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88 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
207-775-4259
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Indian in the Heart of the Old Port

A friend and I had dinner here while doing First Friday Art Walk recently. I've been several times before, though it has been awhile. It was especially busy on this night... presumably due to Art Walk. This appears to be a family-run business, as a troupe of darker-skinned folks walked-in half... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
James F
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Portland, Maine
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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was good not great. Service was very friendly and food came out extremely quickly. We had tandoori chicken which was moist and tasty but lacked that charring from the oven. My sag dal also lacked some flavoring, thank goodness for the table condiments. Garlic naan was delish.

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Portland, Maine
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I've eaten lunch and dinner at Tandoor for almost 20 years and it is the very best Indian food of all the choices in Portland Maine. It has been the same owner since I started dining there 19 years ago; and the quality of ingredients, recipes, selection and service make it a true dining pleasure each and every time.

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Royersford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Good location in The old port area of Portland. Parking garage nearby. The decor is very cozy. The menu is large and interesting. We enjoyed all of our food choices.

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have been patrons here for years. The atmosphere is soothing and comfortable. I enjoy sitting in the window area. My son loves the Chicken Tikka--rich and aromatic spices, loaded with generous portion of white meat chicken. I usually go for the Chana Masala. Creamy but light. Rice is always pipinh hot and delicious. Start with any of the apps,... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I've had Indian food at some at some of the top places in New York City and London, and Tandoor ranks among the best. Chicken Tikka Masala, Garlic Naan and a cup of Masala Tea, you can't go wrong!

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Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The food was okay, the mixed grill was very dry, but it was clean and the service was okay, nothing special , I wouldn't go back

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A friend and I had dinner here while doing First Friday Art Walk recently. I've been several times before, though it has been awhile. It was especially busy on this night... presumably due to Art Walk. This appears to be a family-run business, as a troupe of darker-skinned folks walked-in half way through our meal, and into the back room...... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We liked the location, at the top of Exchange Street, just up the hill from the Old Port. It is two or three doors from the information kiosk in the little square where Spring intersects Exchange. Pleasant inside. The service was okay, no complaints. It was not busy so the one person wait staff managed well. We ordered two curries... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The food was terrible all round. Everything was uniformly bad. Worst was that my wife had an upset stomach within an hour.... Please avoid if you care for your health

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good food, nice service, reasonably priced. We came for a one day travel, incidentally entered for lunch that we were happy with, we returned for a dinner....

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Additional Information about Tandoor Restaurant

Address: 88 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-775-4259
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-775-4259

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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