Lotus Xpress, a new Asian restaurant that specializes in Chinese and Japanese cuisine, opened Jan. 31 on East Broadway, and so far, "It's been going well," according to the restaurant's manager.
"The community has been very welcoming," said Alan, who didn't want to use his last name.
At 167 Broadway, Lotus Xpress opened at the former site of a KFC that closed at the end of 2011. The building has been renovated for the new restaurant.
Alan said, "We try to keep everything fresh" and "all dishes are made to order."
The menu features classic Chinese-restaurant dishes, such as dumplings and General Gao's Chicken, and Alan said, "We have some Szechuan dishes that are quite good"—Szechuan spicy fish is white fish cooked in a spicy broth, for instance.
It also has some dishes you won't necessarily find on other takeout menus, such as spicy miso beef ramen soup and Japanese curry over chicken cutlet.
You'll also find things like Mongolian beef, Szechuan spicy tofu and sewed salad in addition to sushi and maki.
The restaurant offers takeout and eat-in service, and although it doesn't deliver yet, that may happen in the future, Alan said.
You can visit the restaurant's website at lotusxpress.com.