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Lotus Cuisine of India

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Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213 (Tamalpias Ave.)
415-456-5808
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 8
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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
Can't wait to return!

Extremely řelaxing atmosphere! Quiet with soft music and pleasant lighting. When I walked in from outside, I immediately felt calm. I did not feel that I was still in the hustle of San Rafael. I think mature children win enjoy it here but it would be very inappropriate for running around or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Mill Valley, California
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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Extremely řelaxing atmosphere! Quiet with soft music and pleasant lighting. When I walked in from outside, I immediately felt calm. I did not feel that I was still in the hustle of San Rafael. I think mature children win enjoy it here but it would be very inappropriate for running around or speaking loudly. Service excellent and easy to get... More 

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Saint Gabriel, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I took my son here a few years ago when visiting the area, and he still talks about the meal he had. So, when visiting with my daughter recently, we had to go. And she will now be talking forever about her meal there, too. What a great place. Very reasonable prices, health-conscious options, and aromas you just want to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I was just amazed at the great food and very warm and friendly service by this wonderful family run restaurant. The food is out of this world. I have had Indian food many times and always went away with a YUK feeling. Lotus is wonderful, the food is presented well and the staff are amazing in advising you what to... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Excellent cuisine and good choices, including a buffet. Owners are super diligent, have just opened another restaurant in western San Rafael. They are even known to provide free meals to people at Thanksgiving.

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MUMBAI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Worth the visit.. Place was clean.. Service was Fantastic... And food was simply awesome... Will visit again. .

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Rustenburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visiting this gem all the way from South Africa. Absolute divine flavours experienced in Lamb Khorma, Lamb Rogan Josh, Lamb Saag and Lamb Vindaloo. Ending the evening with Kulfi. Complements to the chef. Friendly service, competence of staff and overall atmosphere was good. Thank you.

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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Extremely knowledgeable staff; friendly owner and a 10% discount for takeout orders. Hard to go wrong here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant, serving organic food, does an excellent buffet lunch Mon - Sat at a reasonable price. Well worth it. Abundance of dishes, including chicken, lentils, spinach, rice, a whole variety of delicious curries. Took my 99 year old neighbor there for her birthday. She enjoys new experiences, which are hard to find when you are 99! She had never... More 

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San Rafael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I love Lotus' food and the owner and rest of staff are friendly and excellent. The Navrattan Korma is our favorite and the lentil soup is terrific - fresh and light. Try the raisin naan and the sweet lassi if you want something a little sweet. The ceiling opens for a beautiful outdoor feel too. Cool.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food at Lotus was exceptionally delicious--the combination of the spices were done perfectly, with nothing overpowering the other and every bite heavenly.

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Restaurant Details

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: 415-456-5808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?