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Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

#284 of 1,541 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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711 E Blacklidge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719-2520
+1 520-792-0630
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Marana, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Not happy with the place. Food to spicy and always cold on heat table. They person at register wasn't friendly and demanded to leave a tip . Not right . They food handlers' whipped nose on shirt sleeve .."Nasty .. Also man at register was eating while customers were coming in. Restrooms to me were nasty too . No paper... More 

1 Thank kathbolt
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141 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We selected Govinda because it said, "Indian food, vegetarian options available." That should have satisfied everyone in our party. However, there were ONLY vegetarian dishes, and those were all similar in taste. Lots of rice and carbs. There were a variety of sprouts so my salad turned to be the best of all the dishes.

Thank lynn57
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It is a great resteraunt to eat if you are a vegetarian they have a wonderful ideology .The grounds are great they have birds and a little pond its an uplifting experience.You remove Your shoes and relax the atmosphere is comforting (and they give to charitable causes) great experience and culture emersion

Thank Lloyd P
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278 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Best buffet I have ever attended- and TOTALLY vegan. It was a dream. Not only does Govinda's offer a variety, the food is made with extremely high quality ingredients, is healthy, complex, and flavorful. I absolutely loved it and was stuffed to the brim at the end- the best way to feel after a buffet.

Thank Lisa M
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant provides an interesting setting and a nice display of vegan dishes for a fair buffet price. The food was fresh, but largely made up of salad bar items and dressings. There was an empty basket meant to offer homemade breads. We enjoyed a peaceful meal, but wouldn't plan on a return visit especially because the people working in... More 

Thank 1caringmom
Los Angeles, United States
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

We were visiting family in Tucson, and they brought us here. As regulars, they were greeted warmly by name. We all felt very welcome. The buffet was delicious, vegetarian Indian cuisine. The paneer was great and the dal and curries outstanding.

Thank Bonnie B
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I made a reservation very far in advance and when we showed up the person there said she didn't have us listed and almost seemed mad at us for showing up (yes, we were a big group but we had made a reservation!). She wanted us to pay before eating (which is fine, maybe that's how it's done there), but... More 

Thank thebellawonderdog
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Stepping into Govinda's is like landing in India. Surrounded by exotic and wonderful aromas and tastes .

Thank Bonnie C
Boulder Creek, California
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Love this place. The food is good, the price reasonable and the staff is efficient and kind. Nice to ear outside on the patio.

Thank FullTiltTraveler
Perrysburg, Ohio
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

We went there on a Thursday night for dinner vegan night. This is a self-serve buffet with lots of choices, including traditional salad choices, some tasty Indian choices, and soups. Water is included, though you can purchase juices, (relatively) healthy carbonated soda, and desserts. The food was high quality, fresh, and tasty! The place is run by hare-krishnas and is... More 

Thank Mike Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 8
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 E Blacklidge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719-2520
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-792-0630

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?