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Udipi Cafe

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5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-3327
+1 713-334-5555
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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116 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Based on reviews was expecting good South Indian food. Quite disappointed. Buffet style with modest SI options. Idlis were hard and on the cold side. Vadas were fresh, crispy but hard as well. Sambhar and rasam were neither Andhra nor Tamil style. I asked for Mollakai podi (gun powder) and I was told they have none. That should have been... More 

Thank Shree K
Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The food on this lunch buffet is fantastic, but the selections are limited. A freshly made masala dosa comes with the meal. It gets crowded - because the food is really good.

Thank Kathy K
Houston, Texas
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

I will start this review by saying that I didn't realize until after I was seated that this was a vegetarian restaurant. Also, it is a buffet, which is not what I wanted. I am unfamiliar with Indian food and wanted to know what I was trying. With that said, I must say that what I did eat was not... More 

1 Thank Bill J
Westlake, Louisiana
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We LOVE this place. We will drive 2 hours to come here, we think it is that good. Anytime you go to a retsaraunt specializing in a particular type of ethnic cuisine and the majority of patrons are of that ethniticity, you know you're in a good place. THE best vegetarian Indian food I have ever had. My Son loved... More 

Thank Izzabella123
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

They have an excellent lunch buffet at around 9 bucks which is fairly reasonable for the varieties they offer. Staff is extremely courteous and polite which I really like. The food has an authentic Indian taste. Will definitely go again during my next visit.

Thank Rahullikenoother
Houston, Texas
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120 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

I love this place. As I was trying each dish (which are continually varied) I was trying to figure out which I liked best. Each time I tried one, it was my new favorite. White linen table service for $8.99 and a free Mysore Masala Dosa? You cannot beat it.

Thank dickerin
Chennai (Madras), India
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This place serves great veg food, including vada, and south indian tiffin varities, the buffet here provides a good value for money

Thank Baskar_Raman
Houston, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

A very nice and decent place if you wish to have vegetarian food..the mysore masala dosa was good and best was it welcome drink rasam the "soup" which increased the appetite so that you can drink as many bowl of sambhar which took all the points...recommended one although i am not a veg guy though,

3 Thank Nikhil S
Hyderabad, India
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Had the buffet on Sunday. Excellent food, ample, tasty rava dosas. Very much value of money. Always visit whenever I am in Houston

2 Thank mvprasad42
Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2014

I was surprised by the quality of the food at this place. Coz the places looks really dingy and shabby so I was apprehensive to try it at first. But I am glad I did give it a shot. I like their north indian food even more than the south indian variety. If you love the indian style yogurt, this... More 

2 Thank lovetoraveltheworld

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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
Average prices
US$5 - US$13
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-3327
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-334-5555

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