Tamarind Indian Cuisine
Tamarind Indian Cuisine

Tamarind Indian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tamarindfl.com/
  • Phone: 3212070760
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Sunil Kumar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tamarind Indian Cuisine
Tamarind Indian Cuisine consists of a diverse mixture of flavours and tastes and reflects a variety of cultures, racial structures, geography and climate. Fine Indian cooking revolves around the appropriate blend and use of a wide variety of aromatic spices. We bring to you a part of India through its rich and selective variety of food. We try to serve you the true taste of North Indian food as well as the South Indian Food in a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.
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Tamarind Indian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food4
    Service2.3
  • Ambiance2.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (1)fit for foodies (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)neighborhood gem (1)Show More
  • Poor service, inconsistent food
    2JWSVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We ate dinner here with good expectations after reading other reviews. However, both of our servers were quite rude and gave very poor service. We also were told that several items we ordered were not available because their grill was not working properly. So we couldn't have Utthpam, Dosa, Parathi, etc. The Papadam served while we were waiting was soggy. The vegetable curries we ordered were alright in taste but had some chewy, strange textures in some bites. With many great Indian restaurants in Orlando, we definitely won't plan on coming back to this one!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 39 reviews are from the Tamarind Indian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Great food and staff
    Orlandoteacher
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was tasty plentiful and the staff was very helpful!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if you like Indian spices
    CBValdovinoVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    if you like Indian spices this is definitely the place to go, where you can get up to four levels, with 'very hot' at the top. We especially liked the lamb 'crumble' naan and the table condiments.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Lovely Evening
    Foodie4
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Restaurant was cold due to a back door being propped open, but when asked for it to be closed t was promptly. Food and service were both great. Only issue was with our Kashmiri naan which was under-cooked and doughy in the center. Our reservations were for 6:30 and at that time we were seated right away. There were not many tables occupied at that time but it quickly filled up and it was then on a wait. It is a small restaurant so you may want to make reservations to ensure a table is available when you arrive.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smaller menu but wonderful food
    Kaki
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My family is on a mission to try all of the Indian restaurants in the Orlando area. It's too early to rate a "best" or top few, but I have a feeling Tamarind will be way up there after we've tried them all. We ordered several dishes and all were outstanding; the portions are very generous. The tandoor dishes came to the table sizzling hot and wonderfully aromatic. The naan was lovely; my son is inclined to rate the Indian restaurants solely on their naan and Tamarind got very high marks from him. Service was attentive and friendly. One note: The address is Orlando Ave. (17/92) but the restaurant is actually in a corner of the Kmart/Office Depot shopping plaza on the corner of Lee Road and 17/92. You enter off Lee Road.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality Indian Food
    resinexVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    This is as authentic an Indian Restaurant that you can find in Central Florida.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special restaurant, special night
    Smitty
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I found Tamarind on Open Table when my wife wanted Indian for her birthday dinner. Upon arriving, the team made us feel right at hime and welcomed us by name. We sat at a nice table and mentioned that this was our first time visiting. The food was excellent, the staff was kind and considerate enough to even share a special dessert with us for her birthday! Everything was perfect and everyone was so kind! I am looking forward to going back and you should make a reservation TODAY!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always the food was fabulous!
    Bill
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    As always the food was fabulous! I dine here often and they never disappoint. The Lamb Roganjosh is awesome! Tried a new dish, Baby Eggplant, this time and it was great too. Don't forget to order some Nan!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • long queue bad service gr8 food
    kwigibocityVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    The food is good enough to put up with all the rest that you'll almost surely endure, which will be aplenty. Know everything you want to order the moment you finally get asked. Kitchen is fast and all other parts glacially slow and chaotic. They've south Indian specialities that aren't easy to find even in NYC. Good food will keep this place profitable and alive for years to come.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian Summer
    EFrankM
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Had not been to an Indian restaurant in years, but was pleasantly surprised at Tamarind. The food was wonderful and they control the heat very well in their curry. The service was great and all the waiters very personable and knew their product. Prices were reasonable and we took food home...
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Indian food!
    Timothy
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Portions of Naan could be bigger. Ordered tikka masala American hot, which waiter said is medium. It wasn't hot enough. Very well decorated and great ambiance and music. Went due to coupon and will go back everytime I find another coupon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian Food we've Found!
    Michael
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    This is our goto Indian food restaurant. We've tried several others in the general area and nothing compares to Tamarind Indian Cuisine in terms of taste and authenticity in my opinion. Service is always friendly and attentive. If you've never had Indian, I recommend the Tandoori Chicken and Vegetable Jalfrezi, for a party of two, and then split the dinner. Be sure to ask for MILD if you don't like your food too spicy. This meal is so flavorful and makes a wonderful lunch the next day if you have any left. :) If you're looking for a really great and inexpensive Indian restaurant - this is it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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  • Tamarind
    FoodieForADay
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    My family and I went for my birthday and although I LOVED the food there were a few issues surrounding service. First off our table of 4 was serviced by all three servers which made the experience a little fragmented. One of those servers had such a heavy accent we had trouble communicating our orders. When we got our food (which was delicious) the dishes got served to the wrong people and one was served very spicy to my mother who ordered mild. The problem was quickly corrected and she got a new plate of food. The food was great and i will be returning for that reason however hopefully the front of house gets a little more organized because service was chaotic.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food was outstanding overall,
    JohnR
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Food was outstanding overall, though the Cheese Naan was forgettable. Otherwise, enjoyed the intense flavors (had Chicken Vindaloo - Medium heat), the presentation, and food quality very much - would definitely go again. Service was not the high point, but they were prompt with water refills (without having to ask) so that was positive. Restaurant was clean and well decorated - more so than you might expect from the plaza it's in.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food was good, but I've definitely
    htpk
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Food was good, but I've definitely had better. It was the service that will keep me from going back. Waiter was irritated that we didn't order enough food, even though we still had leftovers, and would slam down my glass every time he refilled it and even after refilling, my glass was only half filled.
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  • Busy. Make a reservation???
    PeteVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We made a 7:30 pm reservation but weren't seated until 8:00 pm. It appeared that they were seating diners as they showed up and not by reservation. When they were aware we had a reservation they brought us free mango juice and sat us outside, told us to look at the menu with the intent of taking our order before seating so when we sat down the food would be ready. They were so overwhelmed that they never came back to take our order before seating. When the server did take our order he was in a rush and he put in one of the main courses wrong even though we had repeated it twice knowing he wasn't paying attention. He reciprocated by putting in the correct main course and gave us the wrong one free. Bad initial experience. Great food!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tamarind has become our number
    Michael
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    Tamarind has become our number one, go-to restaurant within a 10 mile radius. If you love Indian food or have never had it, this is the place to go for a flavorful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Excellent!
    Michael
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Dinner for three and the meal was perfect! Tandoori chicken was bigger than every last night, which made for a nice surprise and better meal. Service is friendly and helpful as always. Probably our favorite restaurant.
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  • The food was excellent! By
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The food was excellent! By far some of the best Indian cuisine we've ever had and most definitley the best Indian restaurant we've found since relocating to the Orlando area. The restaurant is very pleasant but not very large, so I would recommend reservations if dining on a weekend evening. We will absolutley return to try more of the menu options.
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  • Great Restaurant worth Visiting
    Michael
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Excellent service and food. Not sure what they're doing differently, but dinner for three was ready in about 10-15 minutes, when usually it takes 30-40 with Tandoori chicken. Nice surprise. We usually get the Vegetable Jalfrezi and Tandorri Chicken and the food is excellent. Highly recommend you visit this restaurant at least once to see for yourself
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Great dinner, but it took
    Michael
    Dined on 1/5/2013
    Great dinner, but it took 50 minutes to get the Tandoori Chicken dinner to the table. That's unacceptable.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Great Food. Server was very helpful. However, he was overworked with too many tables. This was only negative
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  • Indian food at its Best
    Swm4162VIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    I only recently became acquainted with Indian food and I've now dined here a few times. I've found the food to be excellently prepared and if you've never eaten Indian food and love complex spice combinations, then you'll certainly enjoy Tamarind. I took my adult son on this occasion who had never eaten Indian food and he can't wait to go back. I had the Lam Xcati and we shared some Garlic Naan.My Brother and Nephew's favorite food is Indian and they agreed that Tamarind is among the very best.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We had the chicken xacuti
    lpeteVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We had the chicken xacuti and palak paneer. The palak paneer had a lot of fresh ginger which gave it a great bite and flavour. It was not as creamy/milky as others I've had, but I still liked it. The chicken xacuti was better and it will become one of our "go to" dishes at Tamarind.
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  • Give Indian a try.....
    DoodlesVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    If you are not knowledgeable about Indian food, don't let that stop you from enjoying this nice restaurant. Order a couple different Naans (breads)and almost anything else. Many dishes are stew-like comfort foods. The service staff will be glad to make suggestions based on your likes, not on what the kitchen is pushing. Enjoy!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • One of the better Indian food
    Tank2kVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2012
    One of the better Indian food meals I have had in years! We will go gain!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    We love the wonderful food especially the dosa, kashmiri naan and chicken nizami. The service is friendly and warm. Also, it is great for take-out. Make a reservation and they will have your table ready!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Tamarind is a fabulous place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Tamarind is a fabulous place to enjoy delicious Indian cuisine! The menu has a wide variety of items: vegetarian, lamb, chicken, and fish dishes that will have you planning your next trip before you are done. From mild to spicy, there's something for everyone.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Nice Little Gem!
    Michael
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Our first time there. Service was exceptional with literally all servers (3) coming to our table for water, bread, etc. Location is not that great, but once your in the restaurant, you'll forget about that. Restaurant is small for sure, but don't let any of this discourage you. Tamarind is a great little place you'll enjoy if you like Indian food. This was only my second time eating Indian and the first time was probably 10 years ago. Very glad we dined here tonight as our food was wonderful. Meal pricing was excellent (below typical restaurant costs). I can't wait to eat my left-overs tomorrow! Go there for a simple, but delightful dinner. We will definitely be back for more.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious Indian in Winter Park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    My husband and I love Indian food and are so glad to have this restaurant in Winter Park. We enjoy the chicken vindaloo and vegetable curry. We've also had their chicken tikka masala and channa masala. The samosas and naan breads are also very good. Be careful, if you order it hot, it will be HOT! We've learned our lesson and will order our food medium spice next time. We got so used to other Indian restaurants not making the dishes spicy enough. Kudos to Tamarind for properly preparing and seasoning it the right way.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • We asked to have our dishes
    lpeteVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    We asked to have our dishes made extra spicy since most other Indian places in Orlando go light on the spiciness. But Tamarind's chef added lots of peppers! The spices didn't overwhelm the curries, but we definitely needed the mango lassis to cool our palates. We're looking forward to our next visit, although medium-spicy may be hot enough...
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  • Tamarind is a nice, casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Tamarind is a nice, casual Indian restaurant. It's great to have an Indian restaurant located closer to downtown Orlando. All the other ones seem to be 8-10 miles out. The menu has a familiar range of Indian dishes. There are also a few unusual offerings that are worth sampling---try the Awadhi Murg, a chicken meatball stuffed with cheese and herbs.
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  • It was my first time here
    BigomanVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2012
    It was my first time here and I was not disappointed...so happy to have good Indian food in the neighborhood...welcome!!!
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Authentic Varied Indian cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2012
    Three of us went for an early dinner Saturday night. It was easy to get a table. I grew up eating Indian food and was impressed by the broader variety of food. Other than the fact that my Biryani was spicier than I wanted, the food was great. My friends had Roganjosh (lamb curry) and Goan shrimp curry. Both were very good and the lamb in both my Biryani and the Roganjosh was very lean and tasty. I also was able to get both Raita (yogurt salad) and plain yogurt and was tempted (but did not indulge in) by the bread and the desserts. The wine list was a surprise with a bunch of quite nice lower price wines on offering. It is in a strip mall, but the inside decor is fine. The service was friendly and mostly prompt.
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    good for groups, notable wine list
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  • Small restaurant, but well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Small restaurant, but well decorated. Seating and service were prompt. Food was good and very flavorful. Would try to again!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Our group of 17 had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    Our group of 17 had a wonderful evening at Tamarind. The food was delicious and the service was welcoming and prompt. A great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A gem of a find. One of those
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/27/2012
    A gem of a find. One of those small hidden treasures in a strip center. Worth the drive from Daytona Beach!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food - still has some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/21/2012
    Good food - still has some newly open kinks to work out - did not have 2 of the more popular beers - wine selection is limited - did not have several menu items due to kitchen issues.
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  • LOVE IT!!
    jonl
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    My wife has been wanting me to try Indian food for a year now. The food was amazing. Great experience and we will definitely be back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/10/2012
    We are thrilled to welcome Tamarind to our neighborhood. Great food, great service, reasonable prices. The dosas are awesome and the service is sincere.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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