Lotus Chaat & Spices is Marin’s only destination for delicious Indian Street food: dishes that will nourish you and tingle your tongue. Come provoke your palate with our kaleidoscope of flavors, textures and spices.

Lotus Chaat & Spices waiter

Come dine at Lotus Chaat and Spices. Our Indian Restaurant and Grocery is located in the West End of San Rafael at 1559 4th Street. We accept online takeout orders or you can call in your order at Tel (415) 454-6887.

Taste the tradition! Indian chaat are among the world’s most interesting snacks. In India they originated as street foods in the Uttar Pradesh region. Today they are so popular, they’re sold throughout the world.

Chaat dishes are usually based on dough made from a variety of flours. Depending on the flour type, they’re either deep-fried, baked or steamed. They can be stuffed or topped with a variety of fillings that range from potatoes, beans and chickpeas to assorted vegetables to cheese, even other grains.

Fresh, organic, delicious! At Lotus Chaat, most of our dishes are vegetarian and many are vegan. We use organic ingredients as much as possible. Feel free to talk to our servers about our unusual menu.

We introduced Chaat dishes to Marin County. So if you want to know anything about Chaat, just ask. Come enjoy our vegetarian and meat delicacies!

Indian Grocery Store

Lotus Chaat & Spices also has the best and biggest North Bay Indian grocery store. We sell frozen and prepared Indian foods, imported from India’s most renowned food producers. Come browse our exceptional selection and take home some new treats.

This is a small selection from our our Indian Grocery Store:

  • Frozen Indian groceriesLotus Chaat & Spices Grocery
  • Fresh produce
  • Frozen fish (e.g. Indian Mackerel, Indian King Fish Filet, Kawango Fijian Frozen Fish)
  • Frozen Indian dinners
  • Prepared Indian groceries
  • Organic Indian spices and authentic South Indian Spice Mixes
  • Idli South Indian breakfast cake
  • Dosas and Dhosa Batter made in-house (so you can make your own at home!)
  • South Indian Snacks and Delicacies
  • Lotus Organic Ghee (clarified butter) made in-house
  • Sambar lentil-based dish
  • Fijian groceries including Fijian Spice Mixes
  • Henna

It is safe to say we sell just about any Indian food ingredient. Come to Lotus Chaat & Spices in San Rafael’s West End to buy your Indian groceries. Our Indian grocery store is open from Tuesday – Sunday from 11:30 AM to 8:30 PM.

Order Online

Lotus Chaat & Spices DishYou can savor delicious Indian Street Food at your home or office. It’s easy and convenient, and when you arrive, your order will be piping hot, ready and waiting. The only difficulty might be choosing between one mouth-watering entrée and another.

If you would like your Lotus meal delivered you can do so through DineInMarin. Or come by and pick up your meal and get 10% off all TAKE OUT orders.

Gift Certificates are available in our restaurant. Contact us for details.

Catering Events is another service we offer. Learn more about catering here (link to catering page)

How do you like our restaurant? Please tell your waiter or contact the restaurant at 415 454-6887.


We are proud to share with you the many compliments and awards we get for our dining establishment and our delicious Indian Street Food.

Lotus Chaat & Spices Zagat


One of the Best Restaurants in Marin County – Zagat

Lotus Chaat & Spices Yelp



Best Restaurants in San Rafael – Yelp


Eating together with those we love, eating nutritious food that has been prepared with love – this can nourish our inner needs, as well as our bodies. Taking time at meals to talk to each other and enjoy the meal as a shared sacrament is rare today. We need to slow down, take time to prepare nutritious meals and rearrange our schedules so that we can be together.”

Eknath Easwaran

Proper Indian cooking uses spices not just for good taste, but for their inherent health benefits and to balance the diet.

Surinder “Pal” Sroa