Vindalho

★★★★☆
  • 2038 SE Clinton St

    Portland, OR 97202

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  • 503-467-4550

About Vindalho

Hours
Tuesday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM
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The food tasted good but not great. Good quality ingredients but overall the food is pretty bland. I'm used to Indian food that is much, much spicier. The naan was great and so were the cocktails.

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★★★★★

The food tasted good but not great. Good quality ingredients but overall the food is pretty bland. I'm used to Indian food that is much, much spicier. The naan was great and so were the cocktails.

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This seems like an OK place for a cocktail, but it's not a good place for eating Indian food. They call it Indian 'fusion'. I guess fusion means over priced and under spiced. Nothing was what it should have been except the drinks, which

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★★★★★

This seems like an OK place for a cocktail, but it's not a good place for eating Indian food. They call it Indian 'fusion'. I guess fusion means over priced and under spiced. Nothing was what it should have been except the drinks, which

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We've eaten at Vindahlo before. Had good food. Enjoyed ourselves and the whole experience.\r
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Last night was a whole 'nother experience. 6 of us dined together. The drinks we ordered were great (Tamarind Fizz, Mango Lassi). When the

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★★★★★

We've eaten at Vindahlo before. Had good food. Enjoyed ourselves and the whole experience.\r
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Last night was a whole 'nother experience. 6 of us dined together. The drinks we ordered were great (Tamarind Fizz, Mango Lassi). When the

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It is a fun place to have a dinner experience. The winter vegetable korma had a lot of depth to the flavor with a bit of heat from the chilies. Naan, coconut cooler and vegetable samosas were a delicious compliment to the dinner. Husband got the culotte steak, a bit tough but fragrant and spicy. The cauliflower and potato puree was amazingly delicious. We will be back when we need an Indian slash local fix.

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★★★★☆

It is a fun place to have a dinner experience. The winter vegetable korma had a lot of depth to the flavor with a bit of heat from the chilies. Naan, coconut cooler and vegetable samosas were a delicious compliment to the dinner. Husband got the culotte steak, a bit tough but fragrant and spicy. The cauliflower and potato puree was amazingly delicious. We will be back when we need an Indian slash local fix.

Pros: fluffy garlicky naan, local ingredients

Cons: loud, busy, somewhat slow service, cold (sat at bar)

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Fancy unique indian style cuisine. They have intesting drink and really well made great tasting food. It is worth trying. They also have a great happy hour.

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★★★★★

Fancy unique indian style cuisine. They have intesting drink and really well made great tasting food. It is worth trying. They also have a great happy hour.

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A party of 6 of us enjoyed dinner there last night. Really enjoyed the food. Everything we had tasted fresh and was prepared well. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and good too (but could clear empty plates a bit sooner). We especially enjoyed the mulligatawny soup (yum!) and the appetizer special (fried sweet potato cakes with sweet tomato chutney). The culotte steak was very good as well. Interesting twist on the beet salad with the cardamon. All in all very enjoyable evening.

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★★★★☆

A party of 6 of us enjoyed dinner there last night. Really enjoyed the food. Everything we had tasted fresh and was prepared well. Server was knowledgeable about the menu and good too (but could clear empty plates a bit sooner). We especially enjoyed the mulligatawny soup (yum!) and the appetizer special (fried sweet potato cakes with sweet tomato chutney). The culotte steak was very good as well. Interesting twist on the beet salad with the cardamon. All in all very enjoyable evening.

Pros: Mulligatawny soup, roasted beet salad, culotte steak

Cons: Little on expensive side, cold if sit by windows

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Nice looking place with good service.
The Food is not Indian at all. It tastes like food cooked by someone trained in cooking western cuisines who happens to visit India and picks up a couple of bottles of Indian spices. .. wait is that not what the chef just did?
Its like trying to order a hamburger in India. It looks like a hamburger, but would not taste like one. :)
This is a decent attempt at fusion, but to call it Indian or list it under Indian cuisine is doing disservice to both the cuisine and this restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

Nice looking place with good service.
The Food is not Indian at all. It tastes like food cooked by someone trained in cooking western cuisines who happens to visit India and picks up a couple of bottles of Indian spices. .. wait is that not what the chef just did?
Its like trying to order a hamburger in India. It looks like a hamburger, but would not taste like one. :)
This is a decent attempt at fusion, but to call it Indian or list it under Indian cuisine is doing disservice to both the cuisine and this restaurant.

Pros: Ambience, service.

Cons: food.

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My wife and I went here for our anniversary because we love Indian food and heard it was one of the best places in town. The evening started out well with creamy, flavorful mango lassi. After that, things went down hill. The paneer pakoras had no taste and were served to us with what tasted like Ragu marinara sauce. I ordered the prawns for $20 and they were covered in a thick mustard sauce. My wife got the lamb. Small portion, tasteless, except for gameiness of the lamb, and she could only eat half of it. The waitress asked if we would like takeout boxes for all the food we left, we politely shook our head no.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I went here for our anniversary because we love Indian food and heard it was one of the best places in town. The evening started out well with creamy, flavorful mango lassi. After that, things went down hill. The paneer pakoras had no taste and were served to us with what tasted like Ragu marinara sauce. I ordered the prawns for $20 and they were covered in a thick mustard sauce. My wife got the lamb. Small portion, tasteless, except for gameiness of the lamb, and she could only eat half of it. The waitress asked if we would like takeout boxes for all the food we left, we politely shook our head no.

Pros: Mango Lassi

Cons: Tasteless food, price, slow service, too loud.

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I have frequented Vindalho. I was there tonight in fact. Of the say 7 times I have been there 2 times it has been gross. The Ahi was 21 dollars and I could not eat it. When we told the waitress all she said was I'll tell the chef. I couldn't believe it!

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★★☆☆☆

I have frequented Vindalho. I was there tonight in fact. Of the say 7 times I have been there 2 times it has been gross. The Ahi was 21 dollars and I could not eat it. When we told the waitress all she said was I'll tell the chef. I couldn't believe it!

Pros: Take a risk and see if it's good

Cons: food can be gross

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I appreciate what they are trying to do here, and while some of their dishes were a treat, most of them fell pretty flat. Dishes lacked the kind of brightness and zip that Indian food is celebrated for. The pork shoulder was decent, but didn't have a lot going on flavor wise. I ordered the Mardras lamb curry and for $18 I got a smallish plate of stewed lamb in a curry sauce with a few carrots and a single sprig of cilantro as a garnish. It was passable, but for much less money I can find you a much better lamb curry in Portland. The lamb kofta and Goan style mussels were real standouts, and worth the money. Now if only the rest of the menu could follow suit...

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★★☆☆☆

I appreciate what they are trying to do here, and while some of their dishes were a treat, most of them fell pretty flat. Dishes lacked the kind of brightness and zip that Indian food is celebrated for. The pork shoulder was decent, but didn't have a lot going on flavor wise. I ordered the Mardras lamb curry and for $18 I got a smallish plate of stewed lamb in a curry sauce with a few carrots and a single sprig of cilantro as a garnish. It was passable, but for much less money I can find you a much better lamb curry in Portland. The lamb kofta and Goan style mussels were real standouts, and worth the money. Now if only the rest of the menu could follow suit...

Pros: kofta, mussels, service, cocktails

Cons: overpriced for what you end up getting

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A recent dinner at Vindalho with 8 people was absolutely memorable! Dining at any restaurant with a large group of people can be problematic (especially if someone has special dietary issues, such as Celiac)--but not at Vindalho. The food was creative, inventive, with many gluten-free choices. The service was impeccable; friendly and attentive. And the prices are reasonable! Vindalho is a wonderful restaurant, with a relaxing and comfortable ambiance. If I lived in Portland this would be a restaurant that I would most certainly frequent often.

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★★★★★

A recent dinner at Vindalho with 8 people was absolutely memorable! Dining at any restaurant with a large group of people can be problematic (especially if someone has special dietary issues, such as Celiac)--but not at Vindalho. The food was creative, inventive, with many gluten-free choices. The service was impeccable; friendly and attentive. And the prices are reasonable! Vindalho is a wonderful restaurant, with a relaxing and comfortable ambiance. If I lived in Portland this would be a restaurant that I would most certainly frequent often.

Pros: All menu items are enticing

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My wife and I have been to Vindalho quite a few times. We really love the bar and we've done the bar probably more often than we've done a booth or table. You can see the whole room and it's fun to people watch and just observe. We've gotten to know Shannon the bartender and she is just terrific and very friendly. It's been incredibly consistent - some of our favorites are the mussels (coconut curry! fresh chiles!) - not to be missed, and the naan with chutneys which are fantastic. I've had a Steelhead special (unbelievable) , the pork Vindalho, Lamb Kofta, and the Somosa's which are divine. The tandoor flat iron steak is great too. This is a first rate restaurant operating at a very high level doing a modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes. This is one of the best and most creative restaurants in Portland. Don't miss it.

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★★★★★

My wife and I have been to Vindalho quite a few times. We really love the bar and we've done the bar probably more often than we've done a booth or table. You can see the whole room and it's fun to people watch and just observe. We've gotten to know Shannon the bartender and she is just terrific and very friendly. It's been incredibly consistent - some of our favorites are the mussels (coconut curry! fresh chiles!) - not to be missed, and the naan with chutneys which are fantastic. I've had a Steelhead special (unbelievable) , the pork Vindalho, Lamb Kofta, and the Somosa's which are divine. The tandoor flat iron steak is great too. This is a first rate restaurant operating at a very high level doing a modern interpretation of classic Indian dishes. This is one of the best and most creative restaurants in Portland. Don't miss it.

Pros: Fantastic, creative food in an open and airy and very cool setting.

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Such a wonderful night!
Had a visitor from Seattle and decided to go to Vindalho for dinner when we heard they were gluten free friendly as my friend is extremely allergic to gluten. She was blown away! We went in expecting a couple of gluten free choices, and was more then pleasantly surprised when there were lots! Our waiter, Tim, heard "gluten free" and he immediately went over the entire menu and said yea or nay to choices. All she kept saying during the meal was, "this is sooo good.." I didn't have any restrictions, but decided on a prawn dish, and must say it was THE most perfectly cooked prawns I ever had. It was quite busy, and we never felt neglected. And if you like Martinis.....the Ginger Lemongrass Martini is a must!! Loved the vibe of the place, loved the food, loved the service.....can't wait to go back!

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★★★★★

Such a wonderful night!
Had a visitor from Seattle and decided to go to Vindalho for dinner when we heard they were gluten free friendly as my friend is extremely allergic to gluten. She was blown away! We went in expecting a couple of gluten free choices, and was more then pleasantly surprised when there were lots! Our waiter, Tim, heard "gluten free" and he immediately went over the entire menu and said yea or nay to choices. All she kept saying during the meal was, "this is sooo good.." I didn't have any restrictions, but decided on a prawn dish, and must say it was THE most perfectly cooked prawns I ever had. It was quite busy, and we never felt neglected. And if you like Martinis.....the Ginger Lemongrass Martini is a must!! Loved the vibe of the place, loved the food, loved the service.....can't wait to go back!

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Take everything you love about Indian food and throw it out. Then turn around and pick out one of two notable spices, starting with clove. Then make a dish that reminds you more of the Mediterranean then a fully engaging and satisfying Indian dish. I have never been so disappointed by Indian cuisine. The price was unreasonable for the portion size. I initially thought the waitress had forgot the rest of my plate. Another classic example of Portland's pretentiousness without justification. In you are really after Indian food stick to India House, Swaggat, or New Dheli.

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★☆☆☆☆

Take everything you love about Indian food and throw it out. Then turn around and pick out one of two notable spices, starting with clove. Then make a dish that reminds you more of the Mediterranean then a fully engaging and satisfying Indian dish. I have never been so disappointed by Indian cuisine. The price was unreasonable for the portion size. I initially thought the waitress had forgot the rest of my plate. Another classic example of Portland's pretentiousness without justification. In you are really after Indian food stick to India House, Swaggat, or New Dheli.

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I can only take the success of Vindalho as an example of the fawning that can haunt Portland's food culture and its better judgment. Because of the success of Lauro, its chef gets preemptive raves for his next spot, Vindalho, which is, essentially, mediocre Indian food that has been jacked up in price and served to you within a chilly, chic setting that strives to convince you that you're eating on the cutting edge of creative cuisine. Had Vindalho come out of the blue, with no connection to an established chef, it probably would have been dismissed. I've been there three times with a party of four, so I've tasted the bulk of its dishes. It's menu is never particularly interesting, some standards with a flourish or two. For all its talk of the glory of spice (or whatever), its dishes are bizarrely bland, often insipid. A chicken tikka, while moist, simply tasted like a grilled chicken kabob, with nothing to distinguish it from what you might pop out of your backyard grill. A mixed greens salad was a standard, drab affair. A pumpkin samosa tasted as if filled with an anonymous, starchy filling, not particularly recognizable as pumpkin, and without flavor. A couple of curries were middling, certainly not terrible, but bland and uninspired. Paneer pakora is the standard version, which you can find at any Indian spot in the world (or this city) for a lesser price.
Look, Vindalho is not actively awful. It's edible, sometimes remotely pleasing. The ingredients are of high quality. The staff is pleasant, a bit aloof. But it's simply a scam: a bland, mediocre, extremely overpriced Indian restaurant, dressed up in a chic but unwelcoming space, the whole package carefully promoted and well-publicized, a venture in skilled business but not skilled cooking. Skip it. There are better Indian restaurants in this city.

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★★☆☆☆

I can only take the success of Vindalho as an example of the fawning that can haunt Portland's food culture and its better judgment. Because of the success of Lauro, its chef gets preemptive raves for his next spot, Vindalho, which is, essentially, mediocre Indian food that has been jacked up in price and served to you within a chilly, chic setting that strives to convince you that you're eating on the cutting edge of creative cuisine. Had Vindalho come out of the blue, with no connection to an established chef, it probably would have been dismissed. I've been there three times with a party of four, so I've tasted the bulk of its dishes. It's menu is never particularly interesting, some standards with a flourish or two. For all its talk of the glory of spice (or whatever), its dishes are bizarrely bland, often insipid. A chicken tikka, while moist, simply tasted like a grilled chicken kabob, with nothing to distinguish it from what you might pop out of your backyard grill. A mixed greens salad was a standard, drab affair. A pumpkin samosa tasted as if filled with an anonymous, starchy filling, not particularly recognizable as pumpkin, and without flavor. A couple of curries were middling, certainly not terrible, but bland and uninspired. Paneer pakora is the standard version, which you can find at any Indian spot in the world (or this city) for a lesser price.
Look, Vindalho is not actively awful. It's edible, sometimes remotely pleasing. The ingredients are of high quality. The staff is pleasant, a bit aloof. But it's simply a scam: a bland, mediocre, extremely overpriced Indian restaurant, dressed up in a chic but unwelcoming space, the whole package carefully promoted and well-publicized, a venture in skilled business but not skilled cooking. Skip it. There are better Indian restaurants in this city.

Pros: Decent ingredients.

Cons: Bland, overpriced, overrated.

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...but not the best you can find in the Portland area. If you want a more elegant night out though, this is a place to consider. The food is certainly good, but you are paying partly for the atmosphere.

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★★★☆☆

...but not the best you can find in the Portland area. If you want a more elegant night out though, this is a place to consider. The food is certainly good, but you are paying partly for the atmosphere.

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My husband and I was visiting Portland,OR and decided that we wanted something a little different. That evening we eat at Vindalho. It was a very elegant establishment. The service was alright and the staff was alright and so was the food.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I was visiting Portland,OR and decided that we wanted something a little different. That evening we eat at Vindalho. It was a very elegant establishment. The service was alright and the staff was alright and so was the food.

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+ excellent indian-american fusion food, moderately spiced. People should know that not all Indian dishes are mouth-scaldingly hot and spicy.
+ non-traditional items on the menu. we found a Bengali fish curry which turned out to be very authentic (my wife is a Bengali)
+ non-alcoholic drinks are great and innovative

- expensive
- the ambience is not suitable to bring a date

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★★★★★

+ excellent indian-american fusion food, moderately spiced. People should know that not all Indian dishes are mouth-scaldingly hot and spicy.
+ non-traditional items on the menu. we found a Bengali fish curry which turned out to be very authentic (my wife is a Bengali)
+ non-alcoholic drinks are great and innovative

- expensive
- the ambience is not suitable to bring a date

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A fancy box with absolutely no substance. The menu is small, with very few vegetarian options. The service was weird - I couldn't tell if the woman that was serving us hated us or was just that way... The dahl was burnt, the fancy veggie item we ordered could have been made at home with little understanding of Indian cuisine and for ten dollars less. When you order the Naan, be warned its only one piece, the server could have told us. The chutney's are good.

If you are one of "those" people, that need to be in a new fancy spot, go, waste your money. If you truly like traditional Indian food, go to a proven source.

This place needs to get it together. Walk the talk or we will walk up the street.

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★☆☆☆☆

A fancy box with absolutely no substance. The menu is small, with very few vegetarian options. The service was weird - I couldn't tell if the woman that was serving us hated us or was just that way... The dahl was burnt, the fancy veggie item we ordered could have been made at home with little understanding of Indian cuisine and for ten dollars less. When you order the Naan, be warned its only one piece, the server could have told us. The chutney's are good.

If you are one of "those" people, that need to be in a new fancy spot, go, waste your money. If you truly like traditional Indian food, go to a proven source.

This place needs to get it together. Walk the talk or we will walk up the street.

Pros: The idea of trying someplace new.

Cons: Realizing you shouldn't believe the hype.

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Where do I start? First, if you have a baby, "DO NOT ENTER!"...they'll look at you like you're from another planet. The hostess informed us the wait would be roughly 15 minutes until she saw the baby...15 minutes quickly turned into 45...did I mention that there were four open tables with no one waiting? The waitress was pleasant at first, then from out of no where appeared Mrs. Hyde. Shortly after the appetizers arrived we decided that it would be best to take our meals home due to the fact that it was way past the kiddo's bed time. She was very understanding and accomodated our request. We stayed at most half an hour...the bill came to around $100 and with that a $15 tip was appropriate (not bad for 30 minutes of work)...so we thought. The waitress took the bill and arrived soon after with our carry-out...she was not happy! My wife tried to thank her, but she abruptly handed her the bag of food, turned and walked away without saying a single word. What about the food you ask? Decent at best and definitely over-priced.

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★☆☆☆☆

Where do I start? First, if you have a baby, "DO NOT ENTER!"...they'll look at you like you're from another planet. The hostess informed us the wait would be roughly 15 minutes until she saw the baby...15 minutes quickly turned into 45...did I mention that there were four open tables with no one waiting? The waitress was pleasant at first, then from out of no where appeared Mrs. Hyde. Shortly after the appetizers arrived we decided that it would be best to take our meals home due to the fact that it was way past the kiddo's bed time. She was very understanding and accomodated our request. We stayed at most half an hour...the bill came to around $100 and with that a $15 tip was appropriate (not bad for 30 minutes of work)...so we thought. The waitress took the bill and arrived soon after with our carry-out...she was not happy! My wife tried to thank her, but she abruptly handed her the bag of food, turned and walked away without saying a single word. What about the food you ask? Decent at best and definitely over-priced.

Pros: Good location & decor

Cons: Bad service & rude employees

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We ate at Vindalho on a Saturday night we made reservations on Saturday morning and had the choice of 5:00PM or 8:30PM. We took 8:30. We were seated promptly on arriving, our appetizer came quickly after ordering. Watch that chili sauce it's pretty spicy so be sure your water glass if full before you begin. I had a specialty drink I was not happy with, but was assured that they had a bar tender in training and eventually after the people at the next table also didn't like the same drink she took it off our bill. My husband had the pork and I had the flat iron steak, both were delicious. The wine, Gamay Noir, that they suggested with the pork was fine with the food, but not so great otherwise. The naan was a bit tough and doughy. Dessert was VERY good, Chai Creme Brulee and Choc. Banana Samosas. During our meal there was a great lightening show and we were seated upstairs in so we had a fantastic view.

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★★★★★

We ate at Vindalho on a Saturday night we made reservations on Saturday morning and had the choice of 5:00PM or 8:30PM. We took 8:30. We were seated promptly on arriving, our appetizer came quickly after ordering. Watch that chili sauce it's pretty spicy so be sure your water glass if full before you begin. I had a specialty drink I was not happy with, but was assured that they had a bar tender in training and eventually after the people at the next table also didn't like the same drink she took it off our bill. My husband had the pork and I had the flat iron steak, both were delicious. The wine, Gamay Noir, that they suggested with the pork was fine with the food, but not so great otherwise. The naan was a bit tough and doughy. Dessert was VERY good, Chai Creme Brulee and Choc. Banana Samosas. During our meal there was a great lightening show and we were seated upstairs in so we had a fantastic view.

Pros: Great food, super dessert, nice ambience (only marked down because of a leak over our table)

Cons: Difficult to get in and same morning reservations still not possible, reluctant to take bad drink off tab or make-up for leaking roof over table.

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This is another of my favorite restaurants, especially when I am wanting to choose healthy, tasty Indian-influenced food. The selection is not huge for vegetarians but there are enough vegetables on their menu to be happy. And the vegetarian dishes, vegetable side dishes and appetizers are unusual and exquisitely prepared. The fish specials are amazing and they have an excellent cocktail and wine selection. The portions are generous, yet so healthy that you do not have to leave too full and feeling bad. Unlike most Indian restaurants, the menu is not heavy in the starch category. In addition, they have specials. Non-vegetarians will be quite happy here too. The service is very friendly (unlike the "other" restaurant of the same owners) and wait staff appear to be long term and experienced.

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★★★★★

This is another of my favorite restaurants, especially when I am wanting to choose healthy, tasty Indian-influenced food. The selection is not huge for vegetarians but there are enough vegetables on their menu to be happy. And the vegetarian dishes, vegetable side dishes and appetizers are unusual and exquisitely prepared. The fish specials are amazing and they have an excellent cocktail and wine selection. The portions are generous, yet so healthy that you do not have to leave too full and feeling bad. Unlike most Indian restaurants, the menu is not heavy in the starch category. In addition, they have specials. Non-vegetarians will be quite happy here too. The service is very friendly (unlike the "other" restaurant of the same owners) and wait staff appear to be long term and experienced.

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What a find! We LOVE indian food but are always having a hard time finding a decent place, besides Bombay Cricket Club. This one was advertised in a great magazine that keeps coming to our house, MIX, don't know why it is but I'm glad it does. Anyway, it was listed as a great place because of it's chef. It was right on the mark, and it's located in the most tucked away cute spot in SE. It has great ambience, good for family or for just the two of you, like us. The food was fantastic. The price was steep but that seems to be very common anymore here in Portland. But I like being treated like a queen with incredible good food set down in front of me. Also, on a side note, they serve beer from this great microbrewery in Hood River that we really like - Double Mountain I think it's called. Yummy! Glad that little place has a foothold now in Portland.

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★★★★★

What a find! We LOVE indian food but are always having a hard time finding a decent place, besides Bombay Cricket Club. This one was advertised in a great magazine that keeps coming to our house, MIX, don't know why it is but I'm glad it does. Anyway, it was listed as a great place because of it's chef. It was right on the mark, and it's located in the most tucked away cute spot in SE. It has great ambience, good for family or for just the two of you, like us. The food was fantastic. The price was steep but that seems to be very common anymore here in Portland. But I like being treated like a queen with incredible good food set down in front of me. Also, on a side note, they serve beer from this great microbrewery in Hood River that we really like - Double Mountain I think it's called. Yummy! Glad that little place has a foothold now in Portland.

Pros: food, service, ambience - a great night out

Cons: a bit spendy

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Expect to eat American style (and American portion sizes) and not that of an authentic Indian restaurant. Understanding as such, the meal is quite tasty. Great ambience and neighborhood.

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★★★★☆

Expect to eat American style (and American portion sizes) and not that of an authentic Indian restaurant. Understanding as such, the meal is quite tasty. Great ambience and neighborhood.

Pros: Tasty Fusion Cuisine, Nice Neighborhood

Cons: Not really Indian Food

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After moving into near-in SE, my wife and I set about looking for decent Indian food. I travel to India on business regularly and enjoy the flavors of South Asian food.

Not really sure about how NW cuisine styles could interpret Indian food, we gave this place a try. Wow! What a find. And it's within bike distance of the house. The wait staff is wonderful/trendy. The food well prepared. The bar well stocked.

The have just two questions: 1) why do restaurants have to be so loud? This place is just a big box with no sound deadening materials anywhere. Shouting at my wife wasn't being rude, it's required just to be heard when they get busy... and 2) why isn't Lauro this good? They're owned by the same guy, aren't they?

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★★★★★

After moving into near-in SE, my wife and I set about looking for decent Indian food. I travel to India on business regularly and enjoy the flavors of South Asian food.

Not really sure about how NW cuisine styles could interpret Indian food, we gave this place a try. Wow! What a find. And it's within bike distance of the house. The wait staff is wonderful/trendy. The food well prepared. The bar well stocked.

The have just two questions: 1) why do restaurants have to be so loud? This place is just a big box with no sound deadening materials anywhere. Shouting at my wife wasn't being rude, it's required just to be heard when they get busy... and 2) why isn't Lauro this good? They're owned by the same guy, aren't they?

Pros: Great food. Wonderful staff. Perfect location (Clinton, SE 21st)

Cons: Noisy box-style building

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Let me start this off by saying that the ingredients were of high quality, the service was polite, and the presentation was tasteful. That being said, if you had fed me any of the items we ordered for dinner with a blindfold on, I would have absolutely no idea I was supposed to be eating Indian food. The fried lentil cakes with coconut chutney we had as an appetizer a very faint cilantro taste and little else. Our entrees were similarly disappointing, with my Chicken Tikka having no more spice than your average baked chicken breast. My wife's Saag Paneer was similarly under-spiced, tasting mostly of sauteed spinach. The naan's consistency and crispness were good, but again lacked the deep aroma found in traditional Indian restaurants. It is telling that there was not a single Indian or Pakistani person in the restaurant, either cooking or dining.

I suppose, with the high prices, that one could argue Vindalho is trying for "refined" and "subtle" flavors, but I feel subtlety is an affront to Indian cooking which is renowned for its fiery vibrancy. I suppose this is Indian your grandmother could enjoy (if she's not Indian), but for anyone looking for amazing Indian food like Shalimar in San Francisco, or Haveli in New York City should look elsewhere.

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★★☆☆☆

Let me start this off by saying that the ingredients were of high quality, the service was polite, and the presentation was tasteful. That being said, if you had fed me any of the items we ordered for dinner with a blindfold on, I would have absolutely no idea I was supposed to be eating Indian food. The fried lentil cakes with coconut chutney we had as an appetizer a very faint cilantro taste and little else. Our entrees were similarly disappointing, with my Chicken Tikka having no more spice than your average baked chicken breast. My wife's Saag Paneer was similarly under-spiced, tasting mostly of sauteed spinach. The naan's consistency and crispness were good, but again lacked the deep aroma found in traditional Indian restaurants. It is telling that there was not a single Indian or Pakistani person in the restaurant, either cooking or dining.

I suppose, with the high prices, that one could argue Vindalho is trying for "refined" and "subtle" flavors, but I feel subtlety is an affront to Indian cooking which is renowned for its fiery vibrancy. I suppose this is Indian your grandmother could enjoy (if she's not Indian), but for anyone looking for amazing Indian food like Shalimar in San Francisco, or Haveli in New York City should look elsewhere.

Pros: Nice setting, Fresh ingredients

Cons: Flavorless "Indian" food

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I really liked this place overall and had a great time there. The staff was really friendly and the food was good. I think I still like Bombay Cricket better -- but they are very different, so the comparison is a little unfair. I think the best part of the evening was the waiter who was fun, funny and entertaining! I don't expect the staff to entertain me...I'm there to have a good time with friends not worry about the staff, but truly, he was terrific. We had a grand time and would be more than happy to go back!!

2
★★★★☆

I really liked this place overall and had a great time there. The staff was really friendly and the food was good. I think I still like Bombay Cricket better -- but they are very different, so the comparison is a little unfair. I think the best part of the evening was the waiter who was fun, funny and entertaining! I don't expect the staff to entertain me...I'm there to have a good time with friends not worry about the staff, but truly, he was terrific. We had a grand time and would be more than happy to go back!!

Pros: Food, Staff, Ovearll great

Cons: A litttle loud in there

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Vindalho's food is fairly good, but truly overpriced. The service is very rude and the
owner is very impersonal and unpleasant. This is the first and last time I would
dine there. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Portland that treat you
well and appreciate your business.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Vindalho's food is fairly good, but truly overpriced. The service is very rude and the
owner is very impersonal and unpleasant. This is the first and last time I would
dine there. There are so many wonderful restaurants in Portland that treat you
well and appreciate your business.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Service,value

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Im vegetarian so I cant speak for the meat dishes, but everything I ordered I loved! I really, really, recomend getting a chutney sampler, the peach chutney knocked our socks off! The place was really relaxing and nice inside, the staff friendly and attentive.

2
★★★★★

Im vegetarian so I cant speak for the meat dishes, but everything I ordered I loved! I really, really, recomend getting a chutney sampler, the peach chutney knocked our socks off! The place was really relaxing and nice inside, the staff friendly and attentive.

Pros: Best restaurant chutney Ive ever had!

Cons: Maybe a little pricey? I think its worth it!

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This place is relatively new, but is already a favorite. I don't rate restaurants very high (I think people need to fully utilize the scale on this website), so my "Recommend" is a really good score based on my other gradings. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was clean. The food was great and uses PNW ingredients with an Indian influence. We have been twice and one of us had the special of the day each time, and menu items for the others. The selections on both the menu and the specials are original. Shows a little creativity among the chefs. Drinks were affordable with dinner, although we did see someone bring in their own wine, so if you're craving a bottle of your own, you may want to ask about the corkage fee ahead of time.

2
★★★★☆

This place is relatively new, but is already a favorite. I don't rate restaurants very high (I think people need to fully utilize the scale on this website), so my "Recommend" is a really good score based on my other gradings. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was clean. The food was great and uses PNW ingredients with an Indian influence. We have been twice and one of us had the special of the day each time, and menu items for the others. The selections on both the menu and the specials are original. Shows a little creativity among the chefs. Drinks were affordable with dinner, although we did see someone bring in their own wine, so if you're craving a bottle of your own, you may want to ask about the corkage fee ahead of time.

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Why oh why can't they figure out that Indian food is all about sauces, spices, dips and hot rice. I really liked the papadam but not necessarily with sweet chutney. It was hard for the waiter to figure out why I was asking for green chutney with my naan, before the appetizers, because I was starving. It took a long time to get our food. It was delicious but not "Indian" enoguh for me. Living in New York City for 20 years got me spoiled to some of the real Indian soul food that has made it to the U.S. So I want my rice hot, in a separate dish, I want all my chutneys put on my table as I sit down. I want my naan hot and wrapped in blankets and served before the appetizers if I want it, and I want my meal served within one hour of the appetizers. Is that too much to ask?

1
★★★☆☆

Why oh why can't they figure out that Indian food is all about sauces, spices, dips and hot rice. I really liked the papadam but not necessarily with sweet chutney. It was hard for the waiter to figure out why I was asking for green chutney with my naan, before the appetizers, because I was starving. It took a long time to get our food. It was delicious but not "Indian" enoguh for me. Living in New York City for 20 years got me spoiled to some of the real Indian soul food that has made it to the U.S. So I want my rice hot, in a separate dish, I want all my chutneys put on my table as I sit down. I want my naan hot and wrapped in blankets and served before the appetizers if I want it, and I want my meal served within one hour of the appetizers. Is that too much to ask?

Pros: Great Space

Cons: Not real Indian

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I've been to Vindalho twice now and both times I left not completely satisfied. My first issue is that they talk up using organic meats and such, but you don't seem to get the best part of those meats. Our chicken curry was made up of random meat parts. Unidentifiable really. I guess if I'm going to pay $14 for a curry, I'd prefer white meat. The curry also lacked flavor. I think the restaurant itself is beautiful but the food didn't leave me wanting to return.

1
★★★☆☆

I've been to Vindalho twice now and both times I left not completely satisfied. My first issue is that they talk up using organic meats and such, but you don't seem to get the best part of those meats. Our chicken curry was made up of random meat parts. Unidentifiable really. I guess if I'm going to pay $14 for a curry, I'd prefer white meat. The curry also lacked flavor. I think the restaurant itself is beautiful but the food didn't leave me wanting to return.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Food not flavorful, overpriced, fatty meat.

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A friend of mine and I stopped in for a quick bite and just sat at the bar and split several appetizer/small dishes and a couple of drinks. That was enough for me to know that I will definitely be heading back. The entree prices do seem a little steep from looking at the menu but if the small dishes are any indicator of the entrees, they are well worth the price!

1
★★★☆☆

A friend of mine and I stopped in for a quick bite and just sat at the bar and split several appetizer/small dishes and a couple of drinks. That was enough for me to know that I will definitely be heading back. The entree prices do seem a little steep from looking at the menu but if the small dishes are any indicator of the entrees, they are well worth the price!

Pros: Good location, easy street parking, delicious food!

Cons: Can be crowded. Make reservations.

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My husband and I took ourselves out for a Christmas treat. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but we both love Indian food so we thought we'd give it a try.

We were greeted warmly and seated right away, though it may be because we arrived directly when they opened. Our server, Susan, was fantastic - around enough that we never felt ignored, but not so ever present that we wanted to shoo her away.

We started with the Sweet Potato samosas, which were a great way to start the meal. My husband followed that up with the swordfish special, cooked in a tandoor oven and served with mango and mint chutney, a beet side dish, and saffron basmati rice. The entire meal was phenomenal. I had the Saag Paneer Masala and it was also wonderful. Both dishes were flavorful and had an excellent balance of spices. For beverages we had the IPA and the Ginger Lemonade, which I highly recommend.

To end the evening we had the chai creme brulee, which was wonderful. A great chai flavor without being overbearing, and the cookies that come with it were excellent.

Overall, Vindalho is a great northwest twist on traditional favorites. No, it is not authentic or traditional Indian food - but then again, it never claims to be. The food is wonderful, but you must accept it for what it is - Indian and Asian inspired, with great fresh, local ingredients used as the base.

2
★★★★★

My husband and I took ourselves out for a Christmas treat. We weren't quite sure what to expect, but we both love Indian food so we thought we'd give it a try.

We were greeted warmly and seated right away, though it may be because we arrived directly when they opened. Our server, Susan, was fantastic - around enough that we never felt ignored, but not so ever present that we wanted to shoo her away.

We started with the Sweet Potato samosas, which were a great way to start the meal. My husband followed that up with the swordfish special, cooked in a tandoor oven and served with mango and mint chutney, a beet side dish, and saffron basmati rice. The entire meal was phenomenal. I had the Saag Paneer Masala and it was also wonderful. Both dishes were flavorful and had an excellent balance of spices. For beverages we had the IPA and the Ginger Lemonade, which I highly recommend.

To end the evening we had the chai creme brulee, which was wonderful. A great chai flavor without being overbearing, and the cookies that come with it were excellent.

Overall, Vindalho is a great northwest twist on traditional favorites. No, it is not authentic or traditional Indian food - but then again, it never claims to be. The food is wonderful, but you must accept it for what it is - Indian and Asian inspired, with great fresh, local ingredients used as the base.

Pros: Ambience, service, food

Cons: parking, hours, no reservations

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really didn't know what to expect given the other reviews i've read. what we found was very enjoyable with excellent food. i don't know if i will ever get used to the modern architecture that seems to let sound bounce off all the walls but the place really is pretty attractive but loud. the service was very prompt, we arrived a little early and had to wait a couple of minutes but once we were seated the server was very attentive and knowledgeable of the food and the wine. the four of us order around different things so we can all taste what different things and all the fare was really excellent. the pork was spicey and perfectly prepared, the prawns were great, and the appetizers were great too. the vegetable bhaji was absolutely the best with the mint chutney. notice a lot of couples waiting for tables in the bar area yet they seemed to have moved them through pretty quickly. defintely somewhere to go back to and try some other dishes. i do agree that they should offer more wine by the glass. enjoy!

2
★★★★★

really didn't know what to expect given the other reviews i've read. what we found was very enjoyable with excellent food. i don't know if i will ever get used to the modern architecture that seems to let sound bounce off all the walls but the place really is pretty attractive but loud. the service was very prompt, we arrived a little early and had to wait a couple of minutes but once we were seated the server was very attentive and knowledgeable of the food and the wine. the four of us order around different things so we can all taste what different things and all the fare was really excellent. the pork was spicey and perfectly prepared, the prawns were great, and the appetizers were great too. the vegetable bhaji was absolutely the best with the mint chutney. notice a lot of couples waiting for tables in the bar area yet they seemed to have moved them through pretty quickly. defintely somewhere to go back to and try some other dishes. i do agree that they should offer more wine by the glass. enjoy!

Pros: service, food

Cons: wine by the glass, loud

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The thought of a great Indian Restaurant had me overjoyed. That might have been the problem...

The food was good (Pork Vindalho, Vegetable curry, Naan & Rita(?) w/ Samosas). But never in my life have I ever been to an Indian restaurant that charged so much for the Condiments! Samosas should come with the fixings. It's like ordering the Pork Vidalho dry and paying extra for the Curry and Rice. If you pay $14.25 per plate on Average (YES, that is the Average price per plate. I did the math) you would think they could throw in some bread or Condiments! Yes, I did get the hand made Papadum with one tablespoon or maybe two of Chutney for dipping that came with the meal. Do yourself a favor and save the sauce for later, it could save you $3 in Condiment charges. I'm sure many people will find the food great. I just think there must be a better option...

Happy eating!

0
★☆☆☆☆

The thought of a great Indian Restaurant had me overjoyed. That might have been the problem...

The food was good (Pork Vindalho, Vegetable curry, Naan & Rita(?) w/ Samosas). But never in my life have I ever been to an Indian restaurant that charged so much for the Condiments! Samosas should come with the fixings. It's like ordering the Pork Vidalho dry and paying extra for the Curry and Rice. If you pay $14.25 per plate on Average (YES, that is the Average price per plate. I did the math) you would think they could throw in some bread or Condiments! Yes, I did get the hand made Papadum with one tablespoon or maybe two of Chutney for dipping that came with the meal. Do yourself a favor and save the sauce for later, it could save you $3 in Condiment charges. I'm sure many people will find the food great. I just think there must be a better option...

Happy eating!

Pros: Some decent tasting food

Cons: Too Expensive for what you get!!!

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I love the food here! The wait staff is very pleasant and polite. I only wish it were open on sundays & they had more wine by the glass.

2
★★★★☆

I love the food here! The wait staff is very pleasant and polite. I only wish it were open on sundays & they had more wine by the glass.

Pros: Great food. Nice Service

Cons: Closed sundays. Wine menu limited

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Alas, Portland's restaurant scene is on par with other great N. American cities in nearly every category absent one of my favorites- Indian food. Vindahlo is a bold place- marvelous architecture, including great water garden and disconnected downspouts off roof; serene back patio; imaginative appetizers; hearty, delicious main courses topped with fresh coconut shavings; stellar chutneys; and unbelievably good deserts. Not normally a big desert freak, I was deeply impressed recently by what was the finest bowl of homemade "ice cream" I've ever had- jaw-dropping mango and coconut accompanied by pleasantly fruity peach/blackberry. Definitely worth a visit, and if you tried it early on, it now seems to be hitting its stride and is worth a return.

2
★★★★★

Alas, Portland's restaurant scene is on par with other great N. American cities in nearly every category absent one of my favorites- Indian food. Vindahlo is a bold place- marvelous architecture, including great water garden and disconnected downspouts off roof; serene back patio; imaginative appetizers; hearty, delicious main courses topped with fresh coconut shavings; stellar chutneys; and unbelievably good deserts. Not normally a big desert freak, I was deeply impressed recently by what was the finest bowl of homemade "ice cream" I've ever had- jaw-dropping mango and coconut accompanied by pleasantly fruity peach/blackberry. Definitely worth a visit, and if you tried it early on, it now seems to be hitting its stride and is worth a return.

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Haha, people can be so snobby... this place is great! Yes, the Tandoori Chicken is not like traditional Tandoori Chicken. Yes, the Naan is not like traditional Naan. Yes, the waitstaff and the cooks are not Indian... but who cares?! I guess that's why they advertise as serving a modern interpretation of classic Indian cuisine... and not traditional. The food presentation and restaurant atmosphere were both clean and flavorful. The entrees that we ordered were served with one of their various chutneys (which were fab) and they also offer a three chutney sampler, which I highly recommend. There were several drinks listed on their menu (and wine) but I ordered a Triple Belgium beer (Mmmm). And then dessert... soo-good. We ordered the chocolate and banana filled somosas, which were served piping hot and the chai creme-brulee, served with two chai flavored short bread cookies... fantastic!

2
★★★★☆

Haha, people can be so snobby... this place is great! Yes, the Tandoori Chicken is not like traditional Tandoori Chicken. Yes, the Naan is not like traditional Naan. Yes, the waitstaff and the cooks are not Indian... but who cares?! I guess that's why they advertise as serving a modern interpretation of classic Indian cuisine... and not traditional. The food presentation and restaurant atmosphere were both clean and flavorful. The entrees that we ordered were served with one of their various chutneys (which were fab) and they also offer a three chutney sampler, which I highly recommend. There were several drinks listed on their menu (and wine) but I ordered a Triple Belgium beer (Mmmm). And then dessert... soo-good. We ordered the chocolate and banana filled somosas, which were served piping hot and the chai creme-brulee, served with two chai flavored short bread cookies... fantastic!

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I visited from the San Francisco Bay Area and my friends took me to dinner at Vindalho. We're pretty spoiled Bay Area food snobs, and we loved the food! Wonderful, creative meals, fresh ingredients, great service and a lovely open ambience. I really don't get the griping about waiters not being Indian (in the Bay Area, they're all Hispanic ... I rarely see Indian chefs in Indian restaurants.), or the food not being "authentic." Vindalho doesn't claim to be authentic. It's just a wonderful hybrid of Northwest cuisine and Indian, and it's delicious. If it was in the Bay Area it would be my favorite Indian-style restaurant, hands down. If you live in Portland and don't take advantage of this amazing cuisine, you're missing a great opportunity. Another plus is the stunning and rich color photographs of India by Steve Plattner.

2
★★★★★

I visited from the San Francisco Bay Area and my friends took me to dinner at Vindalho. We're pretty spoiled Bay Area food snobs, and we loved the food! Wonderful, creative meals, fresh ingredients, great service and a lovely open ambience. I really don't get the griping about waiters not being Indian (in the Bay Area, they're all Hispanic ... I rarely see Indian chefs in Indian restaurants.), or the food not being "authentic." Vindalho doesn't claim to be authentic. It's just a wonderful hybrid of Northwest cuisine and Indian, and it's delicious. If it was in the Bay Area it would be my favorite Indian-style restaurant, hands down. If you live in Portland and don't take advantage of this amazing cuisine, you're missing a great opportunity. Another plus is the stunning and rich color photographs of India by Steve Plattner.

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We have been reluctant to try Vindahlo because of it's no-reservations policy. Finaly decided to risk a long wait and give it a try, surprisingly we were seated immediately, on a Friday night, perhaps the no-reservations policy is keeping people away. Regardless we are sorry we waited so long, this is definitly one of Portlands better Restaurants. Perhaps some of the previous reviewers are correct and the dishes aren't "Authentic" Indian dishes - so what!, it was every bit as Indian as I wanted, the variety of dishes beats any Indian restaurant I have tried and the flavors are superb, I like spicy dishes and was completly satisfied. Try the Vindaloo Pork - it is very good. Their Sicilian wine "Cerasuolo Di Vittoria" is also worth trying. The ambiance is great, our sevice was excellent, the aromas from the open kitchen mouthwatering. Glad we went - will certainly be back

2
★★★★★

We have been reluctant to try Vindahlo because of it's no-reservations policy. Finaly decided to risk a long wait and give it a try, surprisingly we were seated immediately, on a Friday night, perhaps the no-reservations policy is keeping people away. Regardless we are sorry we waited so long, this is definitly one of Portlands better Restaurants. Perhaps some of the previous reviewers are correct and the dishes aren't "Authentic" Indian dishes - so what!, it was every bit as Indian as I wanted, the variety of dishes beats any Indian restaurant I have tried and the flavors are superb, I like spicy dishes and was completly satisfied. Try the Vindaloo Pork - it is very good. Their Sicilian wine "Cerasuolo Di Vittoria" is also worth trying. The ambiance is great, our sevice was excellent, the aromas from the open kitchen mouthwatering. Glad we went - will certainly be back

Pros: Atmosphere, Nice pleasant bar, Excellent food

Cons: No-reservation policy, a little noisy

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Avoid this restaurant like the plague! Overpriced for what you get but really, the worst part of this place is how un-authentic the food is. The kitchen staff are a bunch of young inexperienced white kids trying to prepare ethnic meals under the watchfull eye of a unfriendly manager or the owner who simply lingers in front of the kitchen and doesnt bother to see how the dinners are being taken care of by his wait staff. This is one of those places that is more into the presentation of how the food looks instead of blowing you away with great flavor. I understand that they are trying to be different from the typical East Indian fare, but they have failed miserably.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Avoid this restaurant like the plague! Overpriced for what you get but really, the worst part of this place is how un-authentic the food is. The kitchen staff are a bunch of young inexperienced white kids trying to prepare ethnic meals under the watchfull eye of a unfriendly manager or the owner who simply lingers in front of the kitchen and doesnt bother to see how the dinners are being taken care of by his wait staff. This is one of those places that is more into the presentation of how the food looks instead of blowing you away with great flavor. I understand that they are trying to be different from the typical East Indian fare, but they have failed miserably.

Pros: uncoming area

Cons: boring food, cold interior, bad mgmt.

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I would recommend this restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, exceptional service and a delightful use of spices.

2
★★★★★

I would recommend this restaurant. Wonderful atmosphere, exceptional service and a delightful use of spices.

Pros: Exceptional service, Romantic

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Food was excellent. Waitstaff was very attentive, especially the bartender.
For dessert I had the chocolate somosa with caramelized bananas. Very, very good. Highly recommended.

2
★★★★★

Food was excellent. Waitstaff was very attentive, especially the bartender.
For dessert I had the chocolate somosa with caramelized bananas. Very, very good. Highly recommended.

Pros: great food, great service, great atmosphere

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I was surprised that the Tandoori Chicken dish and Naan I ordered didn't remotely taste like any Indian Tandoori or Naan on the planet. What a sham! Call it anything but not Tandoori. It was too bland and didn't have any of the piquant taste that real tandoori cooking gives to the meat. I can't believe they would serve something like this! The suburban kids cooking this stuff probably have never had an Indian dish in their life. There are dozens of Indian style restaurants much better than this place!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I was surprised that the Tandoori Chicken dish and Naan I ordered didn't remotely taste like any Indian Tandoori or Naan on the planet. What a sham! Call it anything but not Tandoori. It was too bland and didn't have any of the piquant taste that real tandoori cooking gives to the meat. I can't believe they would serve something like this! The suburban kids cooking this stuff probably have never had an Indian dish in their life. There are dozens of Indian style restaurants much better than this place!

Pros: Neighborhood

Cons: Food, Presumptiveness

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This is an excellent addition to the Eastside restaurant scene. Superb food, witty, attentive service, full bar, decent wine list. What's not to like? Well, the decor is the getting-to-be-typical Industrial Chic, meaning all the glass, cement and steel generates a punishing noise level. Add in an open kitchen, and it can be hard to converse.

Hopefully Vindalho will install some noise dampening artifacts, and then you'll have a perfect dining experience.

2
★★★★★

This is an excellent addition to the Eastside restaurant scene. Superb food, witty, attentive service, full bar, decent wine list. What's not to like? Well, the decor is the getting-to-be-typical Industrial Chic, meaning all the glass, cement and steel generates a punishing noise level. Add in an open kitchen, and it can be hard to converse.

Hopefully Vindalho will install some noise dampening artifacts, and then you'll have a perfect dining experience.

Pros: Great food, Great service, Full bar

Cons: Noisy

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I was totally impressed with the entire experience at Vindalho. The smells were enticing. The wine selection was outstanding. The meal was well crafted from start to finish. My date, who was Persian, concurred with all that I have said here.

2
★★★★★

I was totally impressed with the entire experience at Vindalho. The smells were enticing. The wine selection was outstanding. The meal was well crafted from start to finish. My date, who was Persian, concurred with all that I have said here.

Pros: atmosphere, decor, service

Cons: parking

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This restaurant is a complete joke. The food is uninspiring - incorrectly spiced and improperly prepared. I ordered the monkfish, it arrived stone cold and raw so they had to recook it. On its second appearance it was cooked alright, but unfortunately it seemed the chef had neglected to add any spices to the tomato sauce that came with it. The naan bread was doughy, undercooked and oversalted - if you can't get something so basic right, you should forget about having an Indian restaurant. My companions pork vindaloo was reasonably ok, but not near as spicy as it should have been.

Overall a huge disappointment. Get your Indian fix elsewhere.

0
★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant is a complete joke. The food is uninspiring - incorrectly spiced and improperly prepared. I ordered the monkfish, it arrived stone cold and raw so they had to recook it. On its second appearance it was cooked alright, but unfortunately it seemed the chef had neglected to add any spices to the tomato sauce that came with it. The naan bread was doughy, undercooked and oversalted - if you can't get something so basic right, you should forget about having an Indian restaurant. My companions pork vindaloo was reasonably ok, but not near as spicy as it should have been.

Overall a huge disappointment. Get your Indian fix elsewhere.

Cons: The Food, Price, Noisy

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I went to Vindalho last night with 2 friends and we had an amazing experience. The decor and ambience is lovely, warm, and comfortable. The staff and servers were well versed in the food and wine. The food was amazing- every single dish was perfect, and well presented from the appetizers to desert. We had one of all the sides and that made a wonderful meal for two in itself. Im trying to think of something they should work on, but can't. We will be back soon- and often!!

2
★★★★★

I went to Vindalho last night with 2 friends and we had an amazing experience. The decor and ambience is lovely, warm, and comfortable. The staff and servers were well versed in the food and wine. The food was amazing- every single dish was perfect, and well presented from the appetizers to desert. We had one of all the sides and that made a wonderful meal for two in itself. Im trying to think of something they should work on, but can't. We will be back soon- and often!!

Pros: Excellent Food, Warm Atmosphere, Great Service

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Lauro is one of our favorite restaurants and Dave Machado has yet another winner with Vindalho. The space is beautiful and comfortable. The food is devine - my picky husband who turns his nose up at pretty much anything that isn't steak and fries loved his entree (ginger prawns) and his salad (I want the recipe for that orange vinagrette!) The zucchini pickles, chutney and flatbreads are outstanding. My lamb was cooked a perfect medium and the rice was perfectly spiced. Even the cocktails were outrageously great. Going back soon..

2
★★★★★

Lauro is one of our favorite restaurants and Dave Machado has yet another winner with Vindalho. The space is beautiful and comfortable. The food is devine - my picky husband who turns his nose up at pretty much anything that isn't steak and fries loved his entree (ginger prawns) and his salad (I want the recipe for that orange vinagrette!) The zucchini pickles, chutney and flatbreads are outstanding. My lamb was cooked a perfect medium and the rice was perfectly spiced. Even the cocktails were outrageously great. Going back soon..

Pros: great food, great prices, ambiance

Cons: parking at times

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