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White Lotus

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843 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
(510) 525-2791
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sonoma, CA
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

The Papaya salad was excellent. The pineapple fried rice with pork was also very tasty and filling. The ginger beef dish was also very tasty. The three dishes were filling and the taste of each complimented each other. The Thai Ice Teas, just added to this meal....Unfortunately, there was no room for dessert following this meal...

Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
Albany, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2015

I ordered red curry and my husband ordered pad thai and was so good loved it.. Staff was so friendly and explained what options are best fr veggies.

Thank Swetha P
San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2015

I can't tell you enough about this place. The food quality and flavor were superior. It tastes like local "IN" Thailand food. We ordered so many things. Soups, appetizers, entrees. Everything was high flavor, fresh and delish. Find your favorite and be prepared. I imagine the lower marks here are by people that are used to the American tamed down... More 

Thank Thomas B
Albany, California
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

There are plenty of Thai restaurants in the Bay Area, but if you are in Berkeley/Albany, this is the place to go. The servings are generous, beautiful presentation, and delicious and fresh dishes. Try the dish of the day. You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank mcmolteni
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

There are only 2 authentic Thai restaurants in the Bay Area (the original Marnee and Lers Ros, both in SF.) But White Lotus is the closest you will come to real Thai food in the East Bay. Be specific and ask for server's advice, specify your degree of peppery heat, and she will give you exactly what you want from... More 

2 Thank Herbert P
East Bay,California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

I've been to the White Lotus restaurant about 4 times in the last year ; each time the food never disappoints. Their delicious Thai salads and curries come in a generous serving, and is beautifully presented. The service is great, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is peaceful.

1 Thank sunwaterwind
Oakland, California, United States
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

Having lived in Bangkok and spent quite a bit of time in Thailand I consider myself to be somewhat of an "authority" on authentic Thai cuisine. While some dishes vary in terms of genuine Thai authenticity, (not too Americanized) these people deliver the goods at reasonable prices. To their credit, they are NOT afraid to dish it up super hot... More 

Thank Bob F
Berkeley, California
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

I went with 5 other folks. They had the Lamb, Chicken Satay, Prawn salad, and as always, I had the Pad Thai. The Pad Thai was about 3 1/3 stars, not the best I've had, but somewhere between fair and good. The Chicken Satay came with a sticky rice that was quite tasty. Lotus also serves a brown jasmine rice... More 

Thank BonnyZ
Berkeley, California
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

Every visit to White Lotus, with its fresh, authentic ingredients and beautiful presentation makes it a meal to remember. Be sure to ask if you want the curries toned down or something special. They are very accommodating. One would expect to pay a lot more for such plentiful and freshly prepared dishes. We're astounded at how reasonable this place is.... More 

Thank judeym
Albany, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

Food to remember not only in the brain and eyes (restaurant is run by two women), but definitely for the taste. Often spicy-hot food covers the taste, but not in the case of White Lotus. It is the "French Cuisine of Asia" the BEST. I cannot think not to go there at least ones a week and they have 77... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 843 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: (510) 525-2791

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