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1701 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
941-527-0123
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent food spoiled by lack of ambience and some inexcusable culinary mistakes.

Looks and feels like a bar, rather than a restaurant . At 7pm on a Wednesday we were the only diners. Started with a decent vegetable samosa, followed by an excellent stuffed dhosa, that was the highlight of the meal. We then had a lamb curry (average) with dhal (good). However, the rice was cold... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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sandhurst
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Looks and feels like a bar, rather than a restaurant . At 7pm on a Wednesday we were the only diners. Started with a decent vegetable samosa, followed by an excellent stuffed dhosa, that was the highlight of the meal. We then had a lamb curry (average) with dhal (good). However, the rice was cold and the naan had been... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Three of visited for lunch. We all agreed that it was among the freshest Indian food that we've ever had. Was hoping they had a lunch time buffet, but no luck. Service was very good. Being a late lunch, only three of the 10 tables or so were occupied. For those who have not tried Indian food, be daring and... More 

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm not an expert- but this was authentic Indian cuisine. The chef is the owner from what we overheard. I had channa batura (surely spelled incorrectly I'm sure) which were spicy chick peas in a curry type sauce. My husband had the lentil soup. It was also very spicy which we both loved. We were happy to have the naan... More 

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Great, small Indian restaurant on Bradenton beach. We ate inside at lunchtime, and the food was amazing! The menu they have is small, however, most of us at the table ordered items that weren't on the menu. The ginger coconut chicken curry and chicken madras was cooked to perfection. I highly recommend making a trip here if you are on... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of the guests at our hotel recommended Island Spice and it was the best meal we had in Florida. The food was well-flavoured--in particular the fish curry and palak paneer. We enjoyed the taste as it reminded us of good curry we have enjoyed while travelling in the UK. Both my wife and i believe it was some of... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is the best restaurant I've tried in the area. I was visiting Anna Maria on vacation and my family went back twice for the samosas. The food was delicious!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We saw the reviews of this restaurant and it was close to where we were staying so we decided to try it. We are so glad that we did. The ambience is nothing special but the food is delicious. My wife had vegetable curry with mango and I had grouper makani, followed by a extremely tasty kulfi. Having travelled through... More 

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Portsmouth, NH
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59 reviews 59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We ordered carry out from Spice Island during our vacation to Anna Maria Island. The food was spicy and excellent. My wife got the Palak Paneer and enjoyed it. I had Mango Ginger Chicken Curry and it was also great. The garlic naan was well prepared also. Very pleased.

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North Canton, Ohio
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I just returned from Island Spice where we had a truly delicious meal! The server was so friendly and helpful, even brought a sample of Vindaloo sauce for me to sample before I ordered. He described all the dishes and answered our plethora of questions. We started with delicious Samosas. We shared a Combo dinner which consisted... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner at Island Spice tonight. The mango, ginger, curry chicken was outstanding. Ram was a very nice host. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Bradenton Beach
  • Phone Number: 941-527-0123

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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