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Cafe Lotus

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CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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COCONUT CURRIES‏
$12.95
Chicken Curry
With coconut milk, ginger, garlic, spices & a touch of basil all gluten free/organic chicken
$13.95
Lamb Curry
With coconut milk, ginger, garlic, spices & a touch of basil all gluten free/natural lamb
$14.95
Prawn Curry
With coconut‏ milk, ginger, garlic, spices & a touch of basil all gluten free
$10.95
Vegetarian Curry
With coconut milk, ginger, garlic, spices & a touch of basil all gluten free
SIDE DISHES
$3.00
Brown Rice
Eco-friendly brown rice w/ peas
$2.50
Mango Chutney
Indian condiment‏
$2.50
Pickles (Indian)
Sweet & sour condiment
$2.50
Raita
Homemade organic whipped yogurt oppo squash w/ roasted cumin & black salt
Basmati rice $2.50
Brown rice (eco) $3.00
Organic quino $3.99
Basmati Rice/Brown Rice (Eco)/Organic Quino
Plain basmati rice w/ peas
$2.00
Pappadum(Vegan/Gluten Free)
Two thin baked lentil wafers
$4.95
Mixed Green Salad (Organic)
NAAN‏
$4.75
Garlic Naan
Naan stuffed w/ fresh garlic
$4.75
Gluten Free Garlic Naan
Vegan/gluten free
$3.50
Gluten Free Naan
Vegan/gluten free
$4.75
Kabuli Naan
Naan stuffed w/ spiced ground lamb
$4.75
Onion Naan
Naan stuffed w/ red & green onions
$2.95
Paratha
Oven baked indian bread wheat flour vegan
$3.75
Paratha (Vegan)
Oven-baked indian bread wheat flour
$4.75
Paratha (Stuffed) (Vegan)
Organic seasoned potato & mint
$4.75
Pesto Garlic Naan (Holy Basil)
Naan stuffed w/ basil & garlic holy basil
$4.75
Pesto Naan (Holy Basil)
Leavened bread baked in pit oven
APPETIZERS
$10.95
Cafe Lotus Tandoori (Gluten Free)
Combination of organic chicken tikka, tandoori prawn, & seekh kabab
$5.99
Chicken Pakora
Organic chicken breast fried in home made garbanzo flour batter served w/ tamarind & mint sauce
$7.95
Prawn Pakora (Gluten Free)
Jumbo prawns fried in home made garbanzo flour batter served w/ tamarin & mint sauce
$4.25
Vegetable Pakora
Cut mixed vegetables baby spinach, baby potatoes, cauliflower fried in garbanzo flour
$4.50
Vegetable Samosa
Crisp fried‏ dumplings stuffed w/ organic potatoes w/ seasoning vegan
CHATS‏
$5.99
Aloo Tiki Chat
Organic potatoes parfait served w/ yogurt & garbanzo home made sauce
$4.99
Lamb Samosas
Pastry stuffed w/ minced lamb & green peas 2 pieces
$5.99
Samosa Chat
Fried pastry shell stuffed w/ organic potatoes, served w/ garbanzo beans, yogurt & tamarind sauce
DESSERT
$3.95
Kheer
Homemade organic rice pudding
$3.95
Kulfi
Traditional saffron flavored indian ice cream enriched w/ nuts
$3.95
Gulab Jamun
Juicy light pastry made from milk, served w/ hot honey syrup
BIRIYANI ENTREES‏
$13.95
Chicken Biryani
Basmati rice, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins & spices served w/ raita
$14.95
Lamb Biryani
Basmati rice, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins & spices served w/ raita
$15.95
Prawn Biryani
Basmati rice, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins & spices served w/ raita
$12.95
Vegetarian Biryani
Basmati rice, zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, Italian beans, lima beans, green peas, cashews, raisins & spices served w/ raita
BEVERAGES
$2.95
Chai
Organic traditional Indian tea made w/ herbs & spices
$3.95
Mango Lassi
Homemade organic yogurt drink made w/ mango
$3.45
Sweet Lassi
Homemade organic yogurt drink w/ rose water
MEAT CURRIES‏
$11.95
Chicken Curry
Organic chicken breast cooked in homestyle punjabi curry
$12.95
Chicken Korma (Gluten Free)
Organic chicken cooked in mildly spiced yogurt sauce
$11.95
Chicken Vindalu Spicy Hot (Gluten Free)
Organic chicken cooked w/ potatoes & chili
$13.95
Lamb Curry
Boneless natural lamb cooked in spiced sauce
$13.95
Prawn Curry
Tiger prawns simmered in onions, tomatoes, & home ground spices
$13.95
Prawn Saagwala
Prawns cooked in a creamy chopped spinach
VEGETABLE CURRIES
$9.95
Aloo Gobi
Organic cauliflower & potatoes cooked in onions, tomatoes, cilantro & spices
$9.95
Aloo Gobi
Organic eggplants simmered in tomatoes & onion seeds
$9.95
Bengan Bhartha (Vegan/Gluten Free)
Eggplants simmered in tomatoes & onion seeds
$9.95
Channa Masala
Chick peas w/ fresh tomatoes, herbs & spices vegan
$9.95
Dal Makhni
Whole lentils cooked in indian spices
$9.95
Dal Tarka (Vegan/Gluten Free)
Chana dal cooked w/ tomatoes, onion, ginger, & green chili
$11.95
Malai Kofta (Gluten Free)
Combination of‏ cheese, potatoes, nuts & raisins blended w/ spices
$10.95
Matter Paneer (Gluten Free)
Green peas w/ paneer
$11.95
Navrattan Korma
Mixed vegetables w/ organic paneer & nuts
$11.95
Panner Tikka Masala
Homemade organic‏ cheese cubes cooked in tomatoes, onions, & mint sauce
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a wonderful place. The food is fresh and delicious. A warning, though, asking for spicy could make your eyes water and beads of sweat pop out of our scalp. At least it does for me. We love their lamb dishes, their veggie dishes,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a nice courtyard in the back of the restaurant, grab seats outside if you get there early. The food is delicious, health aware, and very well prepared. The staff is gracious and professional. Very relaxing time with the family.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank BobFitz2012
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I love dropping by at lunch time to get the chicken tikka masala wrap. It's so, so good. It can be tricky trying to get a table at dinner time as the restaurant is small. Be prepared for a bit of a wait.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank BBGSinMarin
Reviewed 17 May 2017

When in Fairfax I like to come and enjoy excellent Indian food served with a smile! I've never been disappointed with the quality of the food.

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank fatimabotelhodesousa
Reviewed 14 March 2017

quaint but busy Indian food cafe in Fairfax I like that I can order online, set the time, pick it up quickly, bring it home for an Indian feast.More

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank bob h
Surinder S, Owner at Cafe Lotus, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

My name is Surinder Sroa and I am the owner of Cafe Lotus in Fairfax. Cafe Lotus has been nominated Best Indian Restaurant in Marin County in a Pacific Sun readers's poll and we are Zagat rated. We are quite small in size but large...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is the place for vegan meals, carefully selected and prepared these dishes are so good you don't notice that they are meatless. The paneer is a favorite of mine

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Wynn R
Surinder S, Owner at Cafe Lotus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Thank you very much for your review, visit us again it will be our honor and delight to serve you.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you love Indian food, this is your place. Vegetarian specialties, very good food. The place is tiny, just a few tables. But order and take home. It's excellent.

Date of visit: April 2016
2  Thank PrimatePrincess
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This place has really great indian food and tries to keep it healthy. They have outdoor seating in the back as well. It can get very crowded and busy so maybe get take out.

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank Sunzhine
Reviewed 8 February 2016

This wonderful group of Indian men lovingly prepare their traditional family recipes to share with our lucky town. Mistress of Spices, the steams, delicious scents and flavors will envelope you upon entering their tiny but gracious restaurant and the sorcerers behind the counter deftly prepare...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank SPBSanFrancisco
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Third visit here in two months. Super nice staff with excellent Indian Cuisine! My favs thus far are Butter Chicken and Onion Naan.

Date of visit: January 2016
2  Thank happycamper1202
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