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5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX
(713) 334-5555
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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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
Most recent review
Veg Paradise

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,

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 20, 2015
Nikhil S
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Houston, Texas, United States
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  • Buffet
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Houston, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

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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Houston, Texas
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Sealy, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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76 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The buffet spread was good and all items were vegetarian. You get a hot masala dosa served that comes with the buffet.. good pakoras.. most chutneys were good.. sambhar was just ordinary.. Also, it was pleasant to see a good mix of of north and south indian food on the buffet. It was around $8. We did not order off... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I will venture a guess that no one has been treated as nicely as I today. I was there for a UYE (Unofficial Yelp Event). The owner Satish Rao greeted me and then proceeded to bring me my lunch from the buffet. I requested him to help me stand up which he did. We walked down the buffet and he... More 

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

This place, and its sister restaurant two doors down, the Krishna Chaat House, is slightly higher than another nearby favorite, but not much. But Udipi is not burning hot, although it is nicely spicy, so that's a plus for Americans whose palates have not acclimated to Indian spices fully. This is a buffet line, but the employees bring your chai... More 

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Houston, TX
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Situated at one of the busiest intersections in the city (59 South and Hillcroft Avenue), it was just starting its lunch rush when I arrived at 1120 AM. The pure vegetarian lunch buffet runs $7.99 from 11 AM -3 PM. Warmly welcomed, the buffet offers at least 25 vegetarian options which are refreshingly non-frou frou for omnivores like me. The... More 

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?