Udupi Palace: Vegetarian Indian Restaurant in Toronto

Udupi Palace is located in the heart of Toronto’s Little India on Gerrard Street East. The popular vegetarian restaurant serves Toronto’s best South Indian dishes. It’s a go to restaurant in Toronto for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free dieters.

Most Canadians associate Indian cuisine with the flavours of the north: thick curries and wild biryani’s. Udupi Palace in Toronto is a perfect spot to adventure through a less commonly offered Southern Indian inspired menu, which is exclusively vegetarian.

Udupi Palace is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Toronto.
Udupi Palace is a South Indian vegetarian restaurant in Toronto.

Step Inside Udupi Palace

Udupi is a town located in Karnataka state near the city of Mangalore on the south west coast of India. The town of Udupi is known around the world for its temples, religious fervour and diverse cultural heritage.

The Temple City is popular with food connoisseurs and the birth place of Toronto’s Udupi Indian restaurant.

The vibe at Udupi Palace is casual, featuring a bustling dining room decorated in Indian murals, potted plants and Hindu sculptures.

The lobby at Udupi Palace Indian Restaurant in Toronto.
The lobby at Udupi Palace Indian Restaurant in Toronto.

Udupi Palace Menu

The South Indian restaurant is most known for its dosa. We suggest visiting Udupi Palace with a group of friends so you can sample as many dishes as possible.

Udupi Palace Appetizers

  • Idli: steamed rice and lentil patties served with sambhar and chutney.
  • Medhu Vada: fried lentil dumplings served with sambhar and chutney.
  • Rasa Vada: medhu vada dipped in spicy rasam.
  • Sambhar Vada: medhu vada dipped in hot sambhar.
  • Dahi Vada: mendhu vada dipped in spicy yogurt.
  • Special Bondha: potato dumplings with lentils rolled in chickpea batter and fried.
  • Bhajia: sliced potatoes breaded in chickepea batter and fried.
  • Chilli Pakoras: spiced large chillis in chickpea batter and fried.
  • Vegetable Cutlet: finely chopped vegetable patties bread crumbed and fried.
  • Vegetable Samosa: spiced potatoes and peas stuffed in pastry and fried.
  • Onion Pakoras: chopped onions battered in chickpea flour and fried.
  • Chilli Paneer: paneer cubes tossed in green pepper, onions, garlic and soya sauce.
  • Vegetable Shami Kababs: minced soy kababs with Indian spices served with mint and tamarind chutney.
Indian and Hindu art decorate the interior of Udupi Palace.
Indian and Hindu art decorate the interior of Udupi Palace.

Fusion Dishes at Udupi Palace

  • Idli Manchurian: fried idli in manchurian sauce.
  • Szechuan Kofta: dry vegetable dumplings in szechuan sauce.
  • Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup
  • Szechuan Dosa: dosa stuffed with shredded vegetables cooked in szechuan sauce.
  • Vegetable Fried Rice: chinese fried rice with mixed vegetables.

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The dining room at Udupi Palace.
The dining room at Udupi Palace.

Chaats at Udupi Palace

  • Bhel: puffed rice, crispy flour noodles, diced tomatoes, onions, potatoes, mixed with mint chutney and tamarind sauce.
  • Pani Poori: crispy round hollow pastries stuffed with potatoes. Served with spiced cumin water and tamarind sauce.
  • Chaat Papdi: crispy flour chips topped with spiced mashed potatoes, onions, tomatoes, topped with tamarind, mint chutney, spiced yogurt, and garnished with crispy noodles and coriander.
  • Dahi Poori: crispy round hollow pastries stuffed with spiced potatoes, mint chutney, tamarind sauce and sweet spiced yogurt topped with crispy noodles.
  • Sev Poori: crispy round hollow pastries stuffed with spiced potatoes, tamarind sauce and topped with crispy noodles.
  • Samosa Chaat: samosa mashed and topped with chana masala, onions, tomatoes, sweet yogurt, mint chutney, tamarind sauce, coriander and crispy noodles.
  • Idli Chaat: idli diced and mixed with onions, tomatoes, mint chutney, tamarind sauce topped with coriander and crispy noodles.
  • Tokri Chaat: crispy papadum basket filled with crispy coated fries topped with mint chutney, tamarind sauce, spiced yogurt, onions, tomatoes, crispy noodles and coriander.
  • Delhi Chaat: medhu vada topped with yogurt, gram, crispy flour noodles, tomatoes, onions, potatoes mixed with mint chutney and tamarind sauce garnished with coriander.
A selection of vegetarian appetizers at Udupi Palace restaurant in Toronto.
A selection of vegetarian appetizers at Udupi Palace restaurant in Toronto.

Dosas at Udupi Palace

  • Sada Dosa: thin rice crepe
  • Masala Dosa: filled with spiced potatoes and onions
  • Mysore Sada Dosa: spicy chutney smeared inside rice crepe.
  • Mysore Masala Dosa: spicy chutney smeared masala dosa.
  • Onion Masala Dosa: masala dosa smeared with raw onions.
  • Ghee Sada Dosa: dosa smeared with ghee.
  • Ghee Masala Dosa: masala dosa smeared with ghee.
  • Paper Dosa: large thin rice crepe
  • Paper Masala Dosa: paper dosa stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions.
  • Ghee Paper Dosa: large thin paper crisp dosa with ghee.
  • Ghee Paper Masala Dosa: large ghee paper dosa stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions.
  • Sada Rava Dosa: thin and crispy crepe made with cream of wheat and rice flour.
  • Onion Rava Dosa: sada rava dosa with onions.
  • Onion Rava Masala Dosa: onion rava dosa stuffed with spiced potatoes and onions.
  • Spring Dosa: spicy mysore masala dosa filled with fresh vegetables.
  • Paneer Dosa: dosa stuffed with homemade cheese sauteed with onions and tomato.
  • Chilli Cheese Dosa: dosa smeared with spicy chutney, cheddar and monterey jack cheese.
  • Pav Bhaji Dosa: mashed vegetables and spiced potatoes smeared inside dosa.
Uthapam Indian pancake dotted with tomato and peas.
Uthapam Indian pancake dotted with tomato and peas.

Uthapam at Udupi Palace

  • Plain Uthapam: large Indian pancake made with rice and lentils.
  • Tomato and Peas Uthapam: uthapam topped with tomatoes and peas.
  • Onion and Hot Chilli Uthapam: uthapam topped with onions and hot chillies.
  • Vegetable Uthapam: uthapam topped with mixed vegetables.
  • Onion and Peas Uthapam: uthapam topped with onions and peas.
  • Masala Uthapam: uthapam topped with potato masala.
  • Pineapple Uthapam: uthapam topped with pineapple chunks.

Udupi Palace Meals

  • South Indian Thali: two vegetables, dal, rasam, sambhar, white rice, chapati, yogurt, pickle, papad and dessert.
  • Pav Bhaji: mashed vegetables and spiced potatoes served with dinner rolls.
  • Chana Bhatura: chickpeas cooked in a delicious curry served with two bhaturas.
  • Poori Bhaji: potatoes, peas and onions masala served with poori’s.
  • Chana Poori: chana masala with poori.

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Indian Paneer Masala Dosa at Udupi Palace vegetarian restaurant.
Indian Paneer Masala Dosa at Udupi Palace vegetarian restaurant.

Curries at Udupi Palace

  • Saag Paneer: spinach cooked with homemade cheese and spices.
  • Mutter Paneer: green peas and homemade cheese cooked in curry.
  • Aloo Saag: potatoes and spinach in a delicious curry.
  • Chana Masala: chickpeas cooked in a delicious curry.
  • Aloo Mutter: potatoes and green peas cooked in curry.
  • Special Vegetable Curry: garden fresh vegetables cooked in coconut gravy.
  • Yellow Dal: yellow lentils cooked in curry with ginger, garlic and mustard seeds.
  • Aloo Gobi: cauliflower and potatoes cooked in a thick spiced gravy.
  • Kadai Bhindi: okra cooked in onions and tomato gravy.
  • Vegetable Makhni: mixed vegetables cooked in rich tomato gravy.
  • Paneer Makhni: paneer cubes cooked in rich tomato gravy.

Udupi Palace Bread and Rice Dishes

  • Bisi Bele Bath: rice cooked with lentils and garden vegetables.
  • Lemon Rice: basmati rice flavoured with lemon.
  • Bagala Bath: yogurt rice mixed with mustard seeds.
  • Pongal: rice and lentils cooked with mild spices and seasonings.
  • Upma: cream of wheat cooked with mixed vegetables.
  • Vegetable Pulao: rice cooked with spiced vegetables.
  • Chapati
  • Poori
  • Paratha
  • Alloo Paratha
  • Bhatura
  • Pav

Udupi Palace Hours

Sunday to Thursday: 12-10pm

Friday and Saturday: 12-11pm

Udupi Palace Reservations

1460 Gerrard Street East, 416-405-8189

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