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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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CUISINES
Indian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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1.5 miles from Desert Botanical Garden
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Menu

APPETIZERS
Served With Chutney & Sambar
Iddly
steamed rice & lentil patties
Kancheepuram Iddly
spiced iddly garnished with cashewnuts, carrots & cilantro (saturday & sunday)
Rava Iddly
steamed lentil & cream of wheat iddly with cashewnuts, carrots & cilantro (saturday & sunday)
Medhu Vada
fried lentil donuts
Dhahi Vada
fried lentil donuts dipped in yoghurt
Sambar Vada
fried lentil donuts dipped in sambar
Rasa Vada
fried lentil donuts dipped in rasam
Masala Vada (channa Dal Vada)
channa dal mixed with onions and spices
Special Potato Bonda
lentil dumpling with onion and potato
Vegetable Samosa
crispy & flaky crust stuffed with potatoes, onions & peas
SOUPS
Rasam
a traditional south indian sour 'n' spicy soup
Tomato Soup
Mulligatawny Soup
an exquistely delicate vegetable broth with letils
DELUXE DINNER
Takeout $1.00 Extra
South Indian Thali
roti, white rice, sambar, dhal, kootu, avial, poriyal, rasam, curd, pickle, pappad, payasam and coffee or tea
Udupi Special
choice of soup, iddly or vada, choice of dosa or uthappam, both served with sambar and chutney, payasam coffee or tea
Mysore Royal Thali
choice of soup, assortment of appetizers - (cutlet, samosa, medhu vada), roti, special rice, white rice, sambar, kootu, chana curry, avial, rasam, curd, pickle, pappad, payasam, tea or coffee
DOSAI
Served With Chutney & Sambar
Sada Dosai
thin rice crepes
Masala Dosai
crepes filled with potatoes and onions
Sada Mysore Dosai
thin rice crepes with a layer of hot chutney
Mysore Masala Dosai
thin rice crepes with layer of hot chutney, filled with potatoes and onions
Onion Dosai
thin rice crepes with onion topping
Onion Masala Dosai
thin rice crepes with onion topping filled with potatoes and onions
Butter Masala Dosai
thin rice crepes filled with potatoes and onions, cooked in butter
Sada Rava Dosai
thin wheat and lentil crepes
Special Rava Dosai
thin wheat and lentil crepes with onions
Special Rava Masala Dosai
wheat lentil crepe grilled with onions and chillies, filled with potatoes and onions
HOUSE SPECIALTIES
Malabar Adai
pancake made of rice, mixed lentils and vegetables cooked in kerla style
Pongal Avial
rice and lentils cooked like kitchedi served with special dish called avial
Pesarat
whole moong dal and rice crepe topped with onions and chillies
Channa Batura
large puffy bread served with channa masala
Poori Bhaji
fluffy wheat bread served with potatoes & onions
Special Uppuma
cream of wheat with fresh vegetables and garnished with nuts
Cheese Dosai
thin rice crepes with chick peas paste, cheese, vegetables and spices
Chilli Gobi
cauliflower marinated with flour, sauteed with garlic, ginger, chillies & soy sauce
Gobi Manchurian
cauliflower marinated with flour, sauteed with garlic, ginger, chillies and soy sauce
Vegetable Manchurian
vegetables marinated with flour, sauteed with garlic, ginger, chillies and soy sauce
PULAVS
Rice Specialties Served With Pachadi
Vegetable Briyani
aromatic saffron rice cooked with fresh vegetables and fresh herbs
Bisi Bele Bath
rice cooked with lentils and garden fresh vegetables
Bagala Bath
yogurt rice garnished with mustard seeds and cucumber
Coconut Rice
rice fried with freshly grated coconut and seasoning
Tamarind Rice
rice cooked special tamarind sauce and peanuts
Lemon Rice
rice flavored with lemon and seasoned
UTHAPPAM
Served With Chutney & Sambar
Plain Uthappam
indian style pancake
Tomato & Peas Uthappam
plain uthappam topped with tomatoes and peas
Onion & Peas Uthappam
plain uthappam topped with onion and peas
Onion & Hot Chilli Uthappam
plain uthappam topped with onion and chilli
Vegetable Uthappam
plain uthappam topped with tomato, peas, carrots, chillies and onion
Coconut Uthappam
plain uthappam topped with coconut shreds
Chick Peas Uthappam
made from chick pea flour and topped with mixed vegetables
INDIAN BREADS
Poori (2 Pieces)
deep fried whole wheat fluffy bread
Paratha
multi-layered whole wheat bread
Chapathi (2 Pieces)
soft thin whole wheat bread
Aloo Paratha
multi-layered whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and spices
Peas Paratha
multi-layered whole wheat bread stuffed with peas and spices
Batura
large puffy bread
Onion Paratha
multi-layered whole wheat bread stuffed with onion
Garlic Paratha
multi-layered whole wheat bread stuffed with garlic
CURRIES
Served With Rice. Pachadi & Pickle
Avial
garden fresh vegetables, coconut sauce, yogurt and spices
Chole Peshawari
chick peas and dried potatoes cooked in exotic spices
Aloo Gobi
potato and cauliflower cooked in spices
Baigan Bartha
fresh eggplant baked on a low flame, mashed with potatoes and onions, cooked with spices
Special Vegetable Curry
udupi style - vegetables with herbs and spices
Kadai Paneer
home-made cottage cheese with herbs and spices, cooked with indian spices
Kadai Bhendi Masala
tender okra cooked with indian herbs and spices
Palak Paneer
spinach and home-made cheese cooked with tomatoes, onions and indian spices
Mutter Paneer
green peas and home-made cottage cheese cooked with tomatoes, onion and indian spices
Paneer Bruji
home-made cottage cheese cooked with bell pepper and indian spices
SIDE DISHES
Salad
lettuce, carrots, cucumber, tomatoes and lemon
Mango Chutney
unripe mangoes cooked with cayenne pepper and other aromatic spices
Sambar
lightly spiced tangy lentil soup simmered with vegetables
Milakai Podi
a spicy mix of various ingredients
Pachadi
yogurt with tomatoes, cucumbers and corriander leaves
Papadum (4 Pieces)
roasted crispy lentil tortilla
Plain Rice
basmati rice
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Maybe I don’t know how to enjoy the food served here, but everything is too salty and overcooked in my opinion. The dishes all taste the same. The unlimited dosa at buffet was probably the draw? It was decent but not the best I’ve had....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2019

While Udupi is very popular for the fine lunch buffet, we also go there for the vegetable uthappams that are on the regular menu for dinner. They are my wife's favorite Southern Indian dish and Udupi's are excellent!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

We regularly pick up their fabulous dish, Gobi Manchurian for $9.99 - - - yum! The portion is large, so I get dinner, and lunch for the next day! The eggplant is also terrific! Super helpful with suggestions!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

The lunch served here is quite sumptuous n delicuous. It offers a good variety to you and you tend to eat a little more than what you would have otherwise. Its quite a simple n decent place. The taste was good, particularly the chutney and...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019

Be sure to have the Dosai, stuffed, or it's a work of art unstuffed with dipping sauce. $14 included a delicious cup of chai (not sweet!) & I took 1/2 of it home!

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

I tried this for the first time. The menu was unknown to me, so I asked the server for a recommendation. He replied with Vegetable Uthappam. This was an exciting adventure for me. What arrived was a large 'pancake' made of lentils and rice. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

I loved this veg place. I have been to India 6 times and Sri Lanka 3 times. Sri Lanka has similar food to S. Indian with Idly and coconut chutney etc. I really enjoyed the food. Very tasty with some chili kick with I remember...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

I'm always suspicious when I go to an ethnic restaurant in a large city and the majority of customers are not the same ethnicity as the cuisine. That is not the case with Udupi. When I ate there for dinner on a Thursday evening in...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Udupi has been my goto place for a while, either solo or with groups of friends. For a while now the buffet choice has been diminishing and the quality just feels somewhat off. Recently I decided to stop for lunch and talk to the staff...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

I had such a dosa craving I went to a Chandler joint one night and Udupi the next. While the one in Chandler (Woodlands) feels authentic, almost like being in Mumbai, Udupi is decidedly upscale without being fancy. No white tablecloths here, but beautifully prepared...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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