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“Good quality Indian food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Imlee Indian Bistro

Imlee Indian Bistro
Ranked #43 of 79 Restaurants in South Miami
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: SW 128th Street and South Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida, USA
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good quality Indian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Small Indian restaurant with authentic tastes. Friendly staff and decent values. Reservations suggested.

    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Miami
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth several visits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Been here a couple visits by the time I’m writing this just because this place is so good I had to keep going back. I’ve been through a lot of the menu at this point and haven’t ever been disappointed. I’ll often order several courses and the kitchen always paces it out nicely. The wait staff will ask how spicy to make the food. I started off medium, but now go extra spicy. Extra spicy has a kick, but nothing to be afraid of. The items that come sauced are sauced heavily, but the rice is separate so you can measure the out to your liking. I’ve found their best dishes to be the fish and vegetarian dishes. The one item I’d point out as a surprise was the mint naan. I’m a huge naan fan, and all their naans have been great, but the mint was something unexpected and shouldn’t be missed. The fried items are lightly fried, crispy and golden. The only downsides are the decoration and ambiance is dated, but in a classic way if you like that. For example the menu is truly a tome, which is difficult to page through.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Expensive hot food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

It was expensive for what we got and the food was only hot. The ladies bathroom was filthy. This is not conductive to feel comfortable with the food you are eating. How clean is the kitchen? The server was pushy for the most expensive dishes. I will not go there again.

Visited October 2012
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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Indian food in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This restaurant is on a strip mall, very easy to miss but when you enter the place was very cozy. The food was excellent . The lamb appetizer, delicious . The only complaint that we had was that the waiter was pushing for the most expensive items on the menu and when the food was brought to the table of 5 didn't specify which plate belongs to who? A little disappointed, but overall the food was great.

    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Skycop
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Miami
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90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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“Had higher expectations!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I visited this restaurant for lunch last sunday. We ordered the lunch "buffet", which is really not a buffet in the sense that you don't get to get up and serve yourself, rather they mention what is included and bring it over course by course starting with a tomatoe soup, which was just Ok.
This was followed by three small appetizers, two of which I really did not care much for as they were greasy and tasteless and one which had onions which was fine. The main course was comprised of four different dishes accompanied by basmati rice and they did not impress me. The lamb dish was undercooked so the lamb was very tough. The lentil dish had a few lentils floating in it and the other two dishes, one with chicken, were really not memorable. When asked if the food in the buffet was mild, we were told yes, however it was still a little spicy (hot) for my taste. I ended up thinking perhaps we reached the restaurant a little late, they serve lunch till three and we got there at two thirty and perhaps this is reason the food was not that good. I will give this restaurant another chance, the best item in the whole meal was the indian bread, which was delicious.
But all in all, I was not impressed, but rather let down.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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