With such an amazing menu of authentic Chinese cuisine, it is no wonder that Lotus Garden is one of the more popular Chinese restaurants in Albany. You get generous servings off very tasty dishes. I recommend getting a selection of dishes to share, including something you have never thought of eating before. Wine is not part of mainstream Chinese culture, so don't expect a wine menu when you go to genuine Chinese establishments like this one. However, you can get Chinese beer, but if you are not Chinese, expect to be disappointed by the beer. Chinese tea is provided complimentary and is naturally the best match. The restaurant is generally clean and the wooden Chinese style furniture is a plus, but the tables are packed in close, and it can get noisy, so there is room for the proprietors to improve the atmosphere. Also, the bathrooms are not well maintained. But if you're looking for a genuine Chinese food experience, Lotus Garden is very hard to beat.