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Jewel of India

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45 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 04106-2411
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bar Mills, Maine
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94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Came here for lunch--buffet. Very good and not overly spicy (as I've had in the past with other Indian establishments). The lentil soup, naan, tandoori chicken, masala: EXCELLENT. We will come back.

Thank acchapp
SE Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Good mix here of traditional Indian favorites, so I try to drop by whenever I'm in South Portland. The lunch buffet is excellent and superb value.

Thank kunsunoke
Portland, Maine
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

The lentil soup, naan, and chicken tikka masala were some of the best ever: lentils tender, well spiced with lots of anise...the chicken tikka masala was fork-tender, sweet and succulent! The tandoor chicken was slabs of tender chicken breast, very nice. Service/decor...adequate--whattaya want for a buffet--nothing special but water glass was retopped several times, plates only cleared once. Naan served... More 

Thank davioAz
Bernard, Me
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

They had a large number of meat, and meat-less dishes. Vegetable pakoras were fresh, hot, and not at all greasy, as is the case at so many other buffets. The Chicken Tikka Masala was delicious with tender chunks of chicken, and a rich, smooth sauce. Tandouri chicken, vegetable curries, and a delicious goat, yes goat, curry. You are brought a... More 

Thank MDIFoodie
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Hands-down the best Indian food around. I've tried a couple different dishes here and love them all. The chicken tikka masala with peshawari Nan bread is my favorite. They offer a $9.95 all u can eat lunch buffet, that I've not tried. I hear it's very good and with many different options.

Thank BirdNerdMaine
Belleville, Michigan
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My spouse and I were in town on vacation. We were tired and looking for a good Indian restaurant (usually a good bet for a good vegetarian selection if you don't know the area). Jewel of India didn't disappoint. Although their website didn't mention it, they have wine (always a plus) both by the glass and by the bottle. I... More 

Thank MILibraryGirl
Gorham, Maine
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141 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband did not want Indian food for lunch, but I did so I decided to try take-out here, my first time being at this restaurant. The inside was cheerful and it seemed the $9.99 luncheon buffet appealed to many folks. While I waited for my order, these people went back several times to refill their plates. A customer can... More 

Thank madlady22
Westbrook, Maine
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food: Please try paneer tikka(starter) and veg amritsari (curry) Awesome place: This place is good for big parties too. Spacious and quite place. Great location: Shopping mall is near by. Good service. Reasonable rates with lots of good vegetarian options. This is definitely a place to go when you are super hungry and craving for indian food.

Thank PinguTurty
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Love there food order is always right spent 40 on take because I went somewhere else 1st recommend it highly

Thank Pauline M
Brunswick, Maine
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

While my wife enjoyed her two days of Chinese take out from Evergreen next door, I loved my two days of this restaurant's excellent food. The first time here, I tried the Vindaloo with lamb, which was so fragrantly spiced even my wife sampled some. We both loved it - it was delicious. On my return visit, I got the... More 

Thank jon p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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