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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

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (23)
Spicy (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (18)
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Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Healthy (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Romantic (5)
Vegan (5)
Business Meals (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Organic (1)
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 (Boise)·Dined 2 days ago

Unique chat preparation, very delicious, and the paneer Tikka. Awesome for vegetarians.

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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, very nice place, good service and very good food. I recommend it!

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Attractive restaurant with a menu that is smaller than most Indian restaurants. They clearly concentrate on making high quality dishes. It's one of the few Indian restaurants in Portland that will take a reservation.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined 4 days ago

Great dinner. Really enjoyed all the food. We had four people, eat family style, everything was fantastic.
Nice bar as well with unique cocktails.

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 (Portland)·Dined 5 days ago

The food here is excellent. However, during our last two visits there were large, noisy groups also dining. With the open (non-absorbent) ceilings it is difficult to have a private conversation when there is shouting and loud guffaws in the room.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Definitely recommend lamb vindalu. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was so delicious and and the staff is wonderful. We’ve eaten their with and without children, enjoying it both times

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 (Portland)·Dined 7 days ago

Delicious food and fun experience.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Chicken Tandoori not very interesting but the Rogan Josh was excellent.

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delightful

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 (Portland)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I enjoyed the dinner. It was nice to have a dinner conversation and to be able to do a family style meal. Service was attentive and the food came out timely. However, I was not overwhelmed with the food and felt it was a bit over priced. I will definitely try dinner or lunch again based on my experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Portland)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The food was amazing and the server did a fantastic job of explaining everything on the menu since this was our first time there. The chicken wings are their best kept secret.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 27, 2018

One of the best Indian restaurants I've found in Portland. The flavors were terrific, and the chef adds his own touch to several dishes that distinguish East India from other restaurants in a very positive way.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent, very best Indian in NW

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (Portland)·Dined on January 6, 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 5, 2018

Great service, great curry!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

Server had a real bad attitude

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 25, 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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 (Portland)·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 24, 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 9, 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 8, 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 3, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on December 2, 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 29, 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 24, 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 18, 2017

Incredible dining experience in every way!

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 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 12, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 6, 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 5, 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 4, 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 2, 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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