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Udupi Cafe

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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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Phoenix, Arizona
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27 reviews
18 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
Level Contributor
87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Phoenix, Arizona
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Udupi is a perfect place for everyone. They have a wide variety of Indian food especially options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free customers. The crepes are HUGE. But my favorite dish are the curries. The dishes here are really spicy so if you're not a fan of spicy food ask for mild spice. It's a small place but the... More 

Thank myohmyitsrhy
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We (myself and hubby) have been here twice for dinner. Once we had the Royal Mysore Thali and the other time we had an Ala Carte tiffin option. I should say that the taste and flavours of the food were just outstanding. The dishes are so authentic and you cannot stop your mouth and taste buds from asking more of... More 

Thank Janani V
Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Went there as a family of 5. We ordered south Indian thali which came with mulligatawny soup which was foul tasting. When we complained to the owner about the food , he was arrogant and rude. Being a south Indian I know my food and this restaurant puts south Indian food in a bad light !!

Thank LSN88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?