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“Lovely place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of East India Co.

East India Co.
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Ranked #212 of 4,252 Restaurants in Portland
Price range: $14 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: On 11th between Yamhill & Taylor
Transit: The Portland street car stops right outside our restaurant at 11th & Taylor.
Description: East India Co Grill & Bar offers a delectable journey and redefines the perception of Indian food. The romantic interior combines seductive Indian richness and sparkle, with dramatic lighting, and 1800's sepia photographs. Subtle complex marinades using time honored Indian grilling methods created by seasoned master chefs reflect the food trends in today's India. The menu remains true to classic Indian recipes but is served with verve and style. All of this along with our hospitality and innovative signature cocktails makes for a unique dining experience. The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland on 11th avenue between Yamhill and Taylor. We are open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner everyday. We invite you to join us for the East India experience.
Baltimore
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Really classy feel and look. Food is excellent and the service is fantastic. Not a typical Indian restaurant but more of an upscale establishment.
Menu had most of the things found on a typical Indian food menu but the presentation on the plates seemed more like a fine dining experience. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Always good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

We have come to know both the owner and his wait staff over four years of dining here. Food never disappoints. Wait staff are attentive and helpful. Late night eating is a pleasure. Love the booths, bar mixes a good martini!

Visited January 2013
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Thank BenMerrill
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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Consistent Food, Great Ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

East India PDX is our go to place for family birthdays, anniversaries and other special celebrations. The food is not 100% authentic in taste, but is delicious all the same. What I like best is that the taste, spice level and quantity of food has been pretty consistent and we have been regulars for over 4 years.
The restaurant staff are attentive and pleasant for the most part. I will say here that I think it is largely because we are regulars her and have built a rapport with the staff. In the early years there have been some rude staff who fortunately aren't to be seen anymore.
If you're vegetarian, I highly recommend their Paneer Tikka appetizer and Kerala Vegetable. If you get Renee to wait on your table, consider yourself lucky!
Unless your going during the week, it makes sense to call ahead and make a reservation.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Aarthi S
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Ashland, Oregon
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Started off great, but quickly went downhill”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

We were in Portland for a few days and one of the great joys of Portland is its wide variety of restaurants. Having a hankering for Indian, we decided to try a place not too far from the hotel for lunch. First of all I should preface this by saying that we have spent time in London where Indian restaurants are everywhere and competition is stiff so my expectation of Indian food may be a bit higher than many others. The menu had three prixe-fix options and we chose the middle option which gave us soup, samosas a tandoori option and a curry with rice. The soup came out first and,while it was a bit thin, it was tasty and the flavors well-balanced. The samosa came out next and were incredible - some of the best I have ever tasted. They were presented cut in half with chutney on top. Then came out our seekh kabobs. Yumm. By this time we were getting very excited about our upcoming curries. What a disappointment! My husband had the fish curry and it was nothing to write home about, and my chicken Korma was not at all as good as this dish can be or even reasonably close. The chicken was dry and tasted like it had been cooked separately, left on a warming dish to dry out and tossed in the curry sauce at the last minute, not cooked in it. The first three dishes held such promise and both curries were major let-downs. Would I eat here again? Doubtful unless I was convinced that the chef who ruined what could have been marvelous curries was demoted to dishwasher.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank debkits
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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172 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

Ate here with friends while visiting the Portland area, they had said it was the best Indian food in the area. I'll take them at their word having not tried other locations in Portland, the food was excellent. Wide ranging menu we had a variety of items (vindallo, butter chicken, vegetable dishes) and they were all excellent. Service was very good. Will be back again

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank fabdog
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