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Lotus Cuisine of India

704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
+1 415-456-5808
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
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21 - 30 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 7 February 2016

My wife and I have been coming here for years. The owner is super personable, the food is freshly made right after you place your order and best of all, it's always great Indian food.

Thank EitanMax
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

I've been coming here for years and it is consistently excellent. The food is so good, service is great. It never disappoints and I highly recommend it. Love the Tandoori, the eggplant, the Chicken Tika Masala, the curries, really everything.

Thank Marney C
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Good was nice but not much variety for vegetarians. Only about 3-4 dishes for buffet. Buffet price was cheap though. About 9-10 bucks per person for lunch time buffet. Other than that the food was not bad. North Indian food only available.

Thank Vikash B
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

We have eaten at Lotus about 10 times over the past 4 years. On a recent visit I thought the food was better than ever. We had lamb biryani rather than our usual shrimp and it was delicious. We also had shrimp saag ( it...More

Thank Guy R
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Food poorly prepared, greasy and reheated in microwave. Maybe the worst Indian food I have had. This is the location of an old standard French restaurant and do not let the lovely building fool you into thinking it hold a place you will enjoy. Only...More

1  Thank James D. B
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Five of us had a pleasant meal. We arrived on a Saturday night without a reservation. The restaurant was crowded, but we were able to get a nice round table in the back of the room right away. The service was pretty quick and pleasant...More

Thank nonsmokinglady
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I have been going to Lotus for many years now and lately they have really made an impression by offering organic, non-GMO and vegan foods. Most days the restaurant is pretty crowded but we always manage to find a seat. The buffet usually has around...More

Thank efejle
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

My spouse and I took a friend here for Mew Years Eve dinner. Not only was the restaurant open, but it was a fabulous dining experience. The food was great and there was a lot of variety on the menu. There was a decent wine...More

Thank Restaurant_Lover_SJC
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Dinner was delicious. Samosas were fully stuffed. Naan was warm and tasty. My fish dish in coconut was good. My friends lamb was good. But when i tasted both sauces there was too much similarity.Perhaps better to try other places.

1  Thank Artist T
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Extremely řelaxing atmosphere! Quiet with soft music and pleasant lighting. When I walked in from outside, I immediately felt calm. I did not feel that I was still in the hustle of San Rafael. I think mature children win enjoy it here but it would...More

1  Thank fussy214
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
    (Tamalpias Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-5808
  • E-mail
Description
Serving the best Indian Food in Marin County in downtown San Rafael since 1999. Vegan and Vegetarian, Gluten free, all organic. Lunch Buffet, Online Take Out Ordering, Zagat rated. Ranked #1 Marin Indian Restaurant. Certified Green Business.
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