Chi by Lotus

4.4
40 Reviews
$41 to $100
Chinese
Inspired by the vibrant night markets found on Beijing’s Ghost Street, Chi has been designed to bring to life the buzzing atmosphere and experience of the popular Chinese food street. An extensive drinks list of wine, beer and Chinese inspired cocktails are there to be enjoyed with a quick bite or over a long, leisurely afternoon while popular pop tunes play overhead to create a fun and lively ambience.

Much of Head Chef Chris Cheng’s menu is bar-style food made to share with strong use of shaokao (Chinese barbeque)

An open kitchen and bar bring theatrical flair to this otherwise interactive space with flaming woks, shaking of cocktails and a heavy scent of chargrill.

Chi’s food is designed to be perfect for soaking up the spirit from a long-neck Tsingtao beer and Chi’s range of mini cocktails which features a Chinese-inspired Negroni and an aptly named, ‘Sunset Ferry’.

Experiences

  • $69 Banquet Menu

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters w ginger & finger lime Charred and fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar Jade prawn dumplings Mixed vegetable & mushroom dumplings Salt & pepper calamari w Chi hot sauce Duck breast w Davidson’s plum caramel & charred lettuce Wagyu beef skewer w sweet soy & crushed black pepper Steamed fish of the day Wok fried Choy Sum w crispy eschalot Steamed rice Yuzu cheesecake w pomelo, blood orange sorbet & salted plum meringue
  • American Express Offer

    A$99.00 per person

    Apr 30 - May 31, 2021

    Dine at CHI by Lotus on a $99 banquet from May 02 - May 30 in a group of 4 or more and receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling Harvest Blanc de Blancs to enjoy!
  • Never-ending Chinese BBQ

    A$75.00 per person

    Mar 6 - Aug 2, 2021

    Join us at our waterfront venue in the heart of Barangaroo for our Never-ending Chinese BBQ event every weekend! On Saturdays and Sundays starting at 12:30, enjoy a range of BBQ options varying from grilled vegetables, to CHI’s signature grilled skewers. A beverage package is included in the price so there’s no better place to dine this weekend.
  • $99 Banquet Menu

    A$99.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters w ginger & finger lime Charred and fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar Deep fried native salt bush w spicy mayo Sichuan style spicy pork and prawn wonton Kimchi chicken siu mai Steamed half shell scallops w garlic, chilli, seablite Westholme Mbs5+ wagyu beef striploin steak Wok fried king prawns w asparagus, shimeji mushroom & chilli oyster sauce Steamed fish of the day Charcoal grilled broccolini w citrus soy and almonds Steamed rice Yuzu cheesecake, pomelo, blood orange sorbet & salted plum meringue
  • Golden Hour @ Chi by Lotus from 3PM- 6PM ONLY

    Multiple dates available

    Located right by the water at Barangaroo. CHI by Lotus is the perfect location for your afternoon drinks every Wednesday – Saturday, between 3:00 -6:00 PM ONLY The Offering: $15 Cocktails $10 Wines $8 Beers Complimentary prawn crackers Accompany your drinks with our limited snack menu: ** Daily pickles. Chi spiced nuts. Chi focaccia w Asian spiced olive oil. Freshly shucked Sydney rock oysters w ginger & finger lime (2 pcs). Steamed half shell scallops w garlic, chilli & seablite (2 pcs). Charred & fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar. Chicken popcorn with Thai basil. Deep fried native saltbush w spicy mayo. Salt & pepper calamari w Chi hot sauce. Vegetable san choy bao w crispy Chinese dough. •Add wagyu beef +4 **
  • Mothers Day Banquet

    A$99.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Welcome glass of NV Deviation Road ‘Loftia’ Brut, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, SA Sydney rock oyster w ginger & finger lime Charred & fresh cucumber w toasted sesame & aged vinegar Jade prawn dumplings Sichuan style spicy pork & prawn wontons King fish sashimi w pickled green chilli, native pepper berry, mustard leaf and citrus soy Crispy duck breast pancake w Davidson plum sauce Steamed barramundi w ginger & shallot soy broth Grilled king prawn w garlic & chilli sauce Westholme mbs5+ wagyu striploin steak 300g Wok-fried chilli green bean w garlic bread crumb Chashu fried rice w zucchini & mustard seeds Berry mousse
  • Corporate Lunch Special

    A$39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us at CHI by Lotus for our Corporate Lunch special available Tuesday-Friday Featuring a selection of our top items only for $39, CHI is the perfect location for you lunch break!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 40 people are saying
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RobertM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Overpriced over fried

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LorinH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had planned to go to the new Crown Casino for dinner but glad we went to Chi by Lotus - much more value for money. Had a great night there with the family.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 26, 2021

Hi Lorin, Thank you for your lovely review of Chi by Lotus! We are delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time dining with us and we look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend to CHI for dinner to celebrate her birthday and we are very pleased with our dining experience. We ordered the Banquet set and every item we were presented was tasty and full of flavour. The people very attentive and friendly. My friend even got a birthday treat: a cocktail drink and a candle and a birthday song.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 20, 2021

Hi Anonymous, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that your had a wonderful experience celebrating your friend's birthday, especially with the birthday treat. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Jlam
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at Chi, food and service exceptional.
Thank you !

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 15, 2021

HI JLam, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to provide you with exceptional food and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chi by Lotus soon!

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Kitty
Sydney
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for providing our guests with a delicious dining experience trying the very generous banquet menu; they loved it!!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 16, 2021

Hi Kitty, Thank you for your great review! We are so glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable dining experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!

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Andre
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time here! It was my friends birthday and they gave us a private table, which was super nice. The staff are so lovely and attentive and the food was incredible. They let us split the bill at the end which I know is annoying, but they were so accomodating. Would definitely recommend!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hi Andre, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the private table and especially the food. We are glad that we were able to be accomodating as that is what we pride ourselves on at Chi by Lotus. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back really soon!

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AnnaC81
London
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere was excellent. The staff were very patient with our kids. We chose to sit outside so that the kids could make a bit of noise and generally be kids. We will definitely come back.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 13, 2021

Hi Anna, Thank you for your kind words and lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that we were able to make it a wonderful experience dining with your kids. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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vipLeeJ
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great selections on the menu, very tasty food and super fast service. Just turn the music down a tad so we can hear the conversation over the large tables

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 8, 2021

Hi LeeJ, Thank you for your kind review and lovely words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the menu selection and fast service. We appreciate your feedback on the music levels and will be sure to pass this along to the team for review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience at Chi by Lotus. I originally booked for rooftop seating and we were upgraded with a private room because we were celebrating a friends birthday, which was a lovely gesture. The food and service was amazing. Would definitely go again.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 8, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the private dining room to celebrate your friend's birthday. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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MartiE
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 7, 2021

Hi MartiE, Thank you for your 5-star review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The amount of food is quite little compared to the Lotus in the galleries. Waited for the food for so long. Especially the desserts. It took ages to arrive.

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VeeVee
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Great food, however the service is below average. It feels like they try to avoid you rather than help you. Also would not recommend sitting outside the street is so busy and lots of noise.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on March 1, 2021

Hi VeeVee, Thank you for your good review and for providing your honest feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food! We appreciate your thoughts on the service and outside seating. We will be sure to pass this along to the team for review moving forward. We hope to welcome you back another time soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sydney
85 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend out for birthday celebration. We had a great time and food was great. She particularly loved the waving cats!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on April 4, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you and your friend had a wonderful times, especially that you enjoyed the food and the waving cats. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon!

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SteveF
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall quite good. Some small problem with one of the main dishes not being available in the $99.00 set menu, but the replacement option was very nice. Good service and ambience.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Steve, Thank you for your kind review! We are very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable time with the team at Chi by Lotus and appreciate your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the replacement dishes provided and that the service and ambience were both pleasant for you. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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JennyS
Sydney
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and I loved the variety in the Valentine's Day banquet. My only critique was that it wasn't enough food. I usually only eat a small amount of food and I was still hungry.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Jenny, Thank you for your great review and for providing your honest feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed yourselves! We appreciate your thoughts on the amount of food served in the banquet and will be sure to pass along to the team for review moving forward. We hope to welcome you back another time soon!

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JasonN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

simply beautiful. love the food and staff what work here.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi there Jason, Thank you for 5-star review! We are so happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time there and we do hope to have you join us again soon!

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BradH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Location is better than the website indicates with views across the water

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Brad, Thank you for your great review of Chi by Lotus! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next visit!

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Helen
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff were wonderful, they adapted some of the dishes for our children which made our experience all the more enjoyable

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 22, 2021

Hi Helen, Thanks for the excellent feedback! We are so happy to hear that you and the kids enjoyed yourselves! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

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LouiseC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, the decor adds real ambience and the service was exemplary. A really great restaurant experience.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 18, 2021

Hi Louise, Thank you for your lovely review of Chi by Lotus! We are delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable time with us an we do hope to welcome you back again soon!

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jordanb
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We would go back there again, thanks very much..

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Jordan, Thank you for your great review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we do hope to see you again soon!

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NatB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service in a great spot of Sydney

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Nat, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely review of Chi by Lotus! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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KatherineS
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious and the service lovely. Chi by Lotus is still in the process of coming in to its own style, the music was a little strange (alternative house music) which did not quite fit the vibe of the restaurant, and the service a little stunted but with the best intentions.
Stand out dishes you must try are the oysters with finger lime, salt bush, scallops and the lamb!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Katherine, Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful feedback from your time at Chi! We greatly appreciate your constructive comments and will be sure to pass this along to the team to improve for future service. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed some of our favourite items on the menu and hope you will join us again soon!

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Jlam
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it 👍Anything attached to the Lotus brand is exceptional 😊👍

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review, we're so happy you enjoyed your time at Chi! We look forward to your next visit!

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LisaL
Sydney
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Festival Feast was well balanced, beautiful food and great value. Standout dish was the scallops in the shell.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Lisa, Thank you for the kind words! We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal at Chi and that you loved the scallops - they are a favourite of ours too! We do hope to welcome you through our doors again soon.

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Kitty
Sydney
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for looking after us today to celebrate my Mum’s birthday. We had a wonderful time!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Kitty, Thank you for your lovely review! We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed yourselves and that your mum had a great birthday with us. We look forward to welcoming you another time soon!

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MinaP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Claudia was the best server! 10/10. She was very attentive and welcoming. As well as all the other staff. The food was melt in your mouth and the ambience was great. We sat outside and it wasn’t loud, it was perfect !

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Mina, Thank you for your great review of Chi by Lotus and for your great feedback! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed such quality service, food and ambience during your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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JulieB
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Six people had the Sydney Festival special. Because we had one vegetarian and one gluten free, the food came out a bit haphazardly. We also had different version of the festival menu on our table - one offered Riesling and one offered Sauvignon Blanc as the house white. Initially, the staff restaurant refused to serve the Riesling, but after some discussion agreed. Pick of the festival menu - dumplings and sang choi bao :-) Nice place, but I prefer the Lotus Dumpling Bar in Walsh Bay - they do the most amazing eggplant dish!.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Julie, Thank you for your great review of Chi by Lotus. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your most valuable feedback which we will pass along to the team for discussion and review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Lotus in the near future.

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ericad
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the banquet before a Sydney festival concert. Great food, nice wine. Made having a bite befits the concert a really easy option.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on February 12, 2021

Hi Erica, Thank you for your fantastic review of Chi by Lotus! It is so wonderful to hear that you had such a lovely dining experience and we do hope to welcome you back again soon!

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KerryB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely intimate space, great service and delicious dishes done differently..yum

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi Kerry, Thank you for your kind words! We are pleased that you have enjoyed your dining experience with us and got to experience the kind of service and delicious food we pride ourselves on at Chi! We look forward to seeing you when you next choose to dine with us.

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ToddG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A little different from your average Asian restaurant. Great for share plates. Food was great. Also a nice selection of craft beers which is a bonus. Other restaurants should take notice. It does influence my decision on where we go to eat.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 12, 2021

Hi Todd, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a great experience with us at Chi by Lotus. We'll be sure to pass along the positive feedback regarding the beer selections, the team will appreciate that! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for NYE with my partner and we cannot fault anything. The service & food was amazing. Will definitely be back!!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so pleased that you chose to ring in the new year with us and that you had such a fabulous time! We really look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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ShaneB
Sydney
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great night out, lovely food & staff I’ll definitely be back

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi Shane, Thank you for your lovely review of Chi by Lotus! We are so pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience with us and we look forward to having you join us again.

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Adix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Very unimpressed with being asked to move to the bar so our table could be given to another customer. We were still waiting for our sweets as a result of service delay when we were asked to move. The meal was expensive and the request unreasonable

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Shoybonir
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing. The only down fall was the amount of food. Bigger servings would be more appreciated.
Service was good, but almost too good, within 2 minutes 3 people asked for our order when we weren’t ready yet.
Drinks were pricey but yummy!
Overall great experience just more expensive than its sister restaurants

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi Shoybonir, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide such valuable feedback on your experience at Chi by Lotus. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a great time and we will be sure to pass along your comments to the team for discussion and review. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

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leanne
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and location! Would definitely return

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi Leanne, Thank you for the 5 star review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service and location that we are so proud of at Chi! We really hope to see you back again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and as usual the lotus group provides wonderful food and service!

Loved it, thanks guys!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi there, Thank you for the kind words! It is so lovely to read comments such as these and we really look forward to your next visit at Chi by Lotus.

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LeisaW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, lovely staff and fast service. Highly recommend.

Only watch out is if you are ordering the bbq pork vs pork belly skewers. We ordered the BBQ pork and got the pork belly skewers which is understandable mistake so might just need to be clear with ordering and staff to clarify before placing the order.

Otherwise magnificent and can't wait to come back!

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi Leisa, Thank you for taking the time to provide your lovely review of Chi by Lotus! We are delighted that you had such a positive experience with us and thank you for your feedback - we will make sure to pass this along to the team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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FionaB
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the banquet which was delicious. It was difficult to hear due to the noise, one of the private rooms would have been nice.

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi Fiona, Many thanks for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal and will take your comments regarding the noise on board for future. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Mags
Sydney
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing we were disappointed in the char grilled broccolini. It just tasted off. The guy greeting you at the door needs to pick up the pace we waited 10-15mins outside for our reservation. Sat us in the wrong area that I had booked and then we were at the counter top which was not enjoyable considering we drove over and hour to get there just to placed directly in the walk way. Then we waited 20mins to get our last dish after finding out it hadn’t actually been put through. So we ended up cancelling the last dish and leaving.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on every level from food to service, definitely recommend

Chi by Lotus
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi there Mary, This is such a lovely review to read, thank you for your kind words and for recommending Chi by Lotus! We do hope to welcome you back through our doors again soon!

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FAQs

Chi by Lotus offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 8318 8605.

Chi by Lotus is rated 4.4 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.