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“Inventive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ahi Sushi +Tapas

Ahi Sushi +Tapas
2038 SE Clinton St, Portland, OR 97202
503-236-7566
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Ranked #523 of 3,282 Restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 21st Avenue
Description: Open and inviting, Vindalho redefines the neighborhood restaurant and bar. Our modern interpretations of classic Indian dishes are always freshly prepared with high quality, responsibly produced, and locally sourced ingredients. Flavorful, creative food together with friendly, informative service makes Vindalho a perfect choice for dinner in Southeast Portland.
Portland, Oregon
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Inventive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good inventive food. Nice drinks. Love the different chutney's. It's a good twice a year venue but not a staple. This is fusion, not classic Indian food.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Salem, Oregon
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162 reviews 162 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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“A bit overpriced ~ Worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

The food was excellent. We had chicken tikka masala and it may have been the best ever. The nan was fresh, not from some vendor in Missouri. The wine selection is focused, but not as overpriced as the food.

Service was good and bad. The primary server was attentive and timely. In a near empty restaurant, the greeter type had to inquire if we had reservations after we had been seated. She is a redundant employee performing a function of no value. My recommendation is, fire her and and adjust the prices closer to the market.

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San Francisco, California
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“Great way to head into the New Year”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Booked a ressie at the last minute for an early New Years Eve dinner. What a great choice!!! They use only the highest quality ingredients. And as compared to so many Indian restaurants, the disctinctive and flavorful ingredients used here all shine. We especially enjoyed the pork (!?!) vindaloo and chicken tikka masala. Not very often do you see pork on the menu at an Indian restaurant. Here it was done wonderfully, the vindaloo was just the right level of spice.

Try the chutney sampler with your main dishes. The pear chutney and the mint coriander chutney (!!!!!!) were the best. The tomato chutney, just meh.

Finally we finished with the traditional Indian desserts, lime tart and chocolate chili pot de creme. Hardly the usual but both very high quality and tasty.

Having enjoyed Indian food in countries around the world, this would easily rank with the best we've had in India or London.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, OR
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“Neighborhood gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Excellent Indian cuisine, well presented and served.The food is certainly authentic, but not over the top. Portland has become a restaurant town and this place certainly raises the bar.

Visited October 2012
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seattle, wa
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great Food, EXCEPTIONAL Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This place definitely lived up to its reputation! it is specialized, awesome food, drinks and terrific service. Our server, Emily, was alway one step ahead of us, ready to anticipate our needs. She made the experience fun and very special! This is definitely a true "Portland restaurant" in every sense of the word. Friendly, fun, smart and quirky, and best of all, very tasty!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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