine but we made do, everything else covered the missing wine. Lotus is recommendable. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2012

Nice place!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2012

Yummy food and I love that it is in Brooklyn

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2012

Horrible service! Charged us an extra $40 because we brought a cake. When I mentioned that we would be bringing.our own cake to the receptionist over the phone, there was no mention of an extra charge. When the subject was addressed they rudely responded to our complaints and refused to accommodate us. Will never ever go again worst experience we've ever had!!!!!!

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2012

Everything was mediocre, not bad, but not good either. I wouldn't recommend going there for REAL Thai food.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2012

The food was wonderful. The table was spacious and comfortable. The decor was lovely. The servers were okay in energy and eagerness to inform. Seemed a bit off put by our questions, but still okay. Overall, I would recommend this restaurant and definitely plan to go back in the future.

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