Lotus Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 28 ratings

73-5617 Maiau St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

(808) 327-3270
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A natural foods cafe serving Thai, Indian & Indonesian cuisines prepared with local & organic ingredients
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    5 ratingMay 12, 2016

    Food is FABULOUS and Celiac Safe because it's a dedicated GF facility. Nice to finally have the 'problem' of deciding what to order - so many wonderful choices! Green Papaya Salad, Cucumber Salad, Mango Tango, 11 Curry Chicken, and Ginger Lemonade were all incredibly flavorful and fresh. Cute Asian decor, very comfortable. Would eat here every day if I lived here.

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    5 ratingApril 17, 2016

    This place is great. Our favorite restaurant on the Big Island. It's really near the airport, so great for food if you're flying to/from Kona (and at all other times). Diverse Thai food. Super fresh ingredients, and some interesting dishes I have never seen on a Thai menu in Seattle. My kid and I loved their fried apple bananas with palm sugar on so much that I learned to make them immediately (sadly, not quite as well).

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    5 ratingMarch 08, 2016

    Very tasty and all GF. It is so nice to go to a place and not have to worry. The food is fresh, local and much of it is organic. The Gelato and Sorbet are wonderful and dairy free! Haven't had anything we didn't like.

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    5 ratingFebruary 15, 2016

    Amazing! Delicious! Lots of options.

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    4 ratingJanuary 15, 2016

    I've eaten here every time I am in Kailua-Kona, and never regret going! Their food is delicious and everything on the menu is gluten-free! I particularly like their pad thai. Lotus Cafe also sells vegan gelato, but unfortunately it's not always available because the owner makes it in small batches as she has time. No gelato last time I was here!

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    5 ratingOctober 25, 2015

    My favorite gluten free restaurant here on Hawaii Island! Everything fresh and made to order so the spiciness level can be adjusted to your preference. Lots of great Thai, Indian and Indonesian options to choose from. Awesome green curry and yummy thai iced tea. Dedicated Gluten Free Restaurant. They also have a lunch truck that you will find out and about, especially at the South Kona Green Market on Sunday's. Lotus Cafe is located in the Koloko Light Industrial Area near Costco but it is totally worth the trip!

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    3 ratingJuly 31, 2015

    Dedicated gf restaurant. My food was ok. My husband's food was excellent. I'm not a dan of dark meat chicken, which is all they serve there. My mango tango chicken had a sauce that tasted nothing like mangos. I'm excited to go back and try some of their desserts. I can't eat dairy, and their gelato is all vegan. They also have a chocolate pie that is gf and vegan. I'll update my review after I've tried some!

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    5 ratingJuly 11, 2015

    Amazing gluten free food! Made me so happy!

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    5 ratingMarch 04, 2015

    Yummy, vegetarian options. They do have beer with gluten but otherwise are all gf.

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    5 ratingFebruary 19, 2015

    Great, safe food!! Great vibe. Located up in shopping center near CostCo.

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    5 ratingJanuary 06, 2015

    The facility is completely gluten free, and the food was wonderful and affordable. It was a treat to have chicken fried rice, which is usually off limits.

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    5 ratingNovember 20, 2014

    Soooo happy to find this review, find this restaurant and enjoy a wonderful meal with no worries!!

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    5 ratingOctober 13, 2014

    Excellent! Very tasty and all gluten free.

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2014

    This place is awesome!

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    The food was excellent. It is GF safe, dairy free, and non GMO. Huge selection. The mango tango chicken was fantastic. Highly recommend this place.

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    5 ratingMay 29, 2014

    Very nice to find a place with so many choices of great GF food. Since it was so hard to choose I decided on the Daily Special which included three different menu items. You'll have to ask the server what the daily items are. It's off the beaten path just between and up the hill from Costco & Home Depot.

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    5 ratingJanuary 10, 2014

    Excellent! Highly recommend, even for gluten eaters! I eat GF, but my husband and two friends do not, and we all loved it. The entire menu is fabulous. Very healthy and delicious. So many options, had a hard time choosing what to order! ;). It was almost too good to be true! Loved the dairy free desserts. Thank you Lotus Cafe!

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    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2013

    This place is amazing!! I go every time I'm in Kona. Make sure to try their coco sugar organic lattes! Yummy!

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    5 ratingAugust 09, 2013

    Completely gluten free, lots to choose from. Place seems run down but food was great. BBQ chicken rolls were delicious and the gelato.

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    5 ratingJuly 28, 2013

    AMAZING!!!! The people were great and the food was even better!!!!! No gluten, no dairy, and the gelato was amazing!!!!!!! Mahalo, Maria and Colby Standley

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    5 ratingFebruary 10, 2013

    Delicious!

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2012

    Best ever! Fantastic flavorings, nothing heavy, vegan gelato! Terrific to have so many options. A must stop for anyone with food sensitivities.

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    3 ratingApril 16, 2012

    Nice totally gluten free organic. They allowed us to bring in our gluten free beer. We would have likedit better if they had any white meat chicken options

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    5 ratingMarch 19, 2012

    Great service. Great food.

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    5 ratingFebruary 25, 2012

    Their entire menu is gluten-free - with maybe an exception in their beer selection. The variety on the menu was awesome - having more than just a few options was so refreshing. They have Asian Fusion with more of a Thai flair with unique and delicious adaptations.

Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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