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Lotus Cuisine of India

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner


$15 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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all of our appetizers are made with organic flour and served with a mint-cilantro sauce and a sweet tamarind sauce
veggie pakoras
fresh vegetables (pesticide-free spinach, cauliflower, potatoes and red onions) dipped in chick pea flour and fried.
chicken pakoras
boneless white chicken dipped in chick pea flour and fried.
vegetable samosas
pastry stuffed with seasoned potatoes and peas (2 pieces).
lamb samosas
pastry stuffed with minced lamb and green peas (2 pieces).
lotus platter
combination of above appetizers.
aloo cheese tikki
potato and organic cheese patties with ginger peas, red onions and organic spices, served with organic chana masala.
onion pakoras
thinly sliced onion dipped in mildly spiced garbanzo bean (chick pea flour) batter and fried.
channe ki chaat
tangy combination of organic chick-peas, potatoes, and onion tossed in tamarind sauce and sprinkled with black indian salt - served cold.
mulligatawny soup
mildly spiced chicken soup.
lentil soup (dal)
mildly spiced pureed organic lentil soup.
green salad
lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, peas and tomatoes served with ranch or thousand island dressing
two thin baked lentil wafers.
kashimiri rice / eco friendly brown rice
non-gmo indian basmati rice.
raita / pickle (achar) / chutneys
(choice of‏ one: mango, ginger peach, plum, or apple nut) indian condiments.
all of our indian breads are made with organic flour
leavened bread‏ baked in a clay pit over charcoal
lotus naan
naan stuffed with spiced chicken, cashews, raisins and nuts.
kabuli naan
nann stuffed with raisins and nuts
paneer naan
naan stuffed with homemade organic cheese.
keema naan
naan stuffed with spiced ground lamb
garlic naan
naan stuffed with garlic
pesto naan (holy basil)
naan stuffed‏ with basil (holy basil).
onion naan
naan stuffed with diced red onions.
aloo paratha
whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes
all biriyani served with raita - gluten free
organic chicken $+1.50
organic chicken $+1.50
organic chicken $+1.50
organic chicken $+1.50
basmati rice, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins and organic spices and your choice of the above.
all dishes are available vegan and gluten-free at your request.
lotus paneer special
homemade organic cheese cooked in diced onions, tomatoes, capsicum, cumin seed, and organic spices.
achari paneer
cubes of organic cheese cooked in savory organic spices and a touch of pickle.
aloo bengan
fresh japanese‏ baby eggplant and potatoes cooked in sliced onions and organic spices.
paneer tikka masala
homemade organic cheese cubes cooked with organic spices.
mushroom masala
mushroom cooked with garlic, ginger, tomatoes and organic spices.
malai kofta
combination of organic cheese, potatoes, nuts and raisins blended with organic spices.
navrattan korma
mixed vegetables with organic paneer and nuts.
aloo gobi
fresh organic cauliflower cooked with potatoes and organic spices.
saag paneer
fresh pesticide-free spinach and organic paneer.
all curries are made with organic spices, non-gmo oil, organic coconut oil and organic ghee
organic chicken $+1.50
chicken saag
chicken cooked with mildly spiced pesticide-free spinach.
organic chicken $+1.50
chicken vindalu - spicy hot
chicken cooked with potatoes, chili and verjus (non-fermented grape juice).
organic chicken $+1.50
chicken khumba
chicken cooked with mushrooms and organic spices.
organic chicken $+1.50
butter chicken
tandoori boneless chicken in a thick buttery gravy (dark meat only).
organic chicken $+1.50
chicken coconut curry
chicken with coconut milk, ginger, garlic, organic spices and a touch of basil.
organic chicken $+1.50
chicken tikka masala
chicken cooked in mild creamy sauce.
prawn saagwala
prawns cooked‏ in a creamy pesticide-free spinach.
prawn curry
prawns cooked in a tomato-onion gravy.
prawn vindalu (hot)
prawns cooked with spiced potatoes and verjus (non-fermented grape juice).
tandoori prawn masala
tandoori prawns cooked and served with curry sauce.
kadahi prawn
prawns cooked with tomato, onion, bell pepper, ginger and garlic.
prawn coconut curry
prawns cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, organic spices and a touch of basil
includes pappadum, salad, naan, rice, raita and dessert (kheer or gulab jamun)
gulab jamun
vegetarian thali
vegetable pakora,‏ dal soup, vegetable samosa, dal makhani, saag paneer and navrattan korma.
gulab jamun
chicken thali
chicken pakora, mulligatawny soup, chicken masala, two pieces of tandoori chicken and saag paneer.
gulab jamun
lamb thali
vegetable pakora, mulligatawny soup, lamb samosa, lamb masala, lamb saag, and dal makhani.
all natural, no added hormones, no antibiotics.
lamb dal
lamb cooked in mixed lentils, tomatoes, onions, with mild organic spices.
rogan josh (traditional lamb curry)
lamb cooked‏ in mildly spicy curry sauce.
lamb korma
lamb cooked in mild creamy sauce with a touch of cashews and raisins.
lamb saag
lamb cooked with mildly spiced pesticide-free spinach.
lamb vindalu - spicy hot
lamb cooked with potatoes and chili and verjus (non-fermented grape juice).
lamb coconut curry
cubes of natural lamb cooked in mild coconut sauce.
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All reviews naan tandoori chicken curries saag potatoes indian food buffet lunch best indian fantastic buffet gluten free options delicious food the wait staff nice atmosphere pal condiments dairy spicy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been come to Pal Surinder's restaurant for 20 years. Pal personally goes to the commercial farmer markets in SF every day to get the best produce available. The food is always carefully prepared from the light and spice veggie pakoras, to the curries, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GCarver2
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I have been going to Lotus for over 10 years now for their all you can eat buffet for about 9 bucks. The variety and quality of food keep me coming back. Nice atmosphere and the wait staff is on the top of their game....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Moved a couple of years ago from the Mission SF and were soon disappointed at what passes for a decent restaurant or eatery near us. We have almost stopped going out, well, we also remodeled our kitchen and it's finished now, but in that time...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Having been to a number of Indian restaurants it was refreshing to see dishes we had never seen on menus before. Wonderful that there were organic and gluten free options. Delicious food, great ambience and friendly staff.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cjl1993
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

I had lamb chops, saag paneer and a delicious Sonoma Zinfandel. The service was very good and I enjoyed my meal ver much.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank melisslyn
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We come here almost every week. When we don’t, Paul asks us where we’ve been. We’ve had their food at so many of our big life events...milestone birthdays, graduations, and we always bring visitors here. They rave about the food too and how they wish...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DecafCapp
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

On the plus side the staff were very efficient and service was speedy. On the downside the menu was not extensive, everything we had tasted like it just has curry powder added rather than rich sauces. We eat a lot of curries in the UK...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Soosgreen
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Including gluten free naan in 3 flavours. I had a lamb biryani which was delicious and served piping hot. My son had butter chicken and regular naan which he thought was awesome, and he eats butter chicken around the world whenever we go to an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RogerM596
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We ate here for the first time a week ago. It's a nice Indian restaurant with good choices, for all tastes. We had some standard dishes, but also the special appetizer (fried cauliflower) and the Lotus naan, filled with cheese. Everything was good. I would...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank salvadorb2
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We were looking for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant. This is neither, but the owner says they can make any (or maybe most) vegetarian dish vegan, by substituting coconut milk for dairy. We opted for the reasonably priced buffet. Maybe ten dishes; all but three...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
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