Opening Hours

Open 7 Days a Week for Lunch and Dinner
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Mon - Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm
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Mon-Thr 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri & Sat 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm to 10:00pm
850-656-7200
Four Chefs

Tallahassee Florida's Best for Indian Cuisine

Namaste! (Greetings)

And Welcome to Essence of India, an exotic Indian cuisine restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida. The “Essence of India” truly reflects the authentic Indian food with myriad blending of herbs and spices from all over India.The restaurant offers flavorful, different range of spice levels, subtle to pungent; mild to hot Indian food that caters to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Essence of India has traditional Indian food consisting of flavorful spices, rich curries, lentils, and other variations of freshly made rice and hand-made breads in a special clay oven.

We have delectable menu items from Lamb Curry, Chicken Tikka, Kebab, Naan (a special hand-made bread), Biryani (popular Indian rice pilaf with vegetables or meat options), and many more.

Essence of India serves primarily Northern Indian cuisine, which has been influenced by the Moguls, consisting mainly of dishes and breads cooked in a special clay oven (“Tandoor”) and meats and vegetables slowly cooked with its ideal spice combinations.

Freshness is the key at Essence of India, which sets us apart from other dining options in the local area. Over time, we have earned the reputation of serving mouthwatering Indian dishes that reflects our time honored traditional recipes… bringing reminiscence of nostalgic home. Essence of India wishes to serve our guests with nourishing food that touches the soul and brings to life the Indian culture with its enigmatic food. Our fine dining menu selection is based on tradition and authenticity and yet our food is created with a twist of modernity that is presented in a style to give you and your guests a great experience to remember for all the right reasons.

We take pride and great care in providing our guests with a memorable experience. Our extensive menu features bountiful vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. An exciting array of freshly prepared dishes, coupled with an elegant ambiance and exceptional service, our guests experience the tastes that we have been savoring since our childhood in every meal.

Whether you are looking for a quick hearty meal during lunch, planning a romantic evening out or looking to celebrate an important occasion, Essence of India is equipped to make your day unforgettable! We enjoy entertaining our guests, and are delighted to explain the way a dish is cooked, help with pairing wine, or customize your meal to your liking.

Our purpose is to enhance and broaden your experience with the finest Indian cuisine has to offer. So, drop us a visit, and mesmerize your adventurous palate with our enticing flavors and vibrant spices… For more details on the description of food, please see our menu. You can count on Essence of India to bring memorable Indian cuisine flair to your next gathering event. Find out more in Catering…