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Charcoal Joe's

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American, Indian, Halal
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10249 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837
1 407-440-4210
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1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Description: Charcoal Zyka is the top-rated Indian restaurant in Orlando that mixes...
Charcoal Zyka is the top-rated Indian restaurant in Orlando that mixes traditional Indian cuisine with Portuguese-inspired barbecue. With its full Indian-focused menu, Charcoal Zyka, the best Indian restaurant Orlando has, allows you to savor a contemporary dining experience without compromising authentic Indian flavors. Favorites include butter chicken, beef karahi, and tandoori chicken. With its BBQ menu, Charcoal Zyka promises a delicious variety of signature barbeque-style preparations. Most-loved options include char-grilled Portuguese chicken, tender beef short ribs, and jerk chicken. Melding our passion for flavors, our use of the best and freshest ingredients, and our mission to wholly satisfy each and every customer, we have made our imprint as a unique Orlando Indian restaurant. Our seasoned chefs are dedicated to delivering top standard quality in every dish. This unique concentration in imparting impeccable flavors and our craving for delivering the best of the best in both barbecue and Indian prepared dishes is truly what separates us from other Indian restaurants. Located at the heart of Orlando and just a short distance away from Universal Studios and Sea World attractions, Charcoal Zyka has become a must-stop for tourists. This inimitable Indian restaurant in Orlando has created such a local buzz that locals from all walks of life are frequents at Charcoal Zyka, regularly enjoying the delicious selection of foods while basking in the ambiance only a barbecue joint can create.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great Food but slow service

We tried food at this place couple of times during our recent visit to Orlando,FL. This place happened to be close to the place where we stayed. First night, we went to the restaurant. It restaurant typical table/chair with no frills . We ordered coupe of dishes as well take out. Chicken Briyani... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Rajesh P
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We went 5mins left to closing time and they allowed us to order and take the food away. Really friendly and helpful staff and the food was brilliant. Best halal indian currys we have had in orlando. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I went in after reviews were good. I was only one in there on a Monday night at 7:00. I tried to order a dish that had a lot of vegetables, but they said that the dishes didn't come with them. Rice usually. So I ordered a vegetable meal and also the tandoor chicken. Yes, two meals. Figure good for... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were in a hotel nearby and brief research landed here. Located in plaza. Seating is simple tables and booths with no decor. There were 3 tables of customers (of Indian decent) upon arrival at 5:30 on a Saturday. Within 15 minutes, it seems those tables were done and gone. Being the ONLY table of customers it seems like we'd... More 

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Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Ummm....by the way, the sign says 'Charcoal Zyka'- was 'Charcoal Joe' under a different owner?? Anyway, as usual, I must have gone on the wrong nite. My first visit here and the service was definitely horrid. The female that sat us (2 people) and took out order was the laziest person I've seen in a restaurant in a very long... More 

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Markham, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The chicken biryani, potato nani are two of the best dishes I have ever tasted and are my favourite. The other items on the menu are delicious as well. This is definitely the place to go if you would like to indulge in some delicious indian food.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We tried food at this place couple of times during our recent visit to Orlando,FL. This place happened to be close to the place where we stayed. First night, we went to the restaurant. It restaurant typical table/chair with no frills . We ordered coupe of dishes as well take out. Chicken Briyani , Butter chicken and Naan were the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Had ribs, a burger, Peru chicken, butter chicken and naan. Overall good food, great service. Place needs a fresh coat of paint 😀

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This is one of the best halal BBQ restaurants that I have been to. The food is amazing. I got a burger, and my friends got the Portuguese chicken (which is also amazing). They also have great ribs. I would call ahead to check if they ribs because they will often sell out of those.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Me, My wife and two children frequently visit Orlando from Ocala. Having been raised in England where you can find outstanding Indian food pretty much anywhere, the same is not true states side. Central Florida boasts an array of Indian restaurants but very few good and even less outstanding ones. Since we found Charcoal Zyka a month ago, we have... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Authentic Indian food a fusion of Indian and Mediterranean delicacy. We ordered veg as well as non ver chicken Biryani. If you want to have real Indian food with spices in America then i would recommend this restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10249 South John Young Parkway, Orlando, FL 32837
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: 1 407-440-4210

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Indian, Halal

Description

Charcoal Zyka is the top-rated Indian restaurant in Orlando that mixes traditional Indian cuisine with Portuguese-inspired barbecue. With its full Indian-focused menu, Charcoal Zyka, the best Indian restaurant Orlando has, allows you to savor a contemporary dining experience without compromising authentic Indian flavors. Favorites include butter chicken, beef karahi, and tandoori chicken. With its BBQ menu, Charcoal Zyka promises a delicious variety of signature barbeque-style preparations. Most-loved options include char-grilled Portuguese chicken, tender beef short ribs, and jerk chicken. Melding our passion for flavors, our use of the best and freshest ingredients, and our mission to wholly satisfy each and every customer, we have made our imprint as a unique Orlando Indian restaurant. Our seasoned chefs are dedicated to delivering top standard quality in every dish. This unique concentration in imparting impeccable flavors and our craving for delivering the best of the best in both barbecue and Indian prepared dishes is truly what separates us from other Indian restaurants. Located at the heart of Orlando and just a short distance away from Universal Studios and Sea World attractions, Charcoal Zyka has become a must-stop for tourists. This inimitable Indian restaurant in Orlando has created such a local buzz that locals from all walks of life are frequents at Charcoal Zyka, regularly enjoying the delicious selection of foods while basking in the ambiance only a barbecue joint can create.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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