East India Co Grill & Bar

★★★★☆
The East India Co. brings authentic classic Indian cuisine and exotic signature drinks in a chic contemporary atmosphere to Portland.
  • 821 SW 11th Ave

    Portland, OR 97205

    Map & Directions
  • 503-227-8815

About East India Co Grill & Bar

Hours
Mon-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm, 5pm-10pm
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Never to return again.\r
We are new to Portland and goggled for a nice place to go have Indian dessert.\r
Called ahead and confirmed if they had Kulfi.\r
When we got there and ordered later on we were told that they did not have the Pista

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★★★★★

Never to return again.\r
We are new to Portland and goggled for a nice place to go have Indian dessert.\r
Called ahead and confirmed if they had Kulfi.\r
When we got there and ordered later on we were told that they did not have the Pista

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I would never go back to this place every in my life time. Service suck and apparently the manager has no intention of improving it as he told us before even seating us down that the serivce is going ot be bad and that we can leave if we

3
★★★★★

I would never go back to this place every in my life time. Service suck and apparently the manager has no intention of improving it as he told us before even seating us down that the serivce is going ot be bad and that we can leave if we

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Went there on a weekday, quite empty. Found a nearby street parking.
The service was good (not great) and the interiors (decors) were great.
The food was ordinary, with some being good (Papdi Chaat, Tandoori Chicken) and some pretty

3
★★★★★

Went there on a weekday, quite empty. Found a nearby street parking.
The service was good (not great) and the interiors (decors) were great.
The food was ordinary, with some being good (Papdi Chaat, Tandoori Chicken) and some pretty

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I have been dining out with a group of girlfriends, once a month since 2000. Each month we choose a different restaurant, which not only gives us an opportunity to connect but try different places. For the month of November, we decided to go to East India Co Grill & Bar.

Since there are regularly 5-6 of dining, we made reservations. One of my friends arrived first, waited and a group came in behind her and was seated immediately. She had to inform the bartender that we had a reservation. Then I and another member of our party arrived and still had to wait to be seated.

Our wait staff was very cold and seemed annoyed with our group. Each person (5) at the table had to ask her for water as she passed by us multiple times. The only time she did come to us was to take our order, bringing out dishes and to bring our bill.

The food was excellent, don't get me wrong but there are other Indian restaurants with amazing food and service. I've never had such a bad experience as we did last night. I and my four other friends will never go back to East India Co because of this experience.

In this economy, I am surprised that this restaurant is still open with the lack pleasantries that is so commonly found in the service industry. In addition, as standard with large groups we had to pay automatic 20% gratuity.....maybe since she knew she would receive tips her service didn't matter.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have been dining out with a group of girlfriends, once a month since 2000. Each month we choose a different restaurant, which not only gives us an opportunity to connect but try different places. For the month of November, we decided to go to East India Co Grill & Bar.

Since there are regularly 5-6 of dining, we made reservations. One of my friends arrived first, waited and a group came in behind her and was seated immediately. She had to inform the bartender that we had a reservation. Then I and another member of our party arrived and still had to wait to be seated.

Our wait staff was very cold and seemed annoyed with our group. Each person (5) at the table had to ask her for water as she passed by us multiple times. The only time she did come to us was to take our order, bringing out dishes and to bring our bill.

The food was excellent, don't get me wrong but there are other Indian restaurants with amazing food and service. I've never had such a bad experience as we did last night. I and my four other friends will never go back to East India Co because of this experience.

In this economy, I am surprised that this restaurant is still open with the lack pleasantries that is so commonly found in the service industry. In addition, as standard with large groups we had to pay automatic 20% gratuity.....maybe since she knew she would receive tips her service didn't matter.

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I have been with my family, several times in the past two years. Every time it is an enjoyable experience. We have group of friends who visit the Restaurant during Happy Hours, they have 5-6 appetizers for $3 each and all of them have the Indian punch, just like we have them at any nice restaurant in India . The comparison is directly to any high end restaurant in any big cities of India . Just great!

During the past 2 years we have had some food catered at our house. I must say here, that they are the only professionals in the area. We have tried almost all the Indian Caterers in town over the years and East India just stands out. The catering has 3 major things we looked into. A) The variety of food. The manager makes it a point to make the entire menu colorful; he has lots of ideas and does a presentation for us ahead of time. Each dish has a distinct flavor. B) The food is sent in nicely wrapped boxes, each box has proper tags for hot and cold items, and there is no spillage or lingering fragrance in my car when we have picked up. C) They have also delivered with a small fee, the staff is very professional, in time, and they come in uniform.

Since no body has reviewed there catering, I thought, it is time to mention here.


Good Luck

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★★★★☆

I have been with my family, several times in the past two years. Every time it is an enjoyable experience. We have group of friends who visit the Restaurant during Happy Hours, they have 5-6 appetizers for $3 each and all of them have the Indian punch, just like we have them at any nice restaurant in India . The comparison is directly to any high end restaurant in any big cities of India . Just great!

During the past 2 years we have had some food catered at our house. I must say here, that they are the only professionals in the area. We have tried almost all the Indian Caterers in town over the years and East India just stands out. The catering has 3 major things we looked into. A) The variety of food. The manager makes it a point to make the entire menu colorful; he has lots of ideas and does a presentation for us ahead of time. Each dish has a distinct flavor. B) The food is sent in nicely wrapped boxes, each box has proper tags for hot and cold items, and there is no spillage or lingering fragrance in my car when we have picked up. C) They have also delivered with a small fee, the staff is very professional, in time, and they come in uniform.

Since no body has reviewed there catering, I thought, it is time to mention here.


Good Luck

Pros: Good Catering, Prices

Cons: None

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Eaten here many times. Usually good. But, this time, yuk. Eggplant dish was way too spicy and $14? You got to be kidding!

Tandori chicken was two small chicken legs and two small thighs. $16! Tasteless.

I will stick to the butter chick and veg korma which are good, if not overpriced.

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★☆☆☆☆

Eaten here many times. Usually good. But, this time, yuk. Eggplant dish was way too spicy and $14? You got to be kidding!

Tandori chicken was two small chicken legs and two small thighs. $16! Tasteless.

I will stick to the butter chick and veg korma which are good, if not overpriced.

Pros: Usually pretty good

Cons: Very overpriced - especially vegetarian dishes

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Finally, Portland gets a good, upscale Indian restaurant in downtown. I am an Indian and used to feel let down at not having any good option for fine dining (Indian) in downtown. East India Co. opened about two years back and filled that void. I have been a regular here since then.

Food: The food is essentially North Indian, except for the Hyderabadi Biryani, Vindaloo and the Goan shrimp. They have a relatively small menu, but everything is cooked very well. The Sheekh Kabab is a favourite of mine - succulent ground mutton on a skewer cooked to perfection with a blend of Mughlai spices. The Tandoori Chicken is better than any you would get in the city. The Rogan Josh and Malai Kofta are excellent curry options. The naans are fluffy and soft - just as one would expect. The dinner comes with complementary papads that go well with the fare.

In the happy hour, their Lhassani Murg is to die for - fiery, flavourful chicken wings. They have an excellent bar with a lovely assortment of Indianized cocktails.

The only thing I did not enjoy at east India Co. was the Goan Jhinge ka Saalan - a shrimp dish from Goa - it was a little too hot - so much so that it dominated every other flavour that was supposed to be there.

Service: The service is excellent. The waiters are knowledgeable and courteous. They also try to accomodate any reasonable "tweaks" that you might want to your dish.

Ambience: The restaurant has a warm, cozy interior. High ceiling with dim-lit red walls, a large chandelier and a collection of photographs from the British era give an elegant feel to the restaurant.

On the whole, two thumbs up for East India Company. Highly recommended for any lover of Indian food, or someone who wants to start exploring the rich tapestry of North Indian cuisine.

2
★★★★★

Finally, Portland gets a good, upscale Indian restaurant in downtown. I am an Indian and used to feel let down at not having any good option for fine dining (Indian) in downtown. East India Co. opened about two years back and filled that void. I have been a regular here since then.

Food: The food is essentially North Indian, except for the Hyderabadi Biryani, Vindaloo and the Goan shrimp. They have a relatively small menu, but everything is cooked very well. The Sheekh Kabab is a favourite of mine - succulent ground mutton on a skewer cooked to perfection with a blend of Mughlai spices. The Tandoori Chicken is better than any you would get in the city. The Rogan Josh and Malai Kofta are excellent curry options. The naans are fluffy and soft - just as one would expect. The dinner comes with complementary papads that go well with the fare.

In the happy hour, their Lhassani Murg is to die for - fiery, flavourful chicken wings. They have an excellent bar with a lovely assortment of Indianized cocktails.

The only thing I did not enjoy at east India Co. was the Goan Jhinge ka Saalan - a shrimp dish from Goa - it was a little too hot - so much so that it dominated every other flavour that was supposed to be there.

Service: The service is excellent. The waiters are knowledgeable and courteous. They also try to accomodate any reasonable "tweaks" that you might want to your dish.

Ambience: The restaurant has a warm, cozy interior. High ceiling with dim-lit red walls, a large chandelier and a collection of photographs from the British era give an elegant feel to the restaurant.

On the whole, two thumbs up for East India Company. Highly recommended for any lover of Indian food, or someone who wants to start exploring the rich tapestry of North Indian cuisine.

Pros: Authentic North Indian food and a great happy hour menu

Cons: Slightly expensive

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We just tried East India Co. and were very impressed. The best Indian food we have had in Portland. Our server was very nice and helpful. Given how good it was, we were a little surprised that it wasn't busier on a Thursday night - a lot of empty tables. It's certainly a lot better than India House which is nearby and seemingly always crowded - not sure why!

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★★★★★

We just tried East India Co. and were very impressed. The best Indian food we have had in Portland. Our server was very nice and helpful. Given how good it was, we were a little surprised that it wasn't busier on a Thursday night - a lot of empty tables. It's certainly a lot better than India House which is nearby and seemingly always crowded - not sure why!

Pros: Excellent food, good service, nice atmosphere

Cons: none

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This is one of the few good Indian places in Portland. Good non-veg food. Veg food is ok. Service and attitude of the wait staff and the owner/manager is excellent and forgiving, especially if you are taking kids along.
All the food is North Indian i.e Punjabi/ Rajasthani.

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★★★★★

This is one of the few good Indian places in Portland. Good non-veg food. Veg food is ok. Service and attitude of the wait staff and the owner/manager is excellent and forgiving, especially if you are taking kids along.
All the food is North Indian i.e Punjabi/ Rajasthani.

Pros: Great owner and host.

Cons: Veg food could be better.

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Up until the point when we saw the bartender stir my drink with a straw, take a sip, and then place it on the counter for the waitress to deliver.... we were having a lovely evening! Can you say NASTY?! He wouldn't own up to it but we both watched him because I had waited about 20 minutes for the drink. The drink that I did have before dinner was an unfortunate mess - VERY VERY sweet.

Now if you are going only for the food. I would recommend this place. Especially if they were to run a 2 for one deal or happy hour. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented, and very flavorful. East Indian Company obviously invested a lot of money in hiring a talented chef but the waitstaff and bartender are pathetic.

Based on the experience we had with the bartender we will not be back. Too bad! I hope this place starts hiring some fine dining wait staff that can answer questions, not argue with customers (ie. older maybe manager waitress - very unprofessional & loud... complaining about customers openly in front of others!), and for obvious reasons... HIRE A DECENT BARTENDER!

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★★☆☆☆

Up until the point when we saw the bartender stir my drink with a straw, take a sip, and then place it on the counter for the waitress to deliver.... we were having a lovely evening! Can you say NASTY?! He wouldn't own up to it but we both watched him because I had waited about 20 minutes for the drink. The drink that I did have before dinner was an unfortunate mess - VERY VERY sweet.

Now if you are going only for the food. I would recommend this place. Especially if they were to run a 2 for one deal or happy hour. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented, and very flavorful. East Indian Company obviously invested a lot of money in hiring a talented chef but the waitstaff and bartender are pathetic.

Based on the experience we had with the bartender we will not be back. Too bad! I hope this place starts hiring some fine dining wait staff that can answer questions, not argue with customers (ie. older maybe manager waitress - very unprofessional & loud... complaining about customers openly in front of others!), and for obvious reasons... HIRE A DECENT BARTENDER!

Pros: tasty food, beautiful space, romantic

Cons: bad drinks, bartender, wait staff, small portions

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Well, When our food came out My boyfriend and I looked at each other and started laughing. Our portions were so small. We are not big eaters as it is and we were so shocked. It was not bad food it was good a bit gentrified for our taste. Don't recommend.

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★★★☆☆

Well, When our food came out My boyfriend and I looked at each other and started laughing. Our portions were so small. We are not big eaters as it is and we were so shocked. It was not bad food it was good a bit gentrified for our taste. Don't recommend.

Pros: nice spice

Cons: way to pricey and small portions

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I have dined a few times at East India Co. They make their drinks virgin for non-alcoholics like me. I am Indian and this is authentic Indian food. It is flavorful and they use good quality materials to make their dishes. I am sure that the Basmati rice they use is one of the best available and it reflects in the food they make. We were a party of three that went for a lunch buffet. The restaurant had a fixed menu for lunch but when it saw that the three of us would have the same food to eat, the waiter said that he would customize our meal and would make two different appetizers and three different curries for us so we could have a choice. We gladly accepted it and are happy with the quality of service rendered to us. Overall, a great place and very obliging friendly staff. Strongly recommended!

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★★★★★

I have dined a few times at East India Co. They make their drinks virgin for non-alcoholics like me. I am Indian and this is authentic Indian food. It is flavorful and they use good quality materials to make their dishes. I am sure that the Basmati rice they use is one of the best available and it reflects in the food they make. We were a party of three that went for a lunch buffet. The restaurant had a fixed menu for lunch but when it saw that the three of us would have the same food to eat, the waiter said that he would customize our meal and would make two different appetizers and three different curries for us so we could have a choice. We gladly accepted it and are happy with the quality of service rendered to us. Overall, a great place and very obliging friendly staff. Strongly recommended!

Pros: Great food! Good ambience, Friendly wait staff and Customizable food

Cons: none

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East India Company really is quite wonderful, and I'm always surprised more people aren't familiar with it. It has a rather unassuming facade, and is easy to miss when driving by, but inside it's an easy and elegant space. The food puts a couple of creative twists on some more traditional dishes, but what clearly sets the restaurant apart is the quality of the ingredients and the care of preparation. The meat dishes with sauce I've had have all been very flavorful, on the less spicy side, extremely smooth and rich. The tandoori oven preparations are moist and richly flavored. Prices are a bit higher than Portland's average Indian restaurant, but the quality of the food seems to answer for it. Service was professional and gracious, but perhaps could have been a bit more interactive. Regardless, a place like East India Company is vastly superior to overrated, mediocre spots like Vindalho. I think one has to go out to Chennai Masala to find Indian food of comparable quality in the city.

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★★★★★

East India Company really is quite wonderful, and I'm always surprised more people aren't familiar with it. It has a rather unassuming facade, and is easy to miss when driving by, but inside it's an easy and elegant space. The food puts a couple of creative twists on some more traditional dishes, but what clearly sets the restaurant apart is the quality of the ingredients and the care of preparation. The meat dishes with sauce I've had have all been very flavorful, on the less spicy side, extremely smooth and rich. The tandoori oven preparations are moist and richly flavored. Prices are a bit higher than Portland's average Indian restaurant, but the quality of the food seems to answer for it. Service was professional and gracious, but perhaps could have been a bit more interactive. Regardless, a place like East India Company is vastly superior to overrated, mediocre spots like Vindalho. I think one has to go out to Chennai Masala to find Indian food of comparable quality in the city.

Pros: Wonderful food.

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I have been trying various food at various Indian restuarants for many years now. Some started off well only to descent to being awful. I have finally found the ONE Indian restuarant I have always been looking for. Great food, great taste, great service and continues to maintain that consistency. You should try the Onion Kulcha, Chicken Korma combination and the Samosa chat for appetizer. Nothing beats that.

What I really like about this place and the guy who manages this place is always seeking for feedback and looking at new ways at improving their menu and service. If you strike a conservation with the manager and are a regular at the restuarant it is not uncommon that he will suggest you something that is not on the menu and he readily prepares and brings you a free sampler to get your feedback. So I always know that they will have something exciting in the menu coming up.

They also have the best happy hour menu in town. All the appetizer during happy hour are $3. I prepare Indian food at home and trust me, some of the preparation required for some of these appetizers is very complicated and they are a steal at $3. And not to forget about the decent stiff drinks that the bartender stirs up for you.

I also like their lunch arrangement. It is not a buffet like some of the other Indian restuarants where the food is mass produced (and hence they lose their taste). Here they have a fixed 3 course or 5 course or 7 course lunch menu and you can choose among them. You can make slight alterations like spice levels and some substitutions if you want. It beats the mass produced food in other Indian restaurants any day.

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★★★★★

I have been trying various food at various Indian restuarants for many years now. Some started off well only to descent to being awful. I have finally found the ONE Indian restuarant I have always been looking for. Great food, great taste, great service and continues to maintain that consistency. You should try the Onion Kulcha, Chicken Korma combination and the Samosa chat for appetizer. Nothing beats that.

What I really like about this place and the guy who manages this place is always seeking for feedback and looking at new ways at improving their menu and service. If you strike a conservation with the manager and are a regular at the restuarant it is not uncommon that he will suggest you something that is not on the menu and he readily prepares and brings you a free sampler to get your feedback. So I always know that they will have something exciting in the menu coming up.

They also have the best happy hour menu in town. All the appetizer during happy hour are $3. I prepare Indian food at home and trust me, some of the preparation required for some of these appetizers is very complicated and they are a steal at $3. And not to forget about the decent stiff drinks that the bartender stirs up for you.

I also like their lunch arrangement. It is not a buffet like some of the other Indian restuarants where the food is mass produced (and hence they lose their taste). Here they have a fixed 3 course or 5 course or 7 course lunch menu and you can choose among them. You can make slight alterations like spice levels and some substitutions if you want. It beats the mass produced food in other Indian restaurants any day.

Pros: Great tasting food, ambience and service

Cons: None

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I have been searching for a good Indian restuarant in Portland and I have finally found it. East India Company is a great place to have really gourmet Indian food. The prices are a little higher than the average Indian restaurant but it is worth it. We have been several times and the food has always been excellent. The service is a little slow but when your meal comes you will forget about that. Highly recommend the Laziz Palian (lamb chops) or the Murg Makhani (butter chicken) and the nans and kulchas. This place is great if you want an authentic flavorful Indian meal in a classy atmosphere.

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★★★★★

I have been searching for a good Indian restuarant in Portland and I have finally found it. East India Company is a great place to have really gourmet Indian food. The prices are a little higher than the average Indian restaurant but it is worth it. We have been several times and the food has always been excellent. The service is a little slow but when your meal comes you will forget about that. Highly recommend the Laziz Palian (lamb chops) or the Murg Makhani (butter chicken) and the nans and kulchas. This place is great if you want an authentic flavorful Indian meal in a classy atmosphere.

Pros: Food, atmosphere, cocktails

Cons: Slower service

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I spent all day today, trying to find a good Indian restaurant, so my mom and I can have a nice dinner.
After reading the reviews, decided to go with East Indian Co.
What a mistake that was.

Service:
I?ve traveled the world, but never experienced service as bad as this one.
We were ignored by the waitress at the bar. At last, we decided to just go into the dining room, where we spent some more time waiting for some one to pay attention to us. The waitress (from the bar), has finally noticed us, but the tone of her voice was not welcoming at all. We almost turned around and left, when the waiter showed up and escorted us to the table.

Interior:
The interior has nothing to suggest of an Indian restaurant. Maybe they decided to go modern, but the empty walls were boring to stare at, while waiting for the order to arrive.
The booths looked cozy and comfortable though.

Food:
Simla Sambuk (scallops appetizer) were blend and undercooked. Cover with spices and pepper on top, inside were tasteless and watery.

With the mood already spoiled by the unfriendly staff, our appetite was barely there. We decided to get the rice & salad to go. When we got home, I couldn?t find the Kuchumber salad, although I paid for it.

Sabzi Biryani (rice). When I ordered that, the waiter looked at me as I was insane and said ? ?It?s just rice? fried rice.? Was I not suppose to order it? Probably not. I do appreciate a nice spicy food, but when it?s just spice and no flavor, it?s a no go for me. Occassionaly, I would find hard pieces of what seemed to be wood in there.
The veggies that came on the side were fresh.

In conclusion? I would never return to this place and would NOT recommend it to anyone. Why would I, if we were not welcomed there in the first place and food is not worth the money?

1
★★★☆☆

I spent all day today, trying to find a good Indian restaurant, so my mom and I can have a nice dinner.
After reading the reviews, decided to go with East Indian Co.
What a mistake that was.

Service:
I?ve traveled the world, but never experienced service as bad as this one.
We were ignored by the waitress at the bar. At last, we decided to just go into the dining room, where we spent some more time waiting for some one to pay attention to us. The waitress (from the bar), has finally noticed us, but the tone of her voice was not welcoming at all. We almost turned around and left, when the waiter showed up and escorted us to the table.

Interior:
The interior has nothing to suggest of an Indian restaurant. Maybe they decided to go modern, but the empty walls were boring to stare at, while waiting for the order to arrive.
The booths looked cozy and comfortable though.

Food:
Simla Sambuk (scallops appetizer) were blend and undercooked. Cover with spices and pepper on top, inside were tasteless and watery.

With the mood already spoiled by the unfriendly staff, our appetite was barely there. We decided to get the rice & salad to go. When we got home, I couldn?t find the Kuchumber salad, although I paid for it.

Sabzi Biryani (rice). When I ordered that, the waiter looked at me as I was insane and said ? ?It?s just rice? fried rice.? Was I not suppose to order it? Probably not. I do appreciate a nice spicy food, but when it?s just spice and no flavor, it?s a no go for me. Occassionaly, I would find hard pieces of what seemed to be wood in there.
The veggies that came on the side were fresh.

In conclusion? I would never return to this place and would NOT recommend it to anyone. Why would I, if we were not welcomed there in the first place and food is not worth the money?

Cons: Service, quality of food

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I have to admit I don't have the best associations with the phrase "East India Company" so I was reluctant to try it. But once I did I was very happy. I was there at lunch, so I don't know what the dinner menu is like yet. The service was attentive, refills arrived promptly, dishes were tasty and well described by the waiter when we had questions. The food was not heavy on the clarified butter, which was a nice change of pace from the other downtown Indian lunch places. The sauces were bold but had subtle inflections often missing in Oregon's Indian cuisine. I'm all about the food and generally care little about ambiance, but this fine restaurant has both. Try it for your next fancy date night or for an unusual and adventurous business lunch. You won't be disappointed.

2
★★★★★

I have to admit I don't have the best associations with the phrase "East India Company" so I was reluctant to try it. But once I did I was very happy. I was there at lunch, so I don't know what the dinner menu is like yet. The service was attentive, refills arrived promptly, dishes were tasty and well described by the waiter when we had questions. The food was not heavy on the clarified butter, which was a nice change of pace from the other downtown Indian lunch places. The sauces were bold but had subtle inflections often missing in Oregon's Indian cuisine. I'm all about the food and generally care little about ambiance, but this fine restaurant has both. Try it for your next fancy date night or for an unusual and adventurous business lunch. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Fantastic food, very nice surroundings

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my fiance and i kind of just stumbled upon this place but what a find. the atmosphere is awesome, very relaxed, even romantic. nice touch with the curtains on the booths. the wait staff and supporting staff are very friendly, helpful, and professional. i myself work in the restaurant industry and was very impressed. i also felt that the food was very reasonably priced considering how delicious it was. my only complaint was about the side of veggies that came with the meal, it tasted like it was canned. but everything else was so good that a tiny little side dish could not possibly marr our experience. we loved it to death. we will be back.

2
★★★★★

my fiance and i kind of just stumbled upon this place but what a find. the atmosphere is awesome, very relaxed, even romantic. nice touch with the curtains on the booths. the wait staff and supporting staff are very friendly, helpful, and professional. i myself work in the restaurant industry and was very impressed. i also felt that the food was very reasonably priced considering how delicious it was. my only complaint was about the side of veggies that came with the meal, it tasted like it was canned. but everything else was so good that a tiny little side dish could not possibly marr our experience. we loved it to death. we will be back.

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I am a frequent client at East Indian company.I enjoy taking business clients and friends there.Love the service.Very punctual and pleasant.These folks are so warm and friendly.Food quality is out of this World.
Finally Portland got a classy Indian restaurant.My favorite is their Viceroy lunch menu.It is so balanced.The mutton Kebab and vegetabe curry is fantastic.I take fish kebabs also regularly.

2
★★★★★

I am a frequent client at East Indian company.I enjoy taking business clients and friends there.Love the service.Very punctual and pleasant.These folks are so warm and friendly.Food quality is out of this World.
Finally Portland got a classy Indian restaurant.My favorite is their Viceroy lunch menu.It is so balanced.The mutton Kebab and vegetabe curry is fantastic.I take fish kebabs also regularly.

Pros: thumbs up,great ambience,good service and fantastic food

Cons: Downtown parking can be challenging

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I was so excited to learn of a new Indian restaurant in portland and even more so after reading the reviews. We decided to go for lunch and I couldn't have been more disappointed. The lunch menu was limited and after we were seated we waited for an hour for our main course. Several people who came in after us had already eaten and left by the time our food finally came. After an hour and a half we still did not have the dessert that was supposed to come with our meal so we finally just left. The service was the worst that I have had in a long time. The waiters seem friendly enough but everyone seems to be running around without a clear vision of who is supposed to be doing what. The manager came by several times with dishes piled at the end of our table and just keep right on walking. I don't know if this was just a bad day, if they were short staffed or if our waiter was just incompetent but I don't expect that this business will be around long if they have many more days like that. The sad part is the food we got we enjoyed but I won't be coming back here anytime soon nor will I be recommending it to others. Maybe dinner service is better?

1
★★☆☆☆

I was so excited to learn of a new Indian restaurant in portland and even more so after reading the reviews. We decided to go for lunch and I couldn't have been more disappointed. The lunch menu was limited and after we were seated we waited for an hour for our main course. Several people who came in after us had already eaten and left by the time our food finally came. After an hour and a half we still did not have the dessert that was supposed to come with our meal so we finally just left. The service was the worst that I have had in a long time. The waiters seem friendly enough but everyone seems to be running around without a clear vision of who is supposed to be doing what. The manager came by several times with dishes piled at the end of our table and just keep right on walking. I don't know if this was just a bad day, if they were short staffed or if our waiter was just incompetent but I don't expect that this business will be around long if they have many more days like that. The sad part is the food we got we enjoyed but I won't be coming back here anytime soon nor will I be recommending it to others. Maybe dinner service is better?

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finally!!! i can take my non-indian friends to an indian restaurant and feel good about it. portland's all other indian restaurant(except bombay cricket club) are really bad - really. they are what taco bell is for "mexican dining".
this one is classy, excellent food and service and an ambience which is more like what better restraurants in india are like. go ahead and enjoy. i wish it was a little less pricier..but still worth it.

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★★★★★

finally!!! i can take my non-indian friends to an indian restaurant and feel good about it. portland's all other indian restaurant(except bombay cricket club) are really bad - really. they are what taco bell is for "mexican dining".
this one is classy, excellent food and service and an ambience which is more like what better restraurants in india are like. go ahead and enjoy. i wish it was a little less pricier..but still worth it.

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Every time I visit larger cities (NYC, San Francisco, etc.) I always make a point of trying to dine at a good Indian restaurant. The reason? I have been totally dissatisfied with Portland's selection of Indian restaurants. Sure, Bombay Cricket Club isn't bad, Vindalhoo has some Indian influences, India House is OK, and Swaggat is passable, but nothing really seemed like it was that good. Until now. THANK YOU East India for opening!

East India has a very small store front - there is a narrow bar and then at the back of the restaurant is the larger dining room. I had driven past it many times and never noticed it. Finally one day recently I was walking past and noticed it. I thought it must have just opened, but learned that it had been there for 6 months. I've been twice since stumbling upon it and am going again on Friday. The food is EXCELLENT!!!! The atmosphere is upscale - it would be appropriate for a date, celebration, or a business dinner. If you like Indian food, you'll LOVE East India. It's a good thing I don't live within a block or two of this restaurant or I'm afraid I would be eating there twice a week.

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★★★★★

Every time I visit larger cities (NYC, San Francisco, etc.) I always make a point of trying to dine at a good Indian restaurant. The reason? I have been totally dissatisfied with Portland's selection of Indian restaurants. Sure, Bombay Cricket Club isn't bad, Vindalhoo has some Indian influences, India House is OK, and Swaggat is passable, but nothing really seemed like it was that good. Until now. THANK YOU East India for opening!

East India has a very small store front - there is a narrow bar and then at the back of the restaurant is the larger dining room. I had driven past it many times and never noticed it. Finally one day recently I was walking past and noticed it. I thought it must have just opened, but learned that it had been there for 6 months. I've been twice since stumbling upon it and am going again on Friday. The food is EXCELLENT!!!! The atmosphere is upscale - it would be appropriate for a date, celebration, or a business dinner. If you like Indian food, you'll LOVE East India. It's a good thing I don't live within a block or two of this restaurant or I'm afraid I would be eating there twice a week.

Pros: Food, Food, Food

Cons: Make sure you mapquest it - it has such a non-obvious storefront that you could easily miss it

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This was our second visit to EIC and another enjoyable & satisfying evening. The ambience is stylish, the wait-staff pleasant and informed. One of the main complements I have for EIC is that the food preperation of the dishes was superb and the sauces tasted unique and authentic. Very often at other Indian restaurants in the PDX area most of the dishes use the same sauce blend - EIC excelled here and everyone in our group was equivocal that they serve the BEST Indian food in our area. The service was usually prompt - however reminders had to be given to fill up our glasses of water. The Dinner menu has a decent choice and in fact on our previous visit we asked them to prepare a vegetable dish with a different sauce and they were willing and the result was super. The manager served extra Laccha Paratha bread since the 1st order came out not to his expectation - that was a nice touch; On our last trip too he had served us a complementary portion of a delicious vegetable dish! The manager dropped by a couple of times to check on things. We were so stuffed with the main course that we did not try to the Desserts - we look forward to trying those on our next visit.
Suggestion - After meal mouth-fresheners like mints/fennel-seeds. Keep the restaurant open later in the evening, especially on Fri-Sat nights.

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★★★★★

This was our second visit to EIC and another enjoyable & satisfying evening. The ambience is stylish, the wait-staff pleasant and informed. One of the main complements I have for EIC is that the food preperation of the dishes was superb and the sauces tasted unique and authentic. Very often at other Indian restaurants in the PDX area most of the dishes use the same sauce blend - EIC excelled here and everyone in our group was equivocal that they serve the BEST Indian food in our area. The service was usually prompt - however reminders had to be given to fill up our glasses of water. The Dinner menu has a decent choice and in fact on our previous visit we asked them to prepare a vegetable dish with a different sauce and they were willing and the result was super. The manager served extra Laccha Paratha bread since the 1st order came out not to his expectation - that was a nice touch; On our last trip too he had served us a complementary portion of a delicious vegetable dish! The manager dropped by a couple of times to check on things. We were so stuffed with the main course that we did not try to the Desserts - we look forward to trying those on our next visit.
Suggestion - After meal mouth-fresheners like mints/fennel-seeds. Keep the restaurant open later in the evening, especially on Fri-Sat nights.

Pros: Food, Ambience

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Ambiance is really trendy, food is equal to a 5* restaurant of India, service is excellent. Murgh and vegetarian dishes are the best I've eaten across India, Europe and the U.S. Lunch menu is very unique with just the tastiest appetizers. We've finally found a high end Indian restaurant in the Portland area and will be frequently dining there. Try it once and you'll just love it. Make reservations during the weekends though, 6-8 p.m. time slot is taken very quickly.

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★★★★★

Ambiance is really trendy, food is equal to a 5* restaurant of India, service is excellent. Murgh and vegetarian dishes are the best I've eaten across India, Europe and the U.S. Lunch menu is very unique with just the tastiest appetizers. We've finally found a high end Indian restaurant in the Portland area and will be frequently dining there. Try it once and you'll just love it. Make reservations during the weekends though, 6-8 p.m. time slot is taken very quickly.

Pros: Food, ambience, service

Cons: none

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The Naan is amazing, we ordered 4 baskets for the two of us. We spent an hour or so enjoying the spicy Gosht Vindaloo, the gingered Murg Korma, and the Aloo-Kaju Cutlets while enjoying another saturday happy hour ;) The restaurant is classy, the servers are very polite, but orders seem to get lost in translation since you're served your meals by 6 people. Definitely worth going to, but I heard it's smart to make reservations!

2
★★★★☆

The Naan is amazing, we ordered 4 baskets for the two of us. We spent an hour or so enjoying the spicy Gosht Vindaloo, the gingered Murg Korma, and the Aloo-Kaju Cutlets while enjoying another saturday happy hour ;) The restaurant is classy, the servers are very polite, but orders seem to get lost in translation since you're served your meals by 6 people. Definitely worth going to, but I heard it's smart to make reservations!

Pros: Great Indian cuisine

Cons: limited seating

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I had a very nice experience at this Restaurant, started with appetizers ? Papdi Chat and Tandoori Chicken Salad; both were uniquely presented and were very flavorful. Then we had Muchli ka Tikka ? boy that was some great fish, well marinated, which reminded me of India. The manager suggested grilled mushrooms in ?5? greens and that was superb. All our entrees were really good, the Rogan Josh shanks and the Navratan korma. The choices of desserts were very attractive too. The wait staff was nice. This is our new favorite Restaurant.

2
★★★★★

I had a very nice experience at this Restaurant, started with appetizers ? Papdi Chat and Tandoori Chicken Salad; both were uniquely presented and were very flavorful. Then we had Muchli ka Tikka ? boy that was some great fish, well marinated, which reminded me of India. The manager suggested grilled mushrooms in ?5? greens and that was superb. All our entrees were really good, the Rogan Josh shanks and the Navratan korma. The choices of desserts were very attractive too. The wait staff was nice. This is our new favorite Restaurant.

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I have had to opportunity to eat at most if not all of the Indian food places in Portland and the surrounding BeaverTigarTualaHillsboroton.... I hate to travel to the suburbs but must if the food is inviting enough. Most Indian food aside from my family's is usually a bit heavy, ie ghee laden... which can be substituted with spice to make up the difference and I have my top choices. If anybody wants a great authentic meal paired with good wine then this would be my suggestion.... Note this isn't a lunch buffet style place where quantity is the main focus unless your appetite begs to differ and you keep ordering. It's modestly priced with appropriate servings... I with they had a masal dosa but the everything else on the menu which I have tried is excellent. Tandoori chicken, biriyani, butter chicken, and the best dish was the fish curry.

2
★★★★★

I have had to opportunity to eat at most if not all of the Indian food places in Portland and the surrounding BeaverTigarTualaHillsboroton.... I hate to travel to the suburbs but must if the food is inviting enough. Most Indian food aside from my family's is usually a bit heavy, ie ghee laden... which can be substituted with spice to make up the difference and I have my top choices. If anybody wants a great authentic meal paired with good wine then this would be my suggestion.... Note this isn't a lunch buffet style place where quantity is the main focus unless your appetite begs to differ and you keep ordering. It's modestly priced with appropriate servings... I with they had a masal dosa but the everything else on the menu which I have tried is excellent. Tandoori chicken, biriyani, butter chicken, and the best dish was the fish curry.

Pros: Quality and taste of food, the fish curry

Cons: No masala dosa's, need recyclable to go containers

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We've been to East India Company on several occasions and have loved it every time. Having tried Indian food all over the world (India, UK, NY), I can honestly say this is among the best. The food was DELICOUS, the ambiance was wonderful, and the whole staff was very friendly and accomodatnig. We have loved every minute of every experience and can't wait to go back. This is our new go-to place for Indian food and we highly reccomend it to anyone!

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★★★★★

We've been to East India Company on several occasions and have loved it every time. Having tried Indian food all over the world (India, UK, NY), I can honestly say this is among the best. The food was DELICOUS, the ambiance was wonderful, and the whole staff was very friendly and accomodatnig. We have loved every minute of every experience and can't wait to go back. This is our new go-to place for Indian food and we highly reccomend it to anyone!

Pros: food, staff, ambiance

Cons: honestly can't think of ANY!

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I withheld any judgment on this restaurant since its opening to give it time to grow.
From my first taste at EIC I was very impressed with the food, the ambiance, and the hospitality. I had high hopes for the new Indian food restaurant however, after my most recent visit I have found that all the above have lost their luster. The food quality and presentation have diminished greatly and the hospitality, especially in the area of the management staff, is horrible. The wait staff still seem very friendly and attentive. The wine list struggles against the menu. It's seemed something has changed from the opening untill today. East India Co. is definitely not what my family or I remember it to be. I do not see us returning anytime in the future.

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★★☆☆☆

I withheld any judgment on this restaurant since its opening to give it time to grow.
From my first taste at EIC I was very impressed with the food, the ambiance, and the hospitality. I had high hopes for the new Indian food restaurant however, after my most recent visit I have found that all the above have lost their luster. The food quality and presentation have diminished greatly and the hospitality, especially in the area of the management staff, is horrible. The wait staff still seem very friendly and attentive. The wine list struggles against the menu. It's seemed something has changed from the opening untill today. East India Co. is definitely not what my family or I remember it to be. I do not see us returning anytime in the future.

Pros: Wait staff attentive and friendly

Cons: Decline in food and service

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Beautiful interior and the meal was good - not great, but good. The wine list was poor and the recommended wine was awful. I'm not a huge wine and Indian food person, but nonetheless have a decent list. What amazed me the most and ruined the evening was, at 10:15pm (they serve until 10pm), with several tables still in the restaurant, they turned the lights up - like last call at a bar. I felt like I was in a Walmart. It was super tacky. I expected them to start vacuuming. It is hard for me to recommend this place to anyone.

1
★★☆☆☆

Beautiful interior and the meal was good - not great, but good. The wine list was poor and the recommended wine was awful. I'm not a huge wine and Indian food person, but nonetheless have a decent list. What amazed me the most and ruined the evening was, at 10:15pm (they serve until 10pm), with several tables still in the restaurant, they turned the lights up - like last call at a bar. I felt like I was in a Walmart. It was super tacky. I expected them to start vacuuming. It is hard for me to recommend this place to anyone.

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We just visited this restaurant yesterday. Waitress and Ambience were good. Food was also ok (if not superb). But the manager picked a fight with us. We (a group of 11 people) ordered 4-5 different types of breads. The waitress politely asked us do we want our bread mixed or separate. We agreed to be separate. But when the bread came, manager came starting talking why we are odering separate. Not only this, he again came back and said that "if we serve you all the baskets, what we will serve others". Then when we objected to his tone and reminded him that it was his responsibility to arrange baskets, he became aggressive and said that we have other options to go for food. After this the environment was very bad, we hardly finsihed our food and left. We could have left immideately but it was our's friend engagement party. I am never going back to the place. This place has everythign but HOSPITALITY

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★☆☆☆☆

We just visited this restaurant yesterday. Waitress and Ambience were good. Food was also ok (if not superb). But the manager picked a fight with us. We (a group of 11 people) ordered 4-5 different types of breads. The waitress politely asked us do we want our bread mixed or separate. We agreed to be separate. But when the bread came, manager came starting talking why we are odering separate. Not only this, he again came back and said that "if we serve you all the baskets, what we will serve others". Then when we objected to his tone and reminded him that it was his responsibility to arrange baskets, he became aggressive and said that we have other options to go for food. After this the environment was very bad, we hardly finsihed our food and left. We could have left immideately but it was our's friend engagement party. I am never going back to the place. This place has everythign but HOSPITALITY

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Finally an Indian restaraunt that is great! The service, the food, nothing can compare. They are the only ones who have Paneer Tika. I was very impressed in the staff, not only were they concerned that what was ordered was acceptable, but knew the menu and recommended items. The pakora, the vindaloo, the desserts, phenominal.

2
★★★★★

Finally an Indian restaraunt that is great! The service, the food, nothing can compare. They are the only ones who have Paneer Tika. I was very impressed in the staff, not only were they concerned that what was ordered was acceptable, but knew the menu and recommended items. The pakora, the vindaloo, the desserts, phenominal.

Pros: The food, the staff, everything!

Cons: None

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I am in complete awe of this place! It is fantastic in design, food, service, AND is reasonably priced! In the past three weeks, I have dined here 6 times. I went because I love Indian food and find Portland only has one or two "decent" places to eat Indian. I was pleasently surprised by the great menu and even more surprised by the amazing food! This past weekend I had a group of 12 meet me there and they did a great job and didn't mind splitting the bill 6 ways. The Saag Paneer is my all time favorite and the Samosas are the best I've ever eaten. I would recommend this to everyone! Thank God Portland finally has a great Indian Restaurant!!!

2
★★★★★

I am in complete awe of this place! It is fantastic in design, food, service, AND is reasonably priced! In the past three weeks, I have dined here 6 times. I went because I love Indian food and find Portland only has one or two "decent" places to eat Indian. I was pleasently surprised by the great menu and even more surprised by the amazing food! This past weekend I had a group of 12 meet me there and they did a great job and didn't mind splitting the bill 6 ways. The Saag Paneer is my all time favorite and the Samosas are the best I've ever eaten. I would recommend this to everyone! Thank God Portland finally has a great Indian Restaurant!!!

Pros: Manager & Owner are there every night to ensure everything goes smoothly and personally greets guests!

Cons: I haven't found anything negative about this place!

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My daughter and I went to the East India Company last week and were pleasantly surprised . When we arrived, the hostess opened the door for us as we came in from outside and took our coats to hang up. We were seated in the quiet, understated yet elegant restaurant, and given a chance to look at the menu. The vegetable biryani that we had that evening was delicious and unique subtly flavored, with different flavors, that merged together in my mouth. The naan was soft with a delicate crispness, and the dal was spiced with indian flavors -to perfection. The food had a medium spice, and I was happy to be able to taste indian food that came as ordered, instead of so hot that the flavor was hidden. the first chai that we got was lukewarm, but when I talked to the waitress about it she promptly replaced it with a 2nd cup of hot chai. The only item that seemed overpriced and a little strange to me, were the $8.00 pakoras which were olives, baby corn, amd asparagus.( and 1 piece of potato)...a little too gourmet for me. There were 8 small pakoras -basically $1.00 each.
The thing that stood out for me(besides the delicious food ) was the service. The wait staff, did not hover, but when I took my last bite and put my fork down they were there to take my plate. They were accommodating, attentive, impeceble, and helpful--probably the best service that I have ever had! when we left the owner stood at the bottom of the stairs and thanked us for coming...all in all it was a very pleasant experience.

2
★★★★☆

My daughter and I went to the East India Company last week and were pleasantly surprised . When we arrived, the hostess opened the door for us as we came in from outside and took our coats to hang up. We were seated in the quiet, understated yet elegant restaurant, and given a chance to look at the menu. The vegetable biryani that we had that evening was delicious and unique subtly flavored, with different flavors, that merged together in my mouth. The naan was soft with a delicate crispness, and the dal was spiced with indian flavors -to perfection. The food had a medium spice, and I was happy to be able to taste indian food that came as ordered, instead of so hot that the flavor was hidden. the first chai that we got was lukewarm, but when I talked to the waitress about it she promptly replaced it with a 2nd cup of hot chai. The only item that seemed overpriced and a little strange to me, were the $8.00 pakoras which were olives, baby corn, amd asparagus.( and 1 piece of potato)...a little too gourmet for me. There were 8 small pakoras -basically $1.00 each.
The thing that stood out for me(besides the delicious food ) was the service. The wait staff, did not hover, but when I took my last bite and put my fork down they were there to take my plate. They were accommodating, attentive, impeceble, and helpful--probably the best service that I have ever had! when we left the owner stood at the bottom of the stairs and thanked us for coming...all in all it was a very pleasant experience.

Pros: delicious food / incredible service

Cons: a few unique overpriced food options

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We ended up here after our first and second choices were closed on Mondays. What luck! You ever feel like something is meant "to be" when you find parking right away?

We had three happy hour appetizers. They were a little oily but overall delicious. The fish fingerlings are marinated in lemon and ginger and were interestingly chewy little bites. The potato croquettes came with delicious mango chutney. Our entrees were superb. East India Co. is a little more expensive than say, Swagat, but the quality of the ingredients more than makes up for it. The vegetables were fresh tasting and flavorful, and the paneer was homemade.

I felt as though the happy hour, entree, dessert, and beverage menus were all just perfect. Topping it off was the excellent waiter and romantic atmosphere.

I used to complain about Portland's lack of decent ethnic cuisine. Looks like I'll just have the rain to complain about now!

2
★★★★☆

We ended up here after our first and second choices were closed on Mondays. What luck! You ever feel like something is meant "to be" when you find parking right away?

We had three happy hour appetizers. They were a little oily but overall delicious. The fish fingerlings are marinated in lemon and ginger and were interestingly chewy little bites. The potato croquettes came with delicious mango chutney. Our entrees were superb. East India Co. is a little more expensive than say, Swagat, but the quality of the ingredients more than makes up for it. The vegetables were fresh tasting and flavorful, and the paneer was homemade.

I felt as though the happy hour, entree, dessert, and beverage menus were all just perfect. Topping it off was the excellent waiter and romantic atmosphere.

I used to complain about Portland's lack of decent ethnic cuisine. Looks like I'll just have the rain to complain about now!

Pros: quality ingredients, great drinks, cool mandala on ceiling

Cons: could be spicier

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We went for an early dinner to try out a new Indian restaurant in Portland. As someone who has spent time in India and has spent plenty of dinners at the home of Indians getting food at a restaurant that can mimic the flavors of real Indian food is a constant quest. We tried their Samosa Chat, and crab cakes (yes never heard of crab cakes at an Indian restaurant). The Samosa's were somewhat bland and the chole that it was served with was just very slightly spicy, nothing like a real chole. The crab cakes were actually bland for crab cakes in general, we asked for their chutney (very watery tamarind, and mint) to give the cakes a bit of flavor. For entrees we had their Halibut (tandoori), Beigan Bharta (though it was called something slightly different), and the Saag Paneer. The Halibut was good, but lacked a good masala sauce or something else to actually make it Indian in flavor. The Beigan Bharta was decent in flavor but I have never had baigan bharta with actual chunks of eggplant, maybe they are trying to minimize the baby food feeling some American's may feel towards authentic Northern Indian food. The Saag Paneer was pretty good though, but not as flavorful as we are used to.

The ambience was nice and upscale, and the room was filled with caucasians (tell tale sign of the true Indian quality), and our waitress was very nice and helpful. Overall I think this is a good place to take people that would like a taste of India but are timid in regards to exploring the real flavors of the country and people. I would encourage the restaurant to make the food a little more flavorful so that those that know Indian will come back.

2
★★★★☆

We went for an early dinner to try out a new Indian restaurant in Portland. As someone who has spent time in India and has spent plenty of dinners at the home of Indians getting food at a restaurant that can mimic the flavors of real Indian food is a constant quest. We tried their Samosa Chat, and crab cakes (yes never heard of crab cakes at an Indian restaurant). The Samosa's were somewhat bland and the chole that it was served with was just very slightly spicy, nothing like a real chole. The crab cakes were actually bland for crab cakes in general, we asked for their chutney (very watery tamarind, and mint) to give the cakes a bit of flavor. For entrees we had their Halibut (tandoori), Beigan Bharta (though it was called something slightly different), and the Saag Paneer. The Halibut was good, but lacked a good masala sauce or something else to actually make it Indian in flavor. The Beigan Bharta was decent in flavor but I have never had baigan bharta with actual chunks of eggplant, maybe they are trying to minimize the baby food feeling some American's may feel towards authentic Northern Indian food. The Saag Paneer was pretty good though, but not as flavorful as we are used to.

The ambience was nice and upscale, and the room was filled with caucasians (tell tale sign of the true Indian quality), and our waitress was very nice and helpful. Overall I think this is a good place to take people that would like a taste of India but are timid in regards to exploring the real flavors of the country and people. I would encourage the restaurant to make the food a little more flavorful so that those that know Indian will come back.

Pros: Ambience, Service

Cons: Americanized Indian food

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This is the best indian food in Portland- the price is right, the food is amazing, the service is great. The space is beautiful. Cocktails are innovative and delicious. This place has not been "discovered" yet- I want to make sure it is so that they stay in business for a long long time!! East India Co. fills a unique niche in PDX- hip and fantastic Indian cuisine in an urban space.

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★★★★★

This is the best indian food in Portland- the price is right, the food is amazing, the service is great. The space is beautiful. Cocktails are innovative and delicious. This place has not been "discovered" yet- I want to make sure it is so that they stay in business for a long long time!! East India Co. fills a unique niche in PDX- hip and fantastic Indian cuisine in an urban space.

Pros: food, ambience

Cons: none!

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Great food, good service, upscale atmosphere (without an upscale price)! After making there trek across the river to Bombay Cricket Club for decent Indian food I was so happy to discover this gem of a restaurant on the West side of town. The atmosphere is cozy in an urban chic sort of way. There is a full bar and a wide choice of entree options on the menu. The service we had was prompt and attentive. Being that the restauant is located downtown I was happily surprised to see the menu was reasonably priced. Four of us had drinks, salad, and dinner for $115. Normally that is what my husband and I end up paying for the two of us when we eat downtown. We will be back soon!

2
★★★★★

Great food, good service, upscale atmosphere (without an upscale price)! After making there trek across the river to Bombay Cricket Club for decent Indian food I was so happy to discover this gem of a restaurant on the West side of town. The atmosphere is cozy in an urban chic sort of way. There is a full bar and a wide choice of entree options on the menu. The service we had was prompt and attentive. Being that the restauant is located downtown I was happily surprised to see the menu was reasonably priced. Four of us had drinks, salad, and dinner for $115. Normally that is what my husband and I end up paying for the two of us when we eat downtown. We will be back soon!

Pros: Food, services, prices, atmosphere

Cons: None!

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My friend and I dined at East India Co. last night and it was the best. The food was fresh, delicious, and well presented! The atmosphere was delightful, warm, fun. The service was excellent. The waiters and waitresses were so attentive and friendly. I will definately be spreading the word and revisiting East India Co. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

2
★★★★★

My friend and I dined at East India Co. last night and it was the best. The food was fresh, delicious, and well presented! The atmosphere was delightful, warm, fun. The service was excellent. The waiters and waitresses were so attentive and friendly. I will definately be spreading the word and revisiting East India Co. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

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After our first curry in Portland at the India House (a very negative experience) we were delighted to come across the East India Co. where we have had two very enjoyable dinners. All of the dishes we?ve tried have been beautifully fresh and flavorful and are prepared without disguising any of the ingredients in heavily dyed sauces. On our first visit I ordered the Saag Paneer, something I generally avoid as it can be overly creamy but I was pleasantly surprised to find the spinach was not overcooked or drenched in a fatty sauce, the paneer appeared to be house-made. The service was professional and on our second visit we learned that we could request something if we didn?t see what we fancied on the menu. We decided to order a Chicken Tikka Masala off menu - English comfort food ? delicious. From the menu we ordered the Muchli ka tikka (the fish of the day was halibut) and the Aloo Gobi; both were excellent. The Naan and Onion Kulcha are must haves.

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★★★★★

After our first curry in Portland at the India House (a very negative experience) we were delighted to come across the East India Co. where we have had two very enjoyable dinners. All of the dishes we?ve tried have been beautifully fresh and flavorful and are prepared without disguising any of the ingredients in heavily dyed sauces. On our first visit I ordered the Saag Paneer, something I generally avoid as it can be overly creamy but I was pleasantly surprised to find the spinach was not overcooked or drenched in a fatty sauce, the paneer appeared to be house-made. The service was professional and on our second visit we learned that we could request something if we didn?t see what we fancied on the menu. We decided to order a Chicken Tikka Masala off menu - English comfort food ? delicious. From the menu we ordered the Muchli ka tikka (the fish of the day was halibut) and the Aloo Gobi; both were excellent. The Naan and Onion Kulcha are must haves.

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East India Co. has got the best Indian food I've ever had. Five of us went for dinner on a Saturday night, were seated right away and had a wonderful time. We all had different entrees and, I swear, each and every one was excellent. Our server told us about the origins of each dish and, lo and behold, we'd managed to sample cuisine from all around the continent. A very happy accident. The naan and paratha were delicious. I probably could have eaten just the naan and a bowl of the incredible lentil soup that was served with the entrees and been as happy as a pig in mud. I didn't and am I glad for that because I would have missed the tender and flavorful Murg Tikka as well as tastes of the Vindaloo and Biryani and...I better stop, I'm starting to drool on my keyboard.

Suffice it to say, get to East India Co soon before it becomes the hottest spot in town and you have to make reservations, like, a trillion months in advance. Even if you do have to wait, the bar is very handsome place to while a way the time. And when you're not admiring the dark and sophisticated interior of the restaurant you can gaze out at the streetcar as it sweeps by...very PDX cool, dontcha think?

Oh yeah, don't pass on the dessert! It's worth saving some room for the sweet delights. And don't worry about draining your wallet, the prices are all extremely reasonable...especially considering how great the food is.

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★★★★★

East India Co. has got the best Indian food I've ever had. Five of us went for dinner on a Saturday night, were seated right away and had a wonderful time. We all had different entrees and, I swear, each and every one was excellent. Our server told us about the origins of each dish and, lo and behold, we'd managed to sample cuisine from all around the continent. A very happy accident. The naan and paratha were delicious. I probably could have eaten just the naan and a bowl of the incredible lentil soup that was served with the entrees and been as happy as a pig in mud. I didn't and am I glad for that because I would have missed the tender and flavorful Murg Tikka as well as tastes of the Vindaloo and Biryani and...I better stop, I'm starting to drool on my keyboard.

Suffice it to say, get to East India Co soon before it becomes the hottest spot in town and you have to make reservations, like, a trillion months in advance. Even if you do have to wait, the bar is very handsome place to while a way the time. And when you're not admiring the dark and sophisticated interior of the restaurant you can gaze out at the streetcar as it sweeps by...very PDX cool, dontcha think?

Oh yeah, don't pass on the dessert! It's worth saving some room for the sweet delights. And don't worry about draining your wallet, the prices are all extremely reasonable...especially considering how great the food is.

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Today my husband, best friend and I had lunch at this new restaurant. My husband and best friend had both been to India in the past 3 months. The service was excellent and attentive. We had beverages and pappadums right away. They have a very simple lunch menu but the flavors were complex. The lunch comes with dessert and the staff was happy to substitute the standard dessert with one usually on the dinner menu for no extra charge. The service was consistent through the meal. The food was fresh, hot and beautifully presented. The food is plated but they will serve it family style upon request. The decor was elegant but not over the top. We will be making East India Co a regular dining stop.

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★★★★★

Today my husband, best friend and I had lunch at this new restaurant. My husband and best friend had both been to India in the past 3 months. The service was excellent and attentive. We had beverages and pappadums right away. They have a very simple lunch menu but the flavors were complex. The lunch comes with dessert and the staff was happy to substitute the standard dessert with one usually on the dinner menu for no extra charge. The service was consistent through the meal. The food was fresh, hot and beautifully presented. The food is plated but they will serve it family style upon request. The decor was elegant but not over the top. We will be making East India Co a regular dining stop.

Pros: Excellent Service, Delicious food

Cons: Only that the menu may be too limited for some people

 

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