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$15 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Cuisine
The voluminous menu includes appetizers such as pan-seared scallops—diver-caught morsels drenched with mango salsa ($9). A selection of traditional Chinese fare offers Westernized standbys such as crispy sesame chicken ($12.95), and chef's specials include innovative flavor combinations such as the honey spicy walnut chicken ($14). Diners mine quarries of thai-curry chicken-fried rice for cashews, pineapple, and edible gold nuggets ($12) or unfurl sushi rolls such as the Lotus Inn roll—an edible sleeping bag bundled with pillows of salmon and avocado, sheets of yellowtail and white tuna, and a teddy bear made of tobiko ($14.95).
Lotus Inn's chefs draw upon Chinese, Japanese, and Thai recipes to craft their artfully plated pan-Asian dishes served to guests in a zen-inspired dining room. The menu's entrees and appetizers span the geographical and culinary distance of Asia, with dishes such as pad thai and general tso's chicken mingling with szechuan chicken and panang curry. The chefs also roll tasty morsels of sushi, with gourmet rolls such as a salmon-and-avocado Lotus Inn roll or a spicy-tuna-and-tempura-fish deluxe rainbow roll. They also have a recently redesigned dining room, which now boasts a private party room, Japanese zen elements, and an extended cocktail bar and menu.