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Lotus Cuisine of India

704 4th St, 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
+1 415-456-5808
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 4th St, 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Seemed half empty on a weekend evening. Food was ok...we ordered the chaat platter with some items pretty decent but the aloo tiki for example seemed not fresh. Also on the pricey side I thought

Thank AP_Phoenix_2005
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My teen aged son introduced me to this place on Mother's Day this year. He is vegan and does not find it easy to eat out often (food allergies, not because he's hip, lol). I was amazed at how good the food was and was...More

Thank oct2fallgirl
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The restaurant was crowded when my friend and I arrived without a reservation. We were seated immediately. The lamb curry was very tasty. The entire staff works together to serve the needs of the customers. We were being taken care by about 5 waiters plus...More

Thank janetE3407LF
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Five of us went for dinner before a book-signing event a block away. I ordered the vegetarian thali. My husband a lamb curry and mango lassi. I knew the thali would be pricey: $23. At the end, to keep it simple, the two of us...More

Thank judythr
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The roof opens! What a wonderful evening. Great ambience. I recommend the mixed veggie pakoras. All of the sauces are rich. The fish dish was not very spicy so ask for it spicy if you like heat! The mixed thali is a good way to...More

Thank aimimi58
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I eat here about once a month with a girlfriend; many of my friends like this place. The lunch buffet always has two appetizers and about ten dishes to choose from, including Tandoori chicken and another chicken with sauce, curry or masala, and often a...More

Thank Frankee11
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lotus has an all-you-can-eat buffet Monday through Saturday. While chai tea is not included, their nicely flavorful dishes with some organic ingredients are a great lunch value. Healthy, with salad and several cooked vegetable choices and some chicken. There is also fruit and dessert. The...More

Thank minimuffinlover
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I do not get the opportunity to come here as often as I would like because it is a bit pricier than many of my other usual spots, but it is delicious! I crave the coconut curry often, and cannot wait to go back. Food...More

Thank Adventursaurus
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is an upscale Indian restaurant. It has an attractive decor and is more formal than many Marin restaurants. The food is very good. The servers are efficient and helpful when ordering. They will describe menu items that are unfamiliar to you.

1  Thank Josephine L
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My sister brought my husband and me to this restaurant on a rainy evening recently. I remembered I had been here for lunch before, probably about 15 yrs ago. We were immediately seated, and though my sister and I were familiar with Indian food, my...More

Thank twilight26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 704 4th St, 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
    (Tamalpias Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-456-5808
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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