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1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
+1 480-994-8787
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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164 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Udupi has a nice buffet on weekdays, but their weekend buffet is massive. For a few dollars more than weekdays, there are many more entrees from which to choose. It is a vegetarian restaurant, with the cuisine being Asian Indian. There are a few dishes which are low on the spicy scale. Quite a few are VERY spicy, and that... More 

Thank Christy H
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the lunch buffet three times - and I've loved it each time. They have an extended buffet with more options on Saturdays and Sundays which is great - and the Monday-Friday is really good as well. My favorite food there are the dosas (chickpea crepes with potato inside). They're unlimited with the buffet! They have tons of... More 

Thank 1010VM
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting AZ after 12 years & went to Udupi Cafe as we used to love eating here. Sadly, it was a bad experience starting from the food which did not taste good & the potatoes in the dosa felt stale. The place appeared run down, the soft ice-cream dispenser was out of order & the restroom was simply... More 

Thank Unknown28
Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Always an amazing buffet at lunch. Wonderful flavorful food. The folks are super friendly and it is easially afordable.

Thank bobaztraveler100
Mesa, Arizona
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Udupi for dinner, on the recommendation of a friend. We really love Indian food. But we really were not very impressed with this restaurant. The side salad I had was bland. The papadum bread was quite plainer than it usually is at other places we've been to. My main dish was vegetables & curry with... More 

Thank Kye T
Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Yes, I do appreciate Indian cuisine and am drawn to the Southern Indian style more because of its focus on vegetables rather than meat. To that end, most of the dishes are actually vegan and many are, or can be, gluten free. The location somewhat makes it a "hole in the wall". It's in a strip mall, it's by a... More 

Thank PSKZ
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7 reviews
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great spot to enjoy authentic Indian food. Great service and staff. Would've given a 5 star but there's not much of a selection for diners who are not able to enjoy spicy. Otherwise good spot to eat.

Thank June Wills D
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I was visiting my daughter and she loves this place. She is vegan and her boyfriend gluten free so this is the perfect spot for them. I ordered aloo gobi and it was very good. Spicy but good. It is kind of off the beaten path and unless you are really looking can miss. Staff was very nice and helpful!... More 

Thank Kristi G
Scottsdale, Arizona
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Udupi will satisfy your cravings for authentic Sambar and chutneys! We visited for dinner on a Saturday. The restaurant wasn't very crowded and ample parking space was available outside. We ordered the Assorted appetizers, Poori Bhaji and Paper Dosa. All items were very well prepared and presented. The portion sizes are good, some even quite big for one person to... More 

Thank skjuly25
Phoenix, Arizona
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146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

My husband and I met here with a friend who enjoys Indian food. My husband is not a big fan of Indian cuisine, but since this is a vegetarian restaurant, he went along. We all had the buffet lunch, and our friend and I thought it was pretty good. You also get freshly made crepes at your table. The buffet... More 

Thank Rick C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-994-8787

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