Guru Indian Restaurant has been consistently serving authentic and award-winning savory Indian cuisine here in Clermont for over 9 years.

Awards & Honors: Guru Indian Restaurant has earned dozens of fine dining honors, feature stories and awards. It repeatedly earned the South Lake Chamber of Commerce ‘Local Taste Awards’ for being ‘The Best Indian Restaurant in South Lake.”  Guru Indian Restaurant has been named one of the Top Restaurants in Central Florida over the past 8 years by nationally respected Trip Advisor. They were most recently honored as the ‘Best Entrée’ at the Taste of South Lake Festival and ‘Best Lunch Spot’ for 2023 by the South Lake Chamber of Commerce. They were awarded ‘Best Indian Restaurant’ by the 2023 Orlando Sentinel People’s Choice Awards.

They are currently nominated and awaiting vote results for two more restaurant category awards by Orlando Weekly and Style Magazine. See and vote for Guru and all of your favorites at: and

Celebrity Servings: Besides primarily welcoming local area residents and tourists, Kadam and his restaurant teams have served many celebrities, professional athletes, musicians, politicians and plenty of Bollywood stars over the years. This list includes Shaquille ‘Shaq’ O’Neil, Dick Gregory, The Beach Boys as well as most local dignitaries. Kadam adds, “Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz, the King of Malaysia was my favorite regular guest for many years at my I-Drive Restaurant.

Master Chef! Uday Kadam is proudly from a small village 300 miles south of Mumbai, India. His father was Kadam’s first ‘Guru’ mentor and a respected teacher. While attending college in Bombay, Kadam worked at the famous Taj Mahal Hotel Restaurant. He studied under the talents of many internationally respected guru chefs who inspired him in what would become his life’s most desired profession. Kadam stepped up his professional career as a Manager for Marriott Hotels in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt before coming to work in the United States in 1982. He was the Food & Beverage Manager at the Disney Polynesian. Kadam shares, “The word Guru means ‘Master’ and ‘A Sharing Teacher.’ I was fortunate to be able to learn from the best of the best world-respected chefs at Marriott and Disney!” Kadam now has over 42 years of successful experience in the restaurant and hospitality business here in the Orlando area and keeps going strong, keeping his restaurant open 7 days a week and for most holidays.

After doing his own research, Master Chef Uday Kadam felt that Clermont was the absolute best community in Central Florida to open an Indian restaurant with fine dining options. Founded in 2014 by Uday Kadam here in Clermont, he launched his Guru Indian Restaurant to bring us a top-quality Indian food emporium. Kadam offers a simple and very authentic gourmet-style restaurant, specializing in Northern Indian foods.

Guru Indian Entrees: Each dish is custom created and freshly made for each client to be served with the best ingredients, sauces and spices. Guru offers you a very diverse menu with dozens of delicious entrée options. Each dish is spiced to match your desires from mild to medium to hot. Kadam notes, “Two of the most popular dishes remain Butter Chicken and Chicken Masala. Butter Chicken is offered with boneless pieces of fresh white chicken breast tikka, cooked in a special butter sauce and served in a creamy tomato base over Basmati rice. Their Chicken Tikka Masala is marinated with fresh yogurt, creams and spices for 24 hours. Chicken Masala is cooked fresh for each diner and served with bite-sized boneless chicken breast pieces after being cooked in the Tandoor clay oven with a light tomato sauce, onions, aromatic herbs and spices.”

Each Guru dining experience is started with a complimentary welcome dish of Pappadam chips, served with savory onion and sweet mango chutney as a welcoming gift. Their tasty appetizers as well as their cooked chicken, beef, lamb, seafood, vegetable and Biryani dishes are always cooked to perfection. To enhance any meal; beers, wines and Indian Chai Tea beverages are available.

Diversity For Every Taste! Guru offers a diverse menu of premium-quality beef, lamb, seafood, poultry and vegan entrees. Their Biryani specialties are made with tender meat and basmati rice combinations in the Hyderabadi style. All ten varieties of naan breads are cooked fresh and warm for each serving in their special clay ovens. They offer Sweet Mango Chutney, Raita and Pappdam. Guru offers Gulab Jamun and Ras Malai as well as homemade mango and pistachio-flavored ice creams for refreshing desserts. They offer a special Children’s Menu with simple chicken fingers and Indian-style pizzas. Guru serves very generous portions of the finest quality foods available, with some savory extras going home for a second meal.

 Wine & Dine! Domestic and Indian beers as well as a large variety of house and brand wines as well as Indian Chai Tea are available. Guru Indian Restaurant started to give away free bottles of wine and beer during the pandemic with minimum ToGo pick up orders. This valuable freebie remains a very popular option.

Date Nights, Family Dinners, Business Meetings, ToGo, Delivery & Catering: With beautiful Indian décor, artwork, tablecloths and fresh flowers as well as both indoor and outdoor seating, this is the place to celebrate date nights and every special occasion. Whether you are celebrating date nights, Girl’s Night Out, birthdays, anniversaries, showers, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduations, holidays and any special occasion, you will always be welcome. They welcome business meetings for a great escape as well as to share complete catering options for your office. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are appreciated. The Guru team is ready to make your event experience extra special.  Master Chef Uday Kadam notes, “You are always invited to take your time here, making each Guru dining experience tasty, enjoyable and memorable.”

Guru Indian Restaurant offers convenient dine-in, dine-out, ToGo takeout, delivery and catering services. Guru is a beautifully adorned Indian-styled environment with fresh flowers and artwork. With plenty of outdoor seating, they have a staff ready to spoil you with fabulous foods, tasty drinks and personalized service. They are now open from 11:30 AM 7 days a week for lunches and dinners with Monday through Saturday hours until 9 PM and until 6 PM on Sundays. Located at 2400 US Highway 27, Suite 101 in Clermont, FL 34711. Call 352-241-9884 Visit: Follow them on Facebook at:


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