Our Summary Review
“Exquisite flavors of India shine” at this Bay Area trio offering “authentic”, “perfectly seasoned” dishes, including “lots of gluten-free options”, all at “reasonable” prices; diners “love the retractable roof” at the San Rafael original and the “convivial” atmosphere in Fairfax (both also have “tasty lunch buffets”), while the cafe is pegged as a “hole-in-the-wall”, but all boast generally “friendly, helpful” service.
In 2014 Lotus Cuisine and Cafe Lotus served almost 1,000 FREE meals for Thanksgiving.
We made the ABC Evening news! Watch it here:
There’s no turkey, but there’s Indian food. The line of people waiting in line for it stretches around the block and this has become a Marin County tradition for 10 years. We can thank one man who is extremely thankful himself.
ABC7 News followed the man into the kitchen who was about to serve more than 1,000 people Wednesday night, out of two restaurants and all for free. At Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael, Paul Sroa and his staff have turned it into a habit and self-imposed privilege for a decade.
“It is not a lot of work. It is a lot of feeling good because you are giving back,” Sroa said.
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Lotus Cuisine of India special 2014 Thanksgiving week schedule:
OPEN regular hours:
Monday -Wednesday November 24-26
Friday – Sunday November 28-30
November 26 5-9:30 PM:
Free Thanksgiving Dinner for all
CLOSED Thanksgiving Day November 27.
San Rafael’s Lotus Cuisine of India and Fairfax’s Cafe Lotus will serve a free Indian buffet at these two locations on
Wednesday, November 26, 5 to 9 PM
Doors open at 5:00 p.m. No reservations.
Lotus Cuisine of India
704 4th St
Tel: 415 456 5808
1912 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
Tel: 415 457 7836
Come enjoy our healthy tasty Indian food FREE.
This year we will also be collecting donations for our local Marin Community Food Bank. We thank all of you who can donate for your generous support.
We make sure we’ll never run out of food, no matter how many people will turn up. This is our way of saying THANK YOU to our community.
Please help spread the word by forwarding this message to someone you know. Anyone who is homeless, needy, poor, or hungry is welcome to join us for a wonderful meal.
The Lotus Gift Card is now available at Costco in Novato and Richmond and also at the Lotus Cuisine of India restaurant in San Rafael.
TWO $50 GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR $79.99
EXPERIENCE A TASTE OF INDIA AT LOTUS
* ORGANIC * GLUTEN FREE * SUSTAINABLE
Valid ONLY at Lotus Cuisine of India.
This gift card is redeemable at Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael, Marin County. Cannot be used for contracted private dining or contracted events. Valid for food and beverages only. Gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash unless required by law. Gift card cannot be used for gratuity. For balance information refer to your last receipt or visit our restaurants. Lost, stolen or damaged gift cards may not be replaced.
Our Fish Tikka Masala is prepared with Atlantic Salmon from Canada.
Maybe you’ve tried our Chicken Tikka Masala? Then you know how tasty our popular Tikka Masala sauce is!
We DARE YOU to also try our healthy fish version and then please let us know what you think of it.
Lotus has joined the Food-to-Energy (F2E) Program!
F2E is a partnership between Marin Sanitary Service (MSS) and the Central Marin Sanitation Agency (CMSA) that collects and converts commercial food scraps into renewable energy.
CMSA anaerobic digesters use microbes to transform food waste into biogas. We at the Lotus Family of Restaurants are proud of our participation in this project that helps to reduce the need for fossil fuels.
2014 marks the 25th Bioneers Conference birthday!
Lotus has been a Bioneers sponsor for many years and we are happy to sponsor the 25th Bioneers Conference. This incredible gathering of the most innovative minds from around the world has now been around for a quarter century! Come and be moved and motivated by the incredible variety of social and scientific innovators whose breakthrough solutions are inspired by nature and human ingenuity.
We encourage everyone to join the Bioneers Conference for a weekend-long revolution from the heart of nature.
By the way, there are lots of FREE events at the Bioneers Conference, so be sure to plan a visit!
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Lotus is one of the Deep Green companies featured by MCE Clean Energy:
Lotus Cuisine’s commitment to the environment led them to switch their energy supply to MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy service. Lotus works hard to reduce their environmental impact. In 2013 Lotus completely remodeled and switched their appliances to Energy Star appliances. Lotus is certified as a Bay Area Green Business and continuously working on more eco-friendly improvements to their restaurant.
Choosing MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy is one of the most proactive things a business can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and invest in sustainable development. And for many businesses, Deep Green offers a savings over standard PG&E rates.