At Lotus Cuisine of India, we are a family-owned Indian eatery in downtown San Rafael with a vision to create contemporary Indian cuisine for Marin County and the San Francisco North Bay.

Our commitment is to transport you from familiar local tastes to those wholesome and varied traditions of modern Indian cuisine that draw from their ancient counterparts.

Lotus Cuisine of India - Restaurant Interior

We are well known and have received many awards and accolades for serving North Indian Cuisine from a generous menu specializing in Vegan, Vegetarian and Gluten Free dishes and delicacies. We use our own homemade organic ghee (clarified butter) in all our cooking (which you can also purchase from us directly). Our team personally chooses and uses the finest organic and local ingredients. We buy mostly fresh vegetables from wholesale and local farmers markets.

Our restaurant is one of several Indian restaurants in Marin County and the Bay Area that are run by Surinder Sroa and his family. Surinder is proud to have so many members of his family helping to make our group of Indian restaurants the very best in the San Francisco North Bay.

Surinder, his wife Linda, and their son Jyoti created this eatery in 1998 to feature:

  • the warm, full flavors of contemporary Indian cuisine complete with personally handpicked herbs and spices and foods;
  • a cozy atmosphere and delightful ambiance framed by Indian decor;
  • gracious hosts with quick and courteous service;
  • an experienced master chef whose creations are based on core Indian cuisine
  • a wide range of choices for particular tastes, including varying degrees of spice and oil, vegan and vegetarian palettes.

Everyone agrees we are number one:

Best Indian Restaurant Marin 1999-2003
PacSun Hall of Fame 2004-2007
Best Indian Restaurant 2008 to 2012
PacSun Hall of Fame 2013 to 2016
Best Indian Restaurant Marin 2017-2020, 2022

Marin IJ Readers’ Choice 2020-2022

Marin Magazine Best of the County 2022

And many more awards!


Lotus Cuisine of India - Pacific Sun Best Of Marin 2022 - Best Indian restaurant
Lotus Wins 2022 Best Indian Restaurant Award from Marin Magazine - Texts
Lotus Cuisine of India - Best Indian Restaurant in Marin 2022! - Marin IJ Readers' Choice Cover

We are pleased to continue catering to your fine Indian dining needs and we thrive on your comments!

We are a proud member of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. Special Offer for Chamber Members: Mention your Membership and get 10% off

We give thanks to our community. Beginning on Thanksgiving in 2003, our family of Marin County restaurants (Cafe Lotus, Lotus Cuisine) began a tradition to give back to our community during the Thanksgiving holiday season. Every year on the day before Thanksgiving we open our doors and offer all our guests a free meal, no strings attached. This is just our way of saying Thank You Marin!