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Lotus Cuisine of India

704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
415-456-5808
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Ranked #5 of 213 Restaurants in San Rafael
Price range: $25 - $25
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Tamalpias Ave.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The food is top notch; and a step up from usual Indian fare and the team service is excellent. I have probably had 50 meals here over the years and have always enjoyed it.

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San Rafael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Love going to this restaurant. Keep going back again and again. Superb Indian fare, excellent service - If you are a "curry" fan, you wont find better. I can recommend Lotus.

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Novato, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My teen daughter had never tried Indian food before, so I took her here for their lunch buffet. It had been a while since I've dined here....but as usual, I was really impressed. Décor is very nice with traditional Indian Hindu touches. Very calming music playing. The buffet is wonderful....nothing weird or spicy, just a nice sampling of different Indian... More

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marin
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81 reviews 81 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I've eaten the buffet lunch here many times and it is always good. The dinners are great. Their lamb naan is delicious, the chicken mahkini scrumptious and lamb vindaloo is very tasty. The have a good selection of wines by the glass and usual Indian beers. I've spent a bit of time in Rajasthan and this food is authentic.

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San Francisco, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had dinner here on a Sunday evening, 2/3 of tables were occupied. At $12 to $14 per entree, prices are too high for small servings. After ordering it took over 20 minutes for main dishes to arrive. Ordered pappadum crackers plus mushroom masala, and prawn coconut curry. Pappadum were OK, but the other two dishes arrived in small bowls... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

You must try this once! The buffet is truly excellent, with a large variety of healthy and delicious dishes. The Tandoori chicken is superb! It is so well priced and very filling... all you can eat! This is the best Indian food in Marin. Dinner is more expensive, but lunch buffet is a steal!

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Los Angeles
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Very comprehensive menu and attentive staff. They can make your dishes mild or spicy at your request. I will visit this place again when in San Rafael.

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San Rafael, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

There are a few Indian restaurant in San Rafael. This place tops all of them. Their buffet is excellent with fantastic service. I also love their bread and rice.

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Food is high quality, always delicious and a good value. Service is good, although we usually do takeout. You can even order online for ease. The Tikka Masala is great!

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Liberty Lake WA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

My wife and I have been going to Lotus for years when we visit the Bay Area. We have tried others in the past but we found Lotus to be the best by far. We recently went there for the buffet lunch. We have never been disappointed with the food, service, or decor. Owner Pal runs a great business.

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