Indian & Ethiopian

Blue Nile Cafe
933 E. University Drive #112
Tempe, Arizona 85281
From University and Rural in Tempe, head 1/2 block east to the strip mall on the right (south) side of the road.  Go to suite #112 tucked back in the far corner.
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The Dhaba
1872 E Apache Blvd. (Located at India Plaza, Tempe, AZ.  Major cross streets are Apache Blvd & McClintock.)

Tempe, AZ  85281
Phone: 480.446.2824
Fax: 480.446.2825
Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
It appears as though they use varying amounts of dairy products in their vegetarian dishes. But, they say everything is made fresh.
Quote from the website:  “Because we value your input and would like to create dishes which reflect your taste; we encourage your participation by suggesting dishes for our creative Chefs to bring to life once again.”

Delhi Palace
5050 E. McDowell Rd. (bet. Hohokam Expwy and Papago Park)

Delhi Palace Cuisine of India
933 E. University Dr. (SE corner w/ Rural Rd.)
Luncheon buffet: 11-2:30, Sat, Sun 11-3 Dinner: 5-10 Open every day

Flavors of India
4515 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, Arizona
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India Delhi Palace
5104 E McDowell Road
Phoenix, Arizona
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India Delight
1674 N. Higley Rd.
Gilbert, AZ  85234
“The service, first off, was great. My waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to finding veg dishes. Additionally, the Menu is split into regional sections (North Indian, South Indian, Indo-Chinese) and the whole South Indian section, true to tradition, is completely vegetarian. Not to mention everything was delicious!! They also have a great wine menu!”
Thanks, Emma!

India Gate
6245 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, Arizona 85226
offers 18 Vegetarian entrees, featuring such ingredients as lentils, potatoes, eggplant, nuts, tomatoes, and various vegetables.  There’s also a “Vegetarian Dinner” meal, which consists of soup or salad, vegetable samosa, an entree with rice, dessert, and coffee or tea.
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India Palace
16842 N. 7th St. (bet. Bell Rd. and Greenway Pkwy.)
Luncheon buffet: 11-2:30, Sat, Sun 11-3 Dinner: 5-10 Open every day

Lalibela Ethiopian Café
849 W. University Dr. (E of Hardy Dr.) in Tempe
They have a vegetarian combo plate that is great and all vegan and you get to eat with your hands.

Pasand Indian
1801 E. Baseline Rd. (SE corner w/ McClintock)

Royal Taj – Indian
1845 E. Broadway Rd. (SE corner w/ McClintock)
Luncheon buffets: 11:30-2:30, Sat, Sun 11:30-4 Dinner: 5-10

Taste of India
1609 E. Bell Rd. (SE corner w/ 16th St.)
Luncheon buffet: $6

Udupi Cafe – “Pure Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine”
1636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
Scottsdale & McKellips – Just north of the Motel 6 on the west side of Scottsdale Road.
Click here to read the review from the Arizona Republic.
This is a nice sit-down restaurant that also does take out.  Prices are comparable with other Indian restaurants in the Valley.  The menu is extensive and all vegetarian – vegan items are clearly marked. The great news is is that  90% of items are vegan!  And they have a wonderful buffet every lunch time.  Sat/Sun the buffet is bountiful and costs $11. Lunch time they told me the buffet is smaller and $8.  There were 2 vegan soups, a wonderful rice and cashew rice that was creamy without cream!  Everything on Sunday’s buffet was vegan (including a wonderful crepe filled with potatoes) except the 2 desserts.  Items on the buffet are marked.  If they are not, please ask them to mark them – staff is very accommodating.  You MUST like spicy foods as everything on the buffet was spicy.  A must-try!

Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian
4980 W Ray Rd.
All-vegetarian menu!