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“Delicious, friendly staff, excellent !”
Review of The Dancing Elephant II - CLOSED

The Dancing Elephant II
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviewed 12 April 2013

We have tried the Westbrook location and this Old Port location was equally as delicious. The food is amazing every time , the staff are always friendly and attentive. Zero complaints about anything, the food was perfect!

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2  Thank Shane A
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We found out the hard way that Passage to India was under new ownership....after we were seated and looking at the menu. Service was mediocre and off balance, with apps coming out of sequence and no rice or nan to accompany. Food was ok, but with the strange delivery times it was a frustrating meal. Seems like they were trying, but the wait staff/owners were always running to catch up and were constantly weeded. Price seemed high for what we recieved.

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2  Thank nus2
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We had an opportunity to try the new Dancing Elephant Restaurant in the waterfront area of Portland Maine this past week. This new space is well laid out, warm with exposed wood and has comfortable seating. The owner gave us a friendly welcome. Most importantly, the food was very delicious. It came out promptly, had just the right level of spicey heat, and was steaming hot. Having recently returned from a trip to India, we were pleasantly surprised to find that the food was more delicious and better prepared than most of the comparable Indian food we had while traveling. We had the chicken tikka masala, naan with spinach, lamb vindaloo and channa palak. All were delicious and with only 2 of us having dinner, we were able to take home the leftovers for lunch the next day. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you like Indian food or would like to try it. The staff is friendly, patient and helfpul. The only suggestion I would have for the owner is to turn down the TV with the news and Balleywood Movies - it is hard to ignore if you don't want to hear/see it; of course, we could have asked him to turn it down when we were there.... We will definitely be back to the Dancing Elephant II.

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2  Thank SMOK77
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Excellent food. We had Aloo Tiki for an appetizer. Their garlic naan is very good. Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Vindaloo and the Mango Chicken special are fantastic dishes. Have a mango lassi or the mango ice cream too. We've been frequenting this restaurant for a while and will be back. Hopefully they change the channel on the bar TV back to Indian music videos. They used to be very entertaining.

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2  Thank JPortMe
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