East India Co. Grill & Bar

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$30 and under
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Indian

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East India Co Grill & Bar offers a delectable journey and redefines the perception of Indian food. The romantic interior combines seductive Indian richness and sparkle, with dramatic lighting, and 1800"s sepia photographs.

Subtle complex marinades using time honored Indian grilling methods created by seasoned master chefs reflect the food trends in today's India. The menu remains true to classic Indian recipes but is served with verve and style. All of this along with our hospitality and innovative signature cocktails makes for a unique dining experience.

The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portland on 11th avenue between Yamhill and Taylor. We are open for lunch, happy hour, and dinner Monday through Sunday. We invite you to join us for the East India experience.

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NS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad we tried this place before a concert at the Schnitz. We have two dishes we love that we always try first at Indian restaurants: Tandoori chicken and Rogan Josh. The chicken was tender and flafirful, but could have used a few more onions and peppers. The Rogan Josh lamb shank was fabulous, super tender and the sauce was rich and delicious. Garlic naan rounded out the meal nicely. Also the waiter was very accommodating and made up a special cocktail, a boulevardier for my hubby which he said was excellent. My house red wine pour was super generous! We will be back for sure.

SR
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

JA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

the food was ok, there was one dish that stood out for the rest, which is the Makhani. However, the service, though the server was nice, it seems that they were understaffed in the front of house. The time between appetizers and entree were about 40 minute long. The food was good just not great for the prices that we paid. I hope they figure out their staffing issues.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Usually the food is spicier than what we were served last night, which was disappointing, but I love this restaurant. The food and drinks are always good. Service was impeccable.

IT
20 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It started out a little rocky—we were kept waiting at the hostess stand for 5 minutes too long, after arriving for our reservation. But then we were seated in a lovely booth. First time ever seated in this prized area of the restaurant. But then after we spoke to our waitress for the first time she sounded nasal and so I asked for a different server because I didn’t want to get sick. This was accommodated and the rest of the evening went smoothly. The food is always excellent here.

F
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas tradition at East India Co started four years ago and will continue. Food and service were great - especially the lamb chops and paneer tikka masala. A special shout out to the hostess, who was very attentive from the moment we checked in. She made sure that there would be zero problem with the peanut allergy, which included making sure the pan in which they roasted peanuts from the bar was cleaned well in advance of our reservation time.

RG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, lovely ambience. Loved that it was open Christmas Day. It was packed!

K
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I was disappointed. The menu descriptions were off from what we ordered. The environment was very nice. We ordered the samosas based on the recommendation from our waitress they were delish that’s where is fun ended. We were going to order a different appetizer. I believe it was like a croquet. Not sure if the name. She said it’s actually Tempura.

I ordered the salmon tandoori, it was delicious but it was 4 pieces of salmon and nothing else. Not what you’d expect for dinner no rice or sauce. The salmon was supposed to come with Bombay potatoes. When I asked the waitress, she said they’re a garnish and was brought a garnish of potatoes on a plate. Our table also ordered buttered chicken that had no flavor and the chicken biryani. The biryani tasted like yesterday’s rice with chicken left overs.

The manager did come over to apologize and offer us ice cream on the house. We declined. Too many desserts around the holidays. She mentioned they’re working on revamping the menu. We were also told by the manager the restaurant is family style. We had no idea. Overall it was a bad experience. I likely would not go back.

GP
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Christmas Eve

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining room, attentive staff and good food! Overall a very good dining experience!

CE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would definitely return when in Portland. Very good food, service was fine, ambiance good, parking on street or in nearby lots.

J
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East India Co. is our "go-to" restaurant when friends and family are visiting. It's the best Indian food for us, and the atmosphere is QUIET -- you can have a normal conversation without having to shout, even at a table for 8. We always order the makhani (usually paneer) and the lamb biryani. If we need more, we get the samosas (appetizer) and the saag. Their naan is terrific. Honestly, there isn't a dish on the menu that isn't a crowd pleaser unless there's an allergy or dislike (e.g., my husband despises eggplant, which is a great sadness since their eggplant dish is one of MY favorites). Very good masala chai (which comes Unsweetened, thank goodness), and my nephew raves about their salt lassi.

MK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic waitstaff. Service was top notch as well. If you like Indian food, this is the place for you.

MA
Portland
37 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink. Good selection/variety on menu.

r
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I highly recommend East India Co.. We have been looking for a quality restaurant after the one we always had gone to closed due to the owners retiring. Give this a try, you'll like it.

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great overall, slow to be seated despite reservation. The food here is always delicious. Had a perfect cocktail.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent!! This is our new go to restaurant for Indian food

DW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

East India has a relatively limited menu - but what they serve is very good. The balance of flavors, fresh ingredients. Without specifying a spiciness level, it is served with just the right amount of spice - not too little or too much. Service was attentive, yet respectful of patrons. I enjoy this restaurant for both lunch and dinner.

NL
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious (: we loved the food we loved the atmosphere

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and elegant restaurant. Food was incredible!!

R
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the entire evening! Our server was fantastic and made some great recommendations!!

B
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy the wide variety of excellent Indian food at this restaurant. We always get great service. The decor is nice, especially if you get on of the semi-circular booths. The music track adds to the ambience. Prices are very reasonable considering that it is in downtown Portland.

c
Portland
85 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good menu. Good food but not forehead smacking. I'd go again. The mixed Tandoori plate was a great value at $14.

PH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were doing a dinner training for some products and the hostess and waitress accommodated everything we requested. Everyone was super nice, plus the food was excellent.

RH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great dinner. Bartender doubled as server. Great employee. Needs some training on organizing his service steps & timing. We will definitely be back.

TP
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

anniversary

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Diwali with family and delicious food! The food

L
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Efficient service, pleasant meat

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! It was our second time there as it was just as good as last time. Every dish we ordered was very good. The restaurant design is cool too and the service was very good. Every one on our 9 person party was delighted!

JB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, delightful and attentive servers, and a lovely experience overall. One of my favorite places!

CO
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic authentic Indian food. Great service. Can always get a table even at the weekend.

J
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

East India Co. continues to be our go-to restaurant whenever we want to impress out-of-town guests or to host friends for a QUIET meal with great food. The waitstaff are attentive and pleasant, you can hear people across the table because the place is actually QUIET enough (a very rare situation), and the food is impeccable. We always order the makhani paneer, the lamb biryani, and the samosas (as the appetizer). It's all good, but compared to other Indian restaurants those dishes stand out, as do their chai (not pre-sweetened) and their naan. One request to the restaurant: bring back the salt lassi!

t
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious food, very generous portions, and perfect atmosphere - the 4 of us really enjoyed the evening and the food! I never realized it was even there...really nice decor inside..

KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overall, not a bad place but not a good price. The service could have been quicker. Better than average, but nothing spectacular.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Drinks are a little expensive. Food is more spicy than I expected but not overwhelming. Excellent value other than the drinks.

GS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really good, but the waitress was the bomb!

CB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All the food was good, cocktails were good, food came fast once it was ordered but the overall service was slow. Took 2.5 hours for a 5 person dinner. If I am looking for Indian cuisine in the future, I would certainly come back.

HJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service. Chef is very experienced and knowledgeable.

OC
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a terrific meal and place to enjoy a nice dinner with friends and family. The flavor of the slices clearly comes out in the various dishes.

Will come back again.

RH
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Indian food in a cool, toney atmosphere...a little spendy but we just can't keep away! Great service, too

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