Both of the dishes we had
Both of the dishes we had were excellent. This place has real fire in their spicy food, which I appreciate. Everyone was very friendly although we were never asked if everything was all right until we were finished eating. (everything was great)
The main dining area is beautifully decorated and there are booths that could be considered romantic.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious- best Indian food
Delicious- best Indian food we've ever had. We will definitely come back. A highlight was the very interesting, unusual and delicious desserts.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing food with intricately
Amazing food with intricately woven flavors. From the hostess to the chef they were so warm and friendly. Our water glasses were never empty, and the owner even stopped by to say hello and check on us. I was impressed. We will definitely be back. The only thing I would improve on is the wine list. You have to try this place. Absolutely.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant!
18 Expat Brits & Irish 17 of us thought the food excellent, everyone enjoyed themselves! It was a shame that Renee the server was overworked she should have had more help so consequently service was slow, however, we all had a marvelous time & we will return for another feast soon :)
Of all the Indian restaurants in town & burbs this one is my overall favourite.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Indian Food in Portland!
Loved the meal at East India Co. Everything was delicious. The server was super helpful in guiding us through the ordering of food that was unfamiliar. The grilled salmon was the best I've ever had. Writing this review makes me want to go there tonight for dinner!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We picked East India not only
We picked East India not only because of the good food, and pleasant surroundings, but also because it is a good place to be able to sit and talk, without feeling crowded or rushed. It is quiet enough to easily hear each other, with acoustics and separation of diners to not overhear other conversations.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite lunch spot
East India Co. is one of my top choices when asked to choose a spot for lunch. The lunch special is excellent - especially the fish curry - spicy & flavorful. The service is top notch and the ambience is lovely. I keep meaning to make it in for dinner, but haven't had the opportunity. The happy hour menu looks great, too.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful! The best Indian
Wonderful! The best Indian food around. Charming place with great service. Everything was perfect.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were a little worried about
We were a little worried about the service because of previous reviews, but we had no problems at all! The food was excellent, and the service was perfect, and our water glasses never went dry. The location is very nice as well, we walked to a show at the Schnitzer with no trouble.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the best Indian Food
Some of the best Indian Food in Portland! Great for "family style" couples dining or just an intimate dinner for two. Reservations are recommened as it is very popular. The food is made to order so don't expect a quick dinner; just sit back and enjoy yourself.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love Indian food. There are many Indian restaurants in Portland that are o.k. But East India Company is a step above--truly spot-on beautifully prepared food with the freshest ingredients and spices. The service is efficient but don't plan on having your food in 10 minutes---it may take about 20-25 minutes to get your entree, so order a few appetizers while you wait. This is a hidden gem in Portland, and I will be going more often now I've been reminded how terrific it is.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great!
The food was excellent, the staff were very accommodating and the restaurant was beautiful. Five stars.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Upscale Indian Restaurant
The food was very good. Service a bit slow but overall a nice experience. A bit pricier than what we wanted but still a great place.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic fare
Both of our dishes were delicious!! We really enjoyed it.
5/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to East India with my son for a meal. After living in London we are used to having Indian food. We thought we had eaten good Indian food before, but this was well above and beyond the food we had eaten before. The food was delicious and the presentation was outstanding.
The look of the place from the street does not prepare you for the beauty of the back of the restaurant. Staff were helpful, kind and not intrusive.
I will definitely go back for a great dining experience again.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first experience!
Took my daughter here for her try of Indian cuisine and East India Co was a huge hit. Food was delicious, service was great (including providing excellent recommendations for my 16-year old) , and the atmosphere was perfect (including live sitar performance).
Will definitely dine here again.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations
Every dish we ordered (there were four of us and we shared everything) was excellent. One of our party is a trained chef with very high standards and we are all well-traveled, sophisticated diners. The tab was on the high side for Indian food but we felt it was well worth the premium. We had no trouble conversing over the normal restaurant buzz. From the front window it looks like a hole in the wall, but the dining room is comfortably spacious.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been looking for a great Indian restaurant that's just as good as Brick Lane Curry House in Montclair, NJ. So happy we tried East India Co.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
So delicious! Don't miss this!
This was our first visit to East India Co and we will be returning soon! The best Indian food in Portland.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Indian food in Portland!
Can't wait to go back again! Food was fresh and delicious ...service was excellent!
Atmosphere and decor was perfect!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the finest Indian Cuisine I have had in NorthWest. A modern, clean and friendly environment. Every time I have been toEast India Gill, the food and service have been exemplary. Well priced for a downtown restaurant. Highly recommend it.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Indian fare in PDX
East India Grill was a surprise find and certainly suitable for dinners with corporate. The food was authentic and service was pleasant
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great dinner: great food and very attentive service> we will be back!!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Indian food, and this restaurant never disappoints. I especially like the ambiance and noise level (low) as most restaurants in Portland are louder than I can tolerate even if the food is good. The service is exemplary and the food was incredible. I had the lamb tandoori and got not 1 or 2 ribs, but 5, cooked to perfection and smoky and tender with an incredible marinade.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Indian food
You won't find better Indian food anywhere in Portland.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in town
East India Company is by far the best Indian food downtown Portland. There is parking nearby. Food is prepared there. Very fresh. I will continue to re-visit this place.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A delight for the senses
East India Co. has incredibly flavorful dishes, great service, and reasonable prices to boot. Highlights for me have been the samosa chaat, paneer tikka masala, vegetable korma, naan of any kind, mango cheesecake, and just about everything else I've had (I'm vegetarian). I've heard the chicken kebabs aren't the best; perhaps focus on a dish that can let the flavors of India shine, and don't hesitate to omit meat completely--you won't miss it, I never do! The manager may come by to say hi, and he is friendly while being very cognizant of your meal stage and time chatting. Happy dining :)
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good for vegan, non-vegan couples
Excellent dining experience. Delicious Salmon Tikka. Naan, Veggie Biryani, Raita all very tasty. Samosa's good. Only complaint was that the two additional vegetable dishes we ordered were extremely similar and the server didn't mention this when we ordered them.
For dessert I was pleased they have a delicious Kulfi pistachio ice cream.
All in all a very good meal. We'll go back again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian food I have found in Portland. Not simply your standard Indian restaurant and a screaming deal for lunch.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian Food Ever!
This is easily the best Indian food I've ever had!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for actual conversation
Good place for actual conversation :-o over good food with your dining companions. Quiet but not too quiet.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious from start to finish. We enjoyed great vegetable samosas, mango and green salad,vegetable Khorma, chicken makhani, mango lassies and several desserts. They surprised my son (I told them we were dining there to celebrate our son's birthday via Open Table) and brought him a piece of their chilli chocolate cake with a candle in it to celebrate his birthday. He was very happy and I thought it was quite nice that they acknowledged the reason we were dining.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty Indian restaurant
The mushroom appetizer was fun. The makrani paneer was creamy and delicious. The chicken vindaloo was satisfyingly spicy. Pass on the house rose, unless you like very sweet wine but the Oregon Pinot Gris was a good compliment to the meal.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my girlfriend here to celebrate the fact that she had finished a major thesis project. We were able to snag one of the booths in the back of the restaurant to have ourselves a romantic dinner. The cocktails were excellent and the food was very good. This is easily one of my favorite places for Indian food in Portland.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding birthday celebration
There were 4 of us and we thought it was the best dining experience we had had in quite a while. I think it is the nicest Indian restaurant in town. The food was really good - excellent taste and presentation. The staff were very friendly and professional - way above average for Portland.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new favorite!
Loved the food and was impressed with quick and friendly service. The atmosphere was very nice too. We received great advice from the waiter for the wine and food. Will definitely go back soon.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Indian Food
This is probably the best Indian Food I have had in Portland. The presentation is beautiful on many of the dishes.
If you like spicy, you will love it. If you don't, ask the server for non-spicy suggestions. We had great service the entire night.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my Nephew to experience Indian food for the first time. Staff were confident in their recommendations and urging us to try new things. The food was delicious. Would definitely return.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food and service
We were visiting from Texas and found this great Indian place downtown. Thought we would get poor service from the other reviews but went cause of the good reviews on the food. Was pleasantly surprised to get both. Waiter also very knowledgeable about the food. Good for both vegetarian (me) and non-vegetarian (husband) couples.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM