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5th Element Indian Restaurant, Palm Coast

5th Element Indian Restaurant

101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, #126 Palm Coast, FL 32137

Avg. Rating

4.58 out of 5
Service
4.19 out of 5
Atmosphere
Rating: 90% - 59 Reviews

Total

4.52
4.52 out of 5

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5th Element Details

  • Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian
  • Phone: (386) 302-0202
  • Address:

    101 Palm Harbor Pkwy, #126 Palm Coast, FL 32137

  • Hours:

    Mon: 4:00 pm - 9:15 pm
    Tues-Sun: 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

  • Price Range: $$$
  • Payment: Accepts credit cards
  • Alcohol Served: No
  • Vegan/Vegetarian Options
  •   5th Element Menu

 Lunch buffet had some tasty options but disappointed that it was not replenished. Wanted to go back for more but it was not available. Server said it... read more!

Review of 5th Element by Gary from Palm Coast

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  1. Review by Layla, Palm Coast 9/21/2022
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    Sadly, 5th Element is not what it used to be. We have dined here so many times but noticed a decline over the past month, especially with staff attitudes, plus the food just doesn't taste as good as before. I understand many restaurants are cutting back and there's a general labor shortage, but that doesn't count for bad attitudes and recipe changes when spices are inexpensive. I'll continue to visit in the hopes that they're just going through some internal problems and they correct things.

        Layla recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Jordan, Palm Coast 8/31/2022
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    They know me now as I always get the same Mixed Veg Pakora appetizer and the Veg Vindaloo dish every time and a large Taj beer! That's my perfect meal lol Always like sitting outside and the staff is excellent. Best restaurant in town in my opinion.

    Highlight of visit: The Veg Vindaloo is awesome... nicely tangy and spicy.

        Jordan recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Teresa Mossman, Palm Coast 8/18/2022
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    My husband and I love this restaurant! Their chicken tandoori is second to none. It is affordable, and the staff is ultra attentive. One of our favorite digs, and we are food snobs from LA.

    Highlight of visit: Tandoori chicken!

        Teresa Mossman recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Leilani, Palm Coast 8/15/2022
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    Sat outside and enjoyed the weekend buffet. Plenty of excellent dishes available and I really liked the Chicken Tika and Saag Paneer, but everything was so very tasty. Love all the condiments and naan bread. Staff kept drinks coming and table clean of dirty plates. Good value if you arrive hungry.

        Leilani recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Gary, Palm Coast 6/26/2022
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    Lunch buffet had some tasty options but disappointed that it was not replenished. Wanted to go back for more but it was not available. Server said it was because we came in towards the end but they charged us the same as if we were in at the beginning!!! I have been before and the buffet was much better so I guess you have to get there early or pay for very little food.

        Gary recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Charlie, Palm Coast 6/11/2022
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    We thought the all you can eat lunch buffet had plenty of good choices and was good value. The food was fresh and they kept it well stocked. All the dishes we tried were delicious but I would have liked them to have a little more spice (heat). The staff were highly efficient and the setting is nice.

        Charlie recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Miles, Flagler Beach 5/27/2022
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    Our waiter was excellent and the food tasted very authentic. Loved the Lamb Rogan Josh (sp?) and the Saag spinach dish was so good. Try the Taj beer too... it goes perfectly with this food. Very nice dining on the outside area. Very happy we found this restaurant.

        Miles recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Andrea, Palm Coast 5/17/2022
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    The food tasted very authentic and had good flavors. Their buffet at lunch has a good variety of items and is a great way to sample different dishes and I really like their breads too. We went for dinner on last visit and service was on the slow side. It's also nicer to sit on the patio as the inside is too bright and lacks ambiance.

        Andrea recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Tony, Palm Coast 3/21/2022
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    Everything on the buffet tasted amazing and the service and atmosphere were excellent. Plenty of dishes to choose from and all I had was so tasty especially the Chicken Tikka. Staff hover around and take your plates and keep drinks full. A first class restaurant with a nice setting too.

        Tony recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Leslie, Palm Coast 2/20/2022
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    Their Sunday buffet spread is incredible with so much variety and many delicious choices. The service was very attentive and we loved every dish that we tried. I never thought I'd see my husband eat okra so much LOL The patio seating is wonderful and the mango drinks are to die for.

        Leslie recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Rebecca, St. Augustine 1/9/2022
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    Visited for lunch buffer today Jan 9 and it was excellent. Lots of really flavorful items to choose from and all were hot and fresh. It's clearly marked what the dishes are and they have several compliments and condiments too. Service was professional and the outside seating was lovely.

        Rebecca recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Ethan, Palm Coast 12/20/2021
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    Absolutely delicious food and the best Indian I've had in Florida. Buffet on weekends is awesome. Service very attentive and good patio seating area. Cocktails could be better but Indian beers are great and I love the mango soft serve to cleanse the pallet after.

        Ethan recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Anthony, Palm Coast 11/14/2021
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    Buffet didn't have as many dishes as it used to but what they did have tasted very good. No problems with staff and service and really like the Taj beer. Patio area is nice but busy with Sunday market crowd.

        Anthony recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Lexi, Palm Coast 10/27/2021
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    They have inside dining room open now but we chose to sit outside as the evening was lovely. Staff very efficient and will guide you if need help with the menu. We had a variety of dishes and loved every one. They get so many different flavors into their dishes it amazes me. Their rice and breads and accompaniments are all very good too. I don't how they get their rice so every grain is separated.

    Highlight of visit: My favorite dishes are the Chicken Jalfrezi and the Appollo Fish.

        Lexi recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Stella, Palm Coast 10/24/2021
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    They have their buffet back and it's just as good as before. So many really delicious items to chose from... love the exotic flavors and their breads are to die for. Service was good but more lackluster than it used to be.

        Stella recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Barbara, Palm Coast 10/17/2021
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    Awesome to have their buffet back again!! I had missed it so much. Food as good as ever with a wonderful variety of delicious dishes. Service spotty but I think they were newish. Only complaint is their cocktails are really not worth it! I think they need a dedicated bar tender. Lovely sitting outside in the square (triangle?) watching all the activity.

        Barbara recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Raymond, Palm Coast 10/6/2021
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    Service gone downhill lately. Ordered food for pick up and the guy handed it to me with it all falling out the bottom of a soggy paper bag! It was quite a large order and was all crammed into one paper bag and he expected me to carry it home like that! He seemed indignant when I asked for another bag and left me to re-pack it myself. Food did taste good though. Just needs much better customer service.

        Raymond recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Tosh, Palm Coast 9/12/2021
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    I do agree that the atmosphere isn't what it was even on the patio... way too open and lost it's charm. Service still top notch and food really delicious. Tandoor dishes are awesome and love the mixed tandoor with a bit of everything. Breads and accompaniments are all excellent. They just need to work on the patio area more.

        Tosh recommends 5th Element
        
  1. Review by Terry, Palm Coast 8/22/2021
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    Oh no what's happened here? Not what it used to be here! Staff very friendly but had to apologize for many things and seemed embarrassed. Prices high, portions smaller, and flavors just not how I remembered... it tastes like they've tamed down all the spices. No inside dining but patio open with full service. Patio decor has been removed and no longer has identity. Very disappointed as we loved this restaurant before and there are no other Indian choices in the area. I give it a generous 3 stars for this visit and I really hope this is just a slump and they bounce back again.

        Not recommended
        
  1. Review by Ronnie, Palm Coast 8/11/2021
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    First time dining here since before the pandemic and sadly it wasn't the same at all. Staff were very good and attentive except the manager who just walks around looking surly and pissed off and was the only one who delivered one of our dishes without a word or nicety. There is no inside dining yet but you can dine with full service on the patio which we used to prefer anyway, but now they have removed all the awnings and plant boxes so there's no longer any barrier between the tables and the European Village courtyard and people walk by very close to you smoking, etc. This has also created a very benign atmosphere and no longer feels like an Indian restaurant. As for the food, prices seem to be about the same but portions have definitely gotten smaller and we were very disappointed in some of the dishes particularly the biryani which just tasted like very strong cinnamon rice and no other flavor. The the batter on the pakoras was very thick and hard and had little taste. Other dishes tasted OK but the food just didn't have that vibrancy and intensity it used to have. Seems like this restaurant has lost its passion and quite possibly a customer here as well.

        Ronnie recommends 5th Element