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Essence of India

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1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
+1 850-656-7200
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Got taken care at the beginning with the owner getting a table, but that is it. One waiter (British/Indian Guy) was really good, but other than that, they were barely paying attention. I understand that there are lots of customers but when I am more than half way done with my glass of water, no one is looking. I went... More 

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Thank AK_Lancer
Vidalia, Georgia
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111 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I was in town a couple of days for business and choose to eat dinner here one evening. The staff here are incredible and professional. I ate two more times during my stay and they remembered my drink order. The food here is amazing and the best Indian I've had. If you love Indian food please give this a try... More 

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Thank Mevans251
Monticello
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Have been several times and this is our Indian restaurant of choice. All the dishes are hot and each has a separate taste.Staff is quietly friendly and being a buffet you can help yourself.There is a good selection and each is very tasty.The Mango lassie is great ,thick and very mangoey.

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Thank Jacky S
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The Essence of India restaurant, in Tallahassee Florida, offers a good, balanced variety of foods for the lunch buffet. So whether you're vegetarian or carnivore, there is plenty to eat. Essence of India is located on a corner of a strip mall on Apalachee Parkway and is quite large on the inside, so there is ample seating. In addition to... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great place! Friendly staff and great food! I will definitely be going here again on my next visit to the area! Try the butter chicken!

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Thank W0rldTraveler12
North Florida
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Essence has a good selection of lunch menus. All entrees come with a green salad and a cup of tasty lentil soup. Various relishes are brought to the table. I usually stick to a vegetarian curry and savory rice. A basket of fresh Naan bread is also includes as well as a pre_selected dessert. It can be a tapioca or... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Had a really great experience at Essence of India. Food was delicious, experience was great. However, the restaurant should put a sign asking customers to use NEW plates when going for more food. One customer was using the same plate and was banging the serving spoon on her plate while getting some more food in the buffet line. Let me... More 

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Thank AK_Lancer
Kampot, Cambodia
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

If you love Indian food like we do, this is a great find. We made use of the buffet, which was filled with all sorts of exotic delights that would appear to vegetarians and carnivores alike. Don't miss this Tallahassee treat.

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Thank Lee R
Sturgis, Michigan
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you are Asian stay away from this place they will treat you like 2nd class citizen, they only consider Caucasian (white people) as their value guest. I was there for lunch buffet, it was close to 1:15 PM, as I entered I realized that I am the only customer there, but I had no choice and I move on... More 

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Thank AshDett
Tallahassee
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130 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

There is a lot to like about the non-culinary aspects of this place. It is clean and bright and spacious. Has a lot of windows. Service is attentive. The small buffet is kept fresh. But one wishes for better cooking. First, this place stands in an unhappy tradition of Tallahassee Indian restaurants (Samrat, Curry Pot) that seem to think local... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Tallahassee
  • Phone Number: +1 850-656-7200

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