India House

★★★☆☆
  • 1038 SW Morrison St

    Portland, OR 97205

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  • 503-274-1017

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Hours
Sun 12pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-10pm, Fri 5pm-10:30pm, Sat 12pm-10:30pm
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Ive eaten Indian food in India and probably 20 other countries and this is definitely one of my favorite places EVER!!!!! I have dreams about their mango milkshakes!!!!!!! They blow my mind!!!!! The little restaurant is super cute and

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Ive eaten Indian food in India and probably 20 other countries and this is definitely one of my favorite places EVER!!!!! I have dreams about their mango milkshakes!!!!!!! They blow my mind!!!!! The little restaurant is super cute and

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Sheer waste of money.. Stale and tasteless food.. these people even charge two dollars for popadum and the same amount for half a piece of raw onion.. we ordered dal which was greasy and stale, lamb was pathetically tasteless with only red

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★★★★★

Sheer waste of money.. Stale and tasteless food.. these people even charge two dollars for popadum and the same amount for half a piece of raw onion.. we ordered dal which was greasy and stale, lamb was pathetically tasteless with only red

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We have been going to India House for years and this is probably our favorite Portland restaurant. The owner, Tony, is very involved in the business and truly cares about the quality of the food and service. We have taken countless

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★★★★★

We have been going to India House for years and this is probably our favorite Portland restaurant. The owner, Tony, is very involved in the business and truly cares about the quality of the food and service. We have taken countless

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I am visiting Portland this week with my family. Today June 12-2011, after a hike to Beacon Rock, we were quite late for lunch per se. In spite of the hunger, we decided not to go to a fast food restaurant along the way. Instead, we wanted

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★★★★★

I am visiting Portland this week with my family. Today June 12-2011, after a hike to Beacon Rock, we were quite late for lunch per se. In spite of the hunger, we decided not to go to a fast food restaurant along the way. Instead, we wanted

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Being a fan of Indian food, I have had the opportunity to try Indian restaurants from across the country and the UK. I find the India House in Portland to be one of my favorites. Their food is authentic and the taste is superb. I have to

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★★★★★

Being a fan of Indian food, I have had the opportunity to try Indian restaurants from across the country and the UK. I find the India House in Portland to be one of my favorites. Their food is authentic and the taste is superb. I have to

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Food was way too freaking spicy. I asked for medium, it was beyond the spiciest dish I have ever had, so spicy I could hardly eat my meal. The rice didnt come with the entree, and the naan was served in very small portions. I will definitely go to Swagat next time, better food, better value.

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★★☆☆☆

Food was way too freaking spicy. I asked for medium, it was beyond the spiciest dish I have ever had, so spicy I could hardly eat my meal. The rice didnt come with the entree, and the naan was served in very small portions. I will definitely go to Swagat next time, better food, better value.

Pros: Good service

Cons: unbelievably spicy, small portions and over priced

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I've eaten at India House twice and been underwhelmed both times. It's not that it's bad exactly - the food is decent and the service has been fine. However, the atmosphere feels crowded (the tables are close together), and the quality of the food just isn't that great for the price. I think East India Co. (which is nearby) is a better value with much better food and atmosphere.

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★★★☆☆

I've eaten at India House twice and been underwhelmed both times. It's not that it's bad exactly - the food is decent and the service has been fine. However, the atmosphere feels crowded (the tables are close together), and the quality of the food just isn't that great for the price. I think East India Co. (which is nearby) is a better value with much better food and atmosphere.

Pros: Decent (though not great) food

Cons: Atmosphere feels crowded

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India House offers more than the 'usual suspects' at every other Indian restaurants such as curry or vindaloo. OTOH you pay (a lot) for everything. A small portion of naan was almost $7. You pay extra for very dry tasteless rice and the main dishes were served in small pans.

OTOH the service was excellent and the food (what there was of it) was very tasty.

The Max rattles the walls and floors adding to the ambiance....yikes! Not a place for a relaxing or romantic dinner.

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★★★☆☆

India House offers more than the 'usual suspects' at every other Indian restaurants such as curry or vindaloo. OTOH you pay (a lot) for everything. A small portion of naan was almost $7. You pay extra for very dry tasteless rice and the main dishes were served in small pans.

OTOH the service was excellent and the food (what there was of it) was very tasty.

The Max rattles the walls and floors adding to the ambiance....yikes! Not a place for a relaxing or romantic dinner.

Pros: Good selection instead of just "the usual suspects"

Cons: Very expensive, small portions, a la carte and they mean it

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So when i moved here from the midwest i thought there would be loads of great indian food to be found, but it seemed i was wring, i did not like any of the places i had been. but i tried this placed and liked it, didnt love it, but liked it. the food that is...the prices are usually a couple bucks more per entree than other indian restaurants, and you have to pay for rice...which is strange, i have been to lots of indian restaurants, never paid for rice. i have been here several times, decided to stop going, i dont feel i get anything extra for the extra money, including free rice or a nice staff, or speedy service....i would, however, recommed a little place called new delhi indian restaurant on barbur, good food good prices, nice people and fast.

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★★☆☆☆

So when i moved here from the midwest i thought there would be loads of great indian food to be found, but it seemed i was wring, i did not like any of the places i had been. but i tried this placed and liked it, didnt love it, but liked it. the food that is...the prices are usually a couple bucks more per entree than other indian restaurants, and you have to pay for rice...which is strange, i have been to lots of indian restaurants, never paid for rice. i have been here several times, decided to stop going, i dont feel i get anything extra for the extra money, including free rice or a nice staff, or speedy service....i would, however, recommed a little place called new delhi indian restaurant on barbur, good food good prices, nice people and fast.

Pros: food is good

Cons: slow, not nice, expensive, rice cost extra

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I looked for an email to the actual restaurant, but as I could not find one, I resort to this to voice my opinion.

Overall, I enjoy this place to eat. It perhaps is not the best Indian food in the world, or even the city, but it has some great dishes and I've always been pleased when eating here.

However, this evening we had $40.00 worth of take-out and much to our surprise when we opened up our food... had one slice of Naan. ONE. for two people. It was not a large flat piece either. It was a small, squished slice awkwardly cut in two that a Costco bread sample would put to shame. It was "an order of naan" which cost extra, and it was extremely disappointing to not have it to go with our food.

That's really my only gripe here.
We didn't get Naan.

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★★★☆☆

I looked for an email to the actual restaurant, but as I could not find one, I resort to this to voice my opinion.

Overall, I enjoy this place to eat. It perhaps is not the best Indian food in the world, or even the city, but it has some great dishes and I've always been pleased when eating here.

However, this evening we had $40.00 worth of take-out and much to our surprise when we opened up our food... had one slice of Naan. ONE. for two people. It was not a large flat piece either. It was a small, squished slice awkwardly cut in two that a Costco bread sample would put to shame. It was "an order of naan" which cost extra, and it was extremely disappointing to not have it to go with our food.

That's really my only gripe here.
We didn't get Naan.

Pros: Tasty tandori, flavorful food

Cons: a lot of $$$ for small portions

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I ordered Indian salad, spicy lamb vindaloo, and naan. The Indian salad ($3.50) tasted like a Mexian salsa on a bad day. The tiny serving of so-called lamb vindaloo was bland, didn't taste like lamb, and was swimming in oily red sauce ($12.95). The naan was cold, dry, and hard $2. This lunch cost over $18 and I left hungry and not happy.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered Indian salad, spicy lamb vindaloo, and naan. The Indian salad ($3.50) tasted like a Mexian salsa on a bad day. The tiny serving of so-called lamb vindaloo was bland, didn't taste like lamb, and was swimming in oily red sauce ($12.95). The naan was cold, dry, and hard $2. This lunch cost over $18 and I left hungry and not happy.

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive , tiny portions, and poor quality food

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I placed a take out order which consisted of two curry dishes and a side of rice. I picked up three small containers equivalent to 3 small chinese food boxes and was charged almost $30. Good food but not worth the price.

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★☆☆☆☆

I placed a take out order which consisted of two curry dishes and a side of rice. I picked up three small containers equivalent to 3 small chinese food boxes and was charged almost $30. Good food but not worth the price.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Horrific price

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this was the blandest indian food i've ever had. i got a vegetarian sampler platter and everything was so bland and muted. the naan was cold and dry. my husband had lamb vindaloo and said it tasted like lamb and tomato sauce. the waitress was very flat and curt, never smiled once. she forgot our rice. we reminded her. she forgot again. the atmosphere was decent. i really doubt we'll return. not a bad meal, just disappointing and unsatisfying.

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★☆☆☆☆

this was the blandest indian food i've ever had. i got a vegetarian sampler platter and everything was so bland and muted. the naan was cold and dry. my husband had lamb vindaloo and said it tasted like lamb and tomato sauce. the waitress was very flat and curt, never smiled once. she forgot our rice. we reminded her. she forgot again. the atmosphere was decent. i really doubt we'll return. not a bad meal, just disappointing and unsatisfying.

Pros: average food

Cons: bad service, bland food

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Atmosphere: Pretty nice, but a little chilly.

Service: The food and drinks came pretty quickly and the waitstaff was attentive. However, our waiter didn't know anything about the drinks they serve, was hesitant to make a suggestion between two dishes, and implied that rice was included with our meal when it was not.

Food: My chicken tikka masala was more like chicken in marinara sauce. It was a dark red color (not light orange as is customary), and seemed to lack any real curry flavor. My bf's lamb vindaloo was a failure in the savory department and didn't have nearly enough meat for the price. As previously mentioned the rice was not included with the meal, which is very strange and just plainly not the way it's done. We ended up paying $6 for a meager portion of not-that-tasty rice; this was especially ridiculous since the entrees were $14 each. The garlic naan was pretty good, but was small. The veggie pakoras were decent, but I didn't like the sauces they brought - there was no mint involved and the yogurt sauce was spicy.

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★★☆☆☆

Atmosphere: Pretty nice, but a little chilly.

Service: The food and drinks came pretty quickly and the waitstaff was attentive. However, our waiter didn't know anything about the drinks they serve, was hesitant to make a suggestion between two dishes, and implied that rice was included with our meal when it was not.

Food: My chicken tikka masala was more like chicken in marinara sauce. It was a dark red color (not light orange as is customary), and seemed to lack any real curry flavor. My bf's lamb vindaloo was a failure in the savory department and didn't have nearly enough meat for the price. As previously mentioned the rice was not included with the meal, which is very strange and just plainly not the way it's done. We ended up paying $6 for a meager portion of not-that-tasty rice; this was especially ridiculous since the entrees were $14 each. The garlic naan was pretty good, but was small. The veggie pakoras were decent, but I didn't like the sauces they brought - there was no mint involved and the yogurt sauce was spicy.

Pros: Decent atmosphere, attentive service

Cons: Bland food, overpriced, rice not included.

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I was reading all of these negative reviews and can't understand it. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. I've eaten here many times and have always had a good experience. If you're eating here on a weekend, be sure to make a reservation so you don't have to wait for a table, it does get busy.

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★★★★★

I was reading all of these negative reviews and can't understand it. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. I've eaten here many times and have always had a good experience. If you're eating here on a weekend, be sure to make a reservation so you don't have to wait for a table, it does get busy.

Pros: Great food, good service

Cons: Gets busy on weekends, make reservation

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I am from diff state, am coming here for work . I always like to eat Indian food. This was very convenient place from my office place. I was eating here from last 3 & 1/2 months (2 times in a week @ dinner time and Avg 150$ business in a month). I had liked the Green chatni. I was always ordered extra and they were giving me. Suddenly they asked me to pay 2.50$ for extra one cup chatni. I felt very insulting. Its not a matter of $2.50. It means that " they do not understand human feelings (as specially to indian)."

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★☆☆☆☆

I am from diff state, am coming here for work . I always like to eat Indian food. This was very convenient place from my office place. I was eating here from last 3 & 1/2 months (2 times in a week @ dinner time and Avg 150$ business in a month). I had liked the Green chatni. I was always ordered extra and they were giving me. Suddenly they asked me to pay 2.50$ for extra one cup chatni. I felt very insulting. Its not a matter of $2.50. It means that " they do not understand human feelings (as specially to indian)."

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this place is so bad it shouldn't even be classified Indian food -- it's Montezuma's Revenge. a ddiarrhea buffet. i swear, it is SO bad it must be a joke on all of us -- seeing how much they can get away with, serving soupy, watery, runny food to gringos who are none-the-wiser. it is SO bad, i can't even express my level of disgust without actually becoming physically naseaus to reenact how i felt. DON'T GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cannot emphasize this enough. walk two blocks up to Chaat House -- their food is actually made with high-quality ingredients, is cooked with love, and has TEXTURE. or, for the same price as the lunch buffet, go over to Swagat! at least you get a VARIETY of foods that also have more texture than this skidmark on SW Morrison.

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★☆☆☆☆

this place is so bad it shouldn't even be classified Indian food -- it's Montezuma's Revenge. a ddiarrhea buffet. i swear, it is SO bad it must be a joke on all of us -- seeing how much they can get away with, serving soupy, watery, runny food to gringos who are none-the-wiser. it is SO bad, i can't even express my level of disgust without actually becoming physically naseaus to reenact how i felt. DON'T GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cannot emphasize this enough. walk two blocks up to Chaat House -- their food is actually made with high-quality ingredients, is cooked with love, and has TEXTURE. or, for the same price as the lunch buffet, go over to Swagat! at least you get a VARIETY of foods that also have more texture than this skidmark on SW Morrison.

Pros: Pro: you can eat immediately.

Cons: Con: you can eat immediately.

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There are better choices for Indian food in Portland: Bombay Cricket Club or the new East India Company that I would recommend.

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★★☆☆☆

There are better choices for Indian food in Portland: Bombay Cricket Club or the new East India Company that I would recommend.

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This was our first experience of curry in Portland and it was quite frankly a worry. Both being seasoned curry lovers having grown up in London and Yorkshire, travel regularly to India, we were disappointed with the fare at the India House. The place was doing brisk business but we couldn?t figure out why. All the dishes tasted the same, covered in a mediocre gravy. How come this place gets an average 4+ star average, when the individual scores ad up to a median of 3.3?

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★☆☆☆☆

This was our first experience of curry in Portland and it was quite frankly a worry. Both being seasoned curry lovers having grown up in London and Yorkshire, travel regularly to India, we were disappointed with the fare at the India House. The place was doing brisk business but we couldn?t figure out why. All the dishes tasted the same, covered in a mediocre gravy. How come this place gets an average 4+ star average, when the individual scores ad up to a median of 3.3?

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Way over priced. This place is really just a typical Indian restaurant. Mediocre food. Nothing unique, has all the usual dishes. Worst of all rather small portions and a high price. Try Tandoor in downtown where the food is better, the portions greater and the prices lower. Don't believe the hype about this place. Money grubbing owner, perhaps.

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★★☆☆☆

Way over priced. This place is really just a typical Indian restaurant. Mediocre food. Nothing unique, has all the usual dishes. Worst of all rather small portions and a high price. Try Tandoor in downtown where the food is better, the portions greater and the prices lower. Don't believe the hype about this place. Money grubbing owner, perhaps.

Pros: location

Cons: over priced, medicore...i'm being generous with these comments

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We stopped at this India House last night as it was right on the Max line downtown. The food was alright. I've certianly had better in Seattle. The Chicken Tikka Marsala was *really* red, which to me indicated artificial coloring. The naan was fresh and warm. What soured us on the experience was what appears to be a very cheap (penny wise, pound foolish) owner. First, sauce dishes came out dirty and obviously reserved. Not a huge deal, we thought. After eating, I asked to take home my remaining Saag Paneer, and if they could please throw an extra spoon of rice in with it. The waiter (who was fine) informed me that he did put a spoon in (looks like a teaspoon), but that they'd have to charge me 50 cents. This is on top of $12+ for the chicken tikka marsala, and about $10 for the saag. Rice and naan are extra as well, and you get small portions. Beers were not cheap, either.

Not only are the prices a little high for the setting and the food, but the owner *insists* on charging .50 for a teaspoon of rice. Insulting. If the place were affordable, we'd maybe go back, but after being nickled-and-dimed, we'd rather not.

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★★★☆☆

We stopped at this India House last night as it was right on the Max line downtown. The food was alright. I've certianly had better in Seattle. The Chicken Tikka Marsala was *really* red, which to me indicated artificial coloring. The naan was fresh and warm. What soured us on the experience was what appears to be a very cheap (penny wise, pound foolish) owner. First, sauce dishes came out dirty and obviously reserved. Not a huge deal, we thought. After eating, I asked to take home my remaining Saag Paneer, and if they could please throw an extra spoon of rice in with it. The waiter (who was fine) informed me that he did put a spoon in (looks like a teaspoon), but that they'd have to charge me 50 cents. This is on top of $12+ for the chicken tikka marsala, and about $10 for the saag. Rice and naan are extra as well, and you get small portions. Beers were not cheap, either.

Not only are the prices a little high for the setting and the food, but the owner *insists* on charging .50 for a teaspoon of rice. Insulting. If the place were affordable, we'd maybe go back, but after being nickled-and-dimed, we'd rather not.

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After we were seated, we have to wait for like 20 minutes until our waitress came to our table. Then it took another 15 minutes before she took our order. We almost left the place after waiting for so long. It seems like there were only 2 people wait the tables (they were completely understaffed).
The curry was not that flavorful, it's very heavy to taste. However, I think they did a pretty good on the Dahl. It was well seasoned.
After we finished our meal, a gentleman (we believed that maybe he was the owner) came and talked to us asking about the food. We got the assumption that he was just trying to make it up with the SLOWWWW service.

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★★★☆☆

After we were seated, we have to wait for like 20 minutes until our waitress came to our table. Then it took another 15 minutes before she took our order. We almost left the place after waiting for so long. It seems like there were only 2 people wait the tables (they were completely understaffed).
The curry was not that flavorful, it's very heavy to taste. However, I think they did a pretty good on the Dahl. It was well seasoned.
After we finished our meal, a gentleman (we believed that maybe he was the owner) came and talked to us asking about the food. We got the assumption that he was just trying to make it up with the SLOWWWW service.

Pros: Good location

Cons: Slow service

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We visited India House for dinner enroute to Seattle and weren't quite sure what to expect as first timers in Portland. We started with the sweet lassi and mango lassi. Both were good given the quality of indian beverages available in the US. The waitress next brought in a trio of condiments -- which were all good and different compared to the condiments at other Indian Restaurants. We assumed they were for papad/pappadums as is the norm in most places. But there were none coming. We expected the food to be good as we had started really well and liked what we tasted. We ordered the Maharajah Biryani, Prawn Vindaloo, Garlic Naan and Puri. The Indian breads were good and made very well. The Prawn Vindaloo was an unnaturally deep orange in color and the sauce had a raw onion and garlic smell which made it difficult to eat. For those uninitiated in Indian cooking - where in a lot of garlic and onion is used - they are usually cooked till this raw smell disappears. Obviously this sauce was done in a hurry. The less said about the Biryani the better. It was a chicken biryani but was laden with vegetables and there was hardly any chicken. The Biryani looked and tasted like a mixture of rice and the sauce used in Vindaloo. The Biryani was just a hodge-podge with overcooked rice sticking together. None of this was seasoned well either as they were lacking in salt. Not sure if the owner is trying to cut cost because of its downtown location. There was no plain rice with the entree and no raita for the Biryani. I rank this as one of my worst Indian food experiences. The only saving grace was the service. The waitresses did a very good job of keeping the flow.

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★☆☆☆☆

We visited India House for dinner enroute to Seattle and weren't quite sure what to expect as first timers in Portland. We started with the sweet lassi and mango lassi. Both were good given the quality of indian beverages available in the US. The waitress next brought in a trio of condiments -- which were all good and different compared to the condiments at other Indian Restaurants. We assumed they were for papad/pappadums as is the norm in most places. But there were none coming. We expected the food to be good as we had started really well and liked what we tasted. We ordered the Maharajah Biryani, Prawn Vindaloo, Garlic Naan and Puri. The Indian breads were good and made very well. The Prawn Vindaloo was an unnaturally deep orange in color and the sauce had a raw onion and garlic smell which made it difficult to eat. For those uninitiated in Indian cooking - where in a lot of garlic and onion is used - they are usually cooked till this raw smell disappears. Obviously this sauce was done in a hurry. The less said about the Biryani the better. It was a chicken biryani but was laden with vegetables and there was hardly any chicken. The Biryani looked and tasted like a mixture of rice and the sauce used in Vindaloo. The Biryani was just a hodge-podge with overcooked rice sticking together. None of this was seasoned well either as they were lacking in salt. Not sure if the owner is trying to cut cost because of its downtown location. There was no plain rice with the entree and no raita for the Biryani. I rank this as one of my worst Indian food experiences. The only saving grace was the service. The waitresses did a very good job of keeping the flow.

Pros: Service and service only.

Cons: No Parking, Bad tasting food.

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I read the reviews on the place before my husband and I went and I agree with the one saying it was okay but not craveable. I love indian food, but do not have much experience in Portland to compare it with. I can actually cook better Indian food than India House. Frankly its just terribly average, but it did satisfy a curiosity about the place. I went mostly because they have the dishes that I love most, but I was disappointed when I tasted them. In fact, the dhal makhani dish was actually not even right... it is supposed to be creamy with ramja (kidney beans), and it was actually the yellow peasant dish. If you are a conissuer of Indian food, this place will not make the mark. If you don't know much, it will probably be okay for you, but it won't leave you with the impression that food from this country can be glorious. Also, be careful with the spice. Medium is not average!

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★★★☆☆

I read the reviews on the place before my husband and I went and I agree with the one saying it was okay but not craveable. I love indian food, but do not have much experience in Portland to compare it with. I can actually cook better Indian food than India House. Frankly its just terribly average, but it did satisfy a curiosity about the place. I went mostly because they have the dishes that I love most, but I was disappointed when I tasted them. In fact, the dhal makhani dish was actually not even right... it is supposed to be creamy with ramja (kidney beans), and it was actually the yellow peasant dish. If you are a conissuer of Indian food, this place will not make the mark. If you don't know much, it will probably be okay for you, but it won't leave you with the impression that food from this country can be glorious. Also, be careful with the spice. Medium is not average!

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Food was great. Didn't have to wait for seat. Great variety. Very flavorful. Would definitely go again for buffet.

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★★★★☆

Food was great. Didn't have to wait for seat. Great variety. Very flavorful. Would definitely go again for buffet.

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My husband and I have been to India House many times. Each meal has been pretty good, but not what I'd call "craveable". Considering the high price of the dishes, and the fact that you have to pay for the rice and naan separately, we just expect something better. The main problem with my dishes (vegetarian) are that the taste is decent but too mild. Tonight I ordered a mushroom dish and it had a surprisingly small amount of mushrooms (maybe a total of two mushrooms that were sliced up) drowning in a bunch of tomato sauce. Not much for my $11. I should note that I order my food mild, and my husband (who gets medium-spiced dishes) usually reports his have more flavor. However I've certainly eaten at other Indian restaurants that are able to offer mildly spiced dishes with plenty of flavor. The service has always been good at least.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I have been to India House many times. Each meal has been pretty good, but not what I'd call "craveable". Considering the high price of the dishes, and the fact that you have to pay for the rice and naan separately, we just expect something better. The main problem with my dishes (vegetarian) are that the taste is decent but too mild. Tonight I ordered a mushroom dish and it had a surprisingly small amount of mushrooms (maybe a total of two mushrooms that were sliced up) drowning in a bunch of tomato sauce. Not much for my $11. I should note that I order my food mild, and my husband (who gets medium-spiced dishes) usually reports his have more flavor. However I've certainly eaten at other Indian restaurants that are able to offer mildly spiced dishes with plenty of flavor. The service has always been good at least.

Pros: Good service, the lunch buffet

Cons: Price, mild on flavor

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We went for a Thursday night dinner and were truly disappointed in the the quality of the food, though the place was cozy and the service was fine. I ordered the chicken tandoori dinner and my husband got the lamb. I enjoy cooking from scratch and have made a number of curries in my cooking life, as well as having tried Indian at about a dozen restaurants. This food tasted like it had been made from a lot of premixed, prepackaged and otherwise not fresh ingredients. It lacked richness overall. My husband's lamb was so dry it was literally a step away from jerkey. The bright red tandoori chicken's flavor was pure smoke. The condiment tray was even disappointing; no tamarind chutney or cilantro chutney, but there was what seemed to be cheap apricot jam! Our desserts were way below average. His rice pudding was a runny mixture of hard, cold rice bits, milk and heavy doses of chai spice. Really sad eating experience for anyone craving the artistry, richness and flavor explosion of good Indian.

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★★☆☆☆

We went for a Thursday night dinner and were truly disappointed in the the quality of the food, though the place was cozy and the service was fine. I ordered the chicken tandoori dinner and my husband got the lamb. I enjoy cooking from scratch and have made a number of curries in my cooking life, as well as having tried Indian at about a dozen restaurants. This food tasted like it had been made from a lot of premixed, prepackaged and otherwise not fresh ingredients. It lacked richness overall. My husband's lamb was so dry it was literally a step away from jerkey. The bright red tandoori chicken's flavor was pure smoke. The condiment tray was even disappointing; no tamarind chutney or cilantro chutney, but there was what seemed to be cheap apricot jam! Our desserts were way below average. His rice pudding was a runny mixture of hard, cold rice bits, milk and heavy doses of chai spice. Really sad eating experience for anyone craving the artistry, richness and flavor explosion of good Indian.

Pros: Music, artwork, candlelight, polite service

Cons: Really disappointing food

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I recently took my boyfriend to the India House for his birthday because we had heard it was the best Indian food in Portland, but I wouldn't say it was more than average. It was the greasiest Indian food I've ever eaten. Everything from the naan to entrees were drenched in grease as well as burned and brought to the table cold. Maybe they were having a bad night in the kitchen but I wouldn't go back to give them a second chance.

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★★★☆☆

I recently took my boyfriend to the India House for his birthday because we had heard it was the best Indian food in Portland, but I wouldn't say it was more than average. It was the greasiest Indian food I've ever eaten. Everything from the naan to entrees were drenched in grease as well as burned and brought to the table cold. Maybe they were having a bad night in the kitchen but I wouldn't go back to give them a second chance.

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I'm a pretty picky eater when it comes to particular foods. India House has the Best Vegetarian Dishes I've ever tasted when it comes to Indian food and that includes all the 5 star restaurants I've been to in India! In particular, I love their spinach dishes. India puts the right spices into their blend of curries. Their mulligatany soup (not vegetarian), is fantastic. I've always passed the India House, but never went in, I'm glad I finally did. I'm pretty much addicted.

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★★★★★

I'm a pretty picky eater when it comes to particular foods. India House has the Best Vegetarian Dishes I've ever tasted when it comes to Indian food and that includes all the 5 star restaurants I've been to in India! In particular, I love their spinach dishes. India puts the right spices into their blend of curries. Their mulligatany soup (not vegetarian), is fantastic. I've always passed the India House, but never went in, I'm glad I finally did. I'm pretty much addicted.

Pros: Food, spices, curries

Cons: Casual atmosphere, but why not?

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I love the food that served here at India house. Chicken tikka was so soft and flavorful. The lamb also very tastety. I am not the lamb eater and I loved it here.

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★★★★★

I love the food that served here at India house. Chicken tikka was so soft and flavorful. The lamb also very tastety. I am not the lamb eater and I loved it here.

Pros: yummy food, great price, great atmosphere

Cons: hard to find parking

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I love the food here! I've eaten at many Indian restaurants and this is one of the best! The food is anything but "bland" as one person said. Just try it for yourself, I think you'll enjoy it too.

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★★★★★

I love the food here! I've eaten at many Indian restaurants and this is one of the best! The food is anything but "bland" as one person said. Just try it for yourself, I think you'll enjoy it too.

Pros: Great Sauces, good naan, good service

Cons: right next to max

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The food all tasted the same, and the brightly colored dye in some of the dishes could not disguise this fact. No subtleties of flavor, no richness --- as one member put it, yes, some dishes did taste as though they were made with condensed tomato soup. Definitely not worth a return visit!

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★☆☆☆☆

The food all tasted the same, and the brightly colored dye in some of the dishes could not disguise this fact. No subtleties of flavor, no richness --- as one member put it, yes, some dishes did taste as though they were made with condensed tomato soup. Definitely not worth a return visit!

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Well, now, being from India and all that doesn't necessarily mean you make great Indian food...at least that's not what they're serving up at the 6.95 lunch buffet. Perhaps the a la carte items are better, but the buffet is beat. A vastly unimpressive lineup of salad (um, with jalapenos?), saag (soapy tasting), and the ever-present fire-engine red tandoori chicken and tikka masala (yawners, both). Oh, and a vat of soupy lentils, rice, samosas and something that's supposed to pass for kheer rice pudding. Great location if you work downtown, but food-wise, disappointing. We will keep searching...

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★★★☆☆

Well, now, being from India and all that doesn't necessarily mean you make great Indian food...at least that's not what they're serving up at the 6.95 lunch buffet. Perhaps the a la carte items are better, but the buffet is beat. A vastly unimpressive lineup of salad (um, with jalapenos?), saag (soapy tasting), and the ever-present fire-engine red tandoori chicken and tikka masala (yawners, both). Oh, and a vat of soupy lentils, rice, samosas and something that's supposed to pass for kheer rice pudding. Great location if you work downtown, but food-wise, disappointing. We will keep searching...

Pros: kinda cheap, naan ok

Cons: bland, uninspiring food

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I could live on their Chicken Tikka Masala, Garlic Naan, and Veggie Samosas every day! Great food, nice romantic atmosphere. Great for dates!

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★★★★★

I could live on their Chicken Tikka Masala, Garlic Naan, and Veggie Samosas every day! Great food, nice romantic atmosphere. Great for dates!

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We arrived on Thursday evening hearing this was the best Indian food in Portland. I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala which my waitress told me was really good. My partner got the Lamb Korma. Neither dish was remarkable in fact there was really no discernable flavor difference. The fact that the CTM was fire engine red was a shock and turnoff. The korma was decent though not worth going back for. The CTM was awful. The naan was good!

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★★☆☆☆

We arrived on Thursday evening hearing this was the best Indian food in Portland. I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala which my waitress told me was really good. My partner got the Lamb Korma. Neither dish was remarkable in fact there was really no discernable flavor difference. The fact that the CTM was fire engine red was a shock and turnoff. The korma was decent though not worth going back for. The CTM was awful. The naan was good!

Pros: Location, Nice Bathroom, Naan

Cons: Food, Price point, Food

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A mutual friend took my husband and myself to lunch there and we were surprised how wonderful the food was. Since we moved here from SF, we were always comparing the indian food in SF to here. We're so thrilled we found this place. The food is fantastic, sure the chicken tikka is dyed red then again have you seen the chicken tandoori..it's all for looks, it all tastes good. The only beef's we've had with them is on Saturday they open at 12pm not at 11:30am as advertised on their signs. Depends on their staff, they tend to be moody. Wait for the girls to show up..they're awesome..

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★★★★★

A mutual friend took my husband and myself to lunch there and we were surprised how wonderful the food was. Since we moved here from SF, we were always comparing the indian food in SF to here. We're so thrilled we found this place. The food is fantastic, sure the chicken tikka is dyed red then again have you seen the chicken tandoori..it's all for looks, it all tastes good. The only beef's we've had with them is on Saturday they open at 12pm not at 11:30am as advertised on their signs. Depends on their staff, they tend to be moody. Wait for the girls to show up..they're awesome..

Pros: Cheap, Great food

Cons: moody staff, FILL WATER GLASSES

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I have no idea about what some of the people below are talking about. I have been going here for ten years straight every friday night, and the only downside is that it does get busy. I personally know the owner and chefs and the're all from India. No fakies here. Someone said that the food etc. wasn't origional or too spicy, you've got to expect that, it's always going to be spicy because of the origins. It does tend to get packed, as I said so if there's an expectation or a big group you must, must, MUST reserve. The staff is ready and willing to help.

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★★★★★

I have no idea about what some of the people below are talking about. I have been going here for ten years straight every friday night, and the only downside is that it does get busy. I personally know the owner and chefs and the're all from India. No fakies here. Someone said that the food etc. wasn't origional or too spicy, you've got to expect that, it's always going to be spicy because of the origins. It does tend to get packed, as I said so if there's an expectation or a big group you must, must, MUST reserve. The staff is ready and willing to help.

Pros: Great Location

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The India House is always excellent. The food is especially great when you arrive at the beginning of the buffet. The atmosphere is excellent and relaxing, the service extraordinary, and the clientele pleasant. This is actually the only place I go out to eat!

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★★★★★

The India House is always excellent. The food is especially great when you arrive at the beginning of the buffet. The atmosphere is excellent and relaxing, the service extraordinary, and the clientele pleasant. This is actually the only place I go out to eat!

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Of all the Indian Restaurants in the Portland area this one has the best food. After moving to Arizona, I miss this place the most for Indian food. My wife and I have flown back to Portland just to eat here.

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★★★★★

Of all the Indian Restaurants in the Portland area this one has the best food. After moving to Arizona, I miss this place the most for Indian food. My wife and I have flown back to Portland just to eat here.

Pros: very helpful staff, if you like it hot, reasonably priced

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We went on a Friday evening. The restaurant filled up by 7pm, so reservations after that time are probably a good idea. The food was good, the waiters were friendly and efficient, and overall it was a good evening. We did not experience any of the negatives mentioned in some of the other reviews below.

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★★★★☆

We went on a Friday evening. The restaurant filled up by 7pm, so reservations after that time are probably a good idea. The food was good, the waiters were friendly and efficient, and overall it was a good evening. We did not experience any of the negatives mentioned in some of the other reviews below.

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I used to think this was one of the nicest Indian restaurants in Portland. I went there last night, it has been a while, but I was quite surprised at the reduced quality particularly in the food and also in the sevice. My wife's shrimp curry was just about lacking shrimp at all!

If fincances are the problem, I recommend charging more and making the food quality, presentation and sevice much better.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to think this was one of the nicest Indian restaurants in Portland. I went there last night, it has been a while, but I was quite surprised at the reduced quality particularly in the food and also in the sevice. My wife's shrimp curry was just about lacking shrimp at all!

If fincances are the problem, I recommend charging more and making the food quality, presentation and sevice much better.

Cons: Food Quality, Service

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For $6.95 the lunch buffet is a good deal. Like most Indian restaurants with the exception of the Bombay Cricket Club, dinner prices just arent worth it. The basmati rice isn't dry like some places. The chicken and vegetable entrees are average, the samosas are very good, and there's a nice selection of condiments. Service is either non-expressive, or in today's case, the thin male server had an "I'm sick of this place" attitude.

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★★★☆☆

For $6.95 the lunch buffet is a good deal. Like most Indian restaurants with the exception of the Bombay Cricket Club, dinner prices just arent worth it. The basmati rice isn't dry like some places. The chicken and vegetable entrees are average, the samosas are very good, and there's a nice selection of condiments. Service is either non-expressive, or in today's case, the thin male server had an "I'm sick of this place" attitude.

Pros: rice, price

Cons: service

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My brother and I stumbled across this place last weekend and went in for the lunch buffet. We could not believe this food! I kept waiting to find something I didn't like, but everything I tried was better than the last! I don't know a thing about Indian food, but I do know good food when I taste it. The buffet is an incredible bargain, and if you hit it just right - try Saturday around 1:30 pm - you'll get excellent service like we did.

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★★★★★

My brother and I stumbled across this place last weekend and went in for the lunch buffet. We could not believe this food! I kept waiting to find something I didn't like, but everything I tried was better than the last! I don't know a thing about Indian food, but I do know good food when I taste it. The buffet is an incredible bargain, and if you hit it just right - try Saturday around 1:30 pm - you'll get excellent service like we did.

Pros: cloth tablecloths, 6-95 lunch buffet, rice pudding dessert

Cons: small

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Having good memories from India House a year or so ago, I talked a friend from India into going there. It was very disappointing to the point of embarrassment. We asked for the food to be medium and it came almost too spicy to eat. We all had heartburn afterward. And what's up with all the food being red? The place is still full and once it fills up, getting service is challenging. Far from authentic or even good flavor at this point in time. Hoping they will raise their standards for the future. It could be so much better. Location and decor are great. Staff was nice until all the tables were full.

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★★★☆☆

Having good memories from India House a year or so ago, I talked a friend from India into going there. It was very disappointing to the point of embarrassment. We asked for the food to be medium and it came almost too spicy to eat. We all had heartburn afterward. And what's up with all the food being red? The place is still full and once it fills up, getting service is challenging. Far from authentic or even good flavor at this point in time. Hoping they will raise their standards for the future. It could be so much better. Location and decor are great. Staff was nice until all the tables were full.

Pros: Location, Decor

Cons: Poor value, Poor flavor

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Nice atmosphere and friendly service but the food was substandard. Chicken tikka masala was colored a very fake red and its spicing lacked complexity (not enough flavors, did not even taste like Indian food [yes, I know it was invented by Benghalis in England; so what!]). Of four diners, only one liked his food. Not recommended.

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★★☆☆☆

Nice atmosphere and friendly service but the food was substandard. Chicken tikka masala was colored a very fake red and its spicing lacked complexity (not enough flavors, did not even taste like Indian food [yes, I know it was invented by Benghalis in England; so what!]). Of four diners, only one liked his food. Not recommended.

Pros: Intimate atmosphere

Cons: Food not worth eating

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We picked this restaurant while in town visiting family. A very disappointing experience to say the least. While the food was okay (the tomato-based curries tasted like they had been made with condensed tomato soup), the service was rotten.
The waitress left her cell phone in the booth across from us and it kept ringing... and ringing... and ringing. Extremely annoying. She didn't manage a single friendly word, and she kept dripping water in my food when she refilled our glasses.
On the good side, the vegetarian platter where you get to pick 2 different main dishes is a nice idea and fairly priced.
Still...out of all the Indian restaurants I have been to (probably over a dozen in half a dozen states), this one was the worst.

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★★☆☆☆

We picked this restaurant while in town visiting family. A very disappointing experience to say the least. While the food was okay (the tomato-based curries tasted like they had been made with condensed tomato soup), the service was rotten.
The waitress left her cell phone in the booth across from us and it kept ringing... and ringing... and ringing. Extremely annoying. She didn't manage a single friendly word, and she kept dripping water in my food when she refilled our glasses.
On the good side, the vegetarian platter where you get to pick 2 different main dishes is a nice idea and fairly priced.
Still...out of all the Indian restaurants I have been to (probably over a dozen in half a dozen states), this one was the worst.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Bad Service, Street parking

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The only thing better than an Indian meal is an all-you-can-eat Indian buffet. You'll find it at this small downtown place, which serves hungry hordes at lunch because its 12-course lunch buffet is a good deal. Unlike many such spreads,…

 

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