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5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX
(713) 334-5555
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Seating

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
So darn good!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Izzabella123
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Westlake, Louisiana
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Westlake, Louisiana
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 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.

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Thank Rahullikenoother
Houston, Texas
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 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.

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Thank dickerin
Chennai (Madras), India
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107 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

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Thank Baskar_Raman
Houston, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 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,

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 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

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2 Thank mvprasad42
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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 

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2 Thank lovetoraveltheworld
Sealy, Texas
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Afraid to try Indian food, because you have no idea what to order? Well, Udipi Cafe (Highway 6, west of US 59) is a great place to start. This is South Indian Vegetarian food, but of all of the people I bring here, I am the only one that's even halfway vegetarian, ha ha. Great Food! If you have ever... More 

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Thank GRTraveldawg
Houston, Texas
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Udipi's cafe now have four small restaurants in the Houston / Sugar Land area, and this one I visited today is on Hillcroft have been busy for several years. It's the first time I've been here for a couple of years. The buffet is very small, but I came for the Dosa, which are always very good. Actually, for $10,... More 

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Thank BHEBfoodie
Houston, Texas
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120 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I had very good reviews from my friend about Cholle-Bathure of Udipi. So disappointed for me. It was already struck somewhere in my mind, how can South-Indian afe can serve quality Cholle Bathure. Anyhow, Cholle was so pathetic. I also ordered idli sambhar. Sambhar made me upset too. It was bad day for me.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: (713) 334-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 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?