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1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
+1 850-656-7200
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Panama City, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 a 5/10 on their heat scale. Had nice heat. Naan was delicious. Perfect amount of... More 

Thank brad
Napier, New Zealand
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109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 I've been to literally dozens of curry restaurants all over the world.

Thank Tonyn46
Miami, Florida
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195 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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
Tallahassee, Florida
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

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

Thank ronerichson
Rockville, Maryland
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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
Tallahassee, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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. I often order off of their menu and have never been disappointed.

Thank Tallywowie
Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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 

Thank AK_Lancer
Vidalia, Georgia
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110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mevans251
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jacky S
Orlando, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 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 

Thank B1Traveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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?