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Bollywood Theater

Indian Restaurant

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Bollywood Theater24.5
okra • pork vindaloo • gobi manchurian • shrimp

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  • Photo of Meg Cotner
    25 days ago
    Great Dahi Papri Chaat. More: bit.ly/2vmesoi
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  • Photo of Chris Mele
    3 years ago
    Kati Roll is basically an Indian burrito!
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  • Photo of Mark M
    6 months ago
    Everything here is delicious. The biggest danger here is ordering too much and then not having room to pop over to Salt & Straw because you can barely walk from cleaning your plates here.
  • Photo of Cosmos M
    7 months ago
    A hint of Indian food - simple narrow options very much for an American palate. Portions were just right for a light lunch. Fried okra was very salty good. The curried chicken and rice was an inkling of good Indian food. Just did not have the depth of flavor and spices. Kingfisher on draft was a nice suprise. I would try another Indian option before going back.
  • Photo of Tosh S
    7 months ago
    There are many dishes to chose from. Small dish if you just like to have a bite. Large plate if you need a good meal. They have a delicious lassi also.
  • Photo of nrbnate
    7 months ago
    I don't eat a lot of indian food, but I do frequent a few places in my home town. This was by far the best I've had on my travels. The pork vindaloo was great, It looked and tasted amazing. The buns they give you to soak up the juices were really good. The lamb samosas were also really good.
  • Photo of Gary F
    8 months ago
    There are SO many places to eat along Alberta St, but many people told me "but my favorite is the Bollywood." You order at a counter when you enter, and are encouraged to ask for suggestions and descriptions of the food and craft beers. The staff was delighted to tell me about the daily specials and the most popular, and make sure the spice level was to my liking. High ceilings, subtle Indian decor, the the old movies (without sound) showing high on one wall.
  • Photo of Gabrandall
    8 months ago
    we love indian food. we love to cook it and eat the food our indian friends ake. we also enjoy good indian restaurants! but we found the various items here to be 'just ok'. fun decorations and to watch the running films. expansive menu, if you want to try new and different things... but not spectacular for the taste buds, and not very authentic seeming.
  • Photo of Ilan C
    9 months ago
    ... but I wondered about the advert in the toilet for something that claims to treat both constipation *and* dysentery. I trust the food here will not make me test its efficacy.... the curry was very tasty and the raita outstanding. not that I'm an expert.
  • Photo of Doug H
    10 months ago
    We have been to this restaurant a few times and have never been disappointed. The setting is somewhat funky with "Indian" artifacts covering walls and shelves. You place your order at the counter and take a number to your table where your food is brought to you. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We ordered several plates to share and all were prepared well, good portions and very flavorful. All in all it was a very nice casual dining experience.
  • Photo of tiredandtravelled
    10 months ago
    Crowded, crowded crowded. No table service, order at the counter. The menu can be confusing, try the specials, both drinks and food. Venue very welcoming, but the tables are cram jammed into the room going to the restroom was like bobbing and weaving thru the restaurant. Love Indian street food! Sauces and chutneys great, consider doing take away, leftovers are good.
  • Photo of cshowalter
    a year ago
    The atmosphere is fun and quirky. It's a great place to go with friends but sometimes the food quality is questionable and personally not always as flavorful as I would expect for this type of cuisine. Fun but not my first choice.
  • Photo of jsc813
    a year ago
    This was a casual, unique Indian food experience. We had the Tofu Kati Roll, Chole and extra dosa but I really wish that we had the people or appetite to order more. Our food was balanced, flavorful and made my mouth and tummy very, very happy. I also noticed that more than 1/2 of the other guests appeared to be Indian and also enjoying their food - a very good sign.
  • Photo of Nico20167
    a year ago
    I have eaten at many restaurants in India and I found this place compared very favorably. The chicken curry entrée I had was excellent. True, it was not spicy but then I also found the food in India to not be very spicy either. Fortunately there were various Chinese and sauces you could add to make it as hard as you want which I did. Overall the amount of food in the entree was right for me but if you have a big appetite you will need to order more. I would definitely eat here again.
  • Photo of Djmcgee
    a year ago
    This place has the best flavor around. It's on the rich side, but very satisfying. I personally can't leave without ordering the Kati-roll with chicken, it's amazing. But I haven't had a bad thing on the menu. Decent beer selection on tap too. If you're thinking of trying it, just go, and give it a shot. It won't disappoint.
  • Photo of Kalkiavatar5
    a year ago
    Great experience. Authentic Indian food with great presentation. Must drop by at this place if you want to taste Indian fast food in Portland. You will not regret it. Be prepared for some good wait times.
  • Photo of Kate N
    a year ago
    Came here for lunch with a group of girlfriends on a Saturday afternoon. I'm a big fan of Indian and feel like this was such a different take on any Indian I'd ever had. Such great flavor on everything we ordered. The group of us ordered 2 items per person and tried at least a bite of everyone's dishes. My favorite was the unique "salad"(Bhel Puri), cauliflower bites(Gobi Manchurian), Paneer Makhani and Lamb Samosas. Just delicious. My only complaint was that there wasn't enough on the plate. I probably should have ordered one more dish for myself...but we'd just finished a hike and I was starving...so maybe on a regular day, two dishes would have been enough. :)
  • Photo of Keith M
    a year ago
    Don't be scared away by the hipster vibe of this Alberta St haunt, the flavors are very approachable as is the spice - yet still a representation of classic Indian street food. Try the Mango Lassi and Fried Okra (thin sliced)!
  • Photo of OrcasFerry
    a year ago
    Interesting place, we got there early before the crowds, about 5:30pm and we got our food quickly. It was fresh, hot and delicious. we had the Okra side as an appetizer and it was excellent. every thing we ate was worthy of another visit.
  • Photo of smdds
    a year ago
    Second time around...got the Bhel Puri ( potatoes, vegetables, onion, cilantro, peanuts, spices and puffed rice with green and tamarind chutneys) - so fresh, lots of crunchy and tasty ingredients, a perfect light dish. Also got the Gobi Manchurian: Indo-Chinese fried cauliflower with lemon, curry leaves and a sweet and sour sauce. OMG it was so tangy and delicious - even some pieces of breaded and fried lemon rind! Spectacular tastes served here.
  • Photo of PIL-1
    a year ago
    This rustic place is always crowded...a good sign for quality, the food is quite varied and very tasty. We tried, family style, a variety of gluten-free dishes , each of them well balanced in terms of spices and individual tastes. The julienned Okra was particularly crispy and appetizing. You can't go wrong! Great value for the money
  • Photo of Claire V
    a year ago
    It was our last night in Portland with an early flight out, so we wanted dinner to be delicious but quick. Checked the menu and saw that we'd order at the counter, so it seemed to fit the bill. Loved the Indian decor and actually watching the movie. Then the food came, and we were stunned by the richness and depth of the flavors, different from anything we'd had in hundreds of delicious Indian meals. The line was out the door as soon as we sat down, and the food is the reason. Go there hungry, as often as you can.

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