Café Lotus brings Northern India so close you can taste it…
Surinder (Pal) Sroa is the owner of the acclaimed Lotus Cuisine of India in San Rafael, voted Pacific Sun’s Best of Marin for many many years in a row and also Best of Marin Hall of Fame for years. Lotus Cuisine is also Zagat-rated as Best Restaurant in San Rafael and Best Indian Restaurant in the North Bay.
Surinder came to the US from the Indian state of Punjab in 1984 and spent ten years managing grocery store bakeries. Eventually, he became co-owner of a friend’s restaurant, and in 1998, Surinder proudly opened his San Rafael location. He’s happy to bring the organic cafe version of his successful eatery to Fairfax.
Northern Indian cuisine
The staple foods of this region are lentils, vegetables and tandoori meats and breads. Methods and style of preparation vary depending on locale, but entrées served throughout the area include kabobs, rich, fragrant rice dishes such as pilafs and mildly spiced kormas, braised meat in a creamy sauce. North Indian food is sometimes subtle, often complex, and always a delight.
“Café Lotus is a treat, from the moment I hear our platter of sizzling chicken tikka come out of the kitchen. The food tastes so fresh and it’s one dinner that pleases our whole family, even the picky teenagers.”
Peter N., Greenbrae“
I could eat there every day and sometimes do. I’ve tried them all and it’s the one I go back to.”
Rob M., Novato
We support charities in India and locally as well, such as the Canal Community Alliance, Ali Akhbar Khan School of Music and numerous school fundraisers. If your school or other nonprofit is organizing a fundraiser, please feel free to contact us for a donation.
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