The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of upscale Asian fusion at Red Lotus Kitchen & Bar, located on J Street.
Named the city’s best new restaurant by the Sacramento News & Review and dubbed 'a work of culinary artistry' by the Sacramento Bee, Red Lotus is a hip Asian-inspired eatery that spotlights China’s shareable dim-sum dishes, emphasizing small, passable plates while easing the financial burden of taking one bite from every entree on the menu. Peruse Red Lotus’s selection of diminutive dishes, such as the pan-roasted magret duck breast, served with japanese cucumber and scallion-stuffed steamed buns, a sweet and spicy glaze, and a house hoisin sauce ($9.50). Or opt for the chili shrimp with candied pistachios, serrano chili, and a sweet aioli sauce ($9.50). Drive your eats down the esophageal expressway with a handcrafted specialty cocktail ($7+) or a glass of sake ($8+).
The Sacramento News & Review named Red Lotus's Billy Ngo one of the top three chefs in the area and the restaurant itself a Best New Restaurant. Gayot enjoys Red Lotus's "creative take" on dim sum and gives it a 12. The News & Review, Sacramento Bee, and I Was a Teenage Chowhound reviewed Red Lotus. More than 90 Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average.
- Ngo offers food with flair: clever combinations, felicitous flavors, presentational panache and dead-on devotion to detail. – Greg Lucas, Sacramento News & Review
- The setting is beautiful, the service is polished, and the innovative menu seems endlessly creative. – Blair Anthony Robertson, Sacramento Bee
2718 J St.
Sacramento, California 95816Get Directions