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Emperor of India

854 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501-1864
208-798-4804
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Ranked #4 of 96 restaurants in Lewiston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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English first
Spokane, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This place is just horrible, bad food, bad manager, only accepts cash. the food is like canned or frozen food bought from outlet.

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Fictitious Review! Vague and malicious. You never ate here. How would do know what ingradients we buy from which food store? You obviously did not get this information from the Manager. Maybe we buy ingradients from Several stores. You did not have a substantial dining experience here. You are misguided and misinformed as Indian food does not come in cans.... More

Orofino, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Naan is really good. The owner comes to the table to take the order, I have eaten there twice. Both times he has always told me if I didn't like the food he would prepare something else, always wanting to please. The first time my husband and I went there we told him to make us something that we... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. It is valuable for us. You occupy a special place at our establishment (and in our hearts.) It is such a pleasure to have you. We have heard that people from Orofino are extra ordinary in the sense that they are great community builders/members and have blessed specially to live in such a nice town.... More

Nampa, Idaho
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is not just an Indian restaurant, its really fusion. While there is a Thai and an Indian menu to an extent the food blurs the two which is no bad thing. This was quite a unique experience but in a nice way. Forget the menu as its mainly and illustration of the food that MIGHT be available rather than... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank You for your Valuable response and feedback it is deeply appreciated. Your discerning taste and acumen in choosing your dishes became most obvious to us. You picked your dishes carefully and chose the best we have to offer. That is commendable as it relates directly to your acumen and your developed ability to analyze and evaluate our dishes. It... More

Lewiston ID
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife, her son, & I came her on Saturday 3-15-14 to celebrate her son's 21st birthday. We ordered 3 dishes -- one chicken, one lamb, & one seafood -- asking for different sauces on each so as to give us some variety. He did this extremely well, The chicken was quite flavorful, the lamb quite tender & spicy, and... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank You Jim and your lovely family for trying us again. You and your wonderful family were our honored guests. I believe in all sincerity that it is the attitude and actions of people like you that make this nation so great. You prove me right in my belief yet again. It is not just what you do and ALSO... More

Orofino
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Very nice man trying to do everything himself. The decor was a little funky but nice. There was only one other occupied table. One man seemed to be a regular as he got take out to finish at home. We ordered and didn't get everything that we ordered which was good because there was more than we needed.. Like one... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank You for your valued response, it is very helpful and appreciated. It helps us improve the quality of our product and services. One line in your review quickly got our attention. It stated "...My husband really liked it, but I found the food too rich for me..." This makes us wonder if we have gotten 5 stars had your... More

Lewiston, Idaho
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I really want to give this place a good review, but. So let's start with the good. Super nice and accommodating( if not very busy) owner, waiter, cook. Restaurant was about half full. Greeted us at the door, but did seem a little flustered. We had a large group. We ended up seating and arranging ourselves at tables. From where... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank you for review. Your thoughts and comments are very helpful and greatly appreciated. Firstly, it was such a pleasure to receive you and your family, I distinctly enjoyed serving, your table your table, your kids were so well behaved. Thanks for seating your selves, GIRLS(mom and 3 girls at one table) and BOYS(Dad and 2 boys) in the close... More

Walla Walla, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The meal was a complete surprise in that you don't expect to find fine Indian food in a small town in a remote place in Idaho. I have eaten at better restaurants by that I mean décor and ambiance, the food however was surprisingly good and the proprietor was most accommodating. He made suggestions and let us try some of... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thanks for your valuable feedback and reply. It is most appreciated as your comments help improve and allow us to stay competitive. It was such a pleasure to welcome you and your wife. It became apparent quickly that you were both seasoned foodies and had sophisticated and well developed taste buds. You were able to quickly describe your preference and... More

Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

If you are looking for classical Indian food, this is the wrong place. The food is good and has a home style touch of fusion using local vegetables, possibly a little heavy on the coconut milk. The service is very friendly and the goal is customer satisfaction. When we were told that they did not have any lentils, we were... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and valuable comments, Your feedback is very important to us. We appreciate you taking the time to review us. Your comments hold special significance as you are from the Portland area., you are probably used to a plethora of cuisines from different ethnic restaurants , over time you have a done a great job and... More

Kendrick, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Wow! A great place to have Christmas Dinner. We were treated so great. Soft Music. Lighting was perfect. Soup out of this world, we had three different dishes and each one was excellent. We ate it all, didn't think we could because of the portions, just couldn't quit. We are still talking about it. Good wine and beer. The owner/chef... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit us to review us. It was our special honor that you considered our restaurant for your Christmas Dinner. We feel privileged to serve you, and the 2 gentlemen that accompanied you. Because you called us ahead it gave us an opportunity to create dishes that were not on the Menu. We hope... More

Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I was on a business trip to the area and decided to stop in based on the other reviews. It did not dissappoint. The owner/chef was great and very accommodating. Ordered on his recommendation and received and excellent curry dish, probably the best I have ever had. The rice was fluffy and delicious. The garlic naan, do not leave withou... More

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matman00us, Manager at Emperor of India, responded to this review

Thank You for taking the time to search and try our cuisine. We enjoyed serving you and are glad that we could suggest a dish that was to your liking. We take pleasure in knowing that you are a long term "Idahoan" and have travelled all over the state from your home in Boise. Your friendly nature and spirit of... More

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