Udupi Palace Rules
Posted on 06 / 12 / 2010
I love this place. The wait staff are always friendly and willing to answer questions. They'll explain anything from what something is to how to go about eating it. For that reason it's great for the uninitiated. I've taken many friends (almost all meat-eaters) to this place - they invariably come away saying something like, "Whoa that was great," and "I didn't even think about missing meat." Udupi Palace sets a pretty high standard.
The food is always hot, fresh, and delicious. Poori are great. Chana Batura is a must. Dosas are top-notch. Sambar, very, very good. Thali is well above average. Palak paneer is excellent although a couple of times I've chomped on a cardamom pod - that's not bad, but it can be a little surprising. If you tell them you want spicy they actually make your food spicy, and I don't mean "white guy" spicy.
It's maybe a little more fun going to UP when it's packed with people because of the energy and vibe. Even if I go for take-out during off-hours, the servers will hang out and chat. UP is possibly my favorite South Indian place.
In short, don't miss Udupi Palace.
Awesome dosas, Friendly wait staff, Great vibe when it's busy