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Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

#351 of 1,545 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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711 E Blacklidge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719-2520
+1 520-792-0630
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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El Paso, Texas
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704 reviews
422 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This simple restaurant is vegetarian, with tasty and innovative dishes, it is all buffet style. My sister is a vegetarian, so this is always her choice when we are in Tucson. My niece is undergoing cancer treatments, so we wanted a very healthy option for her. I respect her eating habits and I can usually find something here to my... More 

Thank Rose H
Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a couple times now and it is getting better each time. The first time, I found the food bland and the environment strange for a restaurant. You walk into a store front and turn a corner and it becomes a restaurant; which is buffet style. The last time I went it was early enough to enjoy the... More 

Thank Lynn H
Marana, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Not happy with the place. Food to spicy and always cold on heat table. They person at register wasn't friendly and demanded to leave a tip . Not right . They food handlers' whipped nose on shirt sleeve .."Nasty .. Also man at register was eating while customers were coming in. Restrooms to me were nasty too . No paper... More 

1 Thank kathbolt
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We selected Govinda because it said, "Indian food, vegetarian options available." That should have satisfied everyone in our party. However, there were ONLY vegetarian dishes, and those were all similar in taste. Lots of rice and carbs. There were a variety of sprouts so my salad turned to be the best of all the dishes.

Thank lynn57
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It is a great resteraunt to eat if you are a vegetarian they have a wonderful ideology .The grounds are great they have birds and a little pond its an uplifting experience.You remove Your shoes and relax the atmosphere is comforting (and they give to charitable causes) great experience and culture emersion

Thank Lloyd P
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301 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Best buffet I have ever attended- and TOTALLY vegan. It was a dream. Not only does Govinda's offer a variety, the food is made with extremely high quality ingredients, is healthy, complex, and flavorful. I absolutely loved it and was stuffed to the brim at the end- the best way to feel after a buffet.

Thank Lisa M
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant provides an interesting setting and a nice display of vegan dishes for a fair buffet price. The food was fresh, but largely made up of salad bar items and dressings. There was an empty basket meant to offer homemade breads. We enjoyed a peaceful meal, but wouldn't plan on a return visit especially because the people working in... More 

Thank 1caringmom
Los Angeles, United States
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We were visiting family in Tucson, and they brought us here. As regulars, they were greeted warmly by name. We all felt very welcome. The buffet was delicious, vegetarian Indian cuisine. The paneer was great and the dal and curries outstanding.

Thank Bonnie B
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I made a reservation very far in advance and when we showed up the person there said she didn't have us listed and almost seemed mad at us for showing up (yes, we were a big group but we had made a reservation!). She wanted us to pay before eating (which is fine, maybe that's how it's done there), but... More 

Thank thebellawonderdog
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Stepping into Govinda's is like landing in India. Surrounded by exotic and wonderful aromas and tastes .

Thank Bonnie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 8
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 E Blacklidge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719-2520
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-0630

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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?