Lotus Indian Cuisine is Coming in San Francisco

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Lotus SF Indian CuisineThe Finest Indian Cuisine Coming to the Mission District in San Francisco

We are extremely grateful to announce the imminent opening of Lotus SF in the Mission District this Summer. Our new location has been years in the making, but like with the lotus flower that it is named after, this oasis of authentic earth-friendly Indian cuisine took time to fully blossom.

Our goal with Lotus SF is simple. Offer the city of San Francisco a modern Indian cuisine that is healthy and green.

Our setting is the heart of the Mission, right on Mission Street in a newly renovated neighborhood.

Wait until you see the new menu! Our recipes are the result of fine tuning our favorite family recipes. Our take out concept will revolve around tiffin containers lunchboxes.

In just a few short weeks we’ll invite you all to our grand opening to Lotus SF!


Elvis Has Left the Building… Welcome Pradeep!

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Pradeep Malik is our New Manager.

Pradeep Malik
Folks who have been coming to Lotus Chaat & Spices regularly are familiar with our former manager Elvis. We’re sad to see Elvis move on but wanted you to know that he is replaced by Pradeep Malik who has been with the Lotus Family of Restaurants since 2010. Pradeep hails from state of Haryana in the Punjab area of Northern India. Haryana is known as a dynamic hub for business and industry.

Pradeep thinks of Lotus Chaat owner Surinder as a father and is quite proud to be with Lotus. He treats customers like family, so be sure to say hello to Pradeep the next time you visit Lotus Chaat and Spices.

The Spinach with Cauliflower Dosa is Pradeep’s favorite dish at Lotus Chaat and he loves the Dahi Puri as well. He is happy that he has this opportunity to live and work in Marin County and enjoys the beautiful environment and clean living that Marin offers.


Sartaj by Lotus is Coming to Sausalito

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Sartaj by Lotus is coming to SausalitoHave you heard? The 4th Lotus restaurant in Marin is opening in Sausalito this Summer!

Exciting news for fans of Lotus contemporary Indian cuisine. Owner Surinder Sroa has purchased Sartaj India Cafe on Caledonia Street in Sausalito and will be relaunching it as Sartaj by Lotus.

After completing ADA compliance work, he will consult with his friends and previous owners, Gurmail and Balbir Basi, who were in the space for 21 years and have many loyal customers. He would like to stay true to their northern Indian menu but will simplify it and focus on sustainable, organic ingredients like he does in his other restaurants.

To read more click here.


Happy Mother’s Day!

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Happy Mother’s Day from Lotus Chaat and Spices!Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed. ~ Linda Wooten

Come at Lotus Chaat and Spices and spend the Mother’s Day with us. You can enjoy delicious Indian street food at a reasonable price. You and your mom can also check out our Indian grocery store for Indian food ingredients and interesting items.

We are located in the West End of San Rafael at 1559 4th Street. For reservations and inquiries call us at (415) 454-6887 or contact us.

Happy Mother’s Day from Lotus Chaat and Spices!


Play the Instagram PUZZLE GAME and WIN PRIZES!

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Play the Instagram PUZZLE GAME and WIN PRIZES!Calling all Instagram followers! Lotus Family of Restaurants has a new game on Instagram – the PUZZLE GAME!

Our Puzzle Game is similar to the Name Game we have on our Facebook pages. Visit any of our Lotus Family Instagram profiles and guess the name of the item in our puzzle image.

We will post one or two pieces of the image puzzle daily. Once someone guesses the answer we’ll announce it on Facebook and Instagram.

Win Prizes:
– FREE lunch buffet at Lotus Cuisine of India
– 15% off lunch or dinner at Cafe Lotus
– 15% off lunch or dinner at Lotus Chaat & Spices

What are you waiting for? Check our Instagram profiles for clues:

Lotus Cuisine of India Instagram
Cafe Lotus Instagram
Lotus Chaat & Spices Instagram

We hope you enjoy our new PUZZLE GAME!


How To Eat a Dosa

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Lotus Chaat & Spices is famous for a dish called Dosa. A dosa is a kind of pancake made from a fermented batter. Its main ingredients are rice and black gram and it is served hot along with sambar and chutney.

Lotus Chaat offers different types of Dosa including Chicken Dosa, Lamb Dosa, Lotus Special Dosa, Salmon Dosa, and Shrimp Dosa. Naturally, Lotus Chaat also offers vegetarian Dosas.

Dosas can be eaten any way you like but there’s a way to do it right. Watch Zagat‘s video showing the right and wrong way to dive into dosas.

What are you waiting for? Head to Lotus Chaat and Spices and dig into a freshly made Dosa!


Happy Valentines Day

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Happy Valentines Day from Lotus Chaat and Spices!Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Come at Lotus Chaat and Spices and celebrate the Valentines Day with us to experience delicious and affordable Indian dishes. Visit us at 1559 4th Street San Rafael or contact us for reservations and inquiries.

Happy Valentines Day from Lotus Chaat and Spices!


Pooches On Our Patio

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Are you a pet owLotus Chaat is a Pet Friendly Restaurantsner and looking for restaurant that will welcome your pets to enjoy a nice meal and have a good time with your pets? Lotus Chaat and Spices is the place to go! It’s not only a pet friendly restaurant that welcomes your pets but it also has an Indian grocery store with lots of great products from India.

Lotus Chaat and Spices is known for it’s South Indian foods, vegetarian and vegan options and with an attached Indian grocery where you can find not only organic and healthy ingredients for your dishes, frozen and prepared foods but you can also find some beauty products in there too.

Pooches On Our PatioYou are welcome to bring your pets in their street cafe patio on 4th Street in the West End of San Rafael. Lotus Chaat is centrally located for all of Marin County and with easy access from anywhere in the North Bay. This restaurant is open for lunch and dinner as well as on weekends. It’s a great place for outdoor dining and enjoy your delicious healthy South Indian street food with your lovely pets. For our menu click here.

You can also leave us your reviews on BringFido it is a dog travel directory that provides unbiased reviews, detailed pet policy information, and online reservations.


Monthly Vegan Lunch at Lotus Chaat

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Feb 3 Monthly Vegan LunchThe scheduled Monthly Vegan Lunch at Lotus Chaat and Spices is on February 19, 2017. This will be the last vegan lunch at Lotus Chaat and the next event will on a different venue.

Lotus Chaat and Spices is certified green business which offers mostly are vegetarian and vegan dishes. Our vegan buffet lunch starts at 1 PM to 3 PM. Come and join us for this vegetarian meetup and discuss living a healthy vegetarian lifestyle.

We warmly welcome all vegetarians and vegans as well as those that are considering a vegetarian or vegan diet. It will be good food and great conversations once again. Hope to see you there.


Voting is now open for the Bay Area A-List Best of 2017

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Bay Area A-List Best of 2017Vote Lotus Chaat and Spices as Best Burrito in the Bay Area.

Lotus Chaat and Spices is the The North Bay’s only destination for the delicious Indian Street food: Indian chaat are among the world’s most interesting snacks. Most of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We use organic ingredients as much as possible.

To vote click here and hit the vote now tab.

Happy voting!

To know more click here.

Our Locations

Lotus Chaat 1559 4th Street, San Rafael Lotus Cuisine of India 704 Fourth Street, San Rafael Cafe Lotus 1912 Sir Francis Drake, Fairfax Leila by the bay 1991 Railroad Ave, Hercules

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Tuesday to Saturday :
11:30 AM - 9 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM - 8 PM
Closed Monday

We take Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for a minimum check of $15; otherwise, cash only

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Lotus Chaat & Spices
1559 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Tel (415) 454-6887

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