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#219 of 1,357 Restaurants in Tucson


$8 - $8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

Govinda's use be a four star restaurant and everyone went there that was vegetarian and that standard has fallen there's something lacking in the taste,,love,

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020

My friend from Tucson took me here and I am so glad she did: the food is amazing and the people who run the place are so kind and hospitable. The dining room is small: we shared a table with a really nice guy that...we didn't know. It was all good! I cannot recommend Govinda's enough.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 19, 2019

I don't like writing this review but it's truthful and my experience. I went to Govindas on Thanksgiving for the first time, since it had read good reviews and was excited to enjoy a vegetarian meal on this special holiday. They were serving until 7:00...p.m., I think. It was more expensive than normal because of the holiday, which was fine and expected, but I was shocked to learn when I got up to the Buffet, after a long line, that they were out of the faux turkey and the vegan pumpkin pie. This was at 4:45 p.m. over 2 hours before they were to stop serving food. Someone else in the line was also shocked and inquired with one of the women, who was extremely rude, and who offered no apology or explanation but instead simply said abruptly and harshly, "we're out!" The food that I did have was good, however, I will never return to this place because of the ignorance of charging $18.00 for a dinner buffet when they were out of the two main dishes, and because of the rude woman, who was really beyond the pale. Left a very bad impression on me.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 23, 2019

Today (11/23/2019) the restaurant re-opened after fire spread from a business next door to some parts of Govinda's earlier this year. The prices are the same. The food on the lunch buffet seemed even tastier (though maybe I just missed it...). They've done some remodeling...in the main dining room, adding tables and stools along the walls where there used to be tables for two. The big outdoor patio has a small stage set up; a musician performed there today.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 6, 2019

A fire at the business next door, at the start of July 2019, burned some of the buildings near the dining room. We were lucky to eat there a week before the fire... it was delicious, as usual. They now have three all-vegan days: Wednesday...thru Friday. I'm looking forward to the re-opening.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Just made it in time. They close early for lunch. Great vegetarian food, beautiful garden, very peaceful surroundings, and a boutique, too.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

The buffet was delicious with lots of variety including full salad bar, soups, several mains and dessert! We ate inside in a cozy space and there is also a nice patio!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

Govinda’s is a real local Tucson gem serving delicious vegan meals. The atmosphere is casual and relaxing. The outside grounds are beautiful. There are vegan entrees and sides that are wonderfully prepared and seasoned. It also has an interesting gift shop.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful outdoor seating with water feature, tables with umbrellas and live music which isn't overpowering. Delicious healthy food, amazing cashew salad dressing...crumb cake... Yogurt with fresh fruit and scrambled egg mix. Love this place and the koi pond in the back of building.

Date of visit: April 2018
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Govinda’s is the best, freshest, clean vegetarian food in Tucson (in my opinion!) Even if you aren’t a huge Indian-style food fan, the cuisine at Govinda’s has plenty of fresh delicious options, all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet, cooked with love and consciousness, indoor seating as...well as a lovely large outdoor patio to enjoy all the yummies. Children welcome (as long as you manage them!) Check out their pretty shop for exotic and useful gifts!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

Yes, Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet offers takeout services.

Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5