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Quick Look: Lotus Xpress Restaurant Opens on East Broadway

The East Broadway restaurant has classic Chinese staples along with some interesting Japanese fare.

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.

Michael J Wade February 20, 2013 at 11:33 AM
It's really great seeing this eyesore turned into something. I'll have to stop by and check it out.
Courtney O'Keefe February 20, 2013 at 06:25 PM
I'll stop by! Just don't tell anyone in Ward 5 ;)
Nancy Lynch February 20, 2013 at 08:06 PM
The food is so delicious!! The restaurant is so clean and it is decorated so nicely. The manager and staff are awesome so helpful with explaining their wonderful dishes I have been there twice since they opened and can't wait to go again. Go and try it you won't be dissappointed. Nancy
Stan Eichner April 21, 2013 at 12:52 AM
This new restaurant is such a wonderful addition to the neighborhood! Not only is all the food delicious but it's use of only fresh ingredients really makes it a cut above similar restaurants. Big big thumbs up! Try it, you'll really like it.

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