San Francisco Indian restaurant featuring South Indian cuisine. Extensive selection of dosa crepes filled with spiced stuffing and food like idly, samosa, uthappam, thali and curries. Has another location in Berkeley Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Indian, Delivery, Take-out, Catering
1007 Valencia St (Mission District)
San Francisco, California 94110
415-970-8000

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Cash only
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First Review by Seitan_Nic
JohnKeith
JohnKeith
  • vegan
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+56

Outstanding

5
Posted on 11 / 11 / 2014

We were on our way to Herbivore, but looked through the window and couldn't believe the food. We went in, and it was incredible. All vegetarian, and mostly vegan. Try the dosas. Never had one, but they are a must try.

Pros: Delicious, Good Service, Reasonable prices
MetalKenna
MetalKenna
  • vegan
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+18

my favorite place for vegan gf Indian

5
Posted on 08 / 05 / 2014

Lovely menu with wonderful happy people working here. The sambar is delicious. The fried idli is too. They have tons of gluten free options too, just avoid the semolina flour items. Everything else is rice and lentil flour. Please tell them you are vegan and they will not use ghee. The staff is very knowledgable. Items that are NOT vegan are marked on the menu. It seems like they are always open - even Christmas and thanksgiving day. They deliver through grub hub. I love this place.

Pros: amazing food - mostly vegan and gluten free , low prices and great hours, friendly service
Cons: cash only, not 100% vegan, gf items not marked on the menu
AshleyLorden
AshleyLorden
  • vegan
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+304

Very authentic south Indian

4
Posted on 04 / 06 / 2014

Udupi Palace seems like one of the most authentic Indian restaurants in SF. You're served on metal trays, and the dosas are huge, thin, and legit. It's pretty small inside and has something of the kind of atmosphere you find in restaurants in south asia. I certainly wouldn't use the word tranquil to describe it, but I've never found it too loud to enjoy a meal.

This area is a bit hard to park in so leave yourself extra time if you're driving.

Pros: Authentic, Tasty

Chia
Chia
  • vegetarian
Contributions
+4096

Well-Spiced Indian Cuisine

4
Posted on 09 / 09 / 2012

I had read about this place on happycow and decided to eat here on a recent trip to San Francisco. Here's my Udupi Palace review.

It's located on a busy area of Valencia alongside other restaurants. The interior is causal, simple, with dark cherry furniture and some Indian decor. The menu offered a variety of dishes, from which I picked samosas and a vegetable biryani.

The samosas were okay--spicy but not too salty. The vegetable biryani is an aromatic basmati rice pilaf, and it was rather spicy but well-spiced; i really enjoyed the spices and the flavor.

I saw an Indian family eating there, so that must be a good sign that its authenticity pleases also Indians. Non-Indian guests were also present.

Pros: all veg, good use of spices, friendly
Cons: can be very spicy
Lex87
Lex87
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+11

Udupi Palace

3
Posted on 01 / 18 / 2011

Yes, they have excellent food there but I did find it very noisy. I like to be able to relax when I go out for dinner but this wasn't a good place to do that. It was quieter taking san francisco tours and going on a walking restaurant tour in the city. I thought the traffic noise would be really bad but the truth is that some restaurants have an unbelievable noise level.

Pros: good food, loud environment, good service
  • TwoHappyVegans TwoHappyVegans

    If the noise was an issue for you, why did you place it under 'pro' instead of 'con'? Make up your mind!

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haodo
haodo
  • vegetarian
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+13

Great food, terrible noise

3
Posted on 06 / 07 / 2010

This is a great Indian restaurant for dosa and mango lasi. The customer service is friendly and attentive. The water glasses are constantly filled. The restaurant is clean and nicely arranged. However, it has been extremely crowded and noisy the last 3 times we came in early evenings of Tuesday or Wednesday. My husband and I will never come to this restaurant again because of the busy crowd. Noise and crowd are the only reason that Udupi gets 3 happy cows instead of 5 happy cows. I wish there is more noise insulation or thinner crowd.
All that said, if you don't mind the crowd and noise, you should go to this restaurant for cheap and tasty dosa and attentive customer service. If you hate noise and crowd, Golden Era, Doobu Tofu House, Tao Cafe are better alternatives.

Pros: good dosa, good customer service, cleanliness
Cons: extreme noise, extreme crowd
sglcklch
sglcklch
  • vegan
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+776

Excellent South Indian food!

5
Posted on 04 / 24 / 2010

Came here for dinner last night, food was soooo delicious! (OK, maybe we were just too starving.) But seriously, the uttapam was the best one I've ever had. The ingredients just tasted so fresh. The paratha was very good too. Lucky we came here early, the place started to get busy and a little noisy while we were eating. I very rarely go to a restaurant twice when traveling, but I think I might have to make an exception for this one!

Pros: great food, good portions
Cons: noisy
VeganTex
VeganTex
  • vegan
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+156

Udupi Palace

5
Posted on 10 / 10 / 2009

My fav veg*n Indian restaurant in San Francisco! I'm a little surprised there aren't more reviews. The staff at UP have always been able to point out the vegan items on the menu.


Plattburger
Plattburger
  • vegan
Contributions
+24

Great selection of vegan goodies

5
Posted on 11 / 29 / 2008

Great staff, willing to make special orders vegan and lots of options already on menu.
Good portions too.

Pros: delicious, friendly staff, reasonable prices
Seitan_Nic
Seitan_Nic
  • vegan
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+162

GREAT VEGETARIAN INDIAN FOOD IN SAN FRANCISCO!

5
Posted on 07 / 29 / 2008

Finally a vegetarian South Indian Restaurant in San Francisco's Mission District! The service is good, the prices are reasonable and the food is outstanding. Menu items are not marked vegan but they do have plenty of options, just ask your server. They are very helpful. I've been there just once so far but I can't wait to go back!

Pros: GREAT FOOD!, Good prices/large portions, Nice room, friendly service
Cons: So far, So good.

 

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