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Hello India Restaurant & Lounge

3.9
3.9
29 reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Fine dining family based restaurant with 4 locations running for 45 years in Hyderabad, India, now open in Portland. Specializing in dishes from North India. Hello India Restaurant & Lounge offer upscale fine dining 7 days/week, with private events and offsite catering.

We have recently applied for our liquor license and have a bar menu coming soon!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian, International, Halal

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 232-7860

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Please reach out to Amma at limelight1231@outlook.com or by calling 360-977-4604

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (503) 232-7860

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. C

    Chip

    Portland

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Like everywhere, they are short staffed, and this negatively affected our experience, and we won't be returning in the near future until the service is better and the reviews reflect this. We arrived for a 5:15pm reservation at 5:20pm, and had to knock on a locked front door, and were told due to a busy lunch session that day, they were "catching up." We asked (verses being offered) and were allowed to sit down inside (it was cold and windy outside) while the sole worker appeared to be tasked with setting up the tables, taking phone orders, and caring for the 2-3 customers who came in to pickup their take out orders. We were provided with menus, a water vase, and water glasses that were not dried, but reportedly clean. We were told that they don't serve alcohol, despite this being on the menu pictures available via Open Table. This was not a deal breaker. The menu food pictures looked tasty, and the food descriptions seemed sumptions. After 25 mins of sitting at the table, watching the sole worker tend to all of the above, and not to us (the only inside customers), we decided to leave after receiving only the service of wet water glasses and a water vase. The prices are moderately high, so we expected more (at least to have taken our drink orders, or to have had some appetizers started). The server seemed nice, but clearly overworked. But if we are paying for a dining experience (which we don't do often), then we are paying for service, which just wasn't there on the day we went. I realize all of the above is a 1st-world problem, and overall I do wish the best for this restaurant.
  2. D

    Disappointed

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Food was very good. Probably pandemic related, but service was not good. Only one waiter who was new to the job. Took a long time to get orders taken - many folks just got up and left. The menu offers wine and beer, even stick it notes attached about the wine, but there was no wine or beer and no explanation. I would like to think this is not how it normally is - but doubt I will ever go back to find out. One more things, patrons took turns closing the door to avoid a draft, the door didn't close properly or easily.
  3. S

    Sandy

    Portland

    37 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They should close this restaurant! We had the worst dining experience. There was only one server. Took one hour of waiting in a cold dining room for our food to arrive. People were walking out. We should have too.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing, and our waiter was the perfect combination of attentive but not hovering. The portions were generous and the flavors were exquisite.
  5. VY

    VeeY

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definately one of the better upscale authentic Indian restaurants in Portland. Street parking a bit challenging depending on time of the day. Very tasty Indian cuisine, good variety and feel free to adjust level of spiciness with your helpful waitress.
  6. VN

    VickieN

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service. We had a little one with us and they were very accomodating.
  7. C

    Chaz

    Portland

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was expertly spiced. Nice presentations.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best India restaurant in Portland. I avoided Indian food in Portland for years until this restaurant opened and my love for Indian food returned that day. Truly authentic and great!
  9. d

    dlmd

    Portland

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food very good. Service is going to need to improve for them to survive. Drinks very slow to arrive, food also slow. Diners getting up to ask for bill, etc.
  10. P

    Parker

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2018

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Third time here and 4th on the food with an Uber Eats order once. Every. Single. Time this place is weird with alcohol. Either you serve it or you don’t guys. Every time the first waiter has to call on another waiter even if we point at the menu and say “the first wine on the list”. They took our food order but then was like “no, sorry I’m not sure” when we asked for two glasses of wine. The first time here they advertised cocktails and the waiter then said no because the “bartender” was out today. Go for the fairly good Indian food. Always pretty good. Service is a bunch of people who have no hospitality background except for the guy who was refilling our water. He should be promoted.
  11. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2018

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food was delicious, which made up for the fact that we waited almost an hour for it to arrive. The restaurant was also out of several menu items and the man who delivered our food didn't seem to know anything about it, which was odd. He served us mango chutney and told us it was the pickles we ordered. Maybe he was filling in? But the food really was great. The dining experience just needed a little work.
  12. S

    Steveninpdx

    Portland

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2018

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    An early Sunday dinner was overwhelmed by web delivery services and poor staff and stock management. Our first conversation with our server was telling of the meal to come. A polite but ill trained young man tried his best but was not trained. We planned to start our meal with a cocktails, a full bar looms across the back wall. To our surprise we received a sorry no bartender, yet the order was for simple gin & tonics. Beer & wine sir no only beer wine as he advises only these two wines (out of 15 on the list) We opted for the wine. As our food arrived, we were impressed with the depth of flavors and quality. The truly deserve the 5 stares! Too bad the service was consistently interrupted by the stream of Grub hub, Caviar and Über eats pick-up orders, a dozen during our meal. It was impossible to order another Nan or add another curry. If you go expect great food but keep your service expectations low. The sizes of the curry is small for the price, so value rating is down a bit.
  13. 1

    11goose19

    Portland

    207 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    207 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience2
    A relatively sedate atmosphere in this modest restaurant. Lunch is served as an Indian Thali where the main entree is accompanied with a bowl of spicy and tasty lentil soup, a raita and a choice of naan or rice. All dishes are substantial and tasty. About $11.00-12.00 for the entree is a steal. Service is a bit slow but food is worth the wait. Few options for wine and beers.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Outstanding authentic regional dishes.
  15. A

    Al1708

    Portland

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 31 August 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our 5 time eating at Hello India and each time the food was excellent but this is the first time that the service was also excellent. They have hired two new wait staff that actually know what they are doing and are customer orientated. A welcome improvement to a very nice neighborhood restaurant.
  16. s

    slouise

    Portland

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 August 2017

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Ordered G&T, but no gin! Ordered white wine, got chilled red! Service needs to tighten. Had lunch today, prefer that, it was quiet. My lunch was quite good.
  17. RG

    RuthG

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This could be the best Indian food in Portland. Really.
  18. p

    pdxdad

    Portland

    38 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2017

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Summary: If you go, what food they actually deliver to your table will be tasty, but you'll be spending the entire time wondering if you'd just be better off leaving. I would love to recommend this place, because the food is admittedly very authentic. But after trying it three times, I just can't--there's just too much wrong that isn't getting better. The service at dinner, under the best of circumstances, is lackadaisical and misses frequently. It's not uncommon for diners not to get their orders at all (happened to us and those around us). At its worst, though, the service is aggressively anti-social, from blaming customers for the wait, to randomly deleting items from the menu. And they really haven't worked out the kinks in their drinks service. We tried to order several different bottles of wine from their menu, only to be told they were out of each. But if we wished to use our own bottle, we'd incur a $25 corkage to be served in badly-designed water glasses! Lunch suffers much of the same issues, but with a more limited menu at very high prices. Still, even with the limited menu, expect to told at least one thing you order isn't ready, wait twice as long as you should for your dish (even if you're there early with nobody else being served), and then pay a hefty premium for the food.
  19. l

    lolo

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The food was delicious, beware, it's a little on the spicy side. The service definitely needs improvement. They seemed disorganized to say the least though it's a relatively new restaurant so perhaps they haven't hit their stride yet. I'd consider going back especially if I'm not in a hurry.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian in town. Great food and service. Good location.
  21. A

    Al1708

    Portland

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2017

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    This was our third visit to Hello India and each time the food was very good and the service not so much. Our server never came to check if we needed anything and as a result I had to go up to the desk on two occasions to get plates and then to remind the server that one of the dishes never was served. Our previous experience wasn't very different. Hopefully over time they will work out the kinks in service because the food is very good.
  22. S

    Sharon

    Portland

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very delicious Indian food, I will be back for more soon.
  23. JJ

    JohnJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2017

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I organized a birthday party for 7 and the ambience was good, even if the tables put together didn't match. The service was very friendly and accommodating. The menu was authentic and full of variety, mostly from Punjab and Hyderbad. Lots of good veggie options. Most of the dishes were very tasty but the Biryani was too spicy and the eggplant dish was too bland. All in all it was a good experience. I'll give it another try.
  24. M

    Mary

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The place is decorated nicely. It was a warm day and the front room near the windows was nice and cool. They wanted to seat us in the back where there are booths and it is also nicely decorated, but it was warmer back there and the booth seemed too crowded for 6 people so we found a way to make a table in the front room work. They have a very large menu and it's in a large hardcover bound book. My son and I thought that the chicken items we ordered should have come with a little something else on the side because it seemed kind of plain just the chicken all alone, but it did at least come with a green chutney and we were able to combine it with some of my husband's meal which came with rice so that helped. The food and service were excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tadoori chicken dish was outstanding along with the mango lassi and lamb curry dish we had. The customer service was also exceptional with the owner Mehar going out of her way to make us feel welcomed.
  26. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 July 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Spicy tasty excellent Indian cuisine.....heat with taste, not the rather bland food of other Indian restaurants. An excellent dinner menu with wonderful garlic Naan
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent, authentic Indian food, including dishes you will not find in other places. Very nice, light, welcoming ambience. Surprisingly good wine list and full bar. Definitely worth trying.
  28. M

    Michael

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is outstanding. We lost Bamboo Criket Club, but this new option is a decent replacement. The service was a bit chaotic. Dinner arrived minutes after appetizers, which was tough on the smaller table to find room. Thinking the chaos is due to working out the timing kinks of a new operation. Overall, we were very happy to have a new Indian restaurant in the NE/SE area! It is worth your time to try!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A new neighborhood restaurant still working out the kinks in service but the staff are so friendly and accommodating and eager to please. The food was fantastic! I'll definitely return.

FAQs

Hello India Restaurant & Lounge does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Hello India Restaurant & Lounge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 232-7860.

Hello India Restaurant & Lounge is rated 3.9 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    SW 35th

  • Area

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, International, Halal

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

  • Phone number

    (503) 232-7860

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Please reach out to Amma at limelight1231@outlook.com or by calling 360-977-4604

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (503) 232-7860

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