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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

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Good for a Date (17)
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Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Cozy (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Vegan (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Healthy (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on September 10, 2017

My family and I (there are 7 of us, all ages) have been there twice and always leave happy . It's such a pretty restaurant, even my 7 yr old grandson noticed many things in their decor, like the ceiling...the food is gooooood, and portions are too, plus we got good service from a 'just friendly enough' wait staff. We'll go back again and again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Everything was fantastic.

Birthday dinner for my partner. Beautiful restaurant. We were lucky that it was relatively empty when we went in, so the noise level was minimal. It would be easy for this place to get a bit noisy during rushes.

The food was delicious, perfectly spiced and seasoned, and really hit the spot. The samosas were incredible!

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Excellent cuisine in a well appointed space. The menu has a variety of traditional Indian dishes along with some innovative ones. There were many vegetarian dishes. The chicken Korma was outstanding. Quiet enough for conversation. Service was excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We shared food dishes between four people and had abundant and delicious leftovers the next day. Great service and very good food. Many options. Kingfisher beer on tap and good cocktails. Quiet setting where we could easily have a great conversation while enjoying really good Indian food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the meal. The chicken Vindaloo was nice and spicy and her Saag Paneer was also quite good. We had the tandoori wings as an appetizer and wanted more. Great value.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Outstanding service and excellent food. It does not get much better than that. The Indian food was really great. The service was impeccable.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have lived in the Portland area for almost 4 years now, and have been looking for a good Indian restaurant ever since. We have finally found it here. Delicious food, great service and great location. We first tried it during Portland Dining Month. Our son was just visiting and we took him here. He absolutely loved it too. We definitely recommend this restaurant. We are hooked!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 11, 2017

3/4 full restaurant and very average service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 10, 2017

A bit of ambience music would help improve the overall experience

Tags: Authentic, Spicy, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Fantastic food and excellent service.

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 (Portland)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Delicious food, pleasant atmosphere, convenient location. What more could a person want...

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

We were looking for an authentic Indian restaurant and came across this gem. Food was fantastic and service was great; everyone was friendly and attentive. Great atmosphere (it could be a little dark for pictures), and nice table settings. Overall, we were glad we found this place. We'll definitely be back, and hopefully there'll be more of us so we could sit in once of the fancy booths with curtains :)

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The best indian restaurant we've found so far in Portland. The food is excellent, the service is great. They also offer takeout and are available on your delivery service sites.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Our favorite Indian restaurant by a mile! Never disappointed! Everything is fresh and delicious and consistently tasty. Great service too!

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 (Portland)·Dined on July 10, 2017

I took my wife here for a 10 year anniversary on the recommendation of a friend. We enjoyed it on every level. Atmosphere was classy without being over the top. Service was friendly and responsive. Food was plentiful and delicious.

All-in-all a great experience and we hope to come back soon and sample some more dishes.

Thanks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great service, great food, overall amazing experience

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

The restaurant refused to seat us despite long-standing reservation. They were understaffed and had accepted a large number of walk-ins to the detriment of our reservation. Very disappointed and also sorry for the staff who were clearly under stress and pressure. We had planned this trip to what was a highly recommended Indian restaurant weeks before but were turned away. We may never make it back to Portland to find out if it was worth the reviews.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Best Indian food I've ever had. So flavorful and delicious. Even my picky six year old loved it.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 23, 2017

East India turns out to be fairly expensive for what you get. The salad seemed to have no dressing except for a bite of pepper. The lentil pepper soup was very bland. The naan in particular seemed overpriced. The service was attentive but not as knowledgeable as we would have hoped for. The bar area, which is at the front of the restaurant, is beautiful, a good place for a first date.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options
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