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Blue Lotus -- Indian cuisine
« Reply #10 on: 04-12-2014, 09:25pm »
Blue Lotus
131 Erie St
Jersey City, NJ 07302
(201) 216-9038

Went here tonight with the family, their second weekend open. Very friendly staff, though still getting used to their routines. Still working on the ambiance a bit, too. But, the food was great. We ordered aloo gobi, lamb korma, chicken mangowala, and palak paneer. The aloo gobi and the chicken mangowala were awesome--really fresh ingredients, fresh spices. The palak paneer was really good, spicier than I've had elsewhere, but it was blended perhaps a bit too much, was more like a thick soup. The lamb korma had a really tasty sauce, but the lamb itself was unremarkable. Had some naan with it, nice and fresh. Finished up with some gulab jamon and chai.

Prices were a little higher than usual for Indian food in JC, but the location and the quality make it worthy. We all ate well, and came out under $20 a head, including tip.

The guy running it came by when were done and asked us what we thought, even about the decor. He was nice to talk to, which is a good sign. He and his partner have four other locations, so they know the restaurant business. Hopefully this means they can keep this place afloat, because we will be going back.
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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #9 on: 03-31-2014, 12:10pm »
"god hates you. you will all go to yuppie hell. in yuppie hell there is no starbucks or hole foods or sushi bar. in yuppie hell you will work 16 hours a day in a bodega. in yuppie hell your car will not start when the sweeper is coming down the street. in yuppie hell your doorman will terrorize you and have sex with your wife or husband...when you are at work....in the bodega. in yuppie hell you will go to the laundromat and lose your last quarter in a broken washing machine. in yuppie hell you will buy all your food and clothing at the 99 cent store. in yuppie hell there are no cell phones, you will use a pay phone. a filthy pay phone".      -   Cat_Man Dude

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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #8 on: 03-30-2014, 11:30am »
It appears that Subito and Deep Blue both had Frank Peluso in the kitchen.

The annual revenue was estimated (for sale) at $325k!

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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #7 on: 03-30-2014, 10:33am »
Okay, Deep Blue was the second go. Before that was the local couple, don't think it lasted 6 months

Oh - Subito's Pasta!
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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #6 on: 03-30-2014, 10:28am »
I feel that if the food and service is solid, the cuisine is right for this spot.

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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #4 on: 03-30-2014, 10:26am »
An Italian joint from Hoboken and Blue something else, seafood by a couple lived on Erie. And before that, ?? Erie Antiques, which moved to Washington between 4th/5th on the odd(northbound) side, they vacated due to a roof leak. Then Basic.
I will let you know more about the latest offering after receiving a disclosure permission.

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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #3 on: 03-30-2014, 10:16am »
What other restaurants were there before Parkside Bistro and the Mexican place?
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Re: COMING SOON: Blue Lotus
« Reply #2 on: 03-30-2014, 09:04am »
Ah, good scoop.  I have been wondering for quite some time what would be going in there.

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Blue Lotus -- Indian cuisine
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