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Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

#172 of 1,562 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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711 E Blacklidge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719-2520
+1 520-792-0630
Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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9 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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260 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 17 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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67 reviews
53 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 17 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
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

The food at this restaurant was unbelievable (like all the locals promised). We were there for Indian night, and even though we went later in the evening, the food was still fresh and delicious. There was a huge variety of dishes, and they were all healthy and incredibly flavorful. What really blew us away was the atmosphere- it was an... More 

Thank Mariah L
San Francisco
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

We're not vegetarians but still appreciate veggies and like healthy food this is an excellent choice and a lovely and loving spiritual community with no proselytizing. Enjoy a very tasty veggie buffet for around $10/person in attractive surroundings. And they have a guest cottage for one or two for a little over $50 including breakfast and lunch. We found our... More 

Thank Lee R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?