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843 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
(510) 525-2791
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Savory and sophisticated makes this one sweet Thai restaurant

Every visit to White Lotus, with its fresh, authentic ingredients and beautiful presentation makes it a meal to remember. Be sure to ask if you want the curries toned down or something special. They are very accommodating. One would expect to pay a lot more for such plentiful and freshly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2012
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Berkeley, California
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San Rafael, California
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299 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I can't tell you enough about this place. The food quality and flavor were superior. It tastes like local "IN" Thailand food. We ordered so many things. Soups, appetizers, entrees. Everything was high flavor, fresh and delish. Find your favorite and be prepared. I imagine the lower marks here are by people that are used to the American tamed down... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There are plenty of Thai restaurants in the Bay Area, but if you are in Berkeley/Albany, this is the place to go. The servings are generous, beautiful presentation, and delicious and fresh dishes. Try the dish of the day. You will not be disappointed.

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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

There are only 2 authentic Thai restaurants in the Bay Area (the original Marnee and Lers Ros, both in SF.) But White Lotus is the closest you will come to real Thai food in the East Bay. Be specific and ask for server's advice, specify your degree of peppery heat, and she will give you exactly what you want from... More 

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East Bay,California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I've been to the White Lotus restaurant about 4 times in the last year ; each time the food never disappoints. Their delicious Thai salads and curries come in a generous serving, and is beautifully presented. The service is great, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is peaceful.

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Having lived in Bangkok and spent quite a bit of time in Thailand I consider myself to be somewhat of an "authority" on authentic Thai cuisine. While some dishes vary in terms of genuine Thai authenticity, (not too Americanized) these people deliver the goods at reasonable prices. To their credit, they are NOT afraid to dish it up super hot... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I went with 5 other folks. They had the Lamb, Chicken Satay, Prawn salad, and as always, I had the Pad Thai. The Pad Thai was about 3 1/3 stars, not the best I've had, but somewhere between fair and good. The Chicken Satay came with a sticky rice that was quite tasty. Lotus also serves a brown jasmine rice... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Every visit to White Lotus, with its fresh, authentic ingredients and beautiful presentation makes it a meal to remember. Be sure to ask if you want the curries toned down or something special. They are very accommodating. One would expect to pay a lot more for such plentiful and freshly prepared dishes. We're astounded at how reasonable this place is.... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Food to remember not only in the brain and eyes (restaurant is run by two women), but definitely for the taste. Often spicy-hot food covers the taste, but not in the case of White Lotus. It is the "French Cuisine of Asia" the BEST. I cannot think not to go there at least ones a week and they have 77... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

We loved this restaurant at first bite. Actually, a little before that, when we met the people running the place. We felt very welcomed, and every need was met almost before we thought of it. The food was considerably out of the ordinary - each dish beautifully presented and dissimilar from the others in taste. We feel we'd lucked into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 843 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA 94706
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (510) 525-2791

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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