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Gateway to India

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8300 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-4004
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Superb setting beautifully decorated to make you are feeling like you happen to be in the center of Indian. Meals was superb, the Onion Bhaji the best I have actually endured. Our team had all distinct meals with no criticisms. One word of warning as with all Indian eateries, the Vindicator may vary from a nice warm to mouth burning,... More 

Thank Md S
Clearwater, Florida
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436 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner here with a friend from England who has lived in India. We all found the food to be excellent. The entrees and sides we selected were the following: Naram Garam Kofta, Lamb Tikka Masala, Chicken Tikka Masala, Pashawari Nann, and Onion Bhaaji. The menu gives a brief accurate description each. There are a large number of... More 

Thank Jim S
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely place very clean and the food was amazing the portions are large enough to take home and enjoy it for lunch the next day. I highly recommend this place for a family night out or for a date! We will definitely be back.

Thank Maria S
Burlington, Canada
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Excellent atmosphere tastefully decorated to make you feel like you are in the heart of India. food was excellent, the Onion Bhajis some of the best I have ever had. OUr group had all different dishes with no complaints. One word of caution as with all Indian restaurants, the Vindaloo can range from a pleasant hot to mouth burning, the... More 

Thank pmc245
St. Petersburg, Florida
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The atmosphere of Gateway to India is tastefully adorned with cloth linens and decorative accents. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, including chicken, lamb, seafood, vegetarian, and, the usual Tandoor specialties. Vegetarians and gluten-free folks are well accommodated. We had two entrees, garlic naan and a bottle of Pellegrino, which came to $40. The Baingan Bharta was... More 

Thank 6generationFL
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

My family are Brits, who love our Indian food, so while on holiday, we were delighted to find this restaurant. Well what can I say, the food was delicious!! My son and I had chicken tikka and my husband had butter chicken. The waiters were very friendly and kept us supplied with water all through the meal. If we lived... More 

Thank BernieBee W
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Had dinner at this wonderful Indian restaurant - Authentic! Food was delicious and the service simply amazing. The ambiance is so comforting to the soul along with its aromas of spices and curries.

1 Thank umiakgigigeena
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

From the moment the Papadom was set on the table, I knew this was going to be good. Theirs wasn't the usual bland cracker. There was a dusting of seasoning that set it apart. The Onion Braaji as an appetizer was delicious. For dinner we shared the lamb Biryani, and a dish of homemade cheese dumplings. All was distinctly seasoned,... More 

Thank Dean S
Wien, Österreich
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Have been twice at this place - once for dinner and once for the lunch buffet. Food and service has been very good both times. The lunch buffet offers a nice selection and is ideal for having different dishes. The normal dinner offers very nice dishes, beautifully presented and with the spices up to the wish of the customer, also... More 

Thank Dieter577
St. Petersburg, Florida
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed this little jem several times since they opened last year, but recently discovered their daily lunch buffet...on a Monday! They almost always have vegetable pakora, tandoori chicken, korma and a masala or two. It may cost a bit more than the others - but it's worth it! The friendly staff treats us like family and the decor is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8300 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-4004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  St. Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 727-828-9977

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?