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3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5258
+1 503-230-1120
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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West Linn, Oregon
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Dwaraka offers a nice mix of dishes. All are quite tasty. What stands out about this restaurant is the Southern Indian (vegetarian) dishes, including Masala Dosa, idli and vada. Most Indian restaurants do not serve delicious dishes. The casual café atmosphere is also appealing. The staff is always pleasant and attentive.

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Thank Samuel G
Portland, OR, USA
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Four of us ate together. All the food was very good to excellent. The makhani dishes were the best I've ever had. Service was prompt and courteous although our server was a bit on the nervous side. We will definitely be going back.

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Thank hcajones
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

I've stayed away from Indian restaurants because of I have a serious allergy to garlic. Last week, when we had out of town guests, my wife called Dwaraka, a storefront Indian restaurant on Hawthorne Blvd. near our house. They assured her that they could make garlic-free dishes for me. So, we decided to try it. When I explained my problem,... More 

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Thank rddpdx2015
Portland, Oregon
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595 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

It's been a while since I've been to this Indian restaurant. Let me say that in general Indian food in Portland leaves something to be desired. Yes, the food is nothing compared to what you can get in San Francisco or India or Honolulu, but for Portland, the food at this restaurant is pretty good. The service was efficient and... More 

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Thank Bryan H
chicago
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The food looks delicious from outside. But when you actually eat it, its very bad tasting!! The restaurant was packed and there were no seats, So we offered to sit outside even though it was cold. When we asked them if we can move inside when a place becomes available, they said they do not understand. Then we explained again... More 

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Thank Urvashi_Traveller
Mission, Kansas
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123 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

The $9.95 lunch buffet (and no sales tax!) is a great deal for the variety of dishes that were served. All food was relatively tasty.

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Thank Mohit19
Kelso, Washington
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

I had ordered the Panneer Tikka Masala Thali. My boyfriend ordered the Lamb Vindaloo Thali and asked for it to be extra spicy. My boyfriend LOVES spicy food and he was thrilled they actually made it spicy. The owner even came over and asked if it was spicy enough. It was all so delicious. There were so many flavors. I... More 

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Thank Jasmine S
Clackamas, OR
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had dinner here on a Saturday night - attentive service, large menu selection, really tasty food with good portion sizes - great mix of authentic spices. The Thali option adds several sides to your main dish. Kingfisher beer was a nice accompaniment. If you don't like to much pepper heat, you can order "extra mild". Our new favorite Indian... More 

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Thank jkmeye
chennai
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday eve, place was very busy, friendly staff got a seat quickly. I have tried the tiffen combo during my other visit wasn't that great, decided to try Chicken biriyani this time was sweetly surprised, Biriyani was accompanied by gravy which we South Indians like it very much , very tasty rich biriyani.Unlike the North Indian type... More 

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Thank ravindraboopathi
Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

I had no idea there was an Indian restaurant in the Hawthorne District. It was a total happy discovery as we were searching for somewhere to grab some dinner before walking to the Hawthorne Theater to see a show. We ordered two Thali (dinner), one with Aloo Gobi and the other Panneer Tikka Masala. Both were excellent. I recommend ordering... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5258
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-230-1120

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?