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Lotus Thai Bistro

425 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-289-0907
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“pad see ew” (5 reviews)
“thai curries” (2 reviews)
“yellow curry” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
425 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

We absolutely love Thai food and are always on the lookout for a good Thai place. Randomly found this when passing by after a meeting and grabbed takeout. It was delicious! I just got a basic Pad see ew. I was amazed since it was...More

Thank MTSDave N
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

went to Lotus a couple of times during a week long visit, it was that good! I had the pad see ew with duck - yum! I requestef "not spicy". It was still flavorful and had plenty of duck meat to go along with crunchy...More

Thank Nomad0921
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is my favorite Thai restaurant in Palo Alto, for several reasons. The first and most important is that the food is delicious! I've tried many of their dishes from the lunch menu, and was happy with all of them. The second reason is that...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This small restaurant offers delicious Thai dishes. The owner and staff are very friendly and personable. The food is exceptional. Our favorites are the Chicken Mango Salad, Pad See Ew, Pad Thai and Green Curry.

Thank 100Sharone
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are in that area. This restaurant is worth trying. I eat there few times. They barely speak or understand English but the food is great.

Thank Saitan
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The Yellow curry lunch special is $9 and you get a super small portion. It tasted good, though. My coworkers got the Thai iced tea, which is iced tea sweetened by condensed milk; they said it was tasty.

Thank edodd419
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Ive been in more upscale restaurants with friendlier, more welcoming storefronts. Lotus Thai was none of these, but they had good Thai food at reasonable prices. My son in law and I visited for lunch and were seated immediately. We both ordered pad see yew...More

Thank Nomad0921
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My coworkers and I order from Postmates often, and this is one of our fvorites to order from. THe food is very fresh and flavorful. I love the Chicken Satay skewers and Tom Kah soup. Don't pass it by if you have a craving for...More

Thank vacationsalot
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is quite old compared to its neighbor restaurants, doesn't have good lighting and service time is so bad. The chef sometimes go out to serve and wait! But the food is quite tasty!

Thank Mehdi Z
Reviewed 21 June 2016

For me it was a nice place to remember thai food from vacation. Green curry and ice tea are like in Samui.

Thank Martynov P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-289-0907
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