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Red Lotus a disappointment

Original post made by Suzy, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights, on Dec 13, 2006

Three of us were disappointed recently with our lunch at the new Red Lotus restaurant featuring Southeast Asian food in the Ladera shopping center in Portola Valley. The location formerly housed a different eatery, New Bamboo.

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Dec 29, 2006 at 8:03 pm

I totally agree with all of the above.

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Posted by john
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Jan 2, 2007 at 12:12 pm

I disagree greatly with your assesment. First off 25$ for a rack of lamb (which is enough for two portions) at that quality is a steal. There are many delicious appetizers on the dinner menu (not sure if they are available for lunch) including shitake mushroom potstickers, banana , mango, and shrimp egg rolls and fantastic samosas. I would reccomend you try it again, and if you still don't like it then I imagine you simply don't like south east asian food. This is some of the finest you will find.

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Posted by Andria
a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Jan 18, 2007 at 7:54 pm

I'd also agree with John's comments. My husband and I have eaten at Red Lotus several times. We enjoy the Chargrilled Ahi Tuna (which at $18 is about the same price or less than the price of a Ahi Tuna filet at Bianchini's Market). My husband is also a big fan of the Wok Shaken Beef Tenderloin.

We feel lucky to have such high quality food available in our neighborhood.