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Lotus Thai Cuisine

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3761 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4316
619-299-8272
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 28
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good, but not the best

We usually go to Amarin Thai restaurant, a few blocks to the east, and decided to try Lotus Thai for a change. The food (cashews with beef, masaman curry with chicken) was very good, but somewhat Americanized. The decor is tasteful and informal. The service was efficient but impersonal. Prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 26, 2015
Tony C
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We usually go to Amarin Thai restaurant, a few blocks to the east, and decided to try Lotus Thai for a change. The food (cashews with beef, masaman curry with chicken) was very good, but somewhat Americanized. The decor is tasteful and informal. The service was efficient but impersonal. Prices seemed a little high. They have a happy hour until... More 

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Thank Tony C
San Diego, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Love this restaurant ! Been here a couple of times, always good food. Ordered a couple of curries along with drunken noodles/Pad thai. Perfect blend of spices/herbs. Lychee and mango iced teas are superb too ! Highly recommended.

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Thank 26nasd
Columbus, Ohio
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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visiting San Diego and asked for Thai recommendation. This was the only one mentioned. Gal said its her favorite. Ordered Thai ice tea and Masaman curry beef. Well prepared and presented. Staff attentive. Good flavor, nice heat. I'll return.

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Thank CCIndialantic
Loveland, Colorado
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172 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Great spot for Thai - a friend brought me here while visiting and we shared some soup and curry dish. Service was a bit slow during lunch, but very pleasant staff. Great food.

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Thank rokeedy
Austin, Texas
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284 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I very much enjoyed this place, it is a bit on the expensive side but it certainly is one of the best Thai places that I know of and I liked the feeling of the restaurant - this is a nice place you could take a date.

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los angeles
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We came on a saturday night during happy hour, and basically ordered all our appetizers and drinks for a great price! We ordered the Drunken Noodles and they were amazing (with shrimp). This is a great find with good prices and a relaxed but nice atmosphere. Perfect date night for a relaxed setting, but you still feel like you are... More 

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Thank Larissa75
San Diego, California
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155 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The food is very good and less pricey than ¨A Taste of Thai¨ on University Ave. The Hot and sour soup is my favorite.

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Thank Tishlf
Wädenswil, Zurich, Switzerland
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I just spotted Lotus restaurant while browsing through Sand Diego. It was a Thursday evening and I felt a little hungry, but not too much. So I had a look at the menu outside and decided to explore the place. I was greeted very friendly and could chose a table as the restaurant was only half full. I got the... More 

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Thank Erhard R
Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

This is the type of place where you walk in and you just know you're going to eat really well by the smell of real Thai basil and lemongrass wafting though the air. Probably the best green curry I've had outside of Thailand! My taste buds will be dreaming about this meal for a long time...

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Thank offeygurl
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Love the many choices, the variety of heat you can pick from, the teas/coffees, appetizers. We like the lunch combos, the service as well. And it is beautiful in here. Once in a while parking can be a problem, it is hit or miss on 6th but you can always walk a block or two and check out the local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3761 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-299-8272

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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