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Bombay Cricket Club - 127 Reviews - 1925 Se Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3817, Portland, OR - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (503) 231-0740

Bombay Cricket Club

1925 Se Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-3817
Portland, OR 97214
(503) 231-0740
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Bombay Cricket Club - Portland, OR


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My partner and I have eaten here for the past 6 years and the service, food, and atmosphere remain a constant. This visit we introduced a couple of friends to the place and now th...


I'm surprised that so many folks consider this a great indian restaurant! It seems mediocre at best to me. I heard so much about this place and when I went I was definately disapp...

Editorial review from Citysearch 12/7/2012

Great Food!! What a delight! more

Fantastic Dinner 7/11/2011

Wonderful food, great service, and excellent cocktails. If the restaurant wasn't quite so small it would be absolutely perfect! more

Always a Delight! 4/7/2011

My partner and I have eaten here for the past 6 years and the service, food, and atmosphere remain a constant. This visit we introduced a couple of friends to the place and now they're hooked. We started off the evening with Mangoritas. The smells throughout the restuarant made my stomach growl in anticipation of ordering the oven roasted leg of lamb. It remains our favorite. The garlic naan was a perfect compliment with the meal and large enough to feed the four of us. Thanks Karim, and staff for the years of filling memories! more

THIS PLACE ROCKS! 12/18/2010

This is clearly the best Indian food I have ever had. Highly recommend but get a reservation. Service, food, cocktails were flawless. Get the chicken coconut curry. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Get medium as it add the perfect heat. The naan and hummus are also a great appetizer to start. Love the Masalarita...great cocktail too! If you like Indian food you won't find a place like this anywhere!!! more

Top Notch! 12/8/2010

This place rocks. I've always found the staff (particularly the owners) to be friendly AND they mix one hell of a drink. The food is also outstanding. I asked them to make me a cheese/garlic naan. They weren't sure it would be very good but I was. And I was right. One of my favorite places to grub in Portland. more

Indian Favorites - The Finest 11/21/2010

A lazy Friday night, Nov 12th, the BCC was the place to go. Always consistent with both service and food, this is one of my standbys. Meat samosas and a few mango margaritas, always wonderful, starting out the evening. Tandoori chicken, lamb saag and garlic naan continued the magic. The food was great as always. It was nice and cozy and a great way to spend a cold, brisk evening dining in Portland. Visitors always enjoy the food and the hospitality of the owner and staff. It's a unique adventure with an Indian flavor that guests never forget. I'm lucky ... it's in the hood. more

Best Indian Food in Portland 11/17/2010

The Bombay Cricket Club is not only one of the best Indian Restaurants in Portland, but it's a fun place to eat with friends and family. The owner personally greets you at the door, the food is incredible and the mango margaritas guarantee it's going to be a great night. This is a great place to eat the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Coconut Prawn Curry are my two favorites. I always order this for out of town friends and special dates. more

AWESOME 11/9/2010

The best Indian food in the Portland Metro area. The naan is fresh, the hummus is delicious. My favorite dish is the lamb shahi. I take all out of town guests and business clients to the Bombay Cricket Club. The owner and his staff are wonderful and very hospitable. A must if you're ever in the Portland area... more

Talk about rude service. 10/7/2010

Pushy staff, my wife is pregnant so I haven't been drinking much and they would not stop with the upsell fo the mango drink. food is at least triple what other nice Indian restaurants are charging. I will discourage anybody from going there. more

Too small a place for such good food 9/24/2010

The parking sucked, the wait sucked also, but the food was awesome. Their naan was fresh and tasty. more

What a delight 9/11/2010

What a great experience. Knowing this was a small restaurant we made reservations and arrived with the full party on time. We were seated immediately. We met the owner Karim and he gave us big hugs with a warm smile. Service was quick and on point. the Saffron rive was an amazing experience as was the rest of the food. I read some revbiews about rudeness and bad food but I found this to be to the contrary. the Naan was perfect as was the rest of the food, Large prtions, pleniful refills and strong drink service. This place is truely a rare gem in this town. more

Rude: Never been treated this way at a restaurant 6/11/2010

I was amazed at how rude the owner of this establishment was. We had reservations for 5 but showed up with one short. We were told that we should ""let them know"" when our final guest arrived and then were left standing at the door. Our table was grudgingly offered to us when we went up to the bar, even though it was ready and waiting. When our friend still wasn't there after about 10 minutes we asked to order some appetizers but were told that we had to wait until our entire order was ready.I will never eat at this place again or recommend it. The food was so, so. Pros: Good Naan Cons: Rude owner more

Food just OK and service horrid 3/26/2010

I am going with the other 1-star reviewers. What a bunch of attitude to put up with in order to get just OK food. I ran into the manager's thing about not seating incomplete parties. As though they are sooo cooool they don't need to treat people well. What IS it with wait staff in Portland? Are jobs and customers really that plentiful? Pros: Margaritas strong & food savory Cons: seating policy and ugly attitude more

Don't Bother 2/26/2010

Another Portland establishment where staff, and unforgivably the owner, act as though they are doing you a favor by allowing you in their presence. Food is mediocre at best, very expensive and not one middle eastern person eating, which should have tipped us off right away. Save your time and money if you want a pleasant eating experience. Pros: great location Cons: RUDE, expensive, more

Snooty, rude, overpriced 2/26/2010

On a night when there were 4 empty table in the restaurant we asked to be seated while our friends were parking and were told ""its our policy not to seat incomplete parties"" (even though we had reservations!). Were offered a drink menu and then expected to stand while drinking even though there were at least 15 empty seats. Repeated our request for a seat to the waitress who offered to sell us drinks and were again refused seats by the snotty manager. These people act as though they are doing you a favor allowing you to be in their establishment, and as though they are the essence of pdx coolness. Who needs this kind of crap? I'll take my business elsewhere. Pros: Food smells OK Cons: Rude manager and wait staff. Unbearable snotty attitude more

A neighborhood favorite 2/22/2010

BCC is one of our favorite Indian Style restaurants It is consistantly great, and the staff treats us very well. I don't understand some of the negative comments I've read here; yes it is expensive and busy, always packed. Call ahead for a reservation or expect to wait. They serve Indian AND Middle Eastern food - and they put their own twist on both -just deal with it. The naan is fantastic, and the lamb shahi is consistantly good. Try the Mango Margaritas (mexican too?) deal with it... Pros: consistantly good. Cons: very busy more

felt so comfortable 11/16/2009

am new to portland, moved here from the southeast US but this resturant made me feel so comfortable. the food was familiar and delicious. the shrimp were large and tender, the naan was the best ever!!! the space is cozy and welcoming. will be back soon. Pros: our meal was delicious Cons: parking may be difficult on busy street more

Just by the looks of the menu, can tell it's not authentic 10/25/2009

As a person of Indian descent, I've tried Indian food not only from my native country but also in Australia, England, and 5 states. I've passed by Bombay Cricket Club many times and have never even been tempted to go inside, even on days when my craving for spices reached an exponential height. First of all, I may be overreacting, but I have a major problem with them calling their menu ""the exotic and delicious recipes of India AND THE MIDDLE EAST."" The Middle East and India are completely different areas of the world, with different types of foods. Now, if this were a fusion restaurant or the type that would serve both kinds of food, I wouldn't have such a problem but if you browse the entire menu, you can see that there isn't a single Middle Eastern food item on it except for the salads. To me, everything from the menu and the lack of any Indian staff tipped me off that the food wouldn't be authentic, but maybe more suitable for the American palate (hence the mixed reviews about the food.) If you notice, for those well-accustomed to Indian dining the food was horrible whereas others that may prefer a more toned-down taste may have found it 5-star. But all-in-all, it probably isn't real Indian food. Real Indian food would mostly likely be found at some hole-in-the-wall in Beaverton, if anywhere in Oregon, at half the price and twice the flavor. Pros: Probably nothing Cons: Everything more

Don't Believe The HYPE... 10/6/2009

I usually do not take the time to write reviews because I frankly do not have the time, and I have worked in the biz for years so I understand it is not easy. Unfortunately, I had a less than stellar experience upon my first visit to BCC, and it continued once I left the restaurant and made a call to the female owner. Pros: Server was personable Cons: OWNER more

Owner has issues 7/17/2009

All these reviews about feeling rushed all stem from the owner being overly-compulsive about turn-over. I once overheard the owner saying he ""turned on the fan"" over a table, so to make it uncomftorable so they would leave. He has been charged with drinking at work and seems to take out his frustrations on the staff. The food is decent, depending on what you order, but they use a lot of food coloring, and it is extremely overpriced. Also, I've noticed there are hundreds of fruit flies that are all around the kitchen and bathroom, making me come to the conclusion that the kitchen leaves a lot of food out. The only time I come here is when the food carts downtown are closed, and I always get it to go. Pros: filling food Cons: food coloring, rude owner, dirty atmosphere, rushed. more
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  • In Short
    Upscale boomers, east-side bohemians and starry eyed lovers fill the cheerful peach dining room, cozy upstairs loft and tiny bar. More for the sake of culture than sport, quiet...

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  • Hours:

    Fri-Sat: 5am-10pm, Tue-Thu: 5am-9pm, Sun: 5am-9pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Discover, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Program, Buckman