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Jewel of India Restaurant

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26 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2513
(207) 283-4200
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian food

I arrived after 8 pm to an empty restaurant so I wondered if they were beginning to close. Instead, I was greeted graciously and encouraged to linger. I decided on a few appetizers instead of a dinner and found them to be freshly made and very flavorful. The hostess, who is probably an owner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Ginny351
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Claverack, New York
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Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The aloo naan is absolutely outstanding! Combine it with the saag panneer and you might achieve nirvana. I will say that it wasn't as spicy as it could of been, but that is something you probably need to specify. really nice people too, which is half, if not more than half, of the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Love the Nan bread and all vegetarian entrees. Seafood excellent as well!! Great family atmosphere. Friendly and welcoming!

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Claverack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I arrived after 8 pm to an empty restaurant so I wondered if they were beginning to close. Instead, I was greeted graciously and encouraged to linger. I decided on a few appetizers instead of a dinner and found them to be freshly made and very flavorful. The hostess, who is probably an owner, was attentive without being intrusive. As... More 

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Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurant was empty when we arrived and we were still the only party there when we left. We ordered papadum, garlic naan, mango chicken, and mutter paneer. The latter was ordered spicy and it arrived mild. The papadum was pretty greasy, but the tamarind sauce was good. The place seems tired: decor, service, and kitchen output. I won't be... More 

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Augusta, Maine
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My first attempt to visit on a Monday was unsuccessful. Learned they are closed on that day. Web site didn't give hours, nor was it on the door even though the sign said "Open". Came back the next evening. Ordered a complete meal sampler. Mix-up with the server & got 2 soups. Disappointed in the Mulligawny. It had lentils -... More 

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Saco, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Not a big fan of Indian food but son twisted my arm. Loved the chicken ticka, and the potato pockets, the name of which escapes me.

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I had heard that this restaurant was good, so was looking forward to trying it. I was a little disappointed with the food. The meat was very tender and the portions were adequate, but the spices were not great. I asked for medium to hot spices and it was very mild. We had two different meat dishes, but the sauce... More 

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Biddeford, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Been quite a few times and alway had a great meal. Nice bread selection, good chicken curry and masala

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Have only had take-out from the restaurant but it was delicious. Malai kofta is one of my favorite dishes and they did it very well. Only thing I didn't like was the coconut in it. Not a fan of coconut texture although my husband loves it. Nan, samosas, rice and lamb were great. Will be going again soon.

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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Spent a week at a rented house in nearby Biddeford Pool and was very intrigued by the description of this restaurant in the "Maine Coast and Islands" travel guide published by Countryman Press. Despite all the praise from other reviewers, the place was empty on a Friday night. I guess my impression isn't fair, in that that my companion and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2513
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Biddeford
  • Phone Number: (207) 283-4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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