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786 Boston Road, Billerica, MA
978-667-3443, 978-667-3213
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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good South Indian and Indo-Chinese food

We came here for a buffet lunch on a Saturday. Restaurant.com Coupons were not accepted on the weekend. Normally there is a wait time due to heavy rush of Indian food lovers, but when we arrived at 2:00 in the afternoon, many tables were at our disposal. They only provide the regular Naan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
SadhanaRakesh
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Recife, PE
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my son for their buffet lunch today and though we were a little late ( we got there at 1:45pm) they'd run out of food and what little remained was horrible. Overlooked chicken tandoori, cold sambhar, terrible tasting vegetable curries. The only savior was a chicken curry which was okay. I did report this to the waiter serving us... More 

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Recife, PE
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We came here for a buffet lunch on a Saturday. Restaurant.com Coupons were not accepted on the weekend. Normally there is a wait time due to heavy rush of Indian food lovers, but when we arrived at 2:00 in the afternoon, many tables were at our disposal. They only provide the regular Naan at the buffet with no other flavor... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Nice food and good place to eat. I went for lunch. The menu covers good range of items and all tastes good.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I came to Pongal back in 2009 and it was a great experience with the excellent food and service. But my recent visit is very disappointing, I don't know why everything gone really bad. The food was tasteless and i felt like left alone with the service. This restaurant gave me a good memory from 2009 also bad memory from... More 

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to Pongal after more than a year and found it having gone down in quality. Service was generally poor. Our favorite dish is Rava Dosa which is usually done well. However this time it was oily and the masala had only onions and no potatoes! The Chettinad Chicken was sloppily put in the dish and served equally sloppily.... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We went as a family to this restaurant based on nice internet reviews. We planned it for the Friday night. There was no waiting queue however they took so long time to take order and even worst time for deliver the food. We thought they were taking time means food will be very awesome, but the food was really crab.... More 

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Allen, Texas
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We are no longer near Pongal but remember the place nostalgically. We ate there maybe 30-40 times in last 5 years. There was a time when we went there twice a month for a brunch. Kids truly enjoyed an authentic Indian experience. The variety/spread is great with good options for vegetarians and meat-lovers. The food is more suited for and... More 

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New York City, New York
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211 reviews 211 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
565 helpful votes 565 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place serves some real good Indian food. "The food is very authentic and tasty." I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in this area. There are a number of Indian restaurants that serve random nonsense calling it Indian, and this is NOT one of them. The food is real Indian and really tasty.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had been here for lunch buffet a few years ago. It was mobbed and there was a huge choice of wonderful food. People were waiting outside to get in. Imagine our surprise when we recently arrived to find an almost empty parking lot. Upon entry we noticed the buffet seemed smaller and only two other tables were occupied. Odd... More 

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Boston
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Since I've eaten here on the weekend a couple of times, I know that the restaurant can get jammed pack. Once, we waited 45 minutes, but we also arrived around 1 PM. I called to make reservations and was even reminded to arrive on time. We got to the restaurant just minutes before it opened and my friends joked about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 786 Boston Road, Billerica, MA
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Billerica
  • Phone Number: 978-667-3443, 978-667-3213

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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