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1901 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1023
+1 510-843-6600
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Okemos, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you know South Indian food you will hate everything here. The idlis were obviously made in a muffin tin, that they turned upside down, and had the consistency of a dough ball. The coconut chutney was like coconut milk with no salt or green chilies. The sambar and rasam tasted like they were from an instant mix and the... More 

Thank Pennylehn
Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Literally the worst indian restaurant I have ever been to. Nothing about the food is south indian. Zero spice, the paratha was really oily, the idly was disgusting and absolutely nothing about this was indian food, let alone south indian food. Went with three other people and none of us ate more than a couple of bites. Do not come... More 

Thank megancherewick
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
772 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had food delivered, so it was probably not the best test of the quality here. Everything was fine, but no great shakes. Dosas were good but we've had better. Not an inventive menu, but no mistakes.

Thank Thomas V
Fremont, California
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

may be its 4pm or may be its just a bad day, but if you really know authentic indian taste, this would be a horrible place. I can't give anything less than 1*. I generally don't give my ratings by ordering only one or two items because I know I have to give them a benefit of bad day... We... More 

Thank balusss
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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190 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is not very pretty but the food is fantastic. Hot dosas come out quickly and other delicious dishes can also be ordered. I had way too much to eat, but it was really good. There are two soups in the menu, I recommend the spicy one, delicious! Service is courteous and quick. Really worth visiting.

Thank AVM2016
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Nice restaurant, truly excellent dosas. They have friendly, efficient service and a nice selection of chutneys. It is a good place for lunch on a budget. Great for vegetarians.

Thank Lori U
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely the worst Indian food in continental US!!! Tasteless, insipid food that has nothing Indian about it. Worst dosa I have had in my life - looks like a dosa, but is totally bland. No flavor at all. Same goes for the coconut chutney and sambar. Filter coffee was instant Nescafé mixed in hot water. Can't be any more inauthentic... More 

Thank Jugesh C
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The place has no frills but the food is special and full of exotic spices blended in a way that stimulates taste buds you didn't know about. Take your time relishing it. The servers like Sundarshan are highly dependable and the chefs like Suman are very skilled. Everything in Udupi Palace centers around the food and making it ihealthy and... More 

1 Thank justinberrings
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

So we missed the lunch hour venues in and around her dorm. So when we saw this place open after 3pm we went in. My sister, my niece and I were very hungry. Place was small, the waiter immediately greeted us and asked if we wanted any beverage. We all tried each of their Udupi specials. Yummy, the food was... More 

Thank Raquel K
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Felt authentic, wonderful spices, tasted good, big portions, lots of options, although it is a little small. You should definently try it out!

Thank whatno000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704-1023
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-843-6600

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