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1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
(480) 994-8787
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 6
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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
WOW....YOUR MOUTH AND TASTE BUDS WILL DANCE ALL NIGHT

Excellent vegetarian food, totally unique, Indian spices and crepes. You must try it and experience the unique flavors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
importedinteriors
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riverside, ca
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riverside, ca
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent vegetarian food, totally unique, Indian spices and crepes. You must try it and experience the unique flavors.

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Thank importedinteriors
Greenville, SC
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

That was the best Indian buffet I've ever had...great variety, very tasty, all vegetarian (with vegan dishes labeled) and not too oily. Service was fine and the atmosphere was nice. I wish there were a lot more restaurants like this!

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Thank Alive2332
Phoenix, AZ
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I have only been for the lunch buffet. The food is always good and the price is reasonable. The guys working there are attentive. If you want to try Indian food this is the way to do it. I can't make heads or tails of a menu, but I can look and taste and remember when I see it there... More 

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Thank wadesworld
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Good ambience, mediocre service; Do not buy "South Indian Thali (platter)" in the evenings. I felt that some dishes were cold and apparently from morning's buffet! One item was "Punjabi" and very hot (Chili hot). Other items on the menu look good but do not know how they taste. Sambaar tasted good. I was told that they have a chef... More 

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Thank Ram K
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I was on a business trip to Phoenix when I checked for some Indian restaurants nearby. This one took my attention because I had not eaten south indian food for about 3 months. I went for buffet and I figured that the couple who run the place are from Punjab. I was a little skeptical if the south Indian will... More 

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Thank Anshul S
Chandler, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I didn't know what to expect as I've never eaten at an Indian restaurant. We just came from my high school reunion and we are vegans and asked Google to find a vegetarian restaurant. Udupi came up. It looked elegant inside and we were impressed. Then we noticed it is cafeteria style and I was disappointed. After going through the... More 

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Thank firestone3125
Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Dosai is special here. All menu items were same as other Indian restaurants, but Tastes decent strictly vegetarian and south-indian, Food Varieties in Buffet can be better, Can't expect good sweets

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Thank SivaramHari
Logan, Utah
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

We ate at this place couple of times and were impressed all the time. Both lunch buffet and dinner are great. They make awesome dosa and medhu vada.

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Thank Rajnikant1010
Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Another example of growing quality in Phoenix and surroundings. Clean and friendly, and very authentic food: Just had a great night there. Try the Pongal (Spring welcome) avial and the dosas and feel like at home! It is advisable to ask staff to hotten it up ;) also very tasty are the vadas I had as starters with the rasam,... More 

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Thank Meera R
Tucson
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We initially ordered masala dosai, medhu vada and idly. The sambhar in these dishes was ok; chutney was good. Medhu vada and dosai came out really well but idly was not liked by my partner. My partner and I are Indian and she felt she could make much better ones with lot less rawa than that was used in udupi's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 994-8787

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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