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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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10:00 am - 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
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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Florida
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We looked this place up to find halal food in Orlando. It's called charcoal zyka now. We'd read mixed reviews so were prepared to be a little disappointed. However, we found the food to be very good and well priced. We had some fried chicken, beef ribs, butter chicken with rice. A good variety of styles here. The ribs were... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Charcoal Joe's has an identity crisis they call it American Food but beside that their menu features Indian cuisine and Portugese chicken. The name is Charcoal Joe's but they BBQ over a gas grill?! To be honest their Portugese Chicken was good (would've been very good if it was done on a wood or charcoal grill). The interior of the... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Had a party of 8 and we ordered a little of everything and everything was excellent. Burgers were juicy and delicious, jerk chicken wrap had the right amount of kick, chicken tikka masala was authentic and my favorite of the evening. All of our food was fresh and hot. And good food is only made better when the service is... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?