Portland >Food & Dining > Gandhi's An East Indian Cafe
827 SW 2ND Ave, Portland, OR | Directions 9720445.516951 -122.675359
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
Tasty taste taste..cheap too! – Quick and tasty food! I love it!
Not Worth it.. – I had high hopes for this place. Close to work and has a place to sit down.
I disregarded the poor reviews that it might be too "american-ized". But the food was really bad. The curry was thin and the nan was terrible. I gave it 1-star cause I couldn't give it a zero! I won't go back.
tiny hole... – I know that downtown doesn't have much choice at lunch, but it was like buying food at the cart on the parking lot....no dignity! food looks ok, but I don't know how they keep it safe, I saw them hauling food from car, but not in the caterer's box so it was sitting in the car? I mean think about it, when you buy food from carts, where do they wash their hands and go to restroom? I would rather pay dollar extra and eat at regular restaurant, that pays taxes and passes health dept inspections..
White Rice never counts for BIG portions – Long lines doesn't necessarily mean good food. It's the only sit down Indian restaurant for blocks, that's probably the only reason it's popular. That's the only reason I went....
But it's faster and cheaper than cart food and you can sit down and eat like a civilized human being.
The food is edible but not flavorful. I had the chicken curry and the vindaloo, the naan was like pita bread, and curry was bland.
better cheap Indian downtown on 5th – Good price. Bad food. I has the chicken vandloo with saag as the vegetable. Both were under spiced. The rice is also not Indian basmatti. The nan is store made. Don't bother with this spot.
Great Lunch Getaway - Cheap, Delicious, and Filling! – Gandhi's has become my favorite downtown lunch spot. It's a great getaway where you are just as comfortable talking w/coworkers or dining by yourself and reading a newspaper. The line is often long but moves quickly, and its always worth it! Only slight downside is naan is small and only includes 1 piece, but extra pieces are only 25 cents!
(Served w/Rice and Naan, choice of chutneys/sacues, and 1 or 2 veggie sides)
(Veggie sides rotate, usually there is spinach, tomatoes, dal, cauliflower, garbanzo beans, mixed veggies, curried potatoes, and a few more...)
1. Chicken Korma (Medium) w/1 side $5.50
2. Chicken Vindaloo (Spicy) w/1 side $5.50
3. Chicken Makahni (Mild) w/1 side $5.75
4. Combination (2 chickens) w/2 sides $6.50
5. Chef Special (Shrimp or Lamb) w/1 side $6.25
6. Veggie Plate (2 veggies) $4.75
7. Veggie Deluxe (4 veggies) $5.75
10. Chef Special (Shrimp or Lamb) w/2 sides $6.95 (FREE Soda on Fridays!)
My Favorite is the Chef Special, w/Shrimp & Chicken Makahni, w/spinach and garbanzo beans!
I used to eat there, but when I found out the owner sells days old (cooked) food I stopped eating, be careful. – Owner sells old food( left over from previous day) when I pay I want fresh food.Please take care of your health.
Give it a chance! – I can sympathize with someone not wanting to return somewhere that may have given them a bad stomach reaction. But the fact is, every time I go there, a line winds around and practically out the door. Which means, not many - if ANY other people have had the same experience. I would imagine not, otherwise Ghandi's wouldn't dominate the other restaurant and practically drive them out of business, if they haven't already. I think the food is very good - but I agree with the other reviewer about the Naan. More would be better. But it's only a quarter to add two more pieces. Overall, my opinion is that this place is a godsend, and I eat there once a week. I'd say give it another chance! Maybe something else made you sick...
Savory, Filling & Inexpensive! – Gandhi's is our go-to lunch spot for a quick delicious fix. Always a crowd which tells you that most folks enjoy it on a regular basis. Only complaint is that the naan is a bit of a second thought. A better naan would really round out this tasty venue!
Holy Gross Food Batman! – Oh holy god, my lunch visit to Ghandi's last Thursday was my last. After throwing up much of my lunch and staying up all night, vigilant with nausea, I have few kind words to give this food stand. I will never go here again.
Aside from my horrific stomach-churning experience, Ghandi's has always been a mediocore, lots of food for your buck kind of place with nice employees. That's fine if it's benign and your expectations are low, but totally inappropriate when it sends you into dry heaves.
Gross. Just gross.
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