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“The real deal”
Review of Shere Punjab

Shere Punjab
Ranked #11 of 106 Restaurants in Brunswick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Groveland
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“The real deal”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

I love Indian food and was happy to discover Shere Punjab while visiting my daughter in Brunswick. The restaurant was empty when we stopped in for lunch a little after 11:30 on a Saturday which gave me pause, but my daughter said that it was usually pretty packed at dinner. We ordered the paneer and Punjabi naan, and different chicken dishes with curry, masala and mushroom. The server brought out a complimentary dish of padapan, thin crispy lentil wafers which I'm not a big fan of, but the three chutneys that were served alongside them were delicious. Both naan were excellent and large enough to be served in six slice portions. Everyone was very happy with their chicken dishes; my curry was ordered medium and had just enough heat to compliment the wonderful spices and tender chicken. The lunch menu is a really good deal here at $7.95 each and so are the naan at $3.95. I can absolutely recommend Shere Punjab to anyone who loves Indian cuisine and those who want to try something a little exotic.

  • Visited June 2013
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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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426 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great intimate authentic Indian restaurant...”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

I can't tell as yet if this is the best Indian restaurant in Brunswick, ME since I didn't try the other one...

By looking at the window and by reading many reviews, this one seemed, at first sight, to be the best ones... But I will try the other one next time around for sure...

There is plenty of parking options downtown and you will find a small free parking lot seconds away from the restaurant (2 free hours from 8h to 6h pm).

I was warmly welcome in this very nice intimate restaurant (could welcome max 50 guests I think...). I was given a nice table next to the window and did appreciated the calm and subtle light Indian music in the background... I would have prefer the lights to be dimmed out for a more relaxing ambiance but it was still very comfortable over all...

The service was excellent and very attentive... Great suggestions from the server... Not pushy at all and didn't suggest the highest meal on the menu or trying to have me drink some wine or beer at all cost ;-) deeply appreciated.. When I'm driving I prefer tea or hot water...

At first, I did enjoy the papadam (lentils dry waffle with black pepper)... However the 3 sauces were way too mild for my taste... Of course the brown sweet one was good but the green and red were way too mild...

I had the Shere Punjab Mixed Grill (mixed platter of chicken, lamb and shrimp with veggies and bed of rice).

I asked for medium spicy and I wasn't disappointed... The tandoori sauce was delicious! The rice was average so I only ate very little....

It was a delicious meal... A great evening...

I had finally a chai tea and was please with a delicious quite affordable meal...

A must try!

  • Visited April 2013
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Indian”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

This was excellent. I'll definitely go back next time I'm in the area. It was definitely a surprise to get such great Indian food.

Visited March 2013
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brunswick, ME
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Indian food was an unexpected treat!”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I discovered that I really like Indian food at Shere Punjab, and I'm so happy to know that! I love the smells, and I've found that I LOVE Veggie Korma - it's my Indian go-to dish, and I haven't been disappointed yet. This restaurant has been very quiet both times we've been, with 1, maybe 2 tables when we arrive. I hope that this is because people get takeout more than dining in.

Visited January 2013
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Brunswick, Maine
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“To Go Indian Go Here”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

One of Maine Street Brunswick's eclectic collection of great restaurants and it deserves its place among the best. There is nothing worse that going Indian and getting sub-par fare. These guys deliver the goods you expect. Get some spice and they will make Indian happen for you. Good service, good food, nice setting.

Visited July 2012
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