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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“naan” (9 reviews)
“curries” (5 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
704 4th St, 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901-3213
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

Love Lotus food, service, staff and the retractable roof during warm weather. When we arrive back in town, our first response is "Let's go to Lotus because we are craving their delicious Indian food." The staff always greets us with big smiles and makes us...More

Thank 785karenf
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Lotus is what happiness means to food. It's amazing. Just go once and you'll see the light. The food is epic all of it. Saag paneer is creamy tikka masala is dope and lamb vindaloo is perfect. Ask for the garlic naan and enjoy

Thank Chris N
Reviewed February 17, 2016

My husband and I eep finding ourselves back here when we want a delicious and varied meal. The appetizers could make a whole meal. Everything is beautifully presented. The servers are solicitous. Save room for the dessert.

Thank MarcieLeach
Reviewed February 11, 2016

What a find! Best Indian restaurant in America, having traveled through 32 States in 18 years and having Indian friends who know how to cook the real deal!! I had the lamb which was perfectly spicy with all the flavor locked into the meat, loved...More

Thank Englishlass63
Reviewed February 6, 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 January 13, 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 January 4, 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 December 20, 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 October 26, 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 October 26, 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
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
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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