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Lotus of Siam, and safe to walk

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by Rob, Mar 7, 2017.

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  1. Rob

    Rob Tourist

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    Hi, just hearing great reviews about this restaurant. Just wondering if anyone has been lately, how the prices are, and whether it's safe to walk to from SLS monorail station?
     
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    I figure anyone can have a "bad" meal. My first time there wasn't all that great, I've been there 3 times since and all meals were very good.

    It's a safe walk, at least during daylight.
     
  4. Nevyn

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    Prices are quite reasonable. Food is good, especially the northern thai menu (don't just go there and order pad thai)

    Myself and a friend walked it from SLS. We had no problems, but its not the most well lit or appealing walk at night
     
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    Should be safe to walk during the daytime but I wouldn't recommend walking it at night. Early evening after the sun sets okay but not later in the night.

    Just FYI, there is a bus that goes up and down Sahara so you can catch the bus if you don't want to walk it.


    The prices are decent, not really as good as before but now that they have been "recognized" in a number of places the prices seems to have gone up. A few years ago they were recognized as having one of the best deals for their buffet (I think it was the lunch buffet) but after that they got busy and raised the price of the buffet.
     
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    Lotus was "recognized" eons ago. But the buffet was not all that reflective of the joint because it veered from the Issan heart that made Lotus Lotus.
     
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    I believe they stopped serving the buffet. And I agree with Ken2v. The buffet appeared to offer items more typically seen at a Chinese buffet. I never ate it because I was interested in the wonderful Thai offerings.
     
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    Yes there is no buffet anymore, which is fine, it was not good, just the basic "chinese" stuff you get anywhere. But the northern Thai dishes are really good.
     
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    As Anthony Bourdain has said:

    "You don't come here to order Pad Thai". Not that they don't do Pad Thai well, but Lotus of Siam's specialty is cuisine from Northern Thailand.

    IMHO, you should walk across the shopping to Arawan Thai bistro for more "conventional" Thai cuisine.
     
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    Or you can visit the Green Door if you are bored since they are in the same complex. :poke::popcorn:
     
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    Lotus is delicious and worth going. I wouldn't be walking there at night but would during the day if I had to.
    That recent review is unfair they had 12 people and ordered several items some of which were just one order of a dish, and then complained that some of the 12 didn't get to taste some of the items! We didn't make it there on our trip a few months ago, but I'll never miss it on a future trip! One day we look forward to trying Le Thai downtown, that place is small but it gets great reviews.
     
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    I totally agree with you. I have always loved their food, the wide variety and non-traditional specialties is what makes it worth a visit on every trip to Vegas!
     
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    Some foodie magazine called Lotus of Siam tbw best Thai restaurant in the country. This was a good 10-15 years ago.
     
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