Worst food in Jacksonville.
I can not begin to tell you how horrible this restaurant is. One of the worst dinners I've had in Jax and that's saying something. The food alone is enough to make me not want to come back. My garlic Naan was burnt and tasteless. The drinks were awful. And my main dish, "Murgh Malai Tikka", was a shame. Not to mention they used the same seasoned vegetables on everyone's plate. Which, did not compliment my meal. Also, the presentation was pitiful....really, pitiful.
The service? Worse. I don't care if they had the best food in Jacksonville - I wouldn't put up with that service! First off, It had just opened for dinner and they had maybe two tables already seated and a ton of wait staff/workers hanging around and no one greeted us. We stood for quite a while and almost left before someone actually came over to us. He didn't say hello or anything - just asked how many. Even though the place was spacious and empty he sat us RIGHT NEXT to the other two tables. Then, he almost broke my glass. After that, he spilled my coke. He then came back and told me they were all out of shrimp and prawn so I had to change my order. After that, he dropped a menu into my appetizer and splashed it all over the place, took it away and brought back the same thing on a different plate - so most of it was gone. Then, I had to ask for my drinks to be refilled and he made a face at me and sarcastically said "Oh, yeah? Of course..".
I'm a chef and I'd be ashamed if anyone I worked with even acted half as bad as the people there did. I also would be out of a job if I cooked like them. I've seriously been to gas stations in the middle of the desert and paid $4 for a better meal and service.
Do yourself a favor and go down a couple of blocks to India's Restaurant on the corner of Baymeadows and Southside. Or Masala (off San Jose). Much better food and service.
The Atmosphere is that of a diner/dive/truck stop... not in a good way. Ugly Building, ugly decor, uncomfortable seating. They bought an old restaurant (Denny's? Applebees?) and hung a few decorations trying to make it look like a real indian restaurant.
Best Indian Food in Jacksonville.
Wish to share my wonderful experience with my family. After a long time, I had a great time with my family supported with awesome food buffet at an Indian restaurant at Baymeadows rd.Initially we have no idea for a buffet, but the menu and the cost were attractive. So planned for the same. We enjoyed the taste and even the service and the ambiance was outstanding. Especially, the rice items and panner makani. The taste of the Gulab Zamun still makes my mouth watery.
Guys do visit this Indian restaurant and enjoy to the core !
so so restaurant.
we moved to jacksonville 2 months ago.upon my friends suggestion we went to 5th element indian restaurant on baymeadows rd for lunch buffet.they had spoiled jeera rice on buffet.they did'nt change that for the whole time we were there.
so watch out the items that you are eating.
This is how casual dining is done..
5 stars. Why?
* The food is excellent. It is is wonderful during the lunch buffet, and it is astounding at dinner. The chicken tikka masala is the best I've ever had. Try the garlic naan bread. Incredible. Down a giant Kingfisher beer and your evening will be complete.
* The food is inexpensive. You can go here with another person, drink a few beers and eat, and you are out around the price of a Mexican restaurant.
* Service is exceptional. They are eager to please you. I love how they will just bring you ice cream cones without asking. Such a treat! One time I broke their ice cream machine handle and they just smiled and said, "No, no, that is OK. Don't worry about it. It is no problem."
* There are always tons of Indian folks here. This says a lot, considering there are no less than 6 Indian restaurants within 10 miles.
* The food is consistently wonderful.
* The speed at which you receive your food shows what experts they have in the back.
I would not consider it a "fine dining" place. It is a casual dining restaurant, and in that respect, it is as good as they come. It is exceptionally well prepared food at a reasonable price, and has become one of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville.
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