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Lotus Cafe - CLOSED

73-5617 Maiau St, Ste 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2692
+1 808-327-3270
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (17 reviews)
“thai food” (20 reviews)
“soups” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Thai, Indonesian, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
73-5617 Maiau St, Ste 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2692
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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We all enjoyed a great selection of healthy lunch and treat options. We are three kids and parents. First really healthy meal we've had.

Thank Morgan R
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We found the Lotus Cafe by accident while on vacation on the Big Island and went back multiple times during our trip to eat there again. We haven't had Thai food this good since we lived in NYC. Ingredients tasted very fresh, and the spices...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped by for our last dinner on the island and once again, Lotus did not disappoint. The food is very flavourful and service is great. This is a must eat at restaurant on our Big Island visit. We had the chicken laksa and fish...More

Thank Kitcrazy
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We ate a few times at Lotus Cafe and also tried out the food truck at farmers market. Every dish we got served was very good, I personally loved all the curry dishes but my absolute favorite is their fried rice!

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This restaurant is just up the hill from Costco and my go-to place for lunch, dinner, or just a smoothie whenever I am in the area. Diverse menu with dishes that are not always the typical ones. Pleasant staff, nice homemade ice creams, and an...More

Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 21 February 2017

A menu full of Gluten Free items using fresh organic vegetables in a large variety of entrees, salads, soups, and more. They also serve dairy free gelato in a variety of flavors. Excellent service and delicious food. We plan to visit again before we leave...More

Thank jfox55
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had some delicious meals here; the waiter was helpful and efficient and they provided the perfect spiciness levels for every member in my family. The soups were so good, I had them twice! If you're looking for a quick and delicious bite, definitely stop in.

Thank Rae C
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

We had red curry, noodles with ono, a cold papaya salad, a chicken coconut soup, and various drinks, including ginger lemonade. All excellent.

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

It is a bit hidden away but has some of the best views of the river valley. Lots of comfy seating. Food we loved: Veg cheese crepes Fruit Museli with curd and honey (just great) Dal fried yellow Veg Jal Frazi. Service was fantastic, the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner. The yellow curry was flavorful and the coconut shrimp were jumbo size. We will return.

Thank jomarief13
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 21:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73-5617 Maiau St, Ste 1, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2692
    (Kamanu Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Kailua-Kona
  • Phone Number: +1 808-327-3270
  • E-mail
Our cafe has closed but we still offer the same delicious and healthy food from our Lotus Cafe Fresh Express Food Truck. Our goal at Lotus is to serve the highest quality and best tasting Asian food you have ever eaten. Using our 35 years of experience working with natural and organic foods, we have created unique recipes and sourced special ingredients, many that we grow on our farm, to bring you the flavors of Northern Thailand, Burma, India and Indonesia, all cooked without the slew of artificial ingredients commonly used in all other Asian restaurants. Our cooking techniques maximize the flavor and nutritional / medicinal benefits of the fresh herbs and spices we use. Nothing is fried in oil; mostly we braise or ingredients in the sauces we create. We use fresh herbs & spices to prepare all our sauces from scratch; bottled & canned sauces are NEVER used. Being Hawaii's only Pan-Asian natural foods food truck, with a great menu of dishes not offered anywhere else in Hawaii, and serving fresh delicious food, we have built a huge following of clients just by word of mouth. Come for a meal or just a snack of our delicious gelato, made fresh with local fruit (9 flavors)and coconut milk. It's dairy free and delicious. Come find out why people are raving about Lotus Cafe! Lotus is the only Gluten free & GMO free eatery in all of Hawaii. We use unprocessed and mostly organic ingredients. We can easily accommodate any food allergies or preferences you may have, as we cook the food when you order it, not earlier in the day. You can also find us on Saturdays a t the Keauhou Farmers Market and Sundays at the South Kona Green Market. Also Wednesdays at the Waimea Midweek Farmers Market.
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