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Jewel of India Restaurant

26 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME 04005-2513
(207) 283-4200
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Ranked #20 of 71 Restaurants in Biddeford
Cuisines: Indian
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72% Recommend
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English first
Bronx, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

The food here is made from scratch by a lovely Indian family. The place is nicely decorated and the atmosphere good if the family kids are behaving. The food is well prepared and very tasty. It can be made to the degree of hotness you like so don't worry about it being too spicy and there are many dishes with... More

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Biddeford, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We try to get to the Jewel of India at least once a month. The wonderful smell of those delicious Indian spices greet you as you open the door. Favorites are lamb rogan josh and lamb korma. The pakora and poori are great addtions to the meal. FI someone in your party is not an Indian food fan....have them try... More

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Arundel, Maine
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Great little find in Biddeford, Indian food as good as any I had while living in NYC. I often dine here with a friend who cannot eat dairy and they are always willing to leave it out or make something special for her. It is hard not to order 3 or 4 dishes (more food than you can possibly eat)... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Walk into this restaurant and you get a wonderful whiff of all the good spices which go into the dishes here. The food is wonderful and authentic. Chef Prem is a master and its a nice place to sit in for a few hours. By all means try it and go back again. Try some of the dishes you have... More

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Akron, Ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I ate at this restaurant when they first opened several years ago. I had a good experience back then and wanted a repeat. Unfortunately, this was not the case during my visit in November 2013. I stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday to find it empty except for the wait staff. I tried to order some coffee (on the... More

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North Shore, MA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Behind this unassuming storefront lies a pleasant surprise - authentic, delicious Indian food in the heart of downtown Biddeford. Returning today after 3 years, I was happy to see the quality of the food hasn't changed. Dishes here are authentic, flavorful and reasonably priced. The restaurant appears to be family-run, and service is pleasant and courteous. On our most recent... More

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Biddeford, Maine
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Fantastic food at a great price - this family run business is a great place to eat at if you are in Biddeford. My favorites (please forgive all of the spelling errors) Lamb Rogan Josh, Vegetable Samosas, Coconut Soup, Lamb Briyani, Tandori Chicken, Peshwari Nan, Mango Lassi and their fabulous chai tea . . . I'm there at least once... More

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st Petersburg, United States
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I have been dining at the Jewel of India for many years and have always had very good and very tasty food. The service varies a bit as in the past there has been quite a turnover in wait staff but the sometimes slightly lesser service is well compensated by the excellent food. The Naan breads are cooked to perfection... More

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Ithaca, New York
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We have stopped here several times when traveling through Maine. The food has always been consistently good, and the staff generally attentive and friendly. Good value for the money.

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