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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

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Good south indian food

We went there for dinner but have heard their lunch buffet is good.It's pure vegetarian so heaven for me .the food selection is good, with some non south indian dishes as well, but the flavors are intact.I ordered a masala dosa ( a crepe filled with spiced potatoes and peas) served with chutneys... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
nomad2702
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Flagstaff
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Peoria, Arizona
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I've been here multiple times and truly enjoyed all their South Indian offerings. A friend who has never eaten S.Indian tagged along and was blown away by the authenticity as well as the spicy flavours. This eatery is usually crammed by mostly Indians on weekends which speaks volumes. It's right on the west side of Scottsdale Rd, just south of... More 

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Flagstaff
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We went there for dinner but have heard their lunch buffet is good.It's pure vegetarian so heaven for me .the food selection is good, with some non south indian dishes as well, but the flavors are intact.I ordered a masala dosa ( a crepe filled with spiced potatoes and peas) served with chutneys and sambar.Needless to say I loved it.I... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

What a delicious menu! All my favorite foods from South India! Uttapams, Idlis, sambar, sweet lassis, upma, and more dosa varieties than I have ever seen offered in the USA. And they are all so delicious! The décor is basic café décor but who needs a fancy place if the food is so good! Go, eat, try new things, you... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Udupi is a vegetarian Indian restaurant...and don't let that keep you away! The food is consistently excellent. Wonderful, complex flavors, very fresh, great variety. The lunch buffet has many items, including salad, soups, a bar of chutneys and sauces, several entrees, rice, different breads, and desserts. Hot dosas (crispy crepe-like "bread" filled with potatoes) are brought fresh to your table.... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Being a South Indian went by the name of the Place Udupi a famous South Indian town but definitely not up to the taste. Sambar is not at all close and also the Masala for Dosa and Poori is same and Poori looks different. Managed eat with some Chutney . Too much Oily Dosa's. Will never ever go back. If... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You will love this place if you love Indian food. Always delicious and the lunch buffet changes daily. If you go for dinner the portions are generous so you will have a great lunch left over for the next day.

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Yuma, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A nice place in a small strip mall. The appetizer we had was very good, the samosa was tasty coupled with a tasty chickpea donut and a potato pancake with tasty sauces to dip into. We enjoyed a Thali very much, there was enough for two of us. The Dal was also very tasty. Two Mango Lassi's and we were... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Ate in Udupi for the first time. The food was very good, service attentive and friendly. The portions were much larger than expected. Therefore, we took home a lot. We will be back

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Scottsdale
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I eat at this restaurant almost once every week. I really love the food it's one of the only Indian restaurants I've found in the valley that actually makes the food spicy! The service is great all the waiters are very kind and helpful just good people! Love this place don't think twice about trying it out!

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Tucson, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

During a visit to Scottsdale, I was searching for Indian restaurants. I came across Udupi and decided to give it a try. I thought the food was really good and the price was right. I will definitely return here for food on my next trip.

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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
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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