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.
Excellent! Best Dining Month deal in town.
This was our 2nd time at East India. The first time we liked it enough to return. Given that we live in Seattle and Portland has great dining options, this should speak to the quality of the first visit. Unfortunately, our 2nd time through left us uninspired. The samosas were excellent but our entrees were so-so. In fact, one of the 2 entrees they delivered was not what we ordered but we failed to realize it until after we had begun eating and decided to just go with it. How did we not know? The dish they did deliver is one we often order at Indian restaurants so it didn't set off the warning it should have. Anyway, there are better Indian restaurants in the Portland area and I doubt we'll be back here again.
had just returned from India and I missed the food. This was very good and recaptured the feeling i had there.
We had a fabulous dinner. Food was excellent and the wait staff was friendly and attentive. We plan on coming back for dinner, and for the out-of-this world appetizers. Best Indian food I have had in a very long time.
Food and service were great! Easy nearby parking.
We went for the Portland dining month menu. However we were disappointed in that the menu offered online for this promotion was not the same as what was available in the store. Still, the service was great, the food we ordered was very good & authetic. Will repeat.
First time at East India and it was a find! It's very comfortable in cozy booth seating. The service was excellent and the food was delicious! We ordered a variety of the curries and the biryani and all were excellent. The garlic naan was so good we ordered a second serving.
Unique chat preparation, very delicious, and the paneer Tikka. Awesome for vegetarians.
Overall, very nice place, good service and very good food. I recommend it!
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.
Great dinner. Really enjoyed all the food. We had four people, eat family style, everything was fantastic.
Nice bar as well with unique cocktails.
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.
Great food. Definitely recommend lamb vindalu. Nice atmosphere.
The food was so delicious and and the staff is wonderful. We’ve eaten their with and without children, enjoying it both times
Delicious food and fun experience.
Chicken Tandoori not very interesting but the Rogan Josh was excellent.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent, very best Indian in NW
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.
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.
Great service, great curry!
Very good food, bold flavors. Staff was very nice. good place.
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.
Server had a real bad attitude
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.
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!!
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.
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!
The food was delicious, the service was good, the waiter was helpful. I've had nothing but good experiences here.
Excellent -- as usual. The wine list could use a little depth.
We like this restaurant so much, we've booked a table for 8 friends to join us on Christmas Day
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!!
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!