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Lotus Thai Cuisine

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3761 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4316
+1 619-299-8272
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“pad thai” (10 reviews)
“curries” (4 reviews)
“papaya salad” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
3761 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4316
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your average Thai restaurant. Go for lunch, it's not crowded and it's quite reasonable. ($20-25 for two w/o drinks.) Parking is difficult at most times, better in the evening. Spring rolls are great, Pad See Ew very good, Pad Thai very good (although not...More

Thank JC_chgo
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Just picked up Pad Thai to go. Sad. Very very sad. Noodles are dry. Very very dry. Ordered medium spicy. My lips are burning so intensely I have to put aloe gel on them. This is ridiculous. The flower cup has almost no taste and...More

Thank tbsdca
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Found the easily. However parking slot took the longest. Nice ambience and very good waiter service. Spring rolls were amazing. Vegetarian pad Thai and bak Chou spring greens were very fresh and full of flavor. Would go again.

Thank Sunspotter2016
Reviewed August 2, 2016

If you love Thai, go here! All the dishes were tasty and well presented. The place is large, but well divided and not noisy. Service is excellent. Loved the curries.

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Lotus Thai was a surprisingly wonderful little restaurant in Hillcrest. The staff were very attentive and polite. It is in a busy section of town with high traffic but still easy to get to on foot. Food was tasty and filling. We ordered the papaya...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed June 11, 2016

The food is consistently good and the atmosphere for dine-in is nice. Not what I would describe as "cheap," but not overly expensive either.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed May 9, 2016

Great little place in Hillcrest, Our group enjoyed the BBQ beef with pear, Phad Thai with shrimp, green curry chicken, pineapple curry with chicken. The flavors were great! The Phad Thai was tasty, but not served traditional lacking shredded carrot, lime wedge, mung beans. The...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed May 3, 2016

We had a very tasty meal with great service in a cute restaurant. Our server went above & beyond, helping us select drinks and meals and customizing them to meet our preferences. We tried dishes that we hadn't had before and were not disappointed. Prices...More

Thank msf007
Reviewed April 1, 2016

Both the food and the service was excellent. We got the Pad Tai with Chicken, drunken noodles with chicken, and the eggplant dish with pork. Then we shared it amongst four of us family style. All the dishes were great and the restaurant was even...More

Thank Robert V
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...More

Thank Tony C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3761 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-299-8272
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