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Udupi Bhavan

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1717 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA
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11:30 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 20
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 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
Most authentic Indian food

This restaurant serves food local to South India. It is the most authentic taste I have found anywhere in the US. Even better than the famous Saravan Bhawan. Hands down the best Indian food if you are not looking for meat or the creamy gravy type curries. Once I start craving it's food, even on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
DreamgirlBoston
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant serves food local to South India. It is the most authentic taste I have found anywhere in the US. Even better than the famous Saravan Bhawan. Hands down the best Indian food if you are not looking for meat or the creamy gravy type curries. Once I start craving it's food, even on weekdays, we make the 40... More 

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Thank DreamgirlBoston
Scotia, New York
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Everyone I have brought here, vegetarian & carnivore alike, loves this place. Consistently delicious, freshly prepared, friendly service, reasonable prices.

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Thank JosephineBreadBaker
Simsbury, Connecticut
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

By far some do the tastiest Indian food we have had. New will be back for more!!!! Order one of the rice crepes stuffed with a potato filling. The fresh lime soda is also delicious. Every item on the buffet was a winner!

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Thank chessie333
Boston, Massachusetts
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The buffet items were spicy, so some of us ordered from the menu- the food was way too oily. Service was slow. Not very clean either.

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Thank Abee122
Pune, India
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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I have been here more than 30 times in last 3 months of My stay in US. They serve lunch buffer and ala carte at night. Friday-Sunday they have buffer in evening as well. They have good variety of veg options in terms of starters , main course and deserts. Weekends buffets are special. Above all this you get Dosa... More 

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1 Thank harishlohar
Watertown, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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3 Thank lizardline
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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3 Thank mike1127
Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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3 Thank Karen K
Gorham, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

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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1 Thank TopNotchInnMgmt
Andover, Massachusetts
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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