East India Co. Grill & Bar

4.4
699 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 699 people are saying
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Robert
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are excellent. The food has a large variety of choices and the flavors and spices are nuanced perfectly. We have gone here on a number of occasions and each time has been a great experience.

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SaraD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The makhana with lamb was the best thing that happened to me all week! Everything else was also delicious (samosa, naan, lassi cocktail). Great place!

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vipLovesfood
Aberdeen
54 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Did not pay attention to my request for a nice table instead gave us the table which looked into the restroom. Yuk! Would be better if they had a folding screen to camouflage that area. Asked again for a better table but was told to take it or leave it

Food was ok not standout. Digital ordering ok not sure what happens if you don’t have a smartphone Some things not available but understand given current environment

Staff seemed like they wanted to do a good job. Food came out in good order and timely

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Seth
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonable prices, excellent service and atmosphere. Order as a family or couple and share in some tasty food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is delicious

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CT1105
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food here is mediocre. I ordered butter chicken. The chicken in it reminded me of the pre-cooked, pre-cut, prepackaged type you buy at the grocery story (Perdue makes this, for example). The sauce had a vinegary taste that I had not experienced before with butter chicken, perhaps from the preservatives in the chicken. My friend had a cauliflower dish and that was also just okay.

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the spacing of the tables. That is not something they just did for covid, they have always (I have been going there for years) done. You come to talk with your friends, not hear conversations at the next table. Now it is especially important. The food is delicious and the service is friendly and efficient. The menu is accommodating to people who have diet restrictions...The waitress knew what was in the food, down to small details. My only problem with the restaurant is that I ate too much. I continued to eat when I was way past full. I licked my plate clean.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is absolutely FANTASTIC! From the outside of the restaurant, I wasn't sure what to expect on the inside as far as ambiance, decor and the overall "look" of the place. Once we got inside, I knew immediately we will come back to this place. That's just based on the look of the place, the decorating, the seating and the art.

The Naan was by far the best I've ever had. Ever. The drinks were amazing and the FOOD? You will ABSOLUTELY be doing yourself a disservice if you don't eat here. Everything....I mean EVERYTHING was amazing.

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vipRhianaN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this little spot. The chicken korma was so delicious I doused my rice in the curry and ate so fast I almost got indigestion. The garlic naan was well seasoned and deliciously fragrant, and the mango lassi cocktail was super yum. Definitely a good spot for a nice occasion.

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MikeL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a really good place to have quiet conversation. Service is excellent.

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kcook
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and presentation was excellent - staff made great recommendations

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vipKenB
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal here. Started off with a tasty Samosa Chaat and some Masala wings. The wings packed a nice kick from the spices. Main courses were Lamb Vindaloo and Chicken Makhani. Both were very flavorful, and both had a fair amount of their respective proteins. A side order of Naan helped scoop up the delicious sauces. Prices are very reasonable.

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LegacyPlanner
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service by Beppe. She took great care with the kitchen to make sure my meal was gluten and dairy free. The bartender made a superb Moscow mule. The biryani was a bit too spicey for me but my colleague loved the spice level on her dish. We will return. Easy parking on the street.

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Nick
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s been a while since we last dined here, maybe 5-6 years. Just mediocre food and friendly but chaotic service. There are definitely better choices for Indian in the Portland Metro.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! The flavors were incredible and the presentation and quality were great. The server gave excellent recommendations and explained the menu so we could understand what everything was (we had no experience with Indian food!)

I planned this dinner as a surprise for my wife who never wants to eat Indian food. In fact, we passed another Indian place along the way and she said she hoped we weren’t going there! Well, despite this aversion to Indian food, my wife absolutely loved it! And I’m sure we will be back.

Only critique I would give is the atmosphere was a little quiet and boring. Very nice looking! But at times it was so quiet I felt like I was disturbing the place if I clanked my fork against the plate too loud. Otherwise, excellent experience.

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LisaK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The vindaloo was spicy and you could still taste the flavors, which is not always the case. The samosa was excellent as well - perfect pastry. Fried potatoes were also very good. Great ambience, perfect place for anniversary dinner. I will return and would recommend it to everyone!

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vipbellalove
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Looks a little sketchy from the outside and ambience isn’t great, but our server was a doll - she made our evening - and the food delicious. Recommend the eggplant and tandoori mixed grill.

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AndreaP
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, staff are wonderful, food is excellent, venue is comfortable and fun

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AnjaliK
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best tasting Indian restaurants I’ve been to. Outstanding food with many great allergy friendly options. Service was right on point.

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IvanC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Took an hour to get food. Food was so so.

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Susan
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were very happy with the food and the service. Due to the early hour, the restaurant was quiet, but was starting to get busy by the time we left around 7:00 p.m. The bar was great and would be a great place to return to for a fun drink and a meal.

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vipAdamP
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We again visited this restaurant where the food is outstanding and the service is great....highly recommend this place

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Lancastrian
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered East India 12 years ago and have gone back every time we’re in Portland. It’s always been a great experience to dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was excellent. She said she was new, but we would have never known!

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Rick
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small spot but good customer service and nice flavors in the food and sauces.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation. Walked over a mile, only to find the restaurant to be closed. We had a late reservation and we were unable to find another option.

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SharonM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have long considered East India Co. the best Indian restaurant in Portland but I was really disappointed this time because so much of the menu was unavailable - my favorite things. Not even chai tea was available. I won't return until it has returned to its previous quality. Too bad.

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DavidS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

4/5 dishes were well flavored. One dish I didn't like at all, but this may be a personal preference. The chicken was overcooked in each dish. Lamb was perfect.

Service was average.

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vipcedinesout
Central Coast
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a wonderful dining experience every time I come to Portland and last night was no different. Wonderful food and staff is very friendly.

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Lbar
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and meal. Might be short staffed but they did a fantastic job.

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funguybarton
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food is truly excellent and the servers are very friendly and accommodating. They are currently very understaffed, so the service was not really as good as it should be.

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FoodieMark
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at East India Co. and took a chance by inviting another couple. What a great find! The food was delicious and authentic. If you have food sensitivities, they will work with you so don't be afraid to ask. The service was excellent and the wait staff very knowledgeable about everything from the wine to the food to the night cap. Will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Delicious! A location with which they did they best they could. Get the lamb.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner for my daughter’s graduation.

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Littlebites
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We returned to East India Co after a three-year absence. The staff was very happy to see in-person diners, and the seating was spacious. We had one dish new to us--samosas, served open, with chick peas on the side--delicious. The other stand-bys were also excellent--tandoori chicken, lamb saag, and eggplant. We will definitely keep this on our list.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We’ve eaten at the East India Co. several times, but did not have the best experience during our last visit. The restaurant was not busy, yet with only two servers for the restaurant, we didn’t feel like they paid much attention to our table. First, their Diet Coke syrup had run out and they did not have any syrup to replace it. We asked for water and were given room temperature water, which we had to then ask for ice water. We ordered appetizers, which were good, but we didn’t have any utensils or napkins on the table...again we had to ask for them. Our entrees came out all together, which was nice, but one of them came with shrimp and we were told that was listed on the menu that way...it was not. Our server didn’t reappear at our table for the remainder of our meal. We were so disappointed in our experience especially since we’ve had wonderful experiences here in the past.

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Janner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and wonderful food!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a new favorite Indian restaurant for date night!

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Loren
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and the restaurant ambience were GREAT. Service was a little slow, but overall very good experience.

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NjeriP
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were helpful and willing to let my girlfriend and me stay even though it would have meant being served after closing. We decided not to, but the gesture was really awesome. They also gave my girlfriend a treat for her bday. My girlfriend and I were craving Indian food. We will definitely be back.

FAQs

East India Co. Grill & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. East India Co. Grill & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 227-8815.

East India Co. Grill & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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