I was really excited to try this place after seeing an ad in a local magazine. I thought from the (rather misleading) name and description that it was a health food cafe. It turned out to be your very basic Indian food cafe. Now, I love Indian food and have gone to Indian restaurants all over the world, except for India, and I even make it myself at home too (I'm not Indian). The guy taking my order who I think also dabbles as a cook and is possibly the owner, seemed to be of Indian descent which is always a good sign in my book- so I figured he'd know his Indian food !
Alas, the food was very disappointing- out of the 3 things I ordered (Gobi Matar, Golden Gram lentil and spinach curry, and tomato soup), only Gobi Matar had some semblance of what I'm used to getting in Indian restaurants. Tomato soup was overly sweet (it's still sitting in our fridge as no one wants to eat it) and Gram Dal was extremely soupy and also way too sweet. Basmati rice was ok, but nothing to write home about.
And the mother of all Indian food, Naan bread ? Well, it's store bought !
As for the service ? Just one word- bleh...
In summary- nothing happy (or healthy) about this place. The only good thing is they have clearly noted "vegetarian" and "vegan" dishes on the menu.
Also, the decor (if you can call it that) is pretty random- it's like they threw a bunch of things together from garage sales, Pier 1 or Ross' housewares department, especially the food "art" on the walls.
Perhaps they should rename to something like "Bombay palace" and stick to proven and time-tested Indian recipes. And instead of spending $$ on flat screen TVs to display menus, perhaps they'd be better spent on nice chairs and counter- both of which look pathetic, among other things !
It really is a shame- Ft. Myers area has practically no good health food (vegetarian, raw, etc) or good Indian restaurants. And here's another botched attempt. I hope the owners read this and take notice.
Cons: Food, Decor, Service