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Essence of India

1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
+1 850-656-7200
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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1105 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL 32301-4541
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

I verified with the waiter that the dinner I wanted, vegetable Vindaloo, could be made mild, not spicy. He assured me it would be very mild.. It came as was so spicy it was inedible. He took it back, talked to the chef and brought...More

Thank robbyh777
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I loved this Indian restaurant. Was in Tallahassee for a weekend trip and saw this place. The chicken tikka Masala was wonderful and the paratha was divine, absolutely heavenly. I get this meal typically so I’ve tried this dish at many different Indian restaurants. My...More

Thank Shannon G
Reviewed 14 January 2018

This is a little gem that was conveniently near our hotel. We were entertaining and took my daughter and her boyfriend to dinner. The atmosphere was ethnic and the staff were very courteous and helpful. The starter, main courses and naan were perfectly seasoned with...More

Thank Bernadine G
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We went today for Christmas Day. I was excited to see it open and I love Indian food so we went. We had the lunch buffet and I have to admit, I never ordered a meal here or had the dinner buffet, but I would...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

This is a Tallahassee must! The food is excellent and the staff attentive. Clean and tasteful decor. A great place to take your family and friends. A great place to take a date. The table candles make for good lighting.

Thank josephcsuarez
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Best indian cuisine in Tallahassee, great food,great service, always fresh food try there buffet they have lots of veggies option,and the best part it's chai which is included in buffet. I will recommend to all my friends

Thank Sanjay S
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

The lamb korma, raita, and garlic naan were delicious! We enjoyed it so much we got take out the next day!

Thank Marena K
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner on a Sat night. Very complete menu, with many traditional dishes. We started with an appetizer platter, which was excellent. This was followed by Butter Chicken and Lamb Rogen Josh. The meat in both dishes were very tender, with the spices creating...More

Thank Steve O
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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 9 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, 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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