Jen Kalb wrote ---- ( last March)
ahh, udupi bhavan... what a haven here in
Massachusetts. they serve south Indian vegetarian food. their dosas are simply excellent. all their breads are good too. the potato bhaji used in all of the dosas is a little tired (could be spiced better, I think), but the dosas more than make up for it. I like to order their dal sometimes myself-it's not on the menu, but dal and rice is in my opinion one of the best Indian dishes ever. I don't know the address, unfortunately, but I'll attempt directions. it's located in Ashland, ma, which is south of Framingham. if you can get yourself to the intersection of routes 135 and 126, where the Framingham train station is located, then from there you want to go south on 126 for about 5 minutes. you'll see a market basket shopping center on your right, and udupi is at the far end of the shopping center, near a subway. the place is heaven. don't go Friday or Saturday nights unless you want to wait in line for at least an hour with the entire Indian American population of the 128 suburbs (and they don't take reservations). weeknights are a good time to go.
Also, I just heard a rumor that the udupi people have opened a branch here in Cambridge, near Kendall somewhere, but I haven't heard about how it compares or what.
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Jen - you are generous with your food consciousness. I called the Udupi Bhavan and asked them about their offspring restaurant in Cambridge - it is called the "Ajanta" and the address is 145 First Street. Apparently it is near the Afghan "Helmand" and a bunch of other new places close to the Lechmere T stop. .
So -this is the place that the Udupi created in Cambridge. I guess we need to try the regular cuisine and forget the lunch buffet.