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Lotus Thai

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Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA
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11:00 - 21:00
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was OK, but nothing wowed us. The dining room is OK too. And the service was pretty average. My advice: Head down the street to Infinite Thai instead. We had a much better experience there -- both the food and the atmosphere.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

First time there. Had roast duck curry and a calamari plate and green papaya salad. Rather bland to my palate, but for someone who doesn't do spicy it might satisfy. The food is good, but lacking the complex flavor that Thai food can have.

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Thank BeastiePV
Moraga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a terrific lunch at Lotus Thai. Starting off with delicious springs containing large shrimp. The rolls were fresh and with lovely peanut sauce flavoring. We then 'golden basket' accompanied by a tasty cucumber salad . We finished our meal with chicken satay. The restaurant is close to a movie theatre.. What better combo.. Early dinner and a great... More 

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Thank rosie419
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

This is a neighborhood restaurant with great prices for very fine food. The service is great and the menu is large enough to please everyone in a group.

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Thank Bisbeejudie
Alturas, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

I will begin by admitting I know nothing about Thai food. I went here looking for a basic vegetable stir fry dish, and I got one: Pad Phak Ruam Mith (hold the oyster sauce). My meal wasn't memorable, but it was good. The others, who like Thai food, said their dishes were very good. I appreciated the quiet, restful ambiance... More 

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Alberta
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014

My husband and I just happened to pop in to this place and I was so pleasantly surprised ... and my tastebuds were very, very happy! So happy that we ordered take out from here our last night in Oakland JUST so that I could have this yummy food again. Over the two meals (with enough to take home), we... More 

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SF Bay Area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

Good service, nice atmosphere, fresh tasty food at reasonable prices. Located right on Piedmont Avenue. Nearby shopping and cinema.

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Thank Jack A
Piedmont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2014

When guests come to town and want Thai food, Lotus is usually the first choice. It's got a varied menu, good service, reasonable prices. It does tend to get crowded at dinner time on weekends.

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2012

Tofu with eggplant was very tasty as was the kale. We took the meal to go so I'm can't comment on the ambience.

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Thank Nikki E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Thai
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?