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Lotus Cuisine of India

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016, 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$15 - $25
CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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APPETIZERS‏
all of our appetizers are made with organic flour and served with a mint-cilantro sauce and a sweet tamarind sauce
4.95
veggie pakoras
fresh vegetables (pesticide-free spinach, cauliflower, potatoes and red onions) dipped in chick pea flour and fried.
5.95
chicken pakoras
boneless white chicken dipped in chick pea flour and fried.
6.00
vegetable samosas
pastry stuffed with seasoned potatoes and peas (2 pieces).
7.00
lamb samosas
pastry stuffed with minced lamb and green peas (2 pieces).
9.95
lotus platter
combination of above appetizers.
6.95
aloo cheese tikki
potato and organic cheese patties with ginger peas, red onions and organic spices, served with organic chana masala.
5.95
onion pakoras
thinly sliced onion dipped in mildly spiced garbanzo bean (chick pea flour) batter and fried.
5.95
channe ki chaat
tangy combination of organic chick-peas, potatoes, and onion tossed in tamarind sauce and sprinkled with black indian salt - served cold.
SOUPS AND SALADS
4.25
mulligatawny soup
mildly spiced chicken soup.
3.95
lentil soup (dal)
mildly spiced pureed organic lentil soup.
4.95
green salad
lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, peas and tomatoes served with ranch or thousand island dressing
SIDE DISHES‏
2.95
pappadum
two thin baked lentil wafers.
3.00
3.50
kashimiri rice / eco friendly brown rice
non-gmo indian basmati rice.
2.95
raita / pickle (achar) / chutneys
(choice of‏ one: mango, ginger peach, plum, or apple nut) indian condiments.
INDIAN BREADS
all of our indian breads are made with organic flour
2.95
naan
leavened bread‏ baked in a clay pit over charcoal
4.25
lotus naan
naan stuffed with spiced chicken, cashews, raisins and nuts.
4.25
kabuli naan
nann stuffed with raisins and nuts
4.25
paneer naan
naan stuffed with homemade organic cheese.
4.25
keema naan
naan stuffed with spiced ground lamb
4.25
garlic naan
naan stuffed with garlic
4.50
pesto naan (holy basil)
naan stuffed‏ with basil (holy basil).
4.25
onion naan
naan stuffed with diced red onions.
4.25
aloo paratha
whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes
BIRIYANI ENTREES‏
all biriyani served with raita - gluten free
12.95
organic chicken +1.50
vegan-vegetarian
13.95
organic chicken +1.50
chicken
14.95
organic chicken +1.50
lamb
15.95
organic chicken +1.50
prawn
basmati rice, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins and organic spices and your choice of the above.
VEGETARIAN CURRIES
all dishes are available vegan and gluten-free at your request.
13.95
lotus paneer special
homemade organic cheese cooked in diced onions, tomatoes, capsicum, cumin seed, and organic spices.
12.95
achari paneer
cubes of organic cheese cooked in savory organic spices and a touch of pickle.
12.95
aloo bengan
fresh japanese‏ baby eggplant and potatoes cooked in sliced onions and organic spices.
12.95
paneer tikka masala
homemade organic cheese cubes cooked with organic spices.
11.95
mushroom masala
mushroom cooked with garlic, ginger, tomatoes and organic spices.
12.95
malai kofta
combination of organic cheese, potatoes, nuts and raisins blended with organic spices.
11.95
navrattan korma
mixed vegetables with organic paneer and nuts.
10.95
aloo gobi
fresh organic cauliflower cooked with potatoes and organic spices.
10.95
saag paneer
fresh pesticide-free spinach and organic paneer.
CHICKEN CURRIES‏
all curries are made with organic spices, non-gmo oil, organic coconut oil and organic ghee
11.95
organic chicken +1.50
chicken saag
chicken cooked with mildly spiced pesticide-free spinach.
11.95
organic chicken +1.50
chicken vindalu - spicy hot
chicken cooked with potatoes, chili and verjus (non-fermented grape juice).
11.95
organic chicken +1.50
chicken khumba
chicken cooked with mushrooms and organic spices.
12.95
organic chicken +1.50
butter chicken
tandoori boneless chicken in a thick buttery gravy (dark meat only).
12.95
organic chicken +1.50
chicken coconut curry
chicken with coconut milk, ginger, garlic, organic spices and a touch of basil.
12.95
organic chicken +1.50
chicken tikka masala
chicken cooked in mild creamy sauce.
SEAFOOD CURRIESE
13.95
prawn saagwala
prawns cooked‏ in a creamy pesticide-free spinach.
13.95
prawn curry
prawns cooked in a tomato-onion gravy.
13.95
prawn vindalu (hot)
prawns cooked with spiced potatoes and verjus (non-fermented grape juice).
13.95
tandoori prawn masala
tandoori prawns cooked and served with curry sauce.
13.95
kadahi prawn
prawns cooked with tomato, onion, bell pepper, ginger and garlic.
13.95
prawn coconut curry
prawns cooked in coconut milk, ginger, garlic, organic spices and a touch of basil
THALI SPECIALS‏
includes pappadum, salad, naan, rice, raita and dessert (kheer or gulab jamun)
21.95
kheer
gulab jamun
vegetarian thali
vegetable pakora,‏ dal soup, vegetable samosa, dal makhani, saag paneer and navrattan korma.
24.95
kheer
gulab jamun
chicken thali
chicken pakora, mulligatawny soup, chicken masala, two pieces of tandoori chicken and saag paneer.
26.95
kheer
gulab jamun
lamb thali
vegetable pakora, mulligatawny soup, lamb samosa, lamb masala, lamb saag, and dal makhani.
LAMB CURRIES
all natural, no added hormones, no antibiotics.
13.95
lamb dal
lamb cooked in mixed lentils, tomatoes, onions, with mild organic spices.
13.95
rogan josh (traditional lamb curry)
lamb cooked‏ in mildly spicy curry sauce.
13.95
lamb korma
lamb cooked in mild creamy sauce with a touch of cashews and raisins.
13.95
lamb saag
lamb cooked with mildly spiced pesticide-free spinach.
13.95
lamb vindalu - spicy hot
lamb cooked with potatoes and chili and verjus (non-fermented grape juice).
13.95
lamb coconut curry
cubes of natural lamb cooked in mild coconut sauce.
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beutiful restaurant. In the summer they are able to slide open the roof making it feel as if you are outdoors. The menu is extensive. I tried the butter chicken which could not have been better. My only complaint was that the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Dansker58
Reviewed May 14, 2019

This is one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever dined in. The decor is lovely. You are greeted by a large copper bowl of floating flowers near the entrance. The dimly lit rooms and Indian music playing in the background creates a mystic...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Maureen M
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

I love Indian food. I was underwhelmed with our dinner here. Portions were small, prices were not. We met family here and were a large group. It was a good place to meet, thou it was loud and hard to hear across the table. I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CindyRK55
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We were on vacation to San Rafael and decided to have dinner here. We ordered naan and several entrees. We shared all of our food and everything I tasted was incredible. I could tell the sauces were cooked long and slow in order to yield...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank CarrieS3
Reviewed January 6, 2019

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
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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
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