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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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11:00 am - 2:00 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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  • 23
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Indian Restaurant in North Bay Area

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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San Rafael, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

While the seating is not especially comfortable the service is slightly above average for San Rafael and the food excellent. Located a half block or so from the

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Comparing against all the restaurants I have had food at in Santa Rosa, this is Zagat rated and rightly so. Love their achaari paneer and other curries. Have been there twice already and will go for more in the future. Ambience is good too!

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Marin County CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My co-workers and I hit Lotus when we want Indian, the service is great and the food even better. They have a great buffet. I particularly love the Chicken Tika Masala and Tandori Chicken. I have been coming to Lotus for years and will continue to do so.

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Additional Information about Lotus Cuisine of India

Address: 704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
Phone Number: 415-456-5808
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan

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