Lotus Asia House is a new Pan-Asian restaurant located in Pointe Orlando featuring a menu of Chinese, Thai, Japanese and Vietnamese-inspired dishes, served in a chic and stylish setting.
Last night we attended an exclusive media preview of the new Lotus Asia House to check out the new space and try some of their signature dishes, sushi and cocktails.
Opening on Thursday, February 21st, this is the latest concept by local restaurateur Karim El Sherif, who recruited Chef Jesse Beardshear – previously the Chef at Seito Sushi in Sand Lake and chef for the San Francisco 49ers – to create a menu with various Asian influences.
The menu artfully blends ingredients and traditional dishes creating unique alternatives.
The restaurant features an indoor and outdoor sushi bar with rolls created by Sushi Chef Cayetano Del Alcazar, who previously worked at Nobu Miami and Seito Sushi.
Here, guests can order Nigiri, Sashimi and a variety of signature Maki rolls, all of which pair perfectly with the restaurant’s signature craft, and sake-based cocktails.
Upon entering diners can choose from a seat at the dramatic bar which accommodates 30, or the main dining room featuring a mixture of cozy red booths and high-top tables seating a total of 184. Private dining options are also available. Cozy all-weather patio seating, with views of the sushi bar and Pointe Orlando, gives diners various experiences to choose from.
Designed by architect/designer Pamela Manhas, of Manhas Design, Lotus Asia House is striking in its decor, paying homage to Asian cultures offering a lively atmosphere featuring two large Buddha sculptures, one at the entrance, and one in the dining room, and transporting hand-painted murals by local artist Ruben Ubiera, of Urban Pop Soul.
El Sherif is very excited to bring this unique concept to Pointe Orlando, as it has been a dream of his to live in Florida and own a restaurant in the Sunshine State.
Lotus Asia House is open for dinner service only.
Sunday – Thursday: 5pm to 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5pm to midnight
(Source: Lotus Asia House)