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1717 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 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
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Newton, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Tyngsboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank RunninOn
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank DreamgirlBoston
Scotia, New York
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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57 reviews
50 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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45 reviews
33 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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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Watertown, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1717 Middlesex St., Lowell, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lowell

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