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White Lotus

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843 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
+1 510-525-2791
11:00 - 22:00
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Berkeley, California, Usa
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156 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The quality of food at this restaurant is very good. The staff is very attentive and food was served quickly. The focus here seems more on quality of ingredients and less on presentation than some other restaurants of this type. Prices are fair and portions are generous.

Thank Bryan B
Berkeley, California
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1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Large room, high ceilings, colorful walls with many Thai art, emblems. We 2 seniors with sufficient Thai food experience (esp. HNL). Great taste from mixed veggie dish (#76?) and #44- chicken & multi-spice. I see other reviews also excellent; staff cheery and efficient. Added another rice order to to-go box; can't wait to break into it for mid-morning snack!

Thank teddr902
Sonoma, CA
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Papaya salad was excellent. The pineapple fried rice with pork was also very tasty and filling. The ginger beef dish was also very tasty. The three dishes were filling and the taste of each complimented each other. The Thai Ice Teas, just added to this meal....Unfortunately, there was no room for dessert following this meal...

Thank Sonoma_CAYoda
Albany, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I ordered red curry and my husband ordered pad thai and was so good loved it.. Staff was so friendly and explained what options are best fr veggies.

Thank Swetha P
San Rafael, California
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303 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

I can't tell you enough about this place. The food quality and flavor were superior. It tastes like local "IN" Thailand food. We ordered so many things. Soups, appetizers, entrees. Everything was high flavor, fresh and delish. Find your favorite and be prepared. I imagine the lower marks here are by people that are used to the American tamed down... More 

Thank Thomas B
Albany, California
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

There are plenty of Thai restaurants in the Bay Area, but if you are in Berkeley/Albany, this is the place to go. The servings are generous, beautiful presentation, and delicious and fresh dishes. Try the dish of the day. You will not be disappointed.

1 Thank mcmolteni
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2013

There are only 2 authentic Thai restaurants in the Bay Area (the original Marnee and Lers Ros, both in SF.) But White Lotus is the closest you will come to real Thai food in the East Bay. Be specific and ask for server's advice, specify your degree of peppery heat, and she will give you exactly what you want from... More 

2 Thank Herbert P
East Bay,California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2012

I've been to the White Lotus restaurant about 4 times in the last year ; each time the food never disappoints. Their delicious Thai salads and curries come in a generous serving, and is beautifully presented. The service is great, and the atmosphere in the restaurant is peaceful.

1 Thank sunwaterwind
Oakland, California, United States
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

Having lived in Bangkok and spent quite a bit of time in Thailand I consider myself to be somewhat of an "authority" on authentic Thai cuisine. While some dishes vary in terms of genuine Thai authenticity, (not too Americanized) these people deliver the goods at reasonable prices. To their credit, they are NOT afraid to dish it up super hot... More 

Thank Bob F
Berkeley, California
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2012

I went with 5 other folks. They had the Lamb, Chicken Satay, Prawn salad, and as always, I had the Pad Thai. The Pad Thai was about 3 1/3 stars, not the best I've had, but somewhere between fair and good. The Chicken Satay came with a sticky rice that was quite tasty. Lotus also serves a brown jasmine rice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 843 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-525-2791

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?