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About East India Co. Grill & Bar

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.

821 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri–Sun 5:00 am–10:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Cross Street:
On 11th between Yamhill & Taylor

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 227-8815

Website:
http://www.eicpdx.com/

Catering:
We create the food. You create the memories!
Please contact catering@eicpdx.com with any inquiries.

Parking Details:
Ample street parking and public parking lots within 2 blocks.

Public Transit:
The Portland street car stops right outside our restaurant at 11th & Taylor.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

East India Co. Grill & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Spicy (19)
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Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Cozy (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Casual (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Vegan (7)
Business Meals (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Please take "noise level" off your list. Some people prefer a quiet restaurant, and others prefer a noisy restaurant, so the ranking on this can not be on the same scale.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We have come here several times and always find the good, the service and the value the best for Indian food in the Portland area.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great service, great curry!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Very good food, bold flavors. Staff was very nice. good place.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Overall, a lackluster, disappointing experience.

Service: not friendly. We were asked for our order, then hushed because the server hadn't retrieved a writing surface from pocket. Never checked to see how our food was after it was delivered.

Drinks: coconut-lime concoction was watery and had an off-putting flavor. Mango lassi was fine, but from a box.

Food: samosa appetizer was reasonably good but a bit cold when delivered. A korma that was ordered with mild heat was overly hot, as it was almost as spicy as the vindaloo (which was quite hot, though our server warned of this). The entrees themselves were of good quality and preparation, but some may find the level of spice in the vindaloo to be quite excessive, and the korma clearly should have been more mild (it can be ordered in mild, medium or hot spice levels).

Price: high, but not out of par for the area.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Server had a real bad attitude

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Attentive service. Beautiful, private booth, which provided an intimate atmosphere. Quiet enough for conversation. Servings were generous, the food was delicious with careful attention to preferred level of spiciness, and the special cocktails were a perfect complement to the meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The kitchen got way behind early on New Year’s Eve with no communication to guests. Every table was absent of food. We were about to leave when things started to pick up and then our food arrived. Our server should’ve communicated immediately but she seemed new. The manager should’ve instructed servers to inform their tables. The food was delicious and the whole mood changed as tables got their meals. We would go back despite uneven service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The place was pretty nice, but our waitor refused to take our appetizer order before our entree and, while doing that, rushed our entree order, so we both ordered quickly and indecisively. That in itself was very annoying. The food was good, but I wouldn't go back.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Really good Indian food favorites along with creative and lesser found dishes from northern and southern India. Excellent chef, terrific service, beautiful modern decor - we LOVED it!!

Tags: Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Dining at East India Co. Bar and Grill has been a family favorite for the last few Christmas Eve’s. This year we added more family and friends to the mix and all had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding and the service superb. I couldn’t have asked for a better night. We will definitely return next year.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We wanted a Sunday lunch spot (hard to find) with nearby parking (Galleria lot one block). We got that and so much more. Excellent service and some of the best Indian food we've had in years. Four of us each had a different dish: vindaloo, biryani, korma and saag. Every one was excellent and you could request mild, medium or hot. We were all very pleased with medium although our nephew really loved the hotter spice of his vindaloo. Nice wine by the glass list and I'm told, excellent martinis. The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about every dish. We will definitely return.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Only my 3rd time eating Indian food but this was so well worth it. The food was incredibly good and I love that the portions were not immense! Flavorful, spicy enough to suit our desire for heat but not just be about that. We will be back again!

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was delicious, the service was good, the waiter was helpful. I've had nothing but good experiences here.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent -- as usual. The wine list could use a little depth.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We like this restaurant so much, we've booked a table for 8 friends to join us on Christmas Day

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

East India Company is rapidly becoming one of our favorite places for dinner before a play or the symphony. The food is outrageously good, the menu is huge and varied, the atmosphere is warm and cozy, the noise level is low (thank you, thank you, thank you), and the service is always exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was one of the worst meals I have ever had in Portland. As I have traveled in India and lived in Asia and had many spicy and varied Indian dishes, this was the poorest one I have experienced. From the opening chai with no flavor, to a lamb vindaloo so hot it was inedible, to paneer in bland tomato sauce, the entire meal was a disaster. When I asked the waitress if the chef would be willing to exchange any of these items for another one, he was unwilling to do so. Not surprising at lunchtime, we were about the only people at the restaurant. I hope this review
is printed publicly for others to see. I think open table should take them off their list!!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful dinner with friends before a show at the Schnitz...staff super friendly and helpful in choosing vegan options! Great atmosphere and we can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Incredible dining experience in every way!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

This was our 2nd time and it was as great as the first. Our server was very good and went above and beyond to make sure our experience was enjoyable.

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 13, 2017

East India has been the selected restaurant for both of my sons birthdays this year. We found it to celebrate a birthday. Since then we've visited for new jobs, multiple birthdays and when friends come to town.

Possibly the best tasting Salmon I've ever had. I'm a pescatarian so I eat Salmon weekly. There isn't anyone that has a better tasting Mango Lassi either.

Thanks for being our go-to restaurant.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Cozy, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Always enjoy the food here; service is good. It's worthwhile getting a reservation because they are busier than before, and you're more likely to get a booth rather than a table (if you prefer).

We do miss a potato-and-spinach dish that used to be on the menu. The first time we noticed it missing, they made it up for us anyway, but we don't ask anymore.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vegan, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 2017

6 of us, all ages, all eating habits including 1 paleo and 1 vegan and 3 that love hearty meat entrees, we all came away loving out choices and loving the variety all well cooked. we'll come again

Tags: Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Our food came out really fast faster than we had anticipated everything tasted great. Our order was done correctly. The usher, the bus boy and the waiter were all polite and did a great Job. I wish that I knew their names. We had ordered Papdi Chaat, Vegetarian Vindaloo. Salt lassi, Fried okra and onion and Rasmalai. Scrumptious! Vindaloo was a little spicy for my taste but for spice lovers this is great. My Husband like very spicy food so he absolutely loved it. For mildly spicy food okra and onion is very good okra was done rightly and had no slime in it. Delicious!!!!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a good time at this restaurant. The biryanis is delicious and I had lots left over to take home. Our waiter was great but i’m Miffed at the hostess. She sat us in a booth by the restroom. When I asked for a larger booth on the upper level she said that was for parties of five, we had three. Halfway through our meal I noticed their was a couple sitting in one of the booths I requested and the other two were empty. I think you should cater to the customers who are already in your restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 1, 2017

This is our favorite place for Indian food. The flavors are complex and interesting, and dishes made to order (good if one of your party is heat-averse!). The naan bread is about perfect, and the masala chai is as good as you'll find anywhere in town. We've tried most of the lunch menu especially, and while it's all good our favorites are saag and makhani. And the korma. We typically will order more than we can eat so we can take leftovers home for dinner.

My nephew (raised in Ankara, Turkey) loves the salty lassi; the mango lassi is great, but more calories than I need when I want to have a full meal.

This is a QUIET restaurant, which appeals greatly to us.

The staff are competent, attentive, and make good suggestions.

This is our go-to restaurant when out-of-town guests come to visit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Efficient service, good food. Not as spicy as it has been in the past, and they took the chili chocolate cake off the menu. Very sad even if it wasn’t authentic.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The Malai Kofta was some of the best we've had in the Portland area. The kofta were tender and fresh. The saag paneer was amazing. Our server was very attentive and friendly. We were happy to hear that the restaurant has happy hour until 7 pm. The bar manager was kind enough to describe the happy hour menu and drink options. We look forward to giving it a try!

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Exceptional dishes and variety.
Very good service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent, authentic Indian food. Will definitely come back. Great service as well.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food is very good and the service amazing. It’s well worth the drive-we will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner! We have been trying to find a place to replace the closed Bombay Cricket Club and this is it, finally!!! As good, probably better!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food and great service! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

It was unfortunate that the server became unnecessarily defensive quite easily when my adult daughter asked to clarify contradictory information between what menu stated and what server understood. This happened early in our visit. Also, asked for information about salt content and was told by same server that nothing could be done. I would have hoped she would inquire with the chef what dishes would be lower salt content, to try and accommodate the customer or at least show an effort. That didn't happen, more defensiveness was expressed. The food was good, and we would have gone back if the ambiance and the tone of the interactions had been better.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great Indian food. We had a lovely birthday dinner. The food was top-notch with loads of authentic flavor. The majority of the menu is gluten-free. The cocktails were also fantastic.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We have been regular customers of East India Co for the past 7-8 years and have been there over 30 times in this period of time. We love the food there in general and that is what has brought us back repeatedly. However, the past two visits (within the last 2 months) have been sub-par. First and foremost, the service is SLOW. Drinks took over 30min to get to the table. Totally unacceptable. Then the food service was slow as well. Overall, our meal took a total of over 2 hrs! While we appreciate a leisurely meal, 2 hrs is pushing it. We were told that the place was short-staffed. This is an excuse. If they were short staffed, they should have turned people away or rejected reservations (we had one). Coming to the food - the marinade on the paneer tikka has changed and we're not sure why. While the tikka was good, it is no longer authentic tasting. Please bring back your old recipe! The portion sizes have also gone down on this particular dish. The malai kofta (best in town in our opinion) and dal tadka were very good as usual. The paneer tikka masala was average (paneer was tough and not soft like it should be). Breads were good as usual. While we loved this place in the past, our latest two experiences here have been way below our expectations. We are unsure if there has been a management change here, but whatever it is, it will be harder for us to justify going back in the future!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Close to Arlene Schnitzer Hall, perfect for a pre-show meal. We recently relocated from NYC and hadn’t found an Indian restaurant we loved yet. Now we have. The vegetarian options were plentiful for me. Will go again!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Friend took us here as a wedding present and it was exceptional!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Spicy, Cozy, Healthy, Comfort Food, Vegan, Romantic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great meal again, we liked this place so much we went back again a week later. Loved it the waiters have good recommendations and everything was great. Donuts for desert a must.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Happy Hour
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