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Lotus Pad

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3090 Pine Drive #2, Big Sky, MT
406-995-2728
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai Food

Great food and service. The place can get busy so call ahead for reservations. If you enjoy Thai food, you will enjoy Lotus Pad. Small venue, but attractively designed. We enjoyed a seat near the open kitchen. Sights and smells were wonderful and added to the experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Tim Z
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food and service. The place can get busy so call ahead for reservations. If you enjoy Thai food, you will enjoy Lotus Pad. Small venue, but attractively designed. We enjoyed a seat near the open kitchen. Sights and smells were wonderful and added to the experience.

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Big Sky, Montana
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112 reviews 112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A great place for Thai food, also just ate there for a special night featuring Indian cuisine, which was amazing. Service is fast & efficient, food flavorful and good sized portions. They have a full bar, Thai Iced tea too! Place is really small so I highly suggest reservations or calling in a “to-go” order early. One of the more... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We travel to Big Sky 6-8 Times a year and never miss an opportunity to eat here. The staff is always friendly and the food is amazing! I love the Drunken noodles! Great to sit at bar and watch the chefs prepare the food! Phenomenal!!

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Now let me start by saying I'm Australian and we have some of the best Thai and Asian cuisine outside those countries. So, this place has a great vibe and some good authentic flavours- and the best thing is it gives you a break from the stodgy burger, fries and pizzas that seem to be the norm. Ask for it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lotas pad is an amazing, cozy, hot spot in the meadow village. Making it a regular trip for us up from Bozeman. Great cocktails and an awesome sharing menu with fresh local products.Crying Tiger is a must(although we miss the shrimp). Service is awesome, servers are knowledgeable and accommodating.

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florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Ok, first realize your going to eat Thai food in Big Sky Montana, second consider it is a small restaurant with a mini-open kitchen, they seem to do a fair amount of take-out so that messes up the kitchen flow, and fourthly realize your going to sit and enjoy some nice Thai beer while you wait. If you come with... More 

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St. Paul, MN
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

On our first night in Big Sky, we ended up at this very crowded Thai restaurant and had a wonderful dinner. I had the special which was a salmon stir fry - seasoning was great and nice size portions. Most of my colleagues couldn't finish their dinners - although we did have a lot of great appetizers also. Great service... More 

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very worth the visit. But, definitely make reservations. Busy all the time! They also do takeout if you are desperate.

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A 15 minute trip down the mountain - but nice vibe - nice and reasonable price food. We ate downstairs since someone told us the ventilation was not great and you came out smelling of food if you sat upstairs - maybe temporary problem. Friendly staff and great music. You have to make a reservation

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Wrightwood, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Came here because of all the raving reviews. I've prepared myself knowing that I shouldn't expect authentic Thai food, still I was underwhelmed. Environment: small, smoky, dashes of color, a little ad hoc, not bad, feels a little hippie. Food: Ordered a salmon spring roll and a Pad Thai. They were both okay, not fantastic. The much raved about Pad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3090 Pine Drive #2, Big Sky, MT
  • Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Big Sky
  • Phone Number: 406-995-2728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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