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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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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 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Thank DecafCapp
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

On the plus side the staff were very efficient and service was speedy. On the downside the menu was not extensive, everything we had tasted like it just has curry powder added rather than rich sauces. We eat a lot of curries in the UK...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Soosgreen
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Including gluten free naan in 3 flavours. I had a lamb biryani which was delicious and served piping hot. My son had butter chicken and regular naan which he thought was awesome, and he eats butter chicken around the world whenever we go to an...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RogerM596
Reviewed July 23, 2018

We ate here for the first time a week ago. It's a nice Indian restaurant with good choices, for all tastes. We had some standard dishes, but also the special appetizer (fried cauliflower) and the Lotus naan, filled with cheese. Everything was good. I would...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank salvadorb2
Reviewed July 16, 2018

We were looking for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant. This is neither, but the owner says they can make any (or maybe most) vegetarian dish vegan, by substituting coconut milk for dairy. We opted for the reasonably priced buffet. Maybe ten dishes; all but three...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Reviewed June 20, 2018

The food is very good for a buffet but they can run out of dishes. A good place for pretty large group with their room on the side even if it could be quite loud pretty quickly. Interesting open roof in hot days. The service...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Michael V
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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