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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.
Portland, OR 97205
Indian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri–Sun 5:00 am–10:00 pm
Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
On 11th between Yamhill & Taylor
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We create the food. You create the memories!
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Ample street parking and public parking lots within 2 blocks.
The Portland street car stops right outside our restaurant at 11th & Taylor.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
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!!!!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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