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Indian Restaurants for curry-craving Brits!

2020  Scroll down to see list of Indian Restaurants by city. 

BRITISH PEOPLE ABSOLUTELY LOVE INDIAN FOOD. It has become our national dish.  More Indian food is consumed in the UK than any other restaurant or take-out food.     FACT:  there are more Indian restaurants in London than in Bombay and Delhi combined.   Our love of this spicy cuisine dates back to when India was a British colony and we discovered their delicious, flavourful food. In England, there is a huge Indian-Pakistani community which settled arrived after 1950, mnay become successful businessowners, especially in London. In Florida’s Indian restaurants you will ALWAYS find tables of British diners. As one famous British writer said: ” I can go without sex longer than Indian food.”    IT’S OFFICIAL–CURRY HELPS YOUR BRAIN.  The medical community issued a report  in 2004 that cumin, the main ingredient in curry,  helps prevent Alzheimers. The incidence of Alzheimers in India is extremely low.   Apparently cumin prevents the inflammation of certain brain cells prone to the disease.  So Brits, doctors are recommending we eat more curry.   As if we needed an excuse.  

 LIST OF INDIAN RESTAURANTS in SOUTH FLORIDA. [Some may have closed due to Corona, so phone to ask current situation].   

  • Akash Indian Restaurant [305] 397-8846 on South Beach [Alton Road]
  • DIYA INDIAN KITCHEN [305] 763-8948 in Miami Beach.
    Recommendation from publisher: Went June 2019 with Indian pal Naveen. This place is superb we both thought, WITHOUT silly South Beach prices. –PK  
  • Swagat Indian Kitchen [opened August 2019] in downtown Miami [786] 375-9259 I ate there October 3, 2019. Excellent in every way. On a Thursday night every table was taken,  a testament to the superb food. Recommend it–PK 
  • Bombay Darbar  [305] 444-7272 Coconut Grove. Utterly excellent and a smash hit with local Brits, including myself–PK  
  • Kebab Indian Restaurant [305] 940-6309 North Miami
  • PUNJAB INDIAN CAFE in west Miami. [786] 420-2021
  • Ghee Indian Kitchen inside Dadeland Mall  [305] 968-1850 
  • Ghee Indian Kitchen in the Design District  [786] 636-6122 CLOSED FOR GOOD JULY 2020
  • Cho-Tu [786] 971-9100 in Midtown. Casual Indian food–take-out mainly. 
  • Saffron Indian Cuisine  in South Miami [786] 791-7755 [NOTE:  This was formerly called Imlee] 
  • Saffron in Coconut Grove  [305] 774-5817 
  • Saffron in Sunny Isles [786] 899-5554 
  • B-BAR Indian Restaurant] [786] 657-2275 North Miami Beach 
  • Raja’s Indian Cuisine [305] 539-9551 downtown Miami, daytimes only, casual cafe place only.     
  • Bengal Indian Restaurant in downtown Miami [305] 403-1976.
  • Guru Indian Restaurant [305] 534-3996 South Beach Washington & Collins
  • Zaika Indian Restaurant in North Miami.  [786] 409-5187 
  • Taj Mahal on South Beach Washington Avenue Tel. [786] 803-8880
  • TAJ MAHAL in Midtown, just west of Target [786] 502-3296 
  • Rio’s Bistro [Indian owner offers separate Indian menu [305] 895-8689 North Miami
  • Copper Chimney in Sunny Isles [305] 974-0075 
  • Mint Leaf Indian brasserie in Coral Gables [305] 443-3739 
  • Taste Buds of India in South Miami [786] 216-7904
  • Ayesha on Key Biscayne   [786] 953-4761
  • AYESHA in midtown Miami [305] 549-5237. Recommendation from publisher: Went solo May 2019. Love it, will return, local to me. –PK  
  • Ayesha in South Miami [786] 732-4480. 
  • Taste Buds of India in Miami Beach  [786] 773-2033

Ft. Lauderdale/Broward area

  • Royal India (954) 964-0071 southwest Ft. Lauderdale. [I recommend Royal India highly–PK Publisher] 
  • Bombay Darbar [second location in Ft. Lauderdale, Las Olas.] [954] 990-7222.
  • Miami Masala in Pompano Beach [954] 317-1371
  • Indian Harbor [754] 200-4891 in east Ft. Lauderdale
  • Madras Cafe  [954] 977-5434 Pompano Beach                                                                                                                  
  • Fifth Element Indian Grill [Pompano Beach] [954] 977-4335  
  • Rajpot Mehfil Restaurant (954) 742-3370 Sunrise 
  • Palace Restaurant  [954] 370-4750 Davie
  • RUCHI Indian restaurant in Pembroke Pines  [954] 505-7455
  • The Himalayan Indian Restaurant [954] 433-7705 Pembroke Pines
  • Miami Tandoor Restaurant [954] 538-0409 Pembroke Pines
  • Woodlands Indian Cuisine [954] 749-3221 Lauderhill
  • India South Cuisine [954] 322-8353
  • Taj Indian Restaurant [954] 427-0427 Deerfield Beach
  • Tandoori Wok   [954] 741-0800 in Sunrise
  • Indian Chillies [954] 392-0999 in Pembroke Pines
  • Indian Chillies in Lauderhill [954] 741-8388
  • Udipi Indian Cafe in Sunrise [954] 748-5660
  • Everest Indian Restaurant in Coconut Creek [954] 935-1500
  • India Garden Restaurant [Coral Springs] [954] 752-2226
  • Indian Harbor Ft. Lauderdale [754] 200-4891
  • Chandni Indian and Chinese Food [954] 741-0800 in Sunrise.
  • Bombay Grill [Lauderhill] [954] 200-3856
  • Sitara Indian grocery shop [954] 517-0020 in Pembroke Pines
  • North Indian Cuisine [Coral Springs]  [954] 227-9244
  • Bombay Cafe in Ft. Lauderdale [954] 568-0600
  • Chutney and Pickle Indian Restaurant in Coral Springs  [954] 344-3544
  • Taste Buds of India in Coral Springs [954] 603-2033
  • —- Saffron Indian Restaurant  [561] 616-8585  West Palm Beach
  • —-India Palace  [561] 478-5606   West Palm Beach
  • —-Bombay Cafe in Boca Raton [561] 750-5299
  • —-Punjab Indian Restaurant in Boca Raton  [561] 392-8000
  • —-Curries and More Restaurant in Boca  [561] 392-2999
  • —-Saffron [Jupiter]  [561] 747-8888
  • —-Khyber Indian Restaurant [561] 582-2566

OTHER PARTS OF FLORIDA:  NOT a complete list–there are too many Indian restaurants around Florida to track because I live in Miami.
So do a Google search to find one in your local area.  PK Publisher 

  • BRANDON The Silver Spoon Indian-Pakistani restaurant [813] 681-3626
  • HOLIDAY [south of Port Richey] Spice of India [727] 815-0831
  • ORLANDO  [Altamonte Springs] KohiNoor Indian Restaurant [407] 788-6004  
  • ORLANDO Ahmed Indian Restaurant [407] 856-8272
  • ORLANDO Tabla Grill and Bar [Indian Restaurant] [407] 248-9400
  • ORLANDO [Longwood] Gateway to India Restaurant [407] 339-9996
  • ORLANDO Dakshin Indian Restaurant [407] 827-9080
  • SARASOTA Gateway to India [941] 364-4777
  • TAMPA Kadai Indian Restaurant [813] 631-8439

 INDIAN-US CHAMBER of COMMERCE in Miami area.  Make Indian contacts.
www.indousasfl.com.    Office is in Aventura.   Email to President Madhu Mehta  indousasfl@bellsouth.net

  • PAST INDIAN DINNER FUNCTIONS:    Hosted by Patricia Kawaja of the British Bureau, for the British community in South Florida:    1]  Sat. August 16, 2008   THE SIXTH BRILLIANT BRITS DINNER for 80 people Presented by the British Bureau…A Roomful of Brits is Never Dull .    GUEST OF HONOUR: Her Majesty’s British Consul-General for Florida Keith Allan and Mrs. Allan.    LOCATION: The Taste of Bombay Indian Restaurant, in downtown Miami.    2]   NOVEMBER 1993 British Night at The Royal India Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, attended by the British Consul and 75 invited British guests. We booked the restaurant’s main dining room for our group.     3]  October 1997 British Night at the India House in Ft. Lauderdale–they closed the entire restaurant.  100 Brits attended with VIP guests Sir Freddie and Lady Laker and Derek Hayward British reporter at WSVN Channel 7.
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