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Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant


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Upohar, meaning “gift” in Bengali, was established in 2011 as a social impact business in Lancaster, Pa., with a mission to offer the gift of distinctive global cuisine to customers, and the gift of employment opportunity to newly arrived refugees in the city. Today, we are a certified B Corporation, where customers can affordably dine on global cuisine, celebrate the culture of our staff, and contribute to the lives of people who might otherwise fall through the cracks of our system. Visit us at lunch time for a popular "World Buffet" (Monday-Saturday) or at dinner time (Thursday-Saturday) to enjoy vegan, vegetarian, and naturally gluten-free food from all over the world!
$7 - $20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were passing through Lancaster on our way east, and saw this restaurant listed as one of the local vegan restaurants, and decided to see for ourselves. They had 8 hot dishes and 2 cold salads in their buffet which I highly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank LordThomMohr
srirupad, Owner at Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank for visiting! Glad to know that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I went with co-workers for a quick lunch. They all ate from the buffet. I had the soup with pita triangles. Everything was delicious as always. Was back at office in 45 minutes. Gotta love it!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We had the taste of the world combo and it was superb. Selecting your choice was a little complicated but server was a huge help. The flan and strawberry cheesecake were amazing.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank shearexpert007
Srirupa D, Owner at Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Thanks for visiting and thanks for the feedback. Delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience. We’re updating the Global Feast description in the menu to simplify the selection process!

Reviewed May 2, 2018

The buffet is very reasonably priced, the owner is friendly and food is great. As a vegan it's always great to find a place with so many healthy choices on the menu. Me and my friends come here at least once a month. Almost everything...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Gili K
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

What a great concept for a restaurant. I tried four different cuisines all delicious. No one in my family is vegetarian but we all really enjoyed the meal and didn't miss having meat. I have food allergies with gluten and dairy and could eat almost...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

This place is solid however nothing was good enough to say I have to have again. The servers were nice. We had the lunch buffet and everything seemed to lack spices you look for in this type of cooking. Chocolate mousse is my favorite dessert...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 2Spigs
Srirupa D, Owner at Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Thanks for visiting! Yes, our dinner menu is very different. Be sure to tell the server what kind of flavors you like, so we can recommend menu items for consideration and also describe the traditional way of eating that food, so you can enjoy the...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018

All 4 in our family opted for the lunch buffet (Nepali/Puerto Rican dishes today) -- a flavorful and healthy mix of authentically prepared dishes. The staff were attentive, warm, and good-humored. We enjoyed our meal immensely and agreed that this visit was an "Upohar" --...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 717tko
Reviewed March 27, 2018

Upohar serves lunch and dinner We went for lunch and some of us had the buffet and some ate off the menu. Everything was really good. None of us are vegetarians so all of us found the selections surprisingly tempting and flavorful. We all agree...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank LAK697
Reviewed March 25, 2018

We had the blessing of being able to dine here recently. Server Katya and Chef Christina were awesome!! While we are not vegetarians, we do enjoy fine vegetarian fare. I could go on and on about how great the food was, but I won't. I...More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Srirupa D, Owner at Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you for visiting, and taking the time to write about your experience. We appreciate it!

Reviewed March 24, 2018

We drove up from Maryland to go to a show and decided to have lunch here. Wow it was one of the best lunches we have had in sometime. The flavors were bold yet not overly complicated. Christine came over and we chatted with her...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Eric M
Srirupa D, Owner at Upohar Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Delighted to know that you enjoyed your experience! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. Look forward to your next visit.

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