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Lotus Thai Bistro

€€ - €€€Asian, Thai
425 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
+1 650-289-0907
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“pad see ew” (2 reviews)
“green curry” (2 reviews)
“thai food” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
€€ - €€€
425 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small restaurant offers delicious Thai dishes. The owner and staff are very friendly and personable. The food is exceptional. Our favorites are the Chicken Mango Salad, Pad See Ew, Pad Thai and Green Curry.

Thank 100Sharone
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are in that area. This restaurant is worth trying. I eat there few times. They barely speak or understand English but the food is great.

Thank Saitan
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The Yellow curry lunch special is $9 and you get a super small portion. It tasted good, though. My coworkers got the Thai iced tea, which is iced tea sweetened by condensed milk; they said it was tasty.

Thank edodd419
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Ive been in more upscale restaurants with friendlier, more welcoming storefronts. Lotus Thai was none of these, but they had good Thai food at reasonable prices. My son in law and I visited for lunch and were seated immediately. We both ordered pad see yew...More

Thank Nomad0921
Reviewed 4 January 2017

My coworkers and I order from Postmates often, and this is one of our fvorites to order from. THe food is very fresh and flavorful. I love the Chicken Satay skewers and Tom Kah soup. Don't pass it by if you have a craving for...More

Thank vacationsalot
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is quite old compared to its neighbor restaurants, doesn't have good lighting and service time is so bad. The chef sometimes go out to serve and wait! But the food is quite tasty!

Thank Mehdi Z
Reviewed 21 June 2016

For me it was a nice place to remember thai food from vacation. Green curry and ice tea are like in Samui.

Thank Martynov P
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I often discount negative reviews that focus on service because it's not my priority, but in this case the service was so bad that I really couldn't figure out what was going on. The place was empty despite the fact that it was graduation weekend,...More

Thank h22101
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I had checked in here with my colleagues for Lunch. Comparatively this is smaller place and bit crowded. We managed to find a table but had little extra room to sit comfortably. Though the service is bit slow, food was quite good. My colleague find...More

Thank Prakash H
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Food was average, we ordered a bunch of food to share family style. We had 3 orders of panang, and one was very very salty. The others were ok. THe thai basil chicken was the best dish by far. I am just not of fan...More

Thank bluetim13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-289-0907
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