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8300 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33709-4004
+1 727-828-9977
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

My husband and I went for lunch and had the buffet. I was very impressed with the food. The buffet had a nice selection of choices. The staff were also very friendly.

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Thank Mandylea35
Redington Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Indian food is definitely an acquired taste. Each country adapts its recipes to accommodate the tastes of its patrons. I have been fortunate enough to experience food in India as well as the UK, and numerous other countries. I am originally from the UK. With every place you go food is prepared just slightly differently so expect the unexpected. Gateway... More 

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Thank Liz D
Seminole, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2015

This is the best Indian food in town. Friendly staff in great surroundings. Real authentic recipes. 5*

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Thank KeithFraser100
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

Food was delicious - we had the butter paneer which was perfectly made. The salty lassi rivaled ones that were made in the best restaurants in India. The only reason I gave it a 4 star and not 5 is that the naan can be improved. The naan was slightly dry and not as juicy and flavorful as other restaurants.... More 

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Thank Mayuri J
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015

When you walk through the door your vision is filled with beautiful decor and your nose with the fragrance of the traditional spices of India; you are no longer in St. Petersburg, Florida. The staff of young and handsome Indian men are friendly and helpful, even playful at times, which really added some fun to our experience. We chose the... More 

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Thank Karen C
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

Tried this place because my usual Indian restaurant changed owners. I ordered the samosas which were really good. I also ordered the chicken tikka masala and the garlic naan. Bother were incredible. I was slightly disappointed with how little chicken came with it. I recommend ordering the masala with medium heat or hotter. If you are in the area you... More 

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1 Thank Jason B
Saint Petersburg, florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

On Bay Pines Blvd, on the way to Madeira Beach - where the old Dogwater Cafe was is true fine Indian dining. Great curries, Indian beers (my favorite Taj Mahal), Roti, chutneys, etc. Ate there just a week ago and loved it. Good service and quaint India decor.

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2 Thank michael-pokey-walls
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2015

As a fan of Bangladeshi style British curry, the food and restaurant were very disappointing. The place was dark and the service awful. Buffet dishes were like soup with bits of not tender chicken, and certainly not the fabulous tandoori. To be fair, the owners may not understand how curry has been enhanced in the UK by Bangladeshi chefs in... More 

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1 Thank Gr111111
Seminole, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2015

Last Saturday, we had friends visiting from India after a long day of sightseeing arrived at the restaurant 20 minutes before closing time, we were greeted with warmth, and our orders were taken without any complaints, we saw some of the staff and guests leave. Ravi and I think the other person serving was Stephen. We later heard the cooking... More 

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1 Thank 31padmini
St. Petersburg, Florida
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142 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a part of 7 that came in at 7 on a Monday night. You would not think this would be a time when service would be pushed to the limits but that is exactly what happened. The restaurant was almost empty and the service was really bad. On the good side, the food was excellent. We had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 727-828-9977

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?