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Thu, 4/26
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Tamarind Indian Cuisine

4.2
58 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(321) 207-0760
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sunil Kumar
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Catering
Choosing the right catering service will ensure the success of your planned event. Whether you are planning a Wedding, Family celebration, Friends gathering, graduation celebration, bridal shower, corporate awards dinner Tamarind can lessen the pressure in your hands. With the budget you set, Tamarind will help you create some sample menus which suit your price range. Our experienced event coordinators will help you select menus, coordinate and plan your event. We're a premiere caterer that's been in business for more than 9 years. We specialize in all kinds of catering.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great good and prompt service. Love tamarind!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food was excellent and of decent proportions.
However, our entrees arrived just a minute or two after our appetizers. (I don't think that is traditional. They do not serve Thali style.) When we were done with our meal, another server cleared our plates as if he was a one-man car crash, slamming dishes together and grabbing items while I was still trying to pack up the uneaten appetizers. It may be that they were trying to turn the table quickly but it made my husband and I feel unwelcome and kept us from ordering dessert or coffee.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great specially the tandoori chicken. However the service tends to be desired.

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2.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was very good, however it was very warm in the restaurant and there was no concern for turning up the air a little when we requested it. Also, the water was served warm with no ice.

Overall, the service was not great at all.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful as always. A favorite spot to enjoy a great Indian meal.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Extremely nice people

Accidentally left too much money in check folder, they tracked me down in parking lot and gave back.

Wow

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2017

It's a nice spot for indian food. I dined with a relative whose indian, and he was pleased with our meal. The waiter took a bit long to address our table at first but was attentive thereafter. I especially appreciated the authentic spicy options and the restaurant's varied curry options. The hostess and server were also very engaged with our young diner (age 4), and I appreciated that as well. We'd dine here again.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

We have been to Tamarind several times. I think that Tamarind is in my top two Indian restaurants that I have ever been to here in the US...and better than some I've been to in India!

If you have never had Indian, I recommend Tamarind over others. The food is much tastier and far less gravy-like. It is one of the very few Indian restaurants that not only has Salmon, but has terrific Tandoor Salmon that tastes like no other.

One of my favorite dishes from India is biryani, a spicy rice dish that takes quite a few steps to make. I order it between medium to hot spicy and it is perfect. If you like spicy, they do it well here. If you don't like spicy, just tell them. The naan is pretty decent. Samosa with or without chat is really good too.

It's not on the menu, but you can also get chana masala if you ask for it.

Highly recommend Tamarind. Right now it is harder to get to because of the construction. Don't let that bother you though, you will not regret having a nice lunch or dinner at Tamarind Indian Cuisine.

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2017

The only complaint is that the place is really hard to find. My GPS had a nervous breakdown.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Best Indian in Orlando, hands down. Been coming since they opened five plus years ago and not once have I had an average, much less poor curry. Service is top notch with Vijay, Shashank and co.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Great experience and great food!! Service was on point!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Definitely need to work on Service skills . Need to have more people working especially at prime dinner time . More so they can be more friendly, seemed very stout

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Delicious food with friendly staff. Food comes out quickly, and hot.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

This was our first Try with Indian food and we were a bit nervous but our server put us at ease and we had a wonderful time! The food was amazing and there was a lot of it! Value was great and the restaurant was busy with take out and dine in. So happy we decided to try something new!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

I have been eating a Tamarind for years and it never disappoints. The food is always great, both for lunch and dinner. They will adjust the spiciness of the food to your taste, which is a great feature. The dishes are served so you can easily share. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2016

Went for a birthday party. Food was great and service was great, fast and attentive. They played a birthday song was was fun and unique.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2016

Our food was as delicious and plentiful as always. Staff was friendly and attentive. Despite our being their first guests of the day, the chutney containers could have been cleaner and my wife said the same of the bathroom.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

This is my third visit. The food is terrifically fresh and flavorful. The restaurant is small but nice, the service is friendly and attentive. Very nice casual Indian dinner. Also, good for takeout.

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1.0Dined on July 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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5.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Food was tasty plentiful and the staff was very helpful!

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4.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on February 3, 2014

This is as authentic an Indian Restaurant that you can find in Central Florida.

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5.0Dined on January 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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5.0Dined on December 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!

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3.0Dined on December 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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4.0Dined on September 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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3.0Dined on September 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.

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5.0Dined on July 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!

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4.0Dined on June 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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4.0Dined on June 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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2.0Dined on May 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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3.0Dined on May 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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5.0Dined on April 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.

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4.0Dined on March 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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4.0Dined on February 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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5.0Dined on January 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

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3.0Dined on January 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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4.0Dined on January 4, 2013

Great Food. Server was very helpful. However, he was overworked with too many tables. This was only negative

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