Vietnamese food in Minneapolis is hard to find. Lotus is a Vietnamese Restaurant tucked away in the Loring Park area. This family owned and operated business was started by a couple from Vietnam in 1985, Trung Nguyen and Van Vo have successfully run this business for the past 26 years.
During this time the couple’s sweat and hard work has rubbed off on their four sons who have helped the couple maintain the restaurants success. The four boys were babies when the couple started the business. As youngsters they took orders and helped their parents prepare food in the restaurant.
To date two of the couple’s sons work full time in the restaurant while the other two dedicate a few hours per week to their parents business. After many years of hard labor and dedication Mr. Nguyen and Mrs. Vo, now spend their time in the kitchen chopping vegetables and cooking behind the scenes while their two sons fully operate the business.
This almost serves Nguyen and Vo as a semi-retirement. The couple can now relax in the background while their son’s run the business smoothly on the front end. Mrs. Van Vo is known for her special Vietnamese Pho soup, it is made with beef, chicken, shrimp, or tofu.
How ever a customer wants their soup cooked Mrs. Vo will prepare it. Not only does she cater to customer’s requests, she often makes special dishes that are shared in the restaurant as samplers. There are many individuals who are aware of the sampler dishes and those individuals often ask the question, “what is mom cooking today?”
Mrs. Vo also known to neighborhood visitors as mom, visits the local farmers market for produce. She uses the fresh produce to make food that satisfies the taste buds of so many dedicated customers. There is no doubt and much proof that there is a true indication of the neighborhoods appreciation for the Lotus Restaurant.
Lotus is an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant that has won the hearts and appetites of many Minneapolis customers and many visitors of the twin cities throughout the years.
The cost of an entrée ranges from $7-$10, Customers can dine in from Monday-Saturday 11am – 9:30pm the restaurant is Closed on Sundays. For those who would like to have Lotus catering for a party or have food delivered as take out, a third party service is provided simply call 651-204-9191 for more information.
For more information about the best Vietnamese food in Minneapolis please visit Lotus at: 113 West Grant Street in Minneapolis or call at 612-870-1218. For menu information please visit the following link: The Lotus Menu