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#190 of 1,396 Restaurants in Tampa
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$17 - $42
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

My wife had Lamb Biryani and I had Lamb Vindaloo. Service was fine and attentive, and ambience is good, but we were rather disappointed in the entrees. If I were to rate from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, the Lamb Vindaloo would...be a 3. An authentic, tangy vindaloo tingles the tongue with pepper, clove and other spices, and I just didn't get it - the spices were missing. When Vindaloo is placed in front of me, I can smell the savory spices but not this time. For yummy Vindaloo the sauce is the boss, unfortunately the boss was out of office when I went. Very disappointed. The Lamb Biryani was decent but nothing rating more than a 5 of 10. We drove over to Tampa from Indian Rocks Beach (26 miles) just to give it a try. I really wanted to like this place and thrill my wife with my find; "this is it" except it wasn't. 1,148 miles from home (we drove) and was looking for some really good curry, but neither of us finished our meal and we didn't bother to take a to go plate. Disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

I had a copious lunch there a couple of days ago, and ordered with my friends several dishes which I was craving, having lived in the UK and visited India several times. All the dishes were absolutely delicious, I couldn't find one that was less...delicious than the other! The chicken tandoori was superbly tender and exquisitely prepared, the paneer tikka was on point as well as the green & tamarind chutney accompanying both the scrumptious samosas and tikka, the soup was very flavorful, the curry was also superb and even the masala chai was the most genuine I've had in the US, and everything was so delicious I ended up ordering some extra food to go. I was too full to try any dessert, but I will return there as soon as I can! The room is also nicely decorated and spacious, and the staff was courteous and attentive. I highly recommend this gem of a place for any true Indian food lover.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2023

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and Service, Isanemo! Thank you for the wonderful review :). hope to see you soon. Have a nice time.

Reviewed 14 November 2022 via mobile

Asked if the entire order was bagged when I went to pickup and was assured yes. Missing the raita when back home. I called and they asked me to come back up; wouldn’t deliver. Big fan of Curry Leaves but tried Flames for the first...and last time.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2022

Hi , I am So Sorry About the missing raita, and I want to make sure to provide the best service to all our customers . I really Apologize as we have no one available that day to deliver.and that is the reason they ask...More

Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

The food was good. Only thing we were disappointed about was that they gave us the bill without us asking for it.. we wanted to have a dessert put felt the pressure that we had to leave. That was quite rude, also when we came...in we were not welcomed at all, first thing the server said was a grumpy : “table for two?”. Just some more hospitality would have been appriciated. Maybe a smile next time too. :-)More

Date of visit: December 2021
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2022

Hi Alyssaisa! We are so sorry to hear about your most recent experience at Flames. Thanks for the review and enjoyed our food. I will make sure trained well our staff to take of our customers like you. Please consider sending me your direct contact...More

Reviewed 22 November 2021 via mobile

My spouse and I arrived for lunch at opening November 21. Smelled fresh and looked clean. Sorry to say I can't recall names of the dishes we ordered and shared, but all were quite flavorful. Interesting and tasty sauces were put on our table. Really...enjoyed Flames and will return next time in Tampa. Great job!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2021

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our Hospitality, Nathan ! Thank you for the wonderful review

Reviewed 22 September 2021

I've lived in Tampa for 8 years and have eaten at all Indian Restaurants. I also lived in Asia for 10 years, so I feel qualified to be discerning about my Indian palate! The cuisine at Flames is the best! The flavor is wonderful and...we always get the amount of spice that we request. Keep up the great work and the great food Flames!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed, Sfhawk ! Thank you for the wonderful review :)

Reviewed 7 August 2021

Have been going to Flames for years. Tonight, we ordered pickup and they shorted us a meal. We called and spoke to the head guy whose voice we recognized from our many visits there. He was rude and impatient and simply told us if we...wanted the missing meal, to come back and pick it up. He said he was too busy to discuss and hung up on us. We called back to make sure it was ready for pickup and he wouldn’t answer the question and hung up on us again. Never again will we go here.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2021

Hi Mike, I am So Sorry About the missing order, and I want to make sure provide the best service all our customer and regular customers like Mathew. I really Apologize on behalf one of our staff members and I will make sure talk to...More

Reviewed 30 June 2021

Flames is a small, unpretentious place that serves delicious Indian food. We had lunch here, ordered lamb curry, chicken tikka masala and chana masala, with plain naan bread. Everything was excellent. The naan bread was fresh off the grill. We took enough home for another...meal. Will definitely go again!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

This was my first experience trying Indian food so I was nervous but everything our table of 4 ordered was fantastic! The atmosphere is beautiful and perfectly clean. We stopped in for lunch and the whole experience was really great! Can’t wait to go back.

Date of visit: January 2021
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2021

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed, SallyMay!! Thank you for the wonderful review :)

Reviewed 3 January 2021

Best Indian food in Tampa and also excellent service. As vegetarian, we ordered Dal tadka , Paneer Butter masala and Roti. Both the curries were delicious and Roti was also very good. As there was delay in getting our curries and our Rotis got cold...which were replaced with fresh ones and also owner provided desert-Gulab Jamoon on the house . Gulab Jamoon was hot and excellent which we all enjoyed. Also got tips to visit nearby must see places. thanks so much for serving hot food and excellent service .Parking is free at the location.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Although there is the pandemic, you can still have a wonderful meal in this Indian restaurant!!! We had the vegetable platter and the Palak paneer... soooooo delicious!!! Congratulations to the Cook and thanks for the nice welcoming in these difficult times ;-))

Date of visit: December 2020
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flames Tampa, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Diane! We appreciate the kind words :) Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 6 October 2020

Another great dinner at Flames! I picked up Take-Away from them during the Spring and Summer, great to have their dining room open again with tables very spaced apart. I love the Tandoori Platter it is a piece of art when its served and so...flavorful. Also enjoyed the lamb biryani and some naan. Fast service and delicious food, what a great place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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flamest2017, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2020

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed, WorldTravelRod! Thank you for the wonderful review :)

Reviewed 18 April 2020

This unassuming restaurant popped up in our neighborhood. We were a little reluctant to try at first but extremey happy we did! Our family loves Indian food, We're not of Indian decent and have never been to the country so we really have no point...of reference as to authenticity, but their food is outstanding! Before the pandemic we were able to dine in twice. Since then we have also placed orders for take out twice. Their Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala are excellent and have been our go-to I also really liked the Baigan Bhartha (baked eggplant) its an excellent vegetarian option - but spicy! And a large order of Garlic Naan bread on the side - you can't go wrong!More

Date of visit: April 2020
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flamest2017, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2020

Thank you very much Lisa

Reviewed 10 February 2020 via mobile

From the atmosphere, to the warm greeting, to the rich palette of delightful tastes...Flames never disappoints. Everything I've eaten here is worth trying again and again. The portions are large. The food is savory and we cannot get enough of their garlic naan. I would...eat here every day. The staff is delightful, smiling, and very attentive. Only wish they had a Sunday lunchtime Buffet, because we always want to sample everything on the menu..More

Date of visit: February 2020
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flamest2017, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Koolomahinkblink! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your bowl ;)

Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

Hands down....the best Indian food I have ever had. ❤ Great prices, excellent service and varied selection on menu to accommodate the vegan client.

Date of visit: January 2020
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flamest2017, Owner at Flames Indian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review, Mercedes! We hope to see you again soon ;)

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FLAMES INDIAN CUISINE, Tampa - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about Flames Indian Cuisine

Yes, Flames Indian Cuisine offers takeaway services.

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Flames Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5