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Gateway to India

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8300 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33709
727-828-9977
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gateway to Good Indian Food!

While visiting here from NYC we dined here with friends. Checked it out in advance, and it appears to be a chain of like-named Indian restaurants in other parts. Don't let that dissuade you, however....found it to be authentic Indian food fare better than very good (excellent ratings here have to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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New York City, New York
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

St. Petersburg recently lost an exceptionally good Indian restaurant and we have been looking for a suitable replacement. The most positively reviewed is across town (20 minutes) in a busy traffic area so we have been slow to try it out. It was on a busy road but we arrived at a reasonable early hour. Our choices included Lamb Saag,... More 

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PA
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72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Still looking for a great Indian restaurant in St. Pete. This isn't it. Very average and if you have had great Indian food... this is a let down. Lunch buffet is expensive and limited selection. Nothing impressive here. Bathroom was very clean. Probably won't be going back.

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New York City, New York
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

While visiting here from NYC we dined here with friends. Checked it out in advance, and it appears to be a chain of like-named Indian restaurants in other parts. Don't let that dissuade you, however....found it to be authentic Indian food fare better than very good (excellent ratings here have to be exceptional experiences). In any case, do go if... More 

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Plumsteadville, PA
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73 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We arrived early, as they opened the doors at 4pm. We hadn't made any reservations and knew this restaurant, with its excellent reputation and loyal clientele, would fill up quickly on a Friday night. We were a party of 4 and had no problem being seated. The hostess and servers are incredibly sweet people, very kind and gentle in their... More 

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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I are from the UK & have been delighted with Indian food for more than 40 years. We found the Gateway when it opened a couple of years ago & have eaten there several times & wanted to share our experience with friends, who were not familiar with Indian cuisine. Ganesh, our waiter, was very knowledgeable &... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

As a "foodie" (not self proclaimed), I am a big connoisseur of food from all over the world.I have also self taught on how to make really good, healthier alternatives to all time classic Indian dishes.My wife and I eat curry dishes at least once a week, and take our diets seriously when on the road. We were skeptical of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The waiting staff was very attentive and friendly. The service was also fast; we were in and out within an hour. My husband and I eat a lot of Indian food and we were pleased with the quality and flavors of the food at this restaurant. My only complaint is that I think there was added sugar to the dish... More 

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have tried Indian food in the past and have been disappointed. This was a pleasant surprise. Food was delicious, we did the buffet that gave us the opportunity to try many different dishes. They have quite the selection. Our waiter was very helpful, she explained each of the dishes and let us know which ones were spicy. We will... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were looking forward to having this for takeout for Valentine's Day. We called many times and the call wouldn't go through. Online ordering with the option to pick up didn't work either. So, my husband drove there and requested to place a takeout order. He was informed that they weren't doing takeout since it was Valentine's Day. He told... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is my second time having Indian food. The first time was 3 years ago and I swore I would never eat it ever again. My girlfriend loves it however so she suggested we go to gateway to India. Not only was the food absolutely amazing but the service and atmosphere was wonderful. Whoever the young man is that runs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8300 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Petersburg, FL 33709
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-828-9977

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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