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1030 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404-3230
+1 541-461-0093
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I eat at Govinda's almost every time we pass Eugene. In fact, I schedule out trip so that we can stop there for lunch or dinner. I feel so good after eating their food even after overeating. Fresh salad, hearty soups, rice, Indian flavored dishes and sweets. They are open only on weekdays. Check the hours if... More 

Thank Melody1600
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I enjoy the variety of food here. It isn't really Indian so much as Hindu influenced. Enchiladas were served alongside dal, for instance. For dessert, the halvah with cardamom was a stand out, although there were many choices. The atmosphere is relaxed, unassuming and very welcoming. A good choice for vegan and gluten free dining!

Thank Todd O
Eugene, Oregon
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Whether dining in or taking out, my palate and my soul are always happy after eating David's wonderful food. With each and every bite, you can tell that everything was prepared with love. Thoughtfully seasoned soups, a fresh veggie salad bar with tasty dressings, delectable mixed vegetable curries, delightfully sweet and spicy chutneys, fresh papadum, and vegan banana bread are... More 

Thank VeganGail
Eugene, Oregon
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Good good good, cheap cheap, cheap --- you can eat her for as little as $3 or totally pig out for the unlimited buffet. Vegetarian - high quality -- a range of sauces, papadam -- excellent brown rice, just plain GOOD!

Thank yumseeker2015
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Had been traveling abroad and missed good salad, vegetarian fare. Found this place and had wonderful lunch/dinner (closes fairly early in evening) buffet style. I would be a regular if I lived here.

Thank Marybeth S
Irvine CA
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I tried everything and liked most. Some better than others, of course. Split pea dal and vege soups both superior. Didn't much like the gluten free breads but didn't expect to. Halvah desert scoops were my favorite.

Thank indeptravelforus
Grants Pass, Oregon
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Indian food I have never enjoyed all that much, and never think vegetarian is going to be as good, so I didn't have high hopes for this place. All the buffet items were really fresh, good salad stuff, dressing is out of this world. Not a lot of options but what they had was Good and I truly enjoyed. The... More 

1 Thank Natalie R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Prasad. Healthy. Fresh. Tasty. Served with love. Clean. Simple, casual, friendly. Cruelty free. Govinda, Govinda, Govinda! Eat to live.

Thank S B
Eugene, Oregon
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Please do not be put off that the restaurant is not modern and new. The food is EXCELLENT and not overpriced. If you are Vegan or Vegetarian this is a must visit. you will not be disappointed. You and your tummy will be happy.

1 Thank gointo_ireland
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Not far enough outside of the main district to miss returning to this sweet little buffet. If you are looking for food made from scratch with high consciousness, this is a must. Having lived in India, this was the best halva and pineapple chutney I have ever had. The buffet is a blend of western styled gluten free choices like... More 

2 Thank Z2208TE

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 River Rd, Eugene, OR 97404-3230
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Eugene
  • Phone Number: +1 541-461-0093

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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?