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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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 93
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
I dream of the Lotus Pad

When I'm out of Montana, the Lotus Pad dominates my foodie dreams. I have never had a bad meal in the Lotus Pad, and it is absolutely worth dining here if you are in the area. However, if you don't like hot/spicy food, this is not the place for you. But if you like delicate flavors in a spicy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

When I'm out of Montana, the Lotus Pad dominates my foodie dreams. I have never had a bad meal in the Lotus Pad, and it is absolutely worth dining here if you are in the area. However, if you don't like hot/spicy food, this is not the place for you. But if you like delicate flavors in a spicy dish... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First night in town we tried to call to get a reservation for dinner. After being placed "on hold" (actually phone just set down while person doing other things) for 5 minutes and no one coming back to the phone I just hung up. On the last night in town we decided to get carry-out. Again, place "on-hold" when called.... More 

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La Crosse, WI
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83 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Ok, it's the most popular restaurant in Big Sky. I get that. But I have had much better Thai food elsewhere and at a much more reasonable price. My green curry was watery and had some weird undigestible veggie in it that I could not even chew. Not nearly as spicey as advertised. My buddy's bison dish had little meat,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It is not real traditional Thai . First you need reservation , too small place and feel very tied. It is not like oriental people cook:)). We get tom ka soup, that was very good , but it much more heavy then traditional , more coconut milk, more heave . Red curry was imprisation curry , not the best on... More 

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Portland, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The food was delicious, however we sat on the second floor and was smoked out by the kitchen downstairs. Our first course was the chicken satay, which was way smaller than the picture on their website. Only 4 small skewers of chicken. It was delicious, especially the peanut dipping sauce but we were disappointed in the portion size. The pork... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here based on the other reviews, and I would say it lived up to it's name. The service was a little slow, but the foods was good and the portions were quite large. I would definitely give it another try if I'm in Big Sky again.

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MARQUETTE
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very small restaurant, reservations are a must! Excellent fresh food...out of this world good food, excellent service.

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Senior Reviewer
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food is fantastic! The restaurant is small and tables turnover slowly, so even with reservations you can end up waiting outside in the cold for a half hour. HOWEVER..….. call for a takeout order and BAMM!! You have an awesome meal in your own home. Crying Tiger and Drunken Noodles are a must try.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We love the Lotus Pad. Their food is always interesting and they have great specials! It is a very small restaurant and at times, hard to get into, especially for a large group. We have started doing their take out more often than eating in. It works better for the older set, because hearing becomes an issue if you want... More 

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Auburn, New York, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The food was excellent and good sized portions but the overall cost was a lot. The sweet curry dish was very good, the spicy curry was a bit too hot.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

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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?