I have lived in Memphis all my llife and this is one of my all time favorite restaurants. Its a tiny little restaurant /mom and pop, but THE FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! Be warned ahead of time......dont try to run in on your way to a movie or other timed destination.....Mr. Joe cannot be rushed creating your dinner and you wont be disappointed. Lotus is for a night when you want to kick back and enjoy leisurely dining while sipping a bottle of Vietnamese beer or your BYOB of favorite wine, which he will uncork and chill for you. Our fav is egg foo young and lo mein, but we haven't ever ordered anything that is not delicious!!!....and Mr. Joe, the owner is a charmer!.....he will tell you tales of Vietnam or talk to you about his recipes.....at our last visit our table chatted with him about hot peppers (and I mean HOT!) that he grows himself! Once youve been once and met Joe, you will put this restaurant on your list of favs!! Dont miss out on this great dining experience!!