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Lotus Cuisine of India

The Bay Area's Best Indian Restaurant

Address: 812 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone: 415-456-5808
Fax: 415-456-5874

Established in 1998 by Surinder and Linda Sroa, Lotus Cuisine of India is a family owned and operated restaurant. Our vision was to serve fresh, delicious Indian cuisine with impeccable, yet warm and friendly service in an inviting and beautiful ambiance.


A member of the Pacific Sun’s Hall of Fame, Lotus has received the Pacific Sun’s award for Best Indian Restaurant for five years running.

If you plan to visit us on Friday or Saturday, make sure to reserve ahead to avoid waiting for a table.

New: Order Online from Our Complete Menu!        
Please visit the Lotus website for details
Don’t miss our Famous Lunch Buffet!
11:30am to 2:30pm Monday through Saturday.
We use only the freshest, hand-picked ingredients.
Here are some highlights from our menu:
Chicken Harbara
Boneless chicken cubes marinated in cilantro and mint spice
Lamb Biriyani
Basmati rice with lamb, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, Italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins and spices
Vegetarian Thali
Vegetable Pakora, Vegetable Samosa, Dal Makhani, Saag Paneer and Navrattan Korma
Tandoori Prawn Masala
Tandoori prawns cooked and served with curry sauce
Lamb Dal
Lamb cooked in mixed lentils, tomatoes, and onions
Ras Malai
Homemade cheese patties served cold in sweetened milk flavored with rose water and nuts
We also have a wide array of vegan dishes!
To view our full menu, please visit the Lotus website at www.lotusrestaurant.com.

Read the reviews then come in and see for yourself!


"San Rafaelites rave they're 'transported to India' after tucking into the "superb curries', 'great flavored naans' and other Delhicious items meted out by a 'delightful staff'; bargain hunters should head here for the 'awesome lunch buffet.'"

- ZagatSurvey


“Lotus is full of warmth and welcoming hospitality… Lotus’ lengthy menu offers more than three dozen curries… Tandoori selections — meats and seafood cooked in a clay pit oven — come to the table sizzling and steaming on hot cast-iron platters… delectable deserts… the sort of thing that is so good, I find myself thinking about it in the middle of the night.”

- San Francisco Chronicle


“The food at Lotus is simply wonderful. It shines with clean, bright flavors… a generous selection of sauces and condiments that add layers of flavor and/or heat to any of the dishes…How can something a humble and unassuming as a lentil taste so good? …Kashimi pilau was light, tender and seductively aromatic… Vegetable curry that practically made us swoon… Service was very attentive throughout our meal.”

- Pacific Sun
Don't forget to visit our new home furnishing store
LOTUS HOME  at 854 Fourth Street!