Scheduled Website Maintenance

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routine maintenance  Scheduled Website Maintenance routine maintenancePlease note that maintenance work is scheduled by our website host on Wednesday July 29, 2015, between the hours of 2 PM and Midnight.

Our website may not be available during those hours. This maintenance work should only take a few hours but may be extended the whole timeframe.

Take out orders may be placed via phone during this time.

We thank you for your understanding.


San Rafael Rocks Block Party

Written by jacqui. Posted in Events, News

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On July 11, 2015, a fabulous Block Party will be held in downtown San Rafael, 11am – 7pm, featuring Rock Art by the Bay.

We’ll be partying on 4th Street (between C and E) and lots of musicians will jam out to celebrate Jerry Garcia and the 50th anniversary of his music with the Grateful Dead.

Free and open to the public!



Lotus Cuisine of India gives a little Extra Food

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Lotus is not just a family-owned, North Indian restaurant that specializes in the finest local, organic and fresh Indian food. Lotus is an active part in the community. Sure you can visit Lotus and have an incredible choice of food including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and non-GMO. But what really makes Lotus shine is the people.

Surinder (Pal) Sroa, who owns Lotus with his wife Linda, is generous, warm, and welcoming, and has always lived by the principle of giving back to his community. Pal and his staff have been actively helping to end hunger in Marin County with their free Thanksgiving Dinners and donations to soup kitchens and food banks. Now Lotus restaurant is also providing the Marin County nonprofit ExtraFood with food through their Planned Giving program which delivers food to those who are less fortunate. This means that every other week, Lotus chefs cook some extra meals for the most vulnerable Marin County seniors. And the recipients love Lotus!



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$10 off your next meal from ZAGAT

Zagat is calling foodies to vote on favorite restaurants! They promise you ten bucks for food (using the “Cover” app).

Review just 12 restaurants and get Zagat’s 2015 Top Restaurants guide as well.

On top of that, by giving a review you earn rewards and a chance at prizes.

All you do is review restaurants. So let the fun begin!

2015 Best of San Francisco Restaurants Reviews

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Looking for Lotus on Zagat? Here we are:

Lotus Cuisine of India:

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Please let Zagat know about your favorite Lotus restaurant!

Thank you!

Survey runs through August 25th, 2015


Where’s the Beef?

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Our vegetarian meals are truly so tasty you might not even noticed it, but Lotus does not serve any beef dishes. It’s true, in India cows are considered sacred animals, a tradition that comes from striving to live in harmony with the land. We at Lotus also have this reverence for cows, and so we don’t serve beef. Non-vegetarians will still find meat dishes atLotus. We serve chicken (ask for our organic chicken!) and lamb dishes as well as seafood selections with fish and prawns.


Help Nepal Now!

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Help Nepal   Help Nepal Now! Nepal 1504During the month of May 2015 a portion of proceeds at all three Lotus locations in Marin County will go to Khalsa Aid to pay for food relief for victims of the earthquake in Nepal.

We also encourage you to help Nepal but contributing directly to Khalsa Aid online:




Urgent Advice about Food Allergies

Written by jacqui. Posted in News, Other

Food Allergies  Urgent Advice about Food Allergies food 20allergiesThe number of Americans affected by food allergies is getting higher every year. Here at Lotus our staff has been made allergy aware. We know that food allergies can be a potentially serious medical condition. We believe that everyone should have a wonderful dining experience with us, so we are doing what we can to accommodate all guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions.

The eight most common food allergens are peanuts, tree nuts, milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish. 

Food intolerances are not life-threatening. The most common intolerances are towards lactose, wheat and gluten products, sugar, and corn products. Celiac disease is considered a food intolerance although technically it is an autoimmune disorder caused by gluten. 

Lotus uses milk, egg, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish as well as cashews, almonds and raisins in our meals. We do NOT use peanuts or peanut oil. 

If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions please let us know! Tell your waiter when you order your food or include a comment with your online order.

Learn more here:
Allergies Health Center at WebMD

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Lotus Appetizers

Written by jacqui. Posted in Menu, News

samosas appetizer  Lotus Appetizers samosas appetizerOur cooks work quickly so you’ll never wait too long for your meal. But we still have plenty of appetizers to give you almost instant gratification when you place your order:

– Samosas (savory veggies or lamb fried in a chick pea dough)

– Pakoras (fritters with veggies, onion or chicken filling)

– Aloo Cheese Tikki (potato, peas and organic cheese patties

– Channe Ki Chaat (cool tangy chick pea and potato salad)


Congratulations to Lotus Cuisine of India!

Written by jacqui. Posted in Awards, News

Bohemian Best of the North Bay  Congratulations to Lotus Cuisine of India! FoodReadOnce again we won the annual BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT IN MARIN award by the readers of Bohemian Magazine.

Thank you to everyone that voted for Lotus, you are simply the best! Next time you stop by be sure to mention to us that you voted at www.bohemian.com/





New State Laws Affect All California Restaurants

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Restaurants water conservation awareness  New State Laws Affect All California Restaurants caldine1903 620 413 100In year four now, the worst drought is California history is getting worse. New state laws were enacted March 2015 that affect all California restaurants.

Servers in bars, restaurants and cafeterias can’t bring out water unless customers ask. This is meant to raise conservation awareness more than save water. Violators face fines up to $500 a day.

Please ask your waiter if you would like a glass of water. We also will no longer provide refills without asking first.

We will post this information to our website and social media and inform our customers.

Thank you for your understanding and also for your own efforts to conserve water. Please share your water conservation efforts with us online.


Read more about restriction on water use:


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