Udupi Cafe

(317) 299-2127

4225 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN | Directions   46254

39.831433 -86.242277

 
Restaurants, Catering, Vegetarian  more

More Cuisine: Indian

Price: $$

Tags: Business Dining, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Hidden Find, Local Favorite

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Pike

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Udupi Cafe
Menu
Iddly, Kancheepuram Iddly, Rava Iddly, Medhu Vada, Dhahi Vada, Sambar Vada, Rasa Vada, Masala Vada (Channa Dal Vada), Special Potato Bonda, Vegetable Samosa... more

Reviews for Udupi Cafe

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

maybe this was good when it was called udupi .. – We went for Saturday buffet around 9pm. We actually wanted to go to udupi so spent 10 mins trying to find it. Later found out, its now called "passage to india". The food was cold and some of the dishes were almost empty. We got dosa and nann on the table. It was the worst dosa I have ever had. The frozen dosa you get from indian store is better than this. There was paani poori in the buffet but the water for pani poori was really bad. there was chat papdi in the buffet but it was almost gone. I tried, vegetable korma, bombay alloo, rasam, pakora. Everything was bad. Maybe I had very high expectation for this place because it has good reviews but we were very disappointed. We won't go back again.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Now Called Passage To India – I went to go to Udupi and found it was now called Passage to India but it hasn't changed at all really. The food was truly amazing and did not upset my stomach like Indian food can at times. This is THE PLACE to go for vegetarian Indian food.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

very forgettable – udupi is a far cry from authentic south indian cuisine. what really puts you off is the non existent service. if you are lucky to get a waiter, they are inattentive, slow and rude. its almost as if they dont want to work. the quality of the food is not great. i disagree that people in India are inefficient. there are several restaurants in India where people are very attentive, and the food is good. Places like udupi in Indianapolis, in fact give a very distorted view of what Indian restaurants are like. Americans would probably end up believing that Indian restaurants or Indians in India are inhospitable and unfriendly after going to udupi. There is absolutely no reason why sub standard service, quality and taste should be marketed as Indian whether as home or abroad.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

not that great!!!!! – this plcace is alright. The waiters are not enthusistic about working...they probably forget this is the US and not India where people are known for inefficiency and lack of enthusisam to work !!! Also the path to the rest. is awful......we have to pass very unfriendly Gujju's who stand behind the various counters esp. the video and music section. Awful customer service at the grocery store as well as the music and movie section!! Please guys remember this is the US not Ahmedabad or Baroda!!!!!!!!!! No manners at all!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Champion food – I dare anyone to tell me about a better South Indian food establishment in Indianapolis.

Their service is NOT slow as mentioned in another review. As a matter of fact some of the staff have taken time to get to know my wife, son, and myself. Their service is fast, courteous, and sometimes they bring you surprises.

When you compare the cost to taste/variety..........there is no comparison in Indianapolis, Indian food or not.

This place is the bomb.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

very good dosai... – Udipi is one of best places to have South Indian Veg Food. We had dosai and we loved it. they have a lot of choices for dosai specially. But their dahi vada is not so good...it smells of coconut oil and the taste bad. Well its a quite plcace to have lunch or dinner specially. But their service is very slow and u have to wait a long before u get your food.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The best Chaat in town! – After the demise of the much loved, India Chaat House, I was so excited to find that Udupi has a Chaat Buffet on Sunday nights. All the favorites... dosas, samosas, fried califlower, fried peppers, curries, sambor, pav bahji, channa chaat (you mix it), lots of desserts and much more! Hot chai is always on tap and the staff is inviting. This past weekend, there was a special Mother's Day Buffet with many extra items inclucing: naan pizza and a frozen basil seed dessert/beverage. My only regret is that I did not bring my mother!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Had better food before – The restaurant may be good for people who have not tasted authentic South Indian cuisine before. But the food certainly does not come anywhere near what Udupi chefs in India are famous for. Udupi is a place renowned for an epicurean delight.

Udupi cafe proves to be a damp squib. The only positive thing is they have borrowed the good name of Udupi.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food! – I love Udupi Cafe! Delicious Food!!! Great Price! They always have so many items to choose from and the staff is very friendly!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

mmmmmmmmmmmmm – Excellent buffet every day, especially weekends, many vegan options, make this one of the best and most unique restaurants in Indy. Go eat there now!

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