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Garlic & Cheese Naan

Unleavened bread stuffed with garlic and cheese baked in clay oven

Butter Chicken

Tender boneless chicken pieces simmered with Indian spices in a creamy coconut milk, and butter sauce

Chicken Tikka Masala

Tender boneless chicken pieces broiled in tandoor, cooked in a fresh creamy tomato sauce herbs and spices with diced onions, and green papers

Essence Chicken Biryani

Tender pieces of chicken cooked with onions, nuts, raisins ground spices along with rice

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Flavorful Spices

Flavorful Spices
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.

Only Fresh Ingredients

Only Fresh Ingredients
We invest in quality ingredients to ensure our customers get the great taste we’re famous for. Because we believe that you deserve the best.

Made With Love

Made With Love
Our secret ingredient is passion. Everyone on our team is passionate about making your time with us as great as it can be – from start to finish.

What our customers are saying

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The service: was very quick, the person serving us was very knowledgeable on everything on the menu and incredibly kind 5/5. The food: It was incredible! I actually asked the server for a recommendation and he picked it and it was amazing! Everything was perfect 5/5. The time: was perfect timing for the quality of the food. I’ll definitely will be making the hour and half trip to eat here from now on.

Alice R.

Alice R.

Holy flavor! If you like Indian food this place needs the be on your go to list! We decided to give this place a try for dinner during our Saturday family adventure and fell in love after trying their Chili Chicken appetizer. It provided a sweet tangy twist to our soul. Since I love to turn up the heat, I went with the Mushroom Beef for my entrée while my wife went with a Chicken Vindaloo. Both were amazing. Mine had the perfect amount of spice and the portions were ideal. Let us not forget about the garlic naan bread... we totally grabbed another order of it to go. The staff was super friendly and ready to help you with your order. Definitely was a excellent experience to come here.

Rene A.

Rene A.

The food was amazing, I asked for recommendations because I was on the fence about a few menu items and I'm very pleased with what I ordered. The waiter was great and had amazing service the whole time I was there. I have ordered delivery from here several times and ate in person 2-3 times, each experience was phenomenal!

Brieara W.

Brieara W.

The authentic Indian food was fresh and delicious. The variety and options of food on the buffet were perfect. I am traveling through, I’ve really enjoyed it. People are just lovely.

Vijay S.

Vijay S.

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Our Interesting History

Our Interesting History
Essence of India is one of the finest Indian restaurants in FL. We not only offer amazing Indian food but also serve it in a pleasant atmosphere that'll have you coming back for more. Our talented, experienced chefs create amazing dishes using fresh ingredients and traditional Indian recipes. Exotic sauces and flavors intermingle on your plate. The hot, tangy aromas waft up to meet your nose, creating an exciting taste journey you can only experience in our restaurant.
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Frequently asked questions

We serve the following areas: Tallahassee, Leon County, Chaires, Woodville, Bradfordville.

Our location

Sunday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Monday

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Tuesday

11:30 AM - 2:01 PM

5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Wednesday

11:30 AM - 2:01 PM

5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Thursday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 9:45 PM

Friday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 10:15 PM

Saturday

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 10:15 PM


Opens at 11:30 AM

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