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The Pongal

786 Boston Road, Billerica, MA
978-667-3443, 978-667-3213
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Ranked #18 of 49 restaurants in Billerica
Cuisines: Indian
Most recent review
- Jan 8, 2014
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English first
Billerica, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Food is always tasty here, with a good mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dinners. The breads are tasty, with just the right amount of crisp and doughy-ness. They do adjust the spice content, if you ask. Also, the Indian beer is cold and refreshing (King Fisher brand I believe - not sure what other varieties they have, as I haven't... More

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

NASTY MANNERS, PLEASE AVOID PONGAL. I went to Pongal for a week-day buffet. I was late because of meetings. Within 10 minutes, restaurant people came and told all that they are taking away all the items because it is 2:30. We and others in the restaurant asked the restaurant to keep the items in place till we complete our lunch,... More

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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

... wow what a great buffet! this was my impression. We had to wait almost 20 minutes to be offered a table for two. The food was delicious, authentic taste for all the items on offer. Masala dosa is freshly prepared and served at the table. more than 3 different sweet dishes were also available. I am not sure if... More

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Hopeless service !! PLEASE DO NOT GO HERE ... If You are reading this don't make the mistake of "spoiling your day " with frustration and anguish. Looks like the management has changed ... There is a owner ( dont know his name ) bald guy , complete "DICK HEAD" ... completely arrogant ... did not care a bit about... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We visited the Pongal on Christmas Day. We were seated right away and our service was great! Never an empty glass and we were repeatedly attended to. The food was very good. We ordered the Tandori Mix Grill and it was fabulous. The taste of the meat was very good. We were very satisfied with the meal! Will return for... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We really enjoy any opportunity to eat at The Pongal, as the food is really very good there. The only thing that keeps us from being regulars is the slow service. It takes forever to place an order, and just as long to have it served. When time isn't an issue, we enjoy making a visit there, but can rarely... More

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Osterville, Massachusetts, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We arrived to eat dinner around 7:45pm. We were in a hurry and had an hour. The place was filled with people of Indian descent, which in my mind told me the food had to be good. Half the tables were full and about 20% were non-Indian. We waited 20 minutes to be acknowledged and we placed our order. Five... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Recently we went as a family to this restaurant based on nice internet reviews. We planned it for the wednesday's so-called dosa night. Man, they treat you like beggars coming to eat free food (in the name of a dosa buffet)! The service was ultra poor. The chutneys were having a rotten smell and it was clear that they were... More

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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Just had lunch buffet today and it was nice,food was refilled properly and not like other place this also has lot of choices to eat from.I have been going to this place since the day they opened.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We eat here often and the food is always delicious! Great selection and not too spicy. Will be back again and again ;-)

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