Essence of India is an exotic Indian cuisine restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida. Essence of India used to serve 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. However, since February 2018, under new ownership, the "Essence of India" has transformed into a fine Indian dining truly reflecting the authentic Indian food with myriad blending of herbs and spices from all over India.
The food was delicious. If you're looking for authentic Indian food this is the perfect place for you. Everything was flavorful and the spices were explosive. Leaves that nice Indian kick afterward. But it's not too spicy. You can order mild if that's more your speed but I say if you're eating authentic why dull down the flavor. I'll be back for sure. The owner was so nice and he came to the table and made sure we enjoyed our experience.
We tried this place tonight on a whim and were really satisfied! The restaurant had a large selection of dishes, with several meat and vegetarian options. We had a paneer and shrimp dish, both of which were great! The servers also made helpful recommendations with dishes and spice levels! We tried the medium, which was just enough kick for us! The servings were also quite generous so we left full and happy. If you like authentic Indian food I would highly recommend checking this place out!
I love their lunch buffet! All the food is fresh and flavorful! I can try a little bit of everything! My favorite lunch place to go! The employees are also very hard working and friendly!
It was definitely new owners. Very nice and attentive. The customer service is phenomenal. The food is great. We are out of towners but definitely goes there for Indian craving. Great ambiance, great food and always feel welcomed. Highly recommended!
Service was very easy to work with. They brought out exactly what I wanted. Great dinner and a great place for bringing large groups of people.
Delicious and flavorful food! Nice dining experience or easy take out. Samosas are my personal fav!
This is such a good restaurant! You must try the Butter Chicken. The service is excellent. We will definitely be back again & again.
First time eating here and the service was amazing! The food, incredible! If you haven't eaten here, you need to put this on your list of places to eat in the area.
Fantastic, rustic authentic restaurant brings forth an unbiased cultural experience. The food is authentic and served at various spice levels. Informal and casual. When visiting here; Think as if visiting India.