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5th Element

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9485 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7901
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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New Canaan, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place, I live in the area and go to this place ever week. Great pizza at the bar and the food is always good. Not your typical tourist spot, good for locals

Thank cons18
Jacksonville, Florida
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a busy place for lunch and highly recommended by the Indian community. Their lunch buffet has a large variety of food, including an ice cream machine. However, be warned that the food can be too spicy, as I experienced today. But, the buffet is reasonable and I was able to eat other less spicy food. Large groups can... More 

Thank Alexis R
Monroe, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After having bad experience at nearby restaurant my husband and I went to 5th Element for our lunch. we were welcomed nicely by the staff and helped us with questions we had about the food menu. The food was excellent and they let us have our lunch outside in Patio with our dog. All in all, left satisfied and would... More 

Thank MadhaviJalu
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Went to 5th element a couple of times on my last visit to Jacksonville. Food was great and service is attentive. I was on my own so I was reading on my phone...their WiFi appears to connect but doesn't work. One of the employees gave me the password for one of the secured choices and that worked, so I was... More 

Thank Thomas K
Loris, South Carolina
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Buffett style Indian food. Some of the dishes are on the spicy side. Lots of different options. I enjoyed the honey garlic chicken. The bread pudding was also very good. I'd come here again if in the area.

Thank Adrain G
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I have patronize this restaurant as I enjoy their food. However after last nite I will never go or order from them again. it is at least the 5th time that they only put rice for one person even though 3 entrees were ordered. I even ask the cashier if each order came with rice and he acknowledge it did.... More 

Thank CEV56
Joplin, Missouri
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

And we know Indian food. In fact we drive from out of state to Jacksonville just for Indian food. This is crazy good. Not the typical watered down flavor you get at most buffets. Great flavors, nice ambience. The place is full of Indian patrons, which speaks for itself. Every dish was fabulous!!!

Thank Landlubber07
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a good place for having Indian cuisines . Staff is friendly and even helps you in choosing you food. Lunch is a good spread as well.It's a must go place if you love to have Indian food.

Thank 772prakashc
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

It was like any other day. I thought I would try something new so a friend and I ventured here. The staff were pleasant,the décor was pleasing, and the food tasted great. Little did we know what we were in for. As soon as I got home I could feel the symptoms approaching. Let's just say the food made a... More 

Thank Magenta C
fifthelement2015, Manager at 5th Element, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking time to review about our place.Many people ate at our restaurant on that day and we did not hear any complaints about food from anyone else. Please check other customer's reviews about our place for past one year. We always serve fresh food,never keep back up food.We feel "food poisoning" is not the appropriate review... More 

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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Came here on my way back from St Augustine to Atlanta. The variety of buffet in food was good and service was also good. All the food lacked salt, as if prepared without it. I was able to counter that by adding some salt myself but would prefer if the chef added that himself :-) All in all, left satisfied... More 

Thank pradeep J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9485 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7901
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-448-8265

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