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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank salvadorb2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank hatetoflySFbayArea
Reviewed 20 June 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

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I searched on line for a place for lunch while doing an errand in San Rafael. Lotus came up as organic and had lots of vegetarian options on the menu which cater to my vegetarian lifestyle. Upon entering the restaurant at 1:30 PM on a...More

Thank HealthyEating29
Reviewed 22 May 2018

You eat inside, but you're actually in an atrium. The tables are close together...and the place is LOUD. If you can take that vibe, the food is quite good. Portions are adequate and service is prompt and friendly. Pricing is what you'd expect for Marin....More

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Went here for lunch on a Tuesday. Only a few tables occupied. Told roof can open up and has traditional decor. Parking could be a problem. Had buffet. It is limited. Not that many items, and none good enough to go back for seconds. Chicken...More

Thank TedL1049
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Seemed half empty on a weekend evening. Food was ok...we ordered the chaat platter with some items pretty decent but the aloo tiki for example seemed not fresh. Also on the pricey side I thought

Thank AP_Phoenix_2005
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My teen aged son introduced me to this place on Mother's Day this year. He is vegan and does not find it easy to eat out often (food allergies, not because he's hip, lol). I was amazed at how good the food was and was...More

Thank oct2fallgirl
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The restaurant was crowded when my friend and I arrived without a reservation. We were seated immediately. The lamb curry was very tasty. The entire staff works together to serve the needs of the customers. We were being taken care by about 5 waiters plus...More

Thank janetE3407LF
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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