We ate at CC Lotus recently & were disappoined with the food and the service. Our server was unusual. An annecdote: she asked one of us if we were Chinese & when we said "Yes", she proceeded to show us all of the "American" Chinese dishes on the menu, such as Sweet/Sour Pork, Broccoli Beef. Real Chinese people don't eat this!
Once the food came, we were further disappointed. The Mapo Tofu was really bad; cubes of Tufo in a brown gravy with really slimy clumps of some type of starchy stuff. We were surprised that they allowed this dish to leave the kitchen that way. The soup was also starchy.
The location of the place is great; on Wilshire nr downtown Santa Monica. Easy parking in the back.
Pros: Good Location, Easy Parking
Cons: Bad Food, Bad Service