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Lotus Thai - Downtown
Lotus Thai - Downtown

Lotus Thai - Downtown Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lotusthaisd.com
  • Phone: (619) 595-0115
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 1:00am

  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Vegetarian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9 th Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Lotus Thai - Downtown
The flavors and elegance of modern Thai cuisine unfold at Lotus Thai, award winning Thai restaurant and bar located in downtown San Diego. Lotus Thai presents a menu honoring regional recipes from Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Southern Thailand.
Happy Hour $3 Draft Beers $5 Soju Cocktails $5 Appetizers
"Best Thai" San Diego Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012
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Diner Reviews
  • "Good value comes to mind. For example the squid in my Tom Yum soup was generous, large pieces, tender, and fresh. I was pleasantly surprised! The flavors of all the food were excellent. This place has done a great job making the atmosphere nice for a Thai restaurant too. I highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My husband and I went to Lotus Thai for the first time Saturday night. The restaurant ambience was pleasant and the food was very good. Unfortunately the service left something to be desired. I watched my server go behind the bar and drink his water but never came by to refill my ice tea. I tried to make eye contact but he was so inattentive he didn't notice. I eventually had to take my glass up to the bar to get my refill. He never brought the check either, we eventually had to ask someone else for it. It's too bad because the restaurant has a lot of things going for it..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Lotus Thai offered great food and service. The atmosphere was elegent and lively, although it was a little difficult to carry a conversation due to the noise. Overall, it was a great experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Amazing food great prices the ascetics of the resturant was very Thai influenced which you don't always find in Thai resturants very attentive staff even with how busy they were.. Highly recommend the lucky Buddha beer yum!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "great menu and tasty food. a good place to eat in any situation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We've gone to Lotus Thai several times downtown, but the service and food does not seem to be as good as the Lotus Thai restaurant in Hillcrest. There always seems to be a problem with reservations at the downtown location, and the food always comes out subpar in comparison to the other location. Would much rather go to the Hillcrest location from now on."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "literally... unauthentic in spite of all the Thais working at the restaurant. Overly greasy (on the cheapest & worst oil possible) mediocre quality dishes..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "service was unorganized and slow. Servers were very sweet!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We selected this restaurant on Jan.1st based on the positive reviews. The food was great but the service was not acceptable. After a mix up with the drinks, we ordered appetizers and for main course wonton soup for 2 kids, sea bass and 2 curry's. The soup came with the appetizers, so the 2 kids already had their dinner served. When we had finished main course it became apparent that they wanted to clear the table for next guests since we were clearly discouraged to even consider dessert."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Excellent menu choices, ingredients, atmosphere, and service. The mild level was good, not bland, plenty of flavor. Decorations and table settings all nice."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "My husband and I went here on a date. The service was great - order taken promptly, dishes taken when finished, drinks refreshed etc. The bar was a little lacking, though they did have moderate wine list, cocktails, and some beer on tap. The food was good - we would eat here again if we were in the mood for Thai."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Really great Appetizers. Very friendly service. Great selection for vegetarian food."
    Dined on 10/16/2013