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Lotus Blue

110 Reade St., New York, NY 10013 40.716045 -74.008453
at West Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-267-3777 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Sat-Sun, 5pm-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3 at Chambers St.; A, C at Chambers St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar


Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

Albany St. to Canal St., Broadway to River Ter.


As aficionados of regional Chinese food spots know, you generally don’t come for the atmosphere. So Lotus Blue’s upscale surroundings (high ceilings strung with decorative lanterns, brick walls) come as a surprise: this isn’t your average Flushing dive. The food isn’t typical, either; only a handful of places in the city serve Yunnanese food (although this fare is “Yunnan-influenced,” the owners say), which hails from the southwest corner of China and displays a decidedly tropical bent. This is evident in a salad of mango and banana blossoms, amped up considerably by bird’s-eye chili, though sadly the mango on a recent visit wasn’t very sweet and juicy. Save your taste buds for the delicate hot pot chicken, which needs a little salt; once it got a shake, its deliciously delicate gingery flavors emerged. Also, don’t miss the charred prawns with candied olives or a tasty fried rice with ground pork and cubes of turnip. As a nice touch, the place is upmarket enough that they’ll happily change your plates and silverware between courses. For dessert, if you dare, try the puffs filled with durian, a fruit so pungent it’s banned from public transit in its native Southeast Asia.

Recommended Dishes

Stir-fried prawns with candied olives, $26; steam pot chicken, $20; ground pork and pickled turnip fried rice, $12

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