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Udipi Cafe

5959 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX
(713) 334-5555
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Ranked #941 of 7,221 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
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90% Recommend
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English first
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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291 reviews 291 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2011

outside were blaring sounds of something they were trying to sell....the parking lot was a bit daunting, but once inside, the very indian atmosphere was great. no frills here, just great food. we did the buffet, and although , a few things looked the same, for the price, this was great. i love indian food and it is hard to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2008

best indian food in houston hands down. and I've had a lot of indian food in my day.

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