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1717 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 3:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 11:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not your typical Indian Restaurant

If you want to expand beyond Chicken Tikka Masala and Tandoori Mixed grill, and Lowell isn't too far, consider this tiny vegetarian spot hidden away in a tiny strip mall. We went at 5PM on Easter Sunday and it was empty. The staff was exceptionally friendly, but I would have liked printed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
lizardline
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to expand beyond Chicken Tikka Masala and Tandoori Mixed grill, and Lowell isn't too far, consider this tiny vegetarian spot hidden away in a tiny strip mall. We went at 5PM on Easter Sunday and it was empty. The staff was exceptionally friendly, but I would have liked printed descriptions of the dishes on the buffet (the... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Udupi Bhavan serves up some of the tastiest Indian food I have ever eaten. I have been here for their lunch buffet many times. It is a vegetarian restaurant. Although there are no meat dishes offered on their buffet, you won't miss the meat at all. Included in their buffet is a Dosa, which is a large crepe (sort of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Each year I pick a new place to celebrate my birthday. I am vegetarian and from New England so this is a challenge. After a lot of research I chose Udupi Bhavan in Lowell. I went with my husband and son and we all loved it. Because of the snow I called to make sure that they were opened. I... More 

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Gorham, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We found this little restaurant on Trip Advisor while traveling cross country. We loved the food and the idea that we were the only Caucasians in there! Surrounded by lovely happy Indian folks. We'll be back.

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Andover, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The spread was good, highlight was the pav bhaji. Wish there were more south side side-dishes like poriyal, most of them were North Indian style. Also the rasam somehow reminded me of paya :). The dahi vada was too sweet for my taste. But the dosas are crisp, sambhar spicy, dal tadka was good.

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It was a good weekend spread. The dahi Bhalla was the best I have eaten in a long long time. The dosas were a bit salty and oily. The channa dal was superb. The kheer was delicious. The only reason why this misses an outstanding rating is that an Udipi restaurant has to get its dosas perfect.. and Dosa Temple... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was the first time I had ever tried Indian cuisine, I had no idea what to order but the wonderful staff helped my boyfriend and I order from the menu. The place was small but everyone was so nice, they checked on us often and all the food was very tasty. It was a very reasonable price and I... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Awesome food sunday night dinner buffet is mouth watering and you will love each and every item. Get little crouded as good food always attract customers and also bcz of small space but each and every item you order worth every penny of it. Love going again and again batter than trying some other crapy place and make your mind... More 

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Compton, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I read the reviews on this site and decided, "What the heck; got nothing to lose by trying it out." Followed the directions and still missed it at first as it is tucked into the side of a little strip mall behind a convenience store. Not a really inviting exterior, but once you get inside that all changes. The place... More 

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Washington DC
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161 reviews 161 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is great. We found this place on the net when looking for south Indian options in and around the Boston area. It was quite a drive from downtown boston, but it was totally worth it. The place is a small place with a small/mid sized buffet, but all the items in the buffet are delicious. They also have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1717 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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