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Tandoor Restaurant

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88 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Western New York
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped for lunch at Tandoor Restaurant and found the food to be quite tasty. The service was fast, but considering that the restaurant was empty, except for one other guest, that would be expected. Our server was very quiet, but polite and he provided some tips for navigating the city on our quick visit. All-in-all, the menu offered basic... More 

Thank CariAway
Brookfield, New Hampshire, United States
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

I love Indian and love trying lots of new places. The food here is good overall. Having a lot of recent comparisons this is the lower end of the Indian Restaurants I have reviewed lately. The Paneer Pakora is good, though I wish it had more of the spice/salt on it, it ended up being a little bland. The Garlic... More 

Thank Jeff B
Petaluma, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner and were not impressed. The decor was dated and the food was nothing special. You could get it as hot as you liked though. No problem getting a table.

Thank Dennis O
Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

This was one of the worst experience of Indian food in our trip to Portland. The food served to us was stale and rotten. Even more was the attitude of the lady owner. It seems like she has something against Indians , which is ironic looking at her. When asked for a proper bill , she shouted at us like... More 

Thank prati147
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108 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Met some friends here for lunch who had dined here before. The food was pretty good. Especially liked the naan stuffed with nuts and raisins. Also enjoyed the lentil and pea soup. Others had the coconut soup and loved it. The decor is average. Not upscale by any means. But the price is not upscale either so that is fine... More 

Thank OB1canOB
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place is amazing I love the food here the rice is great and the chicken tikka masala was to die for if i could eat here every night i would. The staff is really nice and are great at giving helpful suggestions for food.

1 Thank Damon M
Portland, Maine
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479 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

I've been to Tandoor many times, though not so recently. Over time my experience has mostly been positive and this visit was no exception. I was with my lawyer who had done some work for me pro bono, and I was thanking him with a simple lunch. He chose the restaurant and knew a lot about this cuisine. We started... More 

Thank James F
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing. The food is amazing! My husband is from England so he has had his fare share of Indian food, and yet he still agreed that this place has some of the best Indian food he's ever tried.

Thank Elizabeth G
North Conway, New Hampshire, United States
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

Had dinner there before a show at the Merrill. There was only one other party seated when the three of us arrivedabout 6:15, but within 20 minutes or so every table was filled. There were about 12 tables and one, yes one, waiter. A woman did come out of the kitchen and helped with water gasses, etc, but the waiter... More 

Thank Foxx888
Navarre, Florida
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

We love to eat here when we visit our kids. They have a great atmosphere, drinks & food. A different menu from the regulars. I love their sauces. Get a great meal. Family friends, but high end.

Thank Daytonkkgun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-775-4259

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?