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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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Best Indian Food in Portland!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Lesliefreda
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Portland, Maine
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Portland, Maine
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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189 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Warning, warning! We went here one night and experienced the worst Indian food ever. Read my happy reviews of may other Indian establishments ... I'm a fan and this is the opposite. The curry was salt, salt, salt and tepid to cool. The Biryani was a fried-rice joke. We left after a few bites. How does this place garner good... More 

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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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