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Emperor of India

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854 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501-1864
208-798-4804
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A Great Find

Just across the street from our hotel and perfect respite for tired travelers. Three dishes with spices hand ground and blended by the chef and owner Praveen Khurana. The lamb curry was gorgeous - recommend highly. Please make this a stop in Lewiston! Tell your friends!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Just across the street from our hotel and perfect respite for tired travelers. Three dishes with spices hand ground and blended by the chef and owner Praveen Khurana. The lamb curry was gorgeous - recommend highly. Please make this a stop in Lewiston! Tell your friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

just had the food. was awesome and so tasty. oh GOD! why i didn't went there before. great folks, excellent service and spicy food with real flavours. i mean not like other places where everything tastes the same. will definitely suggest

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Grangeville, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My husband, four month old son and I stopped in this restaurant on our most recent trip to Lewiston as I was craving Thai food, and he was wanting Indian. We walked in and have never been so welcomed in any restaurant we've ever been to. The service was impeccable. I can't recall receiving such wonderful service EVER at another... More 

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

Thanks for Taking the time to review us Caitlin and Dustin. It was such a pleasure to have you here. We specially want to Thank you for bringing Mason your son. he was wonderful. A "customer-in-training" He stole the show and he stole our hearts. We remember that you were very discerning with your tastes. You meticulously picked your dishes.... More 

Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

My god, nice folks, but there were DEAD BUGS in the water! Bland, we all had different dishes with what tasted like the same sauce.

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

This is the very first time. We are hearing about bugs. We adhere to high levels of hygene and food safety. The situation you describe is very unlikely. Suprisingly, you would continue to dine and have a conversation with us, telling us that you are enjoying your meal. You may be confusing us with some place else. That is understandable. More 

San Diego, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Emperor of India is located in downtown Lewiston, a really poor rundown area, not "historic" in any sense of the word. My wife and i were passing thru Lewiston and were in the mood for Indian food so we google best restaurants and Emperor of India comes up 4th in the area. When we got there downtown was deserted and... More 

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

Thank you for comments and for taking the time to review us. You were distinctly discerning and sophisticated in your Menu choice selections. It was clear that you were very international in your outlook, well traveled and very cross culturally aware. Your conversation was a purely delight as it was enjoyable, diverse and thought provoking for us. You later told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The chicken tikka masala was the best dish i have ever had in the valley, and thanks so much for your service it was awesome

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everywhereUSA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The curry chicken was the best ever - and the owner prepared it just as requested. Awesome personal service and delicious food ... can't ask for better! We will definitely return on our next visit to Lewiston.

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

Thank You for taking the time to review us. Your comments are appreciated. You were a delightful couple from California. We really enjoyed visiting with you. You are TRUE entrepreneurs, dealing with marine crafts in a very specialized way. You communicative qualities were most obvious.You have traveled extensively and are very cross cultural. We felt very comfortable with you. The... More 

Lewiston, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

The only thing I can say is that the good was not fresh and was not good.the service was great and the proprietor tried very hard to make the experience pleasurable but the the fare was awful. The good was drenched in horrible sauces and tested very old. I would not eat there again

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

You Worked for us a long time ago, you left disgruntled, your review is appears to be MALICIOUS as it admits to great service, but gives us the lowest ranking. It also appears to be quite STALE you indicate you visited Aug 2014, Your typographical errors are noteworthy - Food is spelt Good - Twice. This not a SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I love Indian/Thai food and I came to Emperor of India with my dad with high expectations and they were most certainly met! The man who served us (and also cooked, I believe) was incredibly friendly and helpful, and truly cared about the quality of our experience. As soon as he found out we were New Mexicans and wanted the... More 

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

Thanks for your response and taking the time to review. It is appreciated. You were a Father and Son party of two that was headed to Pendleton, OR to visit your brother next. We immediately knew that you had discerning taste and are sophisticated foodies with complex tastes. It was an honor to have you in our establishment. Having lived... More 

MOSCOW
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We have been wanting to try Emperor for some time and arrived just as they opened last night. The Owner/Manager welcomed us and we had a very leisurely experience. The food is excellent and the lamb especially delicious. We order an appetizer which took a little extra time and came after the meal, but for us that was OK. It... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and reviewing us. Your feedback is appreciated. You are sophisticated foodies and connoisseurs of fine cuisine. Your selection was very apt, you quickly picked out the best items from our Menu. You were a party of two and came in early. We apologize if the appetizer came out with the meal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 854 Main St, Lewiston, ID 83501-1864
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: 208-798-4804

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Thai

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