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Udupi Bhavan

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1717 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851-1161
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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All 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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has continued to attract me every time I am traveling north on I-495. Whether going to Maine or NH, I always make it a point to take a pit stop here. They have different theme buffets on different days. I have so far been the Chaat buffet on Thursday, Gujarati n Rajasthani Buffet on Friday. N the normal... More 

1 Thank Jignesh F
Recife, PE
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244 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

The restaurant offers Lunch Buffets that is worth trying even with full family. There shall be no regrets at all! The Buffet offers many variety of South Indian Food. Each and every item has the original flavor and taste. The lunch buffet costs $9.95 – which includes Dosa, Idli-Samber, Chutney, around 6-8 dishes and dessert. They have Gujarati and Rajasthani... More 

2 Thank SadhanaRakesh
Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Udupi bhavan is a hard to find gem in Lowell-- if you don't know about it, you'd never see it from the street. The restaurant has fewer than 20 tables, and is always crowded with Indian families. The food is all veg, and quite simply fantastic. The lunch buffet costs $9.95, and for that small sum you get a dosa,... More 

Thank chipper63
Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

The atmosphere isn't much, but it is clean and the food is the best Indian I have had! They have a lunch buffet and also a dinner buffet on Fridays.

Thank RunninOn
Boston, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We heard about this hole in the wall place from a friend and were not disappointed! Although the buffet doesn't offer big variety of dishes, each and every we tried was full of flavor and tasted delicious. The server was extremely friendly and helpful and ordered me gluten free masala dosa. Dessert options included watermelon and other fruits. I think... More 

Thank kat s
Acton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016

As a South Indian, it ‘s absolutely worth to eat here that satisfy my fastidious taste of authentic south Indian dishes. Dosa (various types), idli and Mysore Royal thali are all excellent. This restaurant makes amazing filter coffee, we get in the southern part of India that is served in steel utensils. If who want to explore the South Indian... More 

Thank Shekhar_Iyer
Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2016

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 

Thank DreamgirlBoston
Scotia, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

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

Thank JosephineBreadBaker
Simsbury, Connecticut
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank chessie333
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Abee122

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA 01851-1161
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell

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