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Gateway To India

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1960 Hillview St, Sarasota, FL 34239-3607
+1 941-364-4777
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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North Port, Florida
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward on trying this restaurant's lunch buffet . Once we got there , we were sat by the buffet. We were handed naan bread that seemed old. The waiter was not attentive at all. The food was cold on the buffet and they never kept the food trays full. There was at least 3 items that were... More 

Thank Platon63
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My fiancé and I come here once weekly. It is the best Indian restaurant we have ever been to! The food is delicious and everyone is so inviting and give the best service. We always enjoy seeing all of their smiling faces. We are vegan as well and they are very accommodating to our needs. :) We love Gateway to... More 

Thank oceanbaby873
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We visited Sarasota with a view toward relocating here. Of course, we had to try the local Indian cuisine, where we could find it. Gateway to India came up as a likely candidate with a quick web search. We tried the lunch buffet and absolutely loved it. Nearly a dozen hot dishes were available -- curries, both chicken and vegetable,... More 

Thank Beacharoni
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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265 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We ordered Dal and Paneer. The flavor was other worldly as far as the curries were concerned. Breads were done just right. My wife is extremely hard to please when it comes to indian food and she said it was finger licking good.

Thank Shekhar T
Sarasota, Florida
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

It had been a while since I last went to lunch at Gateway to India. I don't expect a whole lot for 10.95 so I wasn't surprised to find the buffet heavy on cheap carbs and pulses. Even naan bread was much reduced in size. Dinner here seems to be a much better choice. , there are certainly better Indian... More 

Thank Jeremy H
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Favorite Sunday Brunch. Quiet setting, excellent buffet and caring service. The chef varies the offerings from week to week (while retaining favorites like Chicken Tikka Masala) so we do not tire of the offerings. Interesting vegetables such as okra and spinach.

Thank richard r
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

While visiting friends in nearby Nokomis, we had dinner at Gateway to India in Sarasota. Set on an intimate street near Sarasota Hospital, there is ample parking in the adjacent lot. Their extensive menu includes curries, biryanis, and vegetarian options. Service was friendly & efficient, and portions were generous. Our friends highly recommend their lunch buffet. We will definitely return... More 

Thank RazzakMemon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The wait staff was impeccable! The onion chutney to start was delicious! Chicken tikka masala is lovely. An all over fabulous dining experience. Will certainly return there, quite possibly as soon as today and try their buffet! If 10 stars were possible I would happily rate them with a 10. Go give this place a whirl, you won't be disappointed!

Thank Aelese M
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and its always a great lunch value. Vegan, vegetarian curry, goat curry, dahl, basmati rice, curry rice, tandoori chicken, four other hot dishs, Naan bread, crispy bread,salad and for dessert rice pudding. All was fresh and the service was fast and friendly We will be back

Thank Jimmy C
Sarasota, Florida
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love this place from the very first time I went there. Since then I go back every month or so, took all my friends, relatives there introducing this gem to all my friends. All love it! Meals are wonderfully prepared, hot or mild for your liking, service is always attentive. Sunday brunch is our favorite time, during which one can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 Hillview St, Sarasota, FL 34239-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-364-4777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?