Ate there twice while working short term in Tampa, about 2 weeks apart. Host recognized me on the second trip and offered me my same table. Very polite and personable staff. Food was amazing. Spiced to any degree you wish. Would dine again!
Walking into India’s Grill, nestled in the heart of Tampa, one is immediately enveloped in an atmosphere that is as warm and inviting as it is typical. While the decor embraces the quintessential Indian aesthetic 🎨, it doesn’t quite whisk you away to the vibrant streets of Mumbai or the serene landscapes of Kerala. It’s a dance 💃 between the familiar and the expected, a setting that’s pleasant but won’t make your Instagram followers green with envy. Service 🙋♂️ Our experience with the service was akin to a straightforward dance 💃 - no frills, no fuss. Our server, efficient and professional, had mastered the art of brevity. Drinks 🍹 were ordered, served, and then we were swiftly ushered into the main event - the food. While the lack of small talk left more room for anticipation, a dash more warmth would have turned the service from “just there” to “just right”. The Feast 🍲 Ah, the food! The Goat Biryani was a delightful melody 🎶 of flavors, tender pieces of goat interwoven with aromatic rice, each bite a testament to the chef’s prowess. Yet, amidst the symphony of spices, there lurked a sense of the routine, a dish crafted to satisfy but perhaps not to inspire. The Samosas, shared in the spirit of camaraderie, were pockets of joy, their flaky crusts giving way to a succulent, spiced filling. A classic done right, yet missing that enigmatic touch that transforms a meal into a memory. In Retrospect 🤔 India’s Grill is akin to a familiar melody 🎵 - comforting, reliable, but perhaps lacking the crescendo that elevates a piece from pleasing to profound. It’s a place where you’d return for the assurance of a good, hearty meal, but perhaps not for a culinary odyssey that teases the senses and stirs the soul. Would I return? Certainly. India’s Grill is akin to the reliable pages of a beloved book 📖 - always ready to welcome you, yet perhaps lacking the allure of undiscovered terrains. So, if you find yourself in Tampa, craving the warm embrace of well-cooked Indian fare, devoid of surprises yet rich in tradition, make your way to India’s Grill. It’s not an escapade, but it’s a date. And sometimes, that’s just what the soul needs. Final Verdict: ⭐⭐⭐ - “It’s a Date!” For those seeking a reliable haven of traditional flavors in a world that’s always chasing the extraordinary. I hope this helps to elevate your review, making it as colorful and engaging as the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine itself! Feel free to tweak and adjust as per your unique voice and experience. Bon appétit! 🍽️
Server was friendly and food came out very quickly. The food however was average. Appetizer portions were small and seem to be designed for just one person. I’d ordered a veg fried rice that I had to send back just the way it arrived because it had so much cardamom it tasted like an over-seasoned biryani rather than a spicy Chinese fried rice. The only thing I enjoyed was the bullet naan.
Indian grill is a solid experience, but nothing stands out as particularly good or even great. I had the Chicken Korma. The sauce was decent, but the chicken was tough and dry. Typically Chicken Korma is very juicy and succulent, India's Grill's version was far from that description. I had a sweet lassi which was right on par, mildly sweet with a little bite. However, one dish that I had, the Carrot Halwa, was really good. The atmosphere is good and the staff is friendly albeit I had to ask for things a few times. All around solid. If I went again, I'd probably order something different than the Chicken Korma and see what the experience is like.
The overall experience was ok. We ordered nuggets and fries for my son. I ordered biriyani with goat fish and chicken. My wife ordered butter masala paneer. We ordered some samosa and samosa chat etc... We felt that the samosa was not up to our expectations did not feel like fresh samosa.Chat was ok. Chili chicken was little bit hot for my taste. Surprisingly french fries came out good .. Overall the food taste was not bad..it can definitely improve.
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