16175 Sw Walker Road, Beaverton, OR | Directions 9700645.518335 -122.842974
Neighborhoods: Five Oaks
?? Better than food court Indian????? – I honestly can't say whether Mayuri is better than food court Indian food. I'm going to go with it being a toss-up. First of all, when I called to order, I was greeted with "Hello." That's it - no, hello, this is a restaurant or anything. But - I'll skip all of the "the people who work here are rude" information - because that seems to be well-covered by others.
We decided to order take-out on evening. When I saw the bill when my husband came home from picking it up - I certainly expected to be in for a treat. The price of three a-la-carte entrees and 3 sides of naan was $20 more than any other local Indian restaurant.
The food was mediocre at best. The naan tasted suspiciously like trader joe's frozen naan. The rice tasted soggy. The entrees lacked any real complexity or spice. Bland. Runny.
Definitely wouldn't recommend.
New Waitress "ROCKS" – They finally hired a new waitress/hostess who is actually very professional and courteous. She makes good conversations and kills time if the food is going to be late (The food is always served late). She is highly skilled unlike the old waitress who never cared to smile or even say hello. The owner guy still needs to work on his attitude and manners.
Better choices abound in and out of the area. – I tried this place with my wife and kids one a Thursday night in early March. The waiter was businesslike, not rude nor welcoming. I believe I ordered a lamb curry, my wife the chicken biriyani. The food was bland, and the portions of the various side dishes were small. While I am not well versed in the regional cooking styles of India, I've eaten at Swagat, Swagath, and Abhiruchi, and was pleased with all of them. I've also dined at Plainfield's Mayur for less traditional dishes and was also pleased. My problem with Mayuri is that - for the price - I would expect the food and ambiance to be more thoughtful. I will choose Swagat or Swagath before considering Mayuri. I would choose Abhiruchi before Mayuri for quality sans ambiance. I would choose Plainfield's for Indian inspired dishes that are more cerebral and more romantic (both the food and the ambiance). Overall, Mayuri falls flat for me in all areas, i.e. quality / quantity / ambiance.
Never Mind! – Though I make very good biriyani myself, I had to go to mayuri one day because I was very hungry. My friend and I ordered some food and asked the person to get the appetizer alone fast. I donno what he said, but we didnt like it, it was mocking ! Then our food arrives. I ordered a chicken biriyani, which was microwaved and got. I swear, even a roadside hawker's biriyani will have more than 2 small pieces. they were literally small. The biriyani wasnt good either. Lets think it was a bad biriyani day for me. I paid the bill and left. I check my card statement, I was billed 4 dollars extra other than the tip. I had mayuri's food many times, I never had a bad experience like this. The service is always late, no matter there is a crowd or not. The owner should become more friendly to customers and hire a host/hostess to cover up.
I've never had a problem with the service – My wife and I discovered this excellent South Indian style restaurant about a year ago, and we eat there about once a month. My wife is from Bangalore, and loves this place. We always get one Thali dinner and split it. My favorite is the Lamb Saag, and my wife prefers the biriyani. I would recommend the lunch buffet, which has excellent quality food for a much better price than the dinner. We have never had a problem with the service, although we did notice that now we are regulars and the servers recognize us, we recieve slightly faster service and are warmly greeted.
average food, below average service – We ordered some vegetarian dishes and some non-veg stuff as well. The Dosa was just about OK, but the sambar that accompanied it was not up to the mark. My friends said that the chicken dish was good. My wife had the chole batore and they only serve 1 bhatura for $6. Also they forgot to bring us the coffee but did not forget to bill it. The ambience and location keeps it going, not the food.
Buffet always empty – I have been there twice.First, the dishes were empty ,waited a good 20 mins until they were filled.Went in there the second time to give them another chance, but it was the same story, and they charged me $10 for sunday buffet......which I thought was ridiculous as the dishes were empty...
Stop Whinning! – Food is unique and an excellent find especially for Beaverton. It is an indian family running it so don't expect american kiss my butt service. So show your maturity Beaverton and eat a place because it is good not because you will get your microwaved food in 10 minutes.
Abysmal, unfriendly service – I ordered take out and was told food would be ready in 25 minutes. When I arrived at the appointed time, the manager told me in an curt, unpleasant manner that the food wasn't ready and to "sit down for 5 minutes". Over 15 minutes passed. No food. No status update. No apology. The restaurant was not terribly busy. I left, and I have NEVER walked out of a restaurant before. Previous visits to both the lunch buffet and dinner service showed decent food and indifferent service. Turns out I should have heeded previous posts about the angry manager. Learn your lesson --- don't let it happen to you!
Great Food – +++ Update on 2010-06-20 ++++
Went to their Saturday afternoon buffet recently and it was pathetic... and the service probably improved (maybe because there was only ~10 people when we were there).
They have very authentic Indian food - try their Chicken Biryani and Mayuri Special Chicken Curry. They take a lot of time to serve the food. But definitely, we visit this restaurant once a week for good food.
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