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Lotus Cuisine of India

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704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213 (Tamalpias Ave.)
+1 415-456-5808
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Coppell, Texas
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered vegetarian food over the phone and the lady who took the order was less than friendly. Upon arrival at the restaurant, I requested if they had plates and silverware. She plopped a can with spoons and forks and said " take what you need". I guess they didn't hv paper plates. No big deal- just say that. Food was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Not only am I in "Gluten-Free Food Paradise" every time we visit for dinner, but all my friends (who eat wheat) love it, too. The owner warmly greets everyone and the servers anticipate your every need. Get the Saag Paneer, the Malai Kofta, and the Benghan Bharta with Raita on the side. The Paneer Pakoras were great as well!

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1 Thank KarenBluestone
Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Lotus is my favorite restaraunt. Every meal I've had there is outstanding and the wait staff are quick to respond to their guest's needs. Guests are seated promptly and waiters take your order swiftly. The naan is delicious and they even have gluten free options.

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1 Thank Bxxbaddboyy
Incline Village, Nevada
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Love Lotus food, service, staff and the retractable roof during warm weather. When we arrive back in town, our first response is "Let's go to Lotus because we are craving their delicious Indian food." The staff always greets us with big smiles and makes us feel at home. The service is so quick and fast. The food is organic and... More 

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Thank 785karenf
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Lotus is what happiness means to food. It's amazing. Just go once and you'll see the light. The food is epic all of it. Saag paneer is creamy tikka masala is dope and lamb vindaloo is perfect. Ask for the garlic naan and enjoy

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Thank Chris N
San Rafael, California
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

My husband and I eep finding ourselves back here when we want a delicious and varied meal. The appetizers could make a whole meal. Everything is beautifully presented. The servers are solicitous. Save room for the dessert.

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Thank MarcieLeach
Harwich, Massachusetts
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

What a find! Best Indian restaurant in America, having traveled through 32 States in 18 years and having Indian friends who know how to cook the real deal!! I had the lamb which was perfectly spicy with all the flavor locked into the meat, loved the fact they use organic ingredients. The staff were brilliant too.

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Thank Englishlass63
San Rafael, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

My wife and I have been coming here for years. The owner is super personable, the food is freshly made right after you place your order and best of all, it's always great Indian food.

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Thank EitanMax
San Rafael, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and it is consistently excellent. The food is so good, service is great. It never disappoints and I highly recommend it. Love the Tandoori, the eggplant, the Chicken Tika Masala, the curries, really everything.

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Thank Marney C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Good was nice but not much variety for vegetarians. Only about 3-4 dishes for buffet. Buffet price was cheap though. About 9-10 bucks per person for lunch time buffet. Other than that the food was not bad. North Indian food only available.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
    (Tamalpias Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-5808
Description
Serving the best Indian Food in Marin County in downtown San Rafael since 1999. Vegan and Vegetarian, Gluten free, all organic. Lunch Buffet, Online Take Out Ordering, Zagat rated. Ranked #1 Marin Indian Restaurant. Certified Green Business.

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