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Essence of India

1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
+1 850-656-7200
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
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1 - 10 of 86 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I've tried this restaurant and I won't be back, the food was just average. Nothing to be impressed about and just seems like they were trying to make it an upscale place with average appeal, just won't be going back!...More

Thank Deidre S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my travels I try to support local businesses, and I'm glad to have found this authentic Indian establishment. The waiter's suggestions were spot-on, and everything was delicious, particularly the Chicken Vindaloo. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing after a busy day. Prices were quite...More

Thank Derek N
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Great find!!! We absolutely loved our meals. We came for dinner. The service was excellent, friendly and knowledgeable. It is evident that they take pride in their dishes. Would absolutely recommend!!

Thank zanne825
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Out of town visitor and decided to give this place a try. I'm glad I did. Ordered lamb rogan josh and the garlic naan. Rogan josh was very flavorful and aromatic. Lamb was very tender. I ordered it medium which they told me would be...More

Thank brad
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Authentic Indian food in pleasant surroundings. The $10 lunch is great value with a good choice of dishes on offer. Very polite and welcoming staff make this place a winner if you like Indian food. The dhal was as good as I've eaten anywhere and...More

Thank Tonyn46
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Restaurant is located in a strip mall, outside pretty plain, but inside very welcoming. The service was excellent and we really enjoyed the fois.

Thank William R
Reviewed 28 January 2017

New mngt has been around a while and have salvaged this now go to place for Indian food. Never disappointed.

Thank ronerichson
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The staff is so nice and personable. The food is okay. The restaurant was very convenient, across the street from my hotel.

Thank Fauzia T
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I really love Essence of India! The other day, my girlfriend and I went for the buffet and really enjoyed it. Everything from the lentil soup to the rice pudding dessert was yummy! I like the atmosphere a lot and am pretty picky about atmosphere....More

Thank Tallywowie
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...More

Thank AK_Lancer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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