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88 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
207-775-4259
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11:00 am - 10:30 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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
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About a week ago, while on vacation.. or a Staycation where what I did was sleep late and putter about, I met my son and ultra pregnant daughter in law, with my eldest daughter for lunch. You see my DIL had been having contractions after having the baby turned from breech to correct head down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
scottieottie
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Limington, Maine
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This restaurant has been a fixture on Exchange Street for many years. I know it because my out-of-town visitors insist on visiting it very time they are in Portland. Why ? I am not sure, so in early August I joined them to check it out. It was my first visit in many years. The location is good and probably... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My son and I were looking for something not too expensive on a night we were really tired. Tandoor seemed like the right place. The service was slow and the food was disappointing. My tandoori chicken was bland and uncharred and my son's noodle dish lacked spice. We were disappointed.

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Limington, Maine
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

About a week ago, while on vacation.. or a Staycation where what I did was sleep late and putter about, I met my son and ultra pregnant daughter in law, with my eldest daughter for lunch. You see my DIL had been having contractions after having the baby turned from breech to correct head down position, and she was hoping... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I know, you're thinking "it's close" and "i miss Indian food." While it wasn't terrible, I can almost guarantee that there is not a tandoor oven on site (leading to some nearly uncuttable lamb). Tomato soup was okay but bland. We should have known it was a bad sign when the waiter told us they didn't have any green chili... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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102 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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