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“standby for Indian cuisine”
Review of Jewel of India

Jewel of India
Ranked #18 of 39 Restaurants in Hanover
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery
Bethesda, MD
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“standby for Indian cuisine”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

Not that there is abundant competition, but Jewel of India delivers competently prepared, "real" Indian food that won't make a vegetarian wince or worry about hidden no-nos lurking in the sauce. We had two vegetarian dishes, and each one was just right, as were the rice and the bread we ordered. Our friend liked her lamb dish, too, so not just vegetables. The place is a converted single family house that is kind of bare bones in appearance. Service was pleasant, though not effusive. It's a very small restaurant, with not too much space between tables, so not ideal for conducting secret negotiations or assignations, but it works for dining.

  • Visited June 2011
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Boston Ma
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Really good Indian food in middle of NH”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Our family has been going here for over a decade and the food is very good. The breads are excellent- flavorful and delicate. Every dish has a distinct taste with the spice adjusted to your preference. It is a busy place so the service can be slow, but our waiter refilled our water glasses five times tonight so I do not understand the complaints about inattentive service. The vegetable pakoras are a steal at $2.95. They come with onion kulcha, mint chutney and tamarind sauce. I wish I could buy these sauces by the bottle.

  • Visited July 2011
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New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food. Mediocre service.”
Reviewed February 13, 2011

We eat at Jewel of India occasionally with the hopes that the service will get better. I have to say over the past few years it has improved. The staff there do not smile or they don't know how to or just don't care.

Food is delicious. I had the lamb Rogan Josh and it was fantastic.

It is the only Indian restaurant in the area so perhaps they don't smile because they don't have to. They are the only game in the area.

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1 Thank TravelingMatt77
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Indian restaurant on earth”
Reviewed January 30, 2011

If I could only eat in one restaurant ever again it would be here.

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1 Thank Akcorn
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Vermont
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food!”
Reviewed October 31, 2008

This is much better and cleaned that India Queen. This restaurant does not have the best service, but the food is amazing, and its worth the wait. I have never had anything there that I did not enjoy. I love their samosas!

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1 Thank lovelycatalina
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