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Lotus Cuisine of India

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704 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213 (Tamalpias Ave.)
+1 415-456-5808
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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San Rafael
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank Josephine L
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 husband was rather new to this cuisine. We ordered lots of naan, and Tandoori chicken... More 

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Thank twilight26
San Anselmo
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Sag Paneer, Chicken Tikka or Tika Masala, naan, curries, pakora--all so good here. I've tended to get the same dishes for takeout over the years, because I love them so much. When I do venture into the menu to share dishes or try something new, I'm delighted. We stopped into Lotus after an early movie recently, were shown right to... More 

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Thank Carolyn I
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

beautiful setting, attentive staff, great service, delicious food. Our waiter was great, he gave us good suggestions.

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Thank jayscot59
San Rafael, California
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Great Indian restaurant with abundant and friendly service staff. Nicely decorated restaurant with a retractable roof. Classic Indian dishes prepared to desired spice level and nicely served and presented. Excellent quality food. Some service hick-ups which were quickly rectified. Not cheap but overall good value. Do recommend and will come back.

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Thank GoGlobalMan
Marin, CA
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This and Sartaj in Sausalito are my 2 go to Indian restaurants in Marin. While Sartaj is completely casual, almost a hole in the wall atmosphere (with delicious food prepared when you order), Lotus is white table-cloth restaurant. On warm evenings they sometimes open the roof over the middle of the restaurant. Good food at a good price with excellent... More 

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Thank REH999
San Rafael, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The buffet lunch is great. Delicious, standard Indian Fare, great services, and for a good price. One of my go to lunch spots.

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Coppell, Texas
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered vegetarian food over the phone and the lady who took the order was less than friendly. Upon arrival at the restaurant, I requested if they had plates and silverware. She plopped a can with spoons and forks and said " take what you need". I guess they didn't hv paper plates. No big deal- just say that. Food was... More 

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Thank Sanjay C
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Not only am I in "Gluten-Free Food Paradise" every time we visit for dinner, but all my friends (who eat wheat) love it, too. The owner warmly greets everyone and the servers anticipate your every need. Get the Saag Paneer, the Malai Kofta, and the Benghan Bharta with Raita on the side. The Paneer Pakoras were great as well!

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Thank KarenBluestone
Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Lotus is my favorite restaraunt. Every meal I've had there is outstanding and the wait staff are quick to respond to their guest's needs. Guests are seated promptly and waiters take your order swiftly. The naan is delicious and they even have gluten free options.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
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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