Lotus Galeries

4.6
243 reviews
$41 to $100
Asian
Lotus Galeries is the largest restaurant in the group with 260 seats. The restaurant boasts 5 private dining rooms, ranging in size from 8 persons to up to 40 persons. With a desirable cocktail lounge and a dumpling bar, Lotus Galeries is the perfect destination for any occasion.

The food is a rich tapestry of the new world of Shanghainese cuisine with a nod to Cantonese cuisine.

Experience our famed Lotus dumplings with a selection of modern Chinese dishes showcasing the best of Australian produce. The Galeries has seafood tanks so you can enjoy a selection of live seafood.

Whilst the décor and vibe is modern, the service, food and beverage offering still have classic touches. Head Chef, Steve Wu, creates an ever-changing menu with innovative and inspiring specials showcasing fantastic Australian ingredients in epic Chinese fashion.
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Experiences

  • SydFest 2021 at Lotus The Galeries

    A$55.00 per person

    Jan 8 - Jan 26, 2021

    Enjoy a 6-course share style banquet + complimentary beverage for only $55 Experience our famed Lotus dumplings with a selection of modern Chinese dishes showcasing the best of Australian produce.
  • $118 LNY Banquet

    A$118.00 per person

    Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2021

    Special 10 Course Lunar New Year Banquet - Prosperity salad Oyster with ginger, soy and finger lime Jade prawn dumplings Pork and prawn siu mai Calamari with 7 spice powder Duck pancakes with miso and cucumber Steamed whole fish with ginger and shallots Deep fried lobster tail with thai basil and chef’s homemade salt and pepper Wagyu beef sirloin MB 4 with heirloom tomato, fried leeks and truffle oil Steamed Asian greens with soy sauce and sesame oil Steamed rice Golden ingot puff pastry
  • $168 LNY Banquet

    A$168.00 per person

    Feb 9 - Feb 14, 2021

    Special 12 Course Lunar New Year Banquet - Prosperity salad Oyster with ginger, soy and finger lime Lobster dumplings Pork and prawn siu mai Calamari with 7 spice powder Duck pancakes with miso and cucumber Steamed whole fish with ginger and shallots Live lobster with ginger and shallots sauce OR homemade XO chili sauce Pan fried wagyu rib eye steak mbs9+ with spice and soy sauce Deep fried Brussel sprouts with garlic and shallot Crab fried rice with flying fish roe Golden ingot puff pastry

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 243 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.4
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SoMa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was top notch
Love the little attention to detail with customer service and how observant the waiters/waitresses were.
Food was flavourful and visually stunning to the eye (presentation was lovely)
Active conversations and energetic atmosphere
Clean tables and comfortable seating

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TomK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING. Great vibe, fantastic food, great service. 10/10 I will return for all of my client lunches.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome and service was above and beyond.

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Leeleeput
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Always an amazing meal at this restaurant. The food, ambience, service all hit the right notes and deliver great value. I keep coming back again and again. The asparagus fried rice and dumplings are outstanding.

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MurrayH
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the $ 65. Banquet. So much delicious food and dishes that we loved but would never think to order a la carte. This proved to make the visit exceptional.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was really good. The crispy chicken was a little bit of a letdown. The soy beef main and all the dumplings we tried tasted AMAZING. Brussel sprouts and eggplant mains kept the vegetarian very happy. Service was attentive and genuinely really enjoyed.

Lotus Galeries
Responded 28 minutes ago

Hi Kim, Thank you for taking the time to provide such a lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and are pleased we could cater for your whole party! We will be sure to pass along your lovely feedback regarding the service to the team, they will surely appreciate it. We look forward to your next visit to Lotus Galeries!

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Pre-pandemic, the food in Lotus was outstanding and it is was my No.1 restaurant serving excellent Chinese cuisine with a twist. Whatever I ordered was delicious! I patronized it only for special occasions. This time round I found the food mediocre. What happened? Have you changed your chef? The service and ambience is still excellent. But I wont be returning.

Lotus Galeries
Responded 32 minutes ago

Hi Mary, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughtful and honest feedback. We are extremely disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your last experience with us. We would love to hear more about your dining experience as this is what allows us to grow and improve as a business. Please do feel free to reach out to us directly with any feedback you wish to share. We sincerely hope to welcome you back to Lotus again soon to show you how great our food really is.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was so nice and welcoming. Really great overall experience

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 4 January 2021

Hi Danny, Thank you for your great review of Lotus Galeries! We are so pleased to hear that you had such a fantastic dining experience with us and we really look forward to your next visit!

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kinpam
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Lotus Galeries. The menu choices are always interesting and the dumplings superb. Just as good as the food is the staff - always friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They can answer whatever question you may have. I look forward to my next visit to Lotus. More dumplings! Yum !!!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 4 January 2021

Hi Kinpam, The pleasure is all ours! Thank you for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback for our team it is greatly appreciated. We are so pleased to hear that you always enjoy the top quality food and service that we pride ourselves on at Lotus Galeries! We really look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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DeborahP
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I used to love coming here. It was a disappointment. The eggplant, previously my favourite dish had almost no eggplant, just lots of batter. The scallops and the jade prawn dumplings were bland. The standout - and it was excellent - were the brussels sprouts with wood fungus. Fantastic!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 7 January 2021

Hi Deborah, Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts on your dining experience with us. We are disappointed to hear that you were underwhelmed in your previous visit and we will pass along the feedback to the team to review. We are pleased to hear that you did however enjoy the brussels sprouts! We do hope that you won't be deterred from visiting us again and hope to be able to welcome you back to Lotus Galeries another time soon.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We discovered lotus by accident needing a restaurant near Town Hall. We were very pleasantly surprised, the decor and ambience was very comfortable. The food excellent and the service very attentive without being intrusive.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 7 December 2020

Hi Stephen, Thank you for the lovely review of Lotus Galeries. We are so happy that you found Lotus on your travels and we do hope that we can welcome you back again soon!

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Britt
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our night was absolutely fabulous. I couldn’t recommend Lotus any higher!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 8 January 2021

Hi Britt, Thank you for your lovely review of your time at Lotus! We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us and we hope to see you again very soon!

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mxa1223
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always very pleased with the quality of food and service. Great place to go with friends.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 30 November 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your lovely review of Lotus Galeries! We are so pleased to hear that you regularly enjoy dining with us and we look forward greatly to your next visit!

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AllisonK
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Had a lovely celebration business lunch in the private room. Big thank you to the team for accommodating the dietary requirements of our large group. Food was great and we left so full!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 November 2020

Hi Alison, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted to hear that you had such an excellent time with us at Lotus Galeries and we look forward to your next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
13 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food and nice service

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 November 2020

Hi there, Thanks for taking the time to leave a great review of Lotus Galeries! We do hope to welcome you back again soon!

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RossM
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great night, special banquet. Great service, great food

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 November 2020

Hi Ross, Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your service and food and we hope to see you again soon!

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GaeS
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so nice to be back at our favourite restaurant. As always, food and service was fabulous - thank you!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 November 2020

Hi Gae, Thank you for your kind words, we are so happy to hear that Lotus Galeries has become a favourite of yours! We eagerly await your next visit with us!

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food & wine list are fantastic. Our host made our celebration an even more memorable night!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi there, Thank you for your excellent review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening and will be sure to pass along your lovely feedback! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.

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MeghanR
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Awesome food, amazing service. Worth the price & overall just exceptional. Thank you.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 27 October 2020

Hi Meghan, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such fantastic feedback we really appreciate it! It is lovely to hear that you and your friends enjoyed your evening so much and we look forward to welcoming you back again very very soon!

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Mary
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food and excellent service, also very good gf options.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 16 October 2020

Hi Mary, Thank you for a great review! We are so pleased that you were able to enjoy great food and service and even more happy to hear you were able to enjoy our gluten free options! We look forward to welcoming you through our doors again soon.

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CarolinaL
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food! The crab fried was our fav dish.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Carolina, Thank you for your lovely words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our crab fried rice - it is one of our favourites too! We look forward to your next visit.

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RogerW
New England
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall food is quite good although portion for some of the dishes are slightly less. Service is excellent. I think they have downsized their usual menu these days. Hope the normal menu will be back soon so we can try out more dishes next time.

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable feedback. We are glad to hear you had an enjoyable dining experience at Lotus Galeries and will be sure to pass along your comments. Currently in light of the current conditions we are running a temporary limited menu and we do hope to have our full menu back up and running soon! We look forward to welcoming you back through our doors again soon!

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MeridianP
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed our dinner there very much .. sent 3.5 hrs ! Food was delicate and delicious. Staff were very welcoming and attentive.
Ambience was lovely!

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Meridian, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed such a wonderful evening at Lotus Galeries and got to experience the kind of top quality service we pride ourselves on here at Lotus. we look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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FeliciaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service delicious varied menu . Highly recommend

Lotus Galeries
Responded on 29 October 2020

Hi Felicia, Thank you for the excellent review and for recommending Lotus Galeries! We hope to see you back again very soon!

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CaitS
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another amazing lunch at Lotus! Professional wait staff with an eye to the customers needs and to die for dumplings and dishes make it my go to restaurant for any occasion.

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GaeS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant and have been back a few times now. We are a group of friends from the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Western Sydney and Inner Sydney City - this is the perfect location for our regular get-togethers. Too good to even think about anywhere else! Authentic food, great service at competitive prices. Menu changes regularly so we never eat the same thing over, only that special dish we love!

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JeremiahG
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was average. The eggplant was ok but honestly Chinatown has better for half the price. The dumplings were good. The barramundi was ok but nothing special for its price.

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MarcG
Perth
11 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent as always with consistently great food and really attentive service. Best dumplings in Sydney by a distance.

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KerryT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

One of my favourite restaurants in the CBD. Whether it's business or pleasure, love taking clients and friends along to experience the gorgeous food and great atmosphere.

SK
ShrishtiK
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, great atmosphere and good service. Would recommend!

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GordanaS
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was ok but the service was a bit hit and miss. The cocktails were not good at all and the white wine bought to our table was warm which they tried to fix a number of times and got right the third time. Not sure I would go back.

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RayS
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We have not been here for some time but enjoyed dinner prior to going to the State Theatre on Saturday evening.
Lets just say the Duck Pancakes, Dumplings & Sichuan Chicken were all so well presented & very enjoyable.
Combined with the excellent friendly service & extensive wine list this venue never ceases to impress & is so ideal being close to the theatre.

RM
RossM
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time here. Sensational food and really on the ball service.

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SamanthaK
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

- Best duck pancakes my partner and I have ever had.
- Service was amazing, food was the best we had tasted in awhile.
- Great menu selection
- even better drinks menu

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Andrew
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dumplings and quick, efficient service
Prices are reasonable and the portions large

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AngeliqueW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, good wine, quick service and the atmosphere is pleasant. The staff are always really lovely too.

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Dora
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly and attentive service. Price level a bit higher but tasty food.

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MarieW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

The toilets were not up to standard. They need updating nad repairing.

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EmilyM
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Lotus for my mums birthday and she loved it! Our server was fantastic and he made a special effort to make sure that my mum had a great night. The food was really good and is reasonably priced.

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Madeline
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, professional, helpful and attentive staff.

FAQs

Lotus Galeries is rated 4.6 stars by 243 OpenTable diners.

Lotus Galeries does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://giftup.app/place-order/1f3a35c5-d629-48f6-9588-ad12cbca3f78?platform=Hosted.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.