New Asian restaurant opens at Liberty Center

Lotus Pad Asian Cuisine is the latest restaurant to join Liberty Center.

Located across from Kona Grill at 7521 Gibson St., the restaurant offers “fresh, fun, organic Asian food with Thai and Vietnamese influences,” said co-partner Bryan Henderson.

“We source our proteins and vegetables from local farms whenever possible,” Henderson said.

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Menu items include numerous appetizers (larp pork, chicken satay and fresh spring rolls, to name a few), noodle dishes (pad thai and drunken noodles), soup and stir fry.

Yellow, red and green curry dishes include a choice of tofu, chicken, pork, beef, pork belly, shrimp, seafood or crab.

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The Liberty Center restaurant marks Lotus Pad’s second location nationwide. The first one was opened 10 years in Big Sky, Montana, by founding chef Alexandra Omania.

“Our business partners, as well as myself are from this area of the country and felt like this area needed a Lotus Pad,” said Bryan Henderson, operating partner and director of operations.

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Rob Lindeman, the partner who helped discover Lotus Pad from vacation trips to Big Sky, is the owner of Pies & Pints, a restaurant chain with locations throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, including one at Liberty Center, Henderson said.

Lotus Pad’s hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

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