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“Watered down vegetables, like soup”
Review of Udipi Cafe

Udipi Cafe
Ranked #1,498 of 2,398 Restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian, International
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Watered down vegetables, like soup”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Bring a Strainer to get the few vegetables out of the
excessively liquid base.
Restaurant management economizing.

  • Visited February 2012
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2 Thank Rick C
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English first
Tampa
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Still best South Indian food.”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

Southern India has a highly developed cuisine.
Udipi Cafe is the only place I know to experience the Spice Coast, the various combinations of coconut and curry leaf, chilies and coriander. We like the lunch buffet, always have authentic basics, Dal, spicy Rasam or Sambar soups, fresh Indian breads with sides of pickles, yogurt and cilantro chutney.
They also feature chief's specials based on the fresh vegetables available. Did I mention it's all Vegetarian? No matter, you won't leave missing meat!
Quality and service may have suffered lately, as most are having a hard time of it these days.
However, Udipi remains the icon of South Indian food in Tampa.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Jim S
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good food but lousy service”
Reviewed February 3, 2011

The food is good and about as authentic as it gets. The service unfortunately was terrible and the wait staff come across as being very rude and indifferent.

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Thank Vijay P
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good food bad service”
Reviewed January 20, 2011

Food was quite good. waited forever to be waited on and then only after we complained. even then, they took ten minutes to get to us. And no apology.

  • Visited December 2010
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Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and great prices. One of...”
Reviewed January 24, 2010

Fantastic food and great prices. One of the most consistent vegetarian restaurant I've been to. Even the chai they make is always the same. Highly recommended and actually the only Indian restaurant we eat at

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