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45 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 04106-2411
207-828-2001
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: http://www.mainetoday.com/diningreview.html?id=1171

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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden "Jewel"

I love this place and have for years. I have eaten at quite a few Indian restaurants around the country. I've had buffets and ordered off of menus. As far as I'm concerned it is the best Indian buffet I have eaten at. My wife and I drive down from Bath to go here, and we pass Indian restaurants... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Jake N
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Bath, Maine, United States
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English first
portland, maine
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Food was Good, not great. Lamb was moist with good flavor and a little muttony. Apps. hit or miss. Rice was watery....and made me think of Minute rice(can't be?). One bread was soggy. Bathroom not clean. Plastic covered menu soiled and sticky. Atmosphere is rather stark.Service was friendly and efficient. Take out appears popular.

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Bath, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I love this place and have for years. I have eaten at quite a few Indian restaurants around the country. I've had buffets and ordered off of menus. As far as I'm concerned it is the best Indian buffet I have eaten at. My wife and I drive down from Bath to go here, and we pass Indian restaurants on... More 

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Alexandria VA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great place to go when you are in the mood for Indian food. The tastes, aroma's and atmosphere are perfect for a small group of friends or coworkers to gather and enjoy. The only thing I found not up my my expectations was the level of spice. I would have expected more of a spicy flavor in... More 

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Perth, Canada
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

All of our take-out food was ready quickly and was tasty and well flavoured, but our dessert never made it into the bag! We would return but will check our order next time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very attentive and friendly service. Our menu favorites - mango lassi, saag paneer and chicken tikka - were super tasty.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I stopped in for lunch and had their buffet. It had a good mix of items (10 or so) and everything I tried was excellent. Even the naan was great; very flaky and light. The place was clean with a nice environment.

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Nashville, TN
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food was tasty, those wonderful Indian spices, but not too spicy, just right. An abundant buffet. The naan was brought to the table and was warm and just right. The server was pleasant and helpful. If we go through South Portland again, I would certainly go there.

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Calais, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 04106-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-828-2001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

http://www.mainetoday.com/diningreview.html?id=1171
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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