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Jewel of India

45 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 04106-2411
207-828-2001
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Ranked #22 of 135 restaurants in South Portland
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: http://www.mainetoday.com/diningreview.html?id=1171
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Description: http://www.mainetoday.com/diningreview.html?id=1171
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English first
Calais, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Don't miss the coconut soup. Really great Indian food cooked to order. Pleasant family atmosphere, and they show Bollywood movies sometimes. Pleasant wait staff.

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Global
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

With the heavy snow, managed to drive as far as this restaurant. I was the only one, walked in on the owner and his family having dinner watching a movie on the large screen. They dropped the volume (I am not into Indian movies). Food was good. I wanted to enjoy food better, but rushed to get back to the... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I wanted to get out of our dining-out rut and try someplace new for a change. I've driven by this place a million times and have always thought the same thing - 'it's practically located in a strip mall; there's no way it could be any good!' My bad. This place is great. I look forward to going again. The... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Tried Jewel of India in So Portland for the first time -- husband, son and myself. All three of us were delighted with our meals. We shared pakoras and papadum and samosas. Perfect. The choices for the sauces were excellent.Then husband had a lamb dish; son and I shared a vegetarian dish - a vegetable stew. Amazing! Flavors were strong... More

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Scarborough, Maine
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

I was was a fan of the Jewel when it opened in Biddeford, now it's in South Portland. This is simply delicious food, has been for years.

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Portland, Maine
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We have been here several times and never a miss. The dining room is well kept and they are always gracious when we arrive. We know very little about Indian food and always try to have something different. The wait staff is proud of their culture and eager to answer any questions. Take the plunge and ask them as we... More

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Scarborough, Maine
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have been to the Jewel of India several times for dinner and had great meals at a reasonable price. My last visit was with a colleague for lunch buffet and we both were pleased with the selection, flavors, and price. I will be back again.

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Falmouth, ME
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

First time that I went to Jewel of India was about 8 years ago. This is a wonderful North Indian restaurant. Owner, Prem Sharma is very generous and has donated food for a spiritual center called Sadhana many times. Great customer service. His family members take special attention for your appetite. All you can eat buffet at a reasonable price.... More

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Portland, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

As other reviewers here have noted, Indian restaurants are no longer a novelty in the Portland area: besides several venerable ones in the downtown area that have been there for years--including Tandoor House, etc.--a whole host of newer ones have now popped up, including a few in the outer-lying areas, such as Westbrook and South Portland. The latter has given... More

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New York City, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We have had lunch here a few times and have never been disappointed. The food (for Portland) is quite good as well as the selection of items. Also the buffet is always fresh!

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