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Cafe Lotus

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1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930-1221
+1 415-457-7836
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:30
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Fairfax, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

quaint but busy Indian food cafe in Fairfax I like that I can order online, set the time, pick it up quickly, bring it home for an Indian feast.

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Thank bob h
Surinder S, Owner at Cafe Lotus, responded to this review

My name is Surinder Sroa and I am the owner of Cafe Lotus in Fairfax. Cafe Lotus has been nominated Best Indian Restaurant in Marin County in a Pacific Sun readers's poll and we are Zagat rated. We are quite small in size but large in flavor and high in quality. Our dining establishment prides itself on its quality, cleanliness... More 

Gilroy, California
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382 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is the place for vegan meals, carefully selected and prepared these dishes are so good you don't notice that they are meatless. The paneer is a favorite of mine

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Thank Norma W
Surinder S, Owner at Cafe Lotus, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, visit us again it will be our honor and delight to serve you. More 

Fairfax, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you love Indian food, this is your place. Vegetarian specialties, very good food. The place is tiny, just a few tables. But order and take home. It's excellent.

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2 Thank PrimatePrincess
Seattle, WA
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place has really great indian food and tries to keep it healthy. They have outdoor seating in the back as well. It can get very crowded and busy so maybe get take out.

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1 Thank Sunzhine
San Francisco
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120 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This wonderful group of Indian men lovingly prepare their traditional family recipes to share with our lucky town. Mistress of Spices, the steams, delicious scents and flavors will envelope you upon entering their tiny but gracious restaurant and the sorcerers behind the counter deftly prepare magical meals which are rich and clean at the same time. Their vegetarian offerings must... More 

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Thank SPBSanFrancisco
California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Third visit here in two months. Super nice staff with excellent Indian Cuisine! My favs thus far are Butter Chicken and Onion Naan.

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2 Thank happycamper1202
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2015

We loved the Indian food at Cafe Lotus. The portions were large, the service was good, and the wine list is excellent! Will definitely go back when we are in Fairfax.

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1 Thank Judith H
Fairfax, California, United States
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

It's very popular for take away, but it's also good for a sit down meal as long as you don't mind it being a bit close. We like it because it has nice menu of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes.

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Thank Deborah C
Fremont, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2015

I had passed by Cafe Lotus many times while driving to Pt. Reyes National Seashore and was intrigued by their sign advertising organic Indian food. My wife and I finally stopped after our most recent visit to Pt. Reyes, and we were exceedingly pleased with the decision. The food is outstanding, and I may boldly say it is the best... More 

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Thank Brian S
Fairfax, California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Cafe Lotus is a little tiny restaurant in Fairfax, Ca, that serves organic Indian Food. In fact, every ingredient but their white rice I believe is organic. That's amazing! We go here for mostly take out because of the small and casual environment. If we want more of a dining experience, we go to their amazing sister restaurant in San... More 

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Thank Esther84

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
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: 1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Fairfax, CA 94930-1221
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 415-457-7836

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