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Udupi Palace

Indian Restaurant and Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
102 Tips and reviews
  • dosas
  • vegetarian food
  • uttapam
  • authentic
  • sambar vada
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  • Vansi
    VansiJune 13
    The curries aren't that great. I'd suggest focusing on the dosas.
    Upvoted Sep 11
  • Annie 🌺 J.
    Annie 🌺 JalotaMarch 5
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the dosas and bhatura! This place is a little cheaper and tastes a little more authentic than the restaurant Dosa nearby. Most of the menu is vegetarian, by the way!
  • Sarah
    SarahFebruary 21
    Service can be a bit strange, but the dosas are amazing
    VAISHALI 😄January 9
    Idlis are bomb, so soft and just melt in your mouth. Definitely took me back to South India.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HNovember 19, 2016
    1,000 better and more generous than Dosa. Authentic. Affordable
  • Anuja S.
    Anuja SelvaOctober 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing chole bature and idly dipped in sambaar
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SkoleOctober 5, 2016
    Everything is good but the dosa is amazing
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 12, 2016
    Big portions. Onion and hot chilli uthappam is way spicier than expected. Chana masala curry comes with rice and is very flavorful.
  • Jon N.
    Jon NarongJune 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    spinach paneer dosa has a terrific flavor and lighter than the dosas filled with potatoes
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NgJune 16, 2016
    Friendly service
  • Amit L.
    Amit LevyMay 30, 2016
    Onion uttapam every time
  • Jen L.
    Jen LongMay 3, 2016
    Spinach masala dosa. Coconut chutney!
  • Josh E.
    Josh EstelleApril 16, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    This is seriously delicious. Super friendly staff, inexpensive. One of my favorite, casual, every day places. Super nice to kids.
  • Tiago F.
    Tiago FerreiraApril 1, 2016
    Insanely amazing vegetarian indian food!
  • Rahil S.
    Rahil ShahMarch 25, 2016
    Chana Bhatura!
  • Srikanth J.
    Srikanth JalasutramFebruary 28, 2016
    Love the thali
  • Renée V.
    Renée VargasFebruary 26, 2016
    Veggie Indian food! Get a recommendation from the waiter, you won't be disappointed.
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WeissFebruary 6, 2016
    My favorite meal, could eat here for breakfast and it's almost all vegan. Pineapple uttapam and any dosa!
  • Nelson E.
    Nelson ElhageJanuary 13, 2016
    The dosas are quite large. Be warned.
  • Sibel C.
    Sibel ChefDecember 17, 2015
    This place is dirty:(
  • Melissa W.
    Melissa WeissNovember 30, 2015
    Potato spinach masala dosa and pineapple uttapam is my vegan comfort food.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerAugust 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    If the 'House Curry Dosa' is a special, order it. The curry is delicious (spicy with a hint of sweetness), the dosa is flavorful (though less crispy), serving huge and the price ($10.95) can't be beat
  • Mrunal P.
    Mrunal ParikhJune 22, 2015
    Delicious idli, dosas and uttapam. Cash or check only.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaMay 13, 2015
    So yummy! Affordable and good portions. Dahi vada is a cold and refreshing dish. Spinach masala dosa is tastier and bigger than expected.
  • Kapil D.
    Kapil DalwaniMarch 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Wada dipped in Sambhar,cozy food , lots of flavor.
  • Jeshua B.
    Jeshua BorgesMarch 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing here.
  • Pravin N.
    Pravin NagarajanJanuary 4, 2015
    They don't accept cash! Really! food is Ok.
  • Abhishek K.
    Abhishek KonaJanuary 1, 2015
    Avoid the utthapam, second time it came out undercooked
  • Inderpreet S.
    Inderpreet SinghNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Most dishes are vegan or can be made vegan. You got the spring dosa, right?
  • Vimarsh K.
    Vimarsh KarbhariOctober 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Idli Sambhar is awesome! Also, don't forget it's cash only!
  • Matt M.
    Matt MOctober 12, 2014
    Cash only 😫
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesAugust 7, 2014
    To get a more local Bangalore 'Sagar' feel, come here. Good food. Sambar vada and masala dosas are exactly like a local Sagar place back home. But why isn't the vada doughnut shaped 😳
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Featuring South Indian dishes that are exclusively vegetarian, Udupi Palace will fill you up without costing you an arm and a leg. We could eat here almost every day. Read more
  • Carlo S.
    Carlo SantiagoJune 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Arrive hungry. 👏
  • Norbert H.
    Norbert HuMay 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    For the indecisive's or the want-it-all's, get the Thali combo #48 for a complete experience
  • Naarah M.
    Naarah McDonaldMay 1, 2014
    Ditch the silverware and enjoy the vegetarian platter! Plenty of food and variety. Top it off with honey wine!
  • Parik T.
    Parik TiwariMarch 12, 2014
    Make sure to get dosa's (any) and fried idili is delicious.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The paneer makhani is insanely delicious here! Also, the special rava masala dosa is filling and flavorful. Their uthapham are a great (and tastier) alternative to naan, and they have great fillings.
  • Dianna K.
    Dianna KFebruary 15, 2014
    so many vegan options. made the sample platter 48 vegan and had dosa 18. more than enough food for two and it was soooo gooooood!! come here!
  • Lysle S.
    Lysle SFebruary 15, 2014
    So ****ing good :o. Wow.
  • Christle A.
    Christle ArriolaFebruary 7, 2014
    Onion Rava Dosa
  • Irina I.
    Irina IssakovaJanuary 18, 2014
    Channa Masala is to die for. Vegetable korma is also delicious.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyDecember 31, 2013
    "Udupi, located on the southwest coast of India, is home to a unique variant of South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Staples include a crepe stuffed with spiced potato, served with coconut chutney."
  • Yasemin O.
    Yasemin OzcanNovember 19, 2013
    Masala dosa
  • jo g.
    jo geoNovember 4, 2013
    Try the Medhu Vada. Nice and crispy.
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany ByrdOctober 17, 2013
    Big portions! So yummy!
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany ByrdOctober 17, 2013
    Food is so amazing!! Service is great too!
  • Giovanni B.
    Giovanni Bryden RosasSeptember 29, 2013
    The palak paneer is the best I've had.
  • c0uP
    c0uPAugust 27, 2013
    The Bisi Bele Bath is pretty good! Source: I'm South Indian.
  • Vindu G.
    Vindu GoelAugust 2, 2013
    Serviceable, but Dosa a block away is much tastier.
  • Julia
    JuliaAugust 1, 2013
    Get the thali! Cheap and delicious and authentic - tastes like India. The gulab jamun is killer good, too.
  • Suyog K.
    Suyog KotechaJuly 14, 2013
    ONLY CASH. do remember to carry cash.
  • Colleen F.
    Great food. Definitely get the okra dish!
  • Deval D.
    Deval DJune 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    must have Idli ghee sambar.
  • Yoonz H.
    Yoonz HaJune 25, 2013
    Omg the people here are soooo nice
  • Prabhakar K.
    Prabhakar KasiJune 20, 2013
    Madras coffee was like drinking in Madras (Chennai)
  • Deepak R.
    Deepak RavindranJune 17, 2013
    Fried idly s rock !!
  • Lakshman P.
    Lakshman PrasadJune 13, 2013
    Authentic south indian cuisine, right here in the Mission!
  • Karina v.
    Karina van SchaardenburgMay 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The paneer & peas uthappam is delicious. Take half home for amazing leftovers the next day.
  • Prantik B.
    Get the paper masala dosa. Its more authentic than what you can get in India.
  • Satish K.
    Satish KumarMarch 19, 2013
    The thali and sambar vada were really good.
  • Nishant B.
    Nishant BhattMarch 13, 2013
    Desi approved. I'd bring my parents here. Wouldn't have said that 3 years ago!
  • Anton S.
    Anton ShusterFebruary 12, 2013
    Try the idli vada sambar.
  • Jake K.
    Jake KaufmanJanuary 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The staff is super friendly. Order ahead and take out to save on the wait.
  • Kapil D.
    Kapil DalwaniDecember 11, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Can't go wrong with Sambhar Vada.
  • Rajiv D.
    Rajiv DoshiOctober 2, 2012
    Try the Mysore Masala Dosa
  • Megan M.
    Megan MastersSeptember 12, 2012
    So so so awesome! I'm thankful this place exists and that they make the garlic paratha and idlys which make my mouth (and belly) very happy!
  • VegNews Magazine
    VegNews MagazineAugust 30, 2012
    The dosas at this all-vegetarian South Indian eatery are massive, but good enough to be wolfed down in a single sitting. Top pick: The Onion Masala Dosa, flanked by three different chutneys.
  • Kartik S.
    Kartik SJuly 27, 2012
    Coffee that's lukewarm instead of hot, samosa that's actually COLD instead of hot make this a place that's unforgettable... in a bad way.
  • Thuy K.
    Thuy KumarJuly 15, 2012
    Note: cash only
  • Kapil D.
    Kapil DalwaniJune 26, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    If you are a fan of Chole Bhature, please don't try it here.. Go for what they do the best .. Dosa..
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJune 14, 2012
    Order a lacy rava (semolina) dosa and a South Indian thali, with its almost innumerable collection of small bowls to sample from: Read more
  • Brett L.
    Brett LiderMay 7, 2012
    When veggie South Indian food is what you want, this fits the bill.
  • Vandana N.
    Vandana NairMarch 13, 2012
    They can adjust the strength of the coffee for you, and the staff are super accommodating about it!
  • Eric F.
    Eric FMarch 2, 2012
    Try the hobo masala
  • paul f.
    paul fFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the paper masala dosa. It's fantastic and ginormous.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HuynhFebruary 21, 2012
    Idli vada sambar
  • Cianna S.
    Cianna SNovember 8, 2011
    mmmmyum... Samosa Chaat!
  • Kapil D.
    Kapil DalwaniAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    To go only after 9:45! open on Sunday's too!!
  • Nikhil C.
    Nikhil ChopraAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the awesome gobi Uttapam
  • Mina R.
    Mina RAugust 16, 2011
    Eat everything. But to be properly South Indian, you should start with sambar vada; follow it up with a paper masala dosa; and finally, close with a hot sweet cup of chai.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LeeJuly 31, 2011
    A giant paper masala is great for sharing
  • Chris F.
    Chris FrankJuly 25, 2011
    Dosa's cheaper than Dosa and equally good.
  • Améredia
    AmérediaJuly 14, 2011
    Authentic South Indian dosas, idlis, uttapams and a rocking thali topped with friendly service. Try the buttermilk and mango lassi. Cash only. Don't call ahead, not good at taking reservations.
  • Mike W.
    Mike WadheraJune 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    get the south indian tali - big purée + lil bit of everything!
  • Bilal A.
    Bilal AhmedMay 23, 2011
    South Indian food is sooo good for you! Yum yum. Dinga ding ding
  • Parth D.
    Parth DhebarApril 23, 2011
    Terrible service. Go to the one in Pleasenton...more affordable too.
  • Luis B.
    Luis BalcedaMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Free snacks if you confuse them and they mess up your order
  • The Bold Italic
    The Bold ItalicMarch 15, 2011
    Delicious all vegetarian Southern Indian restaurant. Not only will you win points for bringing your vegan date to an all-veg joint, you're gonna save a buck or two. Read more
  • Ritu S.
    Ritu SharmaFebruary 12, 2011
    They have Gobhi Manchurian! Must try this Indian Chinese dish.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyFebruary 11, 2011
    SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST INDIAN CUISINE
  • Vin H.
    Vin HFebruary 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    There is paid indoor parking lot on 21st st adjacent to this place ($2 an hour!)
  • Vin H.
    Vin HFebruary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Rasam here is aweeesooommee
  • Rob D.
    Rob DekochJanuary 5, 2011
    The spring dosa and mixed vegetable uttapams are great!
  • Anaheli D.
    Anaheli De los SantosOctober 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    paneer makhani .... OMG, gotta try this!
  • Sumit S.
    Sumit SharmaJuly 23, 2010
    Make sure the dosa is fresh, and not pre made
  • Anaheli D.
    Anaheli De los SantosJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Chana masala and masala dosa... kingfisher and mango lassi.. great price... but cash only
  • K S.
    K SApril 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The food is great but it's cash only so make sure you have enough cash cause you will be ordering alot of food.
  • Brooks J.
    Brooks JordanJanuary 14, 2010
    Packed. Think I'm going to like this place . . .
  • Joe S.
    Joe ShockmanJanuary 5, 2010
    Get the Saag Paneer -the place is vegetarian only btw.
  • Diana v.
    Diana von WebelFebruary 3, 2015
    Wahrscheinlich das beste Palak Paneer, das ich je gegessen habe. Heißt hier Sag Paneer. I'll be back!
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