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“Great Indian” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Imlee. An Indian Bistro

Imlee. An Indian Bistro
12663 S Dixie Hwy, South Miami, FL 33156-5931
(786) 293-2223
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Ranked #21 of 56 Restaurants in South Miami
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French, Indian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SW 128th Street and South Dixie Highway
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I love Imlee, simple down to earth place, you go there for food, the service is slllooowww and well not so nice, but my last trip, they had a younger nicer staff, though it still took and hour to seat us.
The curry, the Tikka masala, the nan, the next day I was ready to go again, it's quite light regardless of sauces and rice and bread you eat.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“We drove many miles to get to it in very rainy weather and it was all worth it. We give an A+ to this lovely gem.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Out of curiosity, last October I purchased a coupon for a meal at Imlee, filed it and forgot about it. I found it right when it was about to expire. I love good Indian food- authentic and earthy- and was curious about Imlee. The weather was awful and we drove several miles to the restaurant worrying that we were going to miss our scheduled reservation. When we called ahead we were politely advised they were fully booked but would do their best to accomodate us. When we finally arrived and apologized for being tardy we were seated with a smile. That's set the tone for a wonderful evening at Imlee. Our servers were very professional and warm. They were very busy and of coursed rushed bit that did not stop them from being attentive. The food was excellent. We have enjoyed Indian food all over the world- sometimes in award winning and very high-end restaurants- yet I would put our meal at Imlee right up there with the best. The portions at Imlee were abundant, the preparation exquisite and the menu variety impressive. Curries were outstanding, appetizers to die for (I have never seen such a large puffy vegetable samosa) and the variety of delicious bread was enough to make us want to sit there with a bowl of creamy curry sauce and just mop up and enjoy with Kingfisher beer. We ate so much that we had no room for dessert and yet took half of our dinner portions home! The restaurant is warm and cozy yet small so many tables are close to one another so don't expect a luxurious setting in that respect, but be sure that the service, the warmth of the staff- hard working, nonstop- and the outstanding food is enough to make you a fan of this modest,yet magnificent, treasure. We will definitely return and wish Imlee ongoing well-deserved and well-earned success. Mikki and Pablo Canton

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Hot and Cold”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Very good Indian food, but the service is consistently below average. We have eaten at this restaurant several times and every single time we have had service related problems. Water is never refilled, it takes them quite a long time to take your orders, orders come out wrong, the few waiters working look overworked, etc. This restaurant is definitely understaffed and in my opinion is the reason for all of their service related issues. Can't have that type of service ruin great food, especially since the prices are on the high end.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“If you don't want to be rushed, Don't Go to Imlee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

we went to eat at Inker with another couple for dinner, and it turned pout that we were rushed thru dinner. waiter kept rushing us thru our meal. at the end, which we paid a hefty price for, and we tipped him quite well, he advised us that if we liked we could finish our wine at another table , so that they could seat another party! Never again will we go to Inker Restaurant!!!!!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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“GREAT Tuesday Night and Indian Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Unexpected wonderful dinner for a Tuesday night. First, the service was excellent. They had live entertainment. Very friendly table neighborhoods. And most important, the food was fantastic. I will definitely be back often.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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