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Lotus Cuisine of India

704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
415-456-5808
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Ranked #6 of 213 restaurants in San Rafael
Price range: $25 - $25
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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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 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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San Rafael, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Terrific food each time we visit. Chicken Tikka Masala is our favorite dish. Do indulge in the Lotus Platter, a fabulous beginning to your incredible adventure at Lotus Cuisine of India. In fact, we are headed there tonight for my birthday dinner!

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san francisco
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Saw an ad that this restaurant was thankful for the community for his 10 years in business and offered a free meal to anyone who came on Wed between 5-9 PM. We arrived about 5:15 and the line was half way down the block but we stuck it out (good weather helped). Little by little we advanced and withing 30... More

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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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384 reviews 384 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had such a great time!!! Very good authentic Indian food!!! Very good extended menu... Great service and outstanding ambiance... Open roof typical from India... Try their kulfi homemade ice cream!!!

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