My husband and I both love Indian food and found it frustrating that its so hard to find good indian here.
We finally decided to try Ishq.
I was hesitant to because it is on Ocean Dr which beach residents just don't go to because its a tourist trap. We expected to be disappointed with the food and service but, my god, were we wrong!
Everything we tried was delicious. The favorite at the table was the Kerala Shrimp Curry.. I could not stop raving about it. It tasted a bit like a Thai green curry without the basil, creamier and aromatically spiced. The Chicken Tikka Masala was sensational, cooked with tandoori chicken instead of just plain chicken, naans were perfect, samosas (vegetable and crab) were amazing and I could live on the crispy bindhi appetizer!
Service was also surprisingly good for Miami. The owner visited our table several times and was extremely warm and welcoming and our waiter was attentive and genuine.
The price tag was a bit steep but that is to be expected of a restaurant on Ocean. If it were more affordable we would be enjoying it for take-out probably about once a week but we will just have to settle for knowing that there is great indian a few blocks away when we really need it (and maybe skip all the drinks next time).
Pros: Amazing food, great service