Portland >Food & Dining > India House
1038 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.520179 -122.683128
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
poor excuse for indian food – I ordered Indian salad, spicy lamb vindaloo, and naan. The Indian salad ($3.50) tasted like a Mexian salsa on a bad day. The tiny serving of so-called lamb vindaloo was bland, didn't taste like lamb, and was swimming in oily red sauce ($12.95). The naan was cold, dry, and hard $2. This lunch cost over $18 and I left hungry and not happy.
Price $$$ and little amount – I placed a take out order which consisted of two curry dishes and a side of rice. I picked up three small containers equivalent to 3 small chinese food boxes and was charged almost $30. Good food but not worth the price.
bland, boring and bad service. – this was the blandest indian food i've ever had. i got a vegetarian sampler platter and everything was so bland and muted. the naan was cold and dry. my husband had lamb vindaloo and said it tasted like lamb and tomato sauce. the waitress was very flat and curt, never smiled once. she forgot our rice. we reminded her. she forgot again. the atmosphere was decent. i really doubt we'll return. not a bad meal, just disappointing and unsatisfying.
Overpriced, undercurried. – Atmosphere: Pretty nice, but a little chilly.
Service: The food and drinks came pretty quickly and the waitstaff was attentive. However, our waiter didn't know anything about the drinks they serve, was hesitant to make a suggestion between two dishes, and implied that rice was included with our meal when it was not.
Food: My chicken tikka masala was more like chicken in marinara sauce. It was a dark red color (not light orange as is customary), and seemed to lack any real curry flavor. My bf's lamb vindaloo was a failure in the savory department and didn't have nearly enough meat for the price. As previously mentioned the rice was not included with the meal, which is very strange and just plainly not the way it's done. We ended up paying $6 for a meager portion of not-that-tasty rice; this was especially ridiculous since the entrees were $14 each. The garlic naan was pretty good, but was small. The veggie pakoras were decent, but I didn't like the sauces they brought - there was no mint involved and the yogurt sauce was spicy.
Great Indian food! – I was reading all of these negative reviews and can't understand it. This is one of my favorite restaurants in Portland. I've eaten here many times and have always had a good experience. If you're eating here on a weekend, be sure to make a reservation so you don't have to wait for a table, it does get busy.
Felt insulted – I am from diff state, am coming here for work . I always like to eat Indian food. This was very convenient place from my office place. I was eating here from last 3 & 1/2 months (2 times in a week @ dinner time and Avg 150$ business in a month). I had liked the Green chatni. I was always ordered extra and they were giving me. Suddenly they asked me to pay 2.50$ for extra one cup chatni. I felt very insulting. Its not a matter of $2.50. It means that " they do not understand human feelings (as specially to indian)."
what a joke. – this place is so bad it shouldn't even be classified Indian food -- it's Montezuma's Revenge. a ddiarrhea buffet. i swear, it is SO bad it must be a joke on all of us -- seeing how much they can get away with, serving soupy, watery, runny food to gringos who are none-the-wiser. it is SO bad, i can't even express my level of disgust without actually becoming physically naseaus to reenact how i felt. DON'T GO HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cannot emphasize this enough. walk two blocks up to Chaat House -- their food is actually made with high-quality ingredients, is cooked with love, and has TEXTURE. or, for the same price as the lunch buffet, go over to Swagat! at least you get a VARIETY of foods that also have more texture than this skidmark on SW Morrison.
Disappointed – There are better choices for Indian food in Portland: Bombay Cricket Club or the new East India Company that I would recommend.
Skip it – This was our first experience of curry in Portland and it was quite frankly a worry. Both being seasoned curry lovers having grown up in London and Yorkshire, travel regularly to India, we were disappointed with the fare at the India House. The place was doing brisk business but we couldn?t figure out why. All the dishes tasted the same, covered in a mediocre gravy. How come this place gets an average 4+ star average, when the individual scores ad up to a median of 3.3?
not terrible, but very bad – Way over priced. This place is really just a typical Indian restaurant. Mediocre food. Nothing unique, has all the usual dishes. Worst of all rather small portions and a high price. Try Tandoor in downtown where the food is better, the portions greater and the prices lower. Don't believe the hype about this place. Money grubbing owner, perhaps.
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