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1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
(480) 994-8787
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We (myself and hubby) have been here twice for dinner. Once we had the Royal Mysore Thali and the other time we had an Ala Carte tiffin option. I should say that the taste and flavours of the food were just outstanding. The dishes are so authentic and you cannot stop your mouth and taste buds from asking more of... More 

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Thank Janani V
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Went there as a family of 5. We ordered south Indian thali which came with mulligatawny soup which was foul tasting. When we complained to the owner about the food , he was arrogant and rude. Being a south Indian I know my food and this restaurant puts south Indian food in a bad light !!

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Thank LSN88
Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Excellent Indian food... I've tried several places in the valley & unless you know your regional cuisine of India, it's hard to know what is authentic. That leaves flavors you like & new flavors you enjoy... so try this place.

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Thank WellTraveledAZ
riverside, ca
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

Excellent vegetarian food, totally unique, Indian spices and crepes. You must try it and experience the unique flavors.

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Thank importedinteriors
Greenville, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

That was the best Indian buffet I've ever had...great variety, very tasty, all vegetarian (with vegan dishes labeled) and not too oily. Service was fine and the atmosphere was nice. I wish there were a lot more restaurants like this!

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Thank Alive2332
Phoenix, AZ
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I have only been for the lunch buffet. The food is always good and the price is reasonable. The guys working there are attentive. If you want to try Indian food this is the way to do it. I can't make heads or tails of a menu, but I can look and taste and remember when I see it there... More 

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Thank wadesworld
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Good ambience, mediocre service; Do not buy "South Indian Thali (platter)" in the evenings. I felt that some dishes were cold and apparently from morning's buffet! One item was "Punjabi" and very hot (Chili hot). Other items on the menu look good but do not know how they taste. Sambaar tasted good. I was told that they have a chef... More 

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Thank Ram K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I was on a business trip to Phoenix when I checked for some Indian restaurants nearby. This one took my attention because I had not eaten south indian food for about 3 months. I went for buffet and I figured that the couple who run the place are from Punjab. I was a little skeptical if the south Indian will... More 

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Thank Anshul S
Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I didn't know what to expect as I've never eaten at an Indian restaurant. We just came from my high school reunion and we are vegans and asked Google to find a vegetarian restaurant. Udupi came up. It looked elegant inside and we were impressed. Then we noticed it is cafeteria style and I was disappointed. After going through the... More 

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Thank firestone3125
Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Dosai is special here. All menu items were same as other Indian restaurants, but Tastes decent strictly vegetarian and south-indian, Food Varieties in Buffet can be better, Can't expect good sweets

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1636 N Scottsdale Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281-1512
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 994-8787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?