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Imlee Indian Bistro

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12663 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156-5931 (SW 128th Street and South Dixie Highway)
(786) 293-2223
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
If you are in South Miami with Indian cravings....

Very good samosas, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Chicken Korma but the highlight was the Mango Lassi drink (made with Alphonso mangoes and homemade natural yogurt) and the beautiful collection of artwork from Jaipur on the walls.... Imlee or Imli means Tamarind in Hindi and the Tamarind sauce for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Very good samosas, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Chicken Korma but the highlight was the Mango Lassi drink (made with Alphonso mangoes and homemade natural yogurt) and the beautiful collection of artwork from Jaipur on the walls.... Imlee or Imli means Tamarind in Hindi and the Tamarind sauce for the samosas was very good...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We chanced upon "Imlee" while on our way to Key West... my cousin found it on via an online search and tired as we were, this was where we decided to have dinner... the place looks humble from outside, though that is never an issue with us! The surprise was in the menu... the prices were out of the world!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went here with family. (4 people). 2 of us ordered a-la-carte items and 2 took the buffet. My review of the items ordered: - the garlic naan was excellent - the vegetable dishes were well prepared, especially the bhindi (Okra) - the regular naan was below par, and burnt in some places - the dessert (Mango Kulfi) was disappointing as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Excellent authentic Indian food. Portions are very generous; I would recommend sharing. Appetizers very generous too! The service was excellent. Ricky our server was amazing!Although there were only two waiters they were extremely attentive. We will definitely come back. Best Indian food we have had in Miami

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I don't think the food is as bad as some of the reviews indicate. In fact, some of the dishes, such as the lentil soup and tandoori chicken, are quite good. What is awful, just awful, is the service. If you live in the area and want Indian food, save yourself a lot of grief and just order take out.

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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have only been here for dinner before but I happened to be in the neighborhood with a friend and was able to visit for lunch today. I was under the impression that the lunch buffet was around $15-$20 per person but it has actually gone up to $25 a head which is pricey for lunch. The waiter Ricky was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Once my absolute favorite restaurant in Miami-Dade County. My last two visits were a dig disappointment. The food was grossly overvalued and WHY would anyone depend on salt to flavor Indian food I'll never know??? The quality of the lunch buffet at your table has also declined. My last meal there was actually quite dry. The outstanding quality of food... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Been coming here for many years. We had a terrible experience. The service was horrific. Granted the waiter was alone, he was kind and smiling the whole time but literally threw our cutlery on the table, not even bothering to put the proper quantities. We were in no particular hurry maybe he was ready to go home. Cutlery was dirty... More 

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Miami
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I am a local and I love the food here but the service is so hit or miss, I can't make up my mind whether to keep coming here or not! Last visit it was better - this time awful again. First of all they had NO white wine available, only red! So I don't normally drink beer but I... More 

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I live nearby and have reviewed this restaurant before. Last time it was bad, but this time it was terrible: Awfully slow service and then, when it finally arrived, mediocre food. In addition it was very, very expensive for what it was. Seriously, what is the problem? Get good chefs, organize the supply chain from the kitchen to the table,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12663 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156-5931
    (SW 128th Street and South Dixie Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  South Miami
  • Phone Number: (786) 293-2223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 to 30
  • Cuisine: French, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 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?