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Enjoy the authentic flavor of some of the best selections of food from India at the East India Co. Grill & Bar. The options on the menu are diverse, ranging from Mumbai street food varieties to spice-ridden Punjabi delicacies from the north. Begin your treat with some tangy Samosa Chaat and then move on to Murgh (Chicken) Kebab or Muchli ka Tikka for the main course. Those on a vegetarian diet can opt for the tasty paneer or vegetable specialties on offer, all of which are cooked using long-followed traditional methods. Keep some room for the traditional Indian desserts which include warm Gulab Jamuns and juicy Rasmalai. The cocktails served at the bar are perfect to wash down the onslaught of spices.
Ranking amongst the best Indian restaurants in Portland, Bollywood Theater delights with a decidedly different menu of specialties comprising of preparations from all major corners of India. The menu won't dazzle you with a ton of choices, but is very well crafted to include something for every taste. The selection of Indian street food is the highlight of the menu and is something that isn't found in many international Indian eateries. Bhel puri and kati roll are among the favorites. The Goan-style shrimp and pork vindaloo, promise to please your palate with its fiery essence, while a good array of vegetable specialties caters to the vegetarian palate. The drink selection offers an array of beers, including Kingfisher, an Indian beer on tap. Apart from this, there's a seasonal wine menu as well as a choice of cocktails and mocktails for company. The restaurant interiors exude a very casual, cafe-style vibe with vibrant colors and quirky decor. Kitschy India-themed artwork and photographs adorn one of the walls.
While Namaste's location in one of the city's lesser visited corners, a little distance away from the city center, is clearly not an advantage, it has slowly, but surely made a name for itself thanks to the excellent fare on offer. The menu has excellent diversity with everything from your favorite pakoras and samosas for appetizers to the popular chicken tikka curry and tandoori specialties. Meat-eaters get an excellent choice in chicken, lamb and seafood preparations while vegetarians are well catered to with a selection of entrees such as Malai Kofta and Shahi Paneer. There's a selection of biryanis for those who prefer rice preparations. Buffets are a specialty and offer great value. The dated decor, though uninspiring, lends a comfortable vibe to the place. The bar has a varied selection of spirits to cater to all tastes. Namaste is surely one of the best places for an Indian meal in the city.