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“Excellent food and service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cilantro Indian Cuisine

Cilantro Indian Cuisine
11009 N 56th St, Tampa, FL 33617
813-983-8220
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Ranked #713 of 1,996 Restaurants in Tampa
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great Indian food and what a selection! Our waiter was wonderful and recommended the best dishes. He also helped us pair our dishes with the best indian bread. The people at this restaurant KNOW their food! Highly recommend in you are by Busch Gardens or the University of South Florida. It is located off of 56th Street close to Fowler in a little plaza called Sherwood Forest. We went on a slow Tuesday night about an hour before closing. We called ahead just to make sure they were open. They actually had our table ready for us when we arrived. Crispy thin chips with 3 different toppings are ready at your table when you sit down. We had a large delicious appetizer, 1 specialty drink, 1 perrier, two dinner dishes that can easily be shared, and two orders of specialty bread. Total was around $54 before tip. We had enough left over for a good lunch the next day for both of us. Yummy!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Hot Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We enjoyed a great Sunday Night at this beautifully appointed restaurant. Yes one waits to be seated, but this short wait I believe enhances the expectation. The elegance is not limited to the décor, but includes all the staff who direct you to a superbly well set table with all the accoutrements one would expect in a world class restaurant. Our party of six were well served throughout our leisurely paced gastronomic experience. All dishes are individually made to order. One can enjoy a chicken korma as mild or hot or some level in between. The starter sampler are fresh and have many items. This is a particularly great way to begin the gastronomic experience of fine Indian cuisine. This was not our first visit, our only regret is that we should had returned to this fine restaurant more often. I am looking forward to bringing my new friends here for their intro to this magnificient Indian restaurant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cocoa, Florida
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71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“very good indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

had dinner on Friday night from the menu. the food was very tasty and well prepared. we received more than enough and had some to take home. kormas are very good as was the biriyani..wait staff attended to us quickly and took care of whatever we needed

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Indian food!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This place has great food and service. I am a regular at this place. The ambience is good too. I like items of the menu instead of the buffet. The owner is friendly.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We are very big into Indian cuisine and Cilantro's does not disappoint. The food is always very well presented and tasty. I usually order Butter Chicken as it is my favorite and like many of our American dishes (meatloaf for example) it is prepared a little differently by each Indian family. You can request the level of spice in each dish, we usually ask for very spicy and have never been disappointed.

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