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1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
(480) 994-8787
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 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: Lunch, Dinner

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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
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
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Logan, Utah
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Tucson
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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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Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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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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Additional Information about Udupi Cafe

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

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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
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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