We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1030 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404-3230
+1 541-461-0093
Website
Today
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 23: English reviews
Irvine CA
Level Contributor
79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This visit we just had soup and a little of the buffet. They weighed my plate. So cost effective. Two of us for lunch on $8! Loved the heater in the bathroom!

Helpful?
Thank indeptravelforus
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Curiosity made us stop. The posted hours (11:30 am to 2:00 pm and 5:00 to 7:30 pm) drew us in. WOW !! An absolutely spotless self serve eatery, local family owned and operated with REALLY fresh, colorful vegetarian offerings. All you care to eat Lunch for $8.95 or Dinner for $9.95. We chose, the seldom seen, option of $5.99/lb for... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jola25161
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My family and I eat at Govinda's almost every time we pass Eugene. In fact, I schedule out trip so that we can stop there for lunch or dinner. I feel so good after eating their food even after overeating. Fresh salad, hearty soups, rice, Indian flavored dishes and sweets. They are open only on weekdays. Check the hours if... More 

Helpful?
Thank Melody1600
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoy the variety of food here. It isn't really Indian so much as Hindu influenced. Enchiladas were served alongside dal, for instance. For dessert, the halvah with cardamom was a stand out, although there were many choices. The atmosphere is relaxed, unassuming and very welcoming. A good choice for vegan and gluten free dining!

Helpful?
1 Thank Todd O
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whether dining in or taking out, my palate and my soul are always happy after eating David's wonderful food. With each and every bite, you can tell that everything was prepared with love. Thoughtfully seasoned soups, a fresh veggie salad bar with tasty dressings, delectable mixed vegetable curries, delightfully sweet and spicy chutneys, fresh papadum, and vegan banana bread are... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank VeganGail
Eugene, Oregon
Level Contributor
54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Good good good, cheap cheap, cheap --- you can eat her for as little as $3 or totally pig out for the unlimited buffet. Vegetarian - high quality -- a range of sauces, papadam -- excellent brown rice, just plain GOOD!

Helpful?
Thank yumseeker2015
Level Contributor
76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had been traveling abroad and missed good salad, vegetarian fare. Found this place and had wonderful lunch/dinner (closes fairly early in evening) buffet style. I would be a regular if I lived here.

Helpful?
Thank Marybeth S
Irvine CA
Level Contributor
79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I tried everything and liked most. Some better than others, of course. Split pea dal and vege soups both superior. Didn't much like the gluten free breads but didn't expect to. Halvah desert scoops were my favorite.

Helpful?
Thank indeptravelforus
Grants Pass, Oregon
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Indian food I have never enjoyed all that much, and never think vegetarian is going to be as good, so I didn't have high hopes for this place. All the buffet items were really fresh, good salad stuff, dressing is out of this world. Not a lot of options but what they had was Good and I truly enjoyed. The... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Natalie R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Prasad. Healthy. Fresh. Tasty. Served with love. Clean. Simple, casual, friendly. Cruelty free. Govinda, Govinda, Govinda! Eat to live.

Helpful?
Thank S B

Travellers who viewed Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet also viewed

 

Been to Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: +1 541-461-0093

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Govinda's Vegetarian Buffet staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?