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3962 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97214-5258
+1 503-230-1120
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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Portland, United States
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

There are some rather good Indian restaurants in Beaverton and Hillsboro, but my wife and I usually head to Dwaraka when we're looking for an Indian lunch buffet at a place that's reasonably close to our home in NE Portland. The surroundings at Dwaraka are pleasant, the buffet is attractively presented, there are always several enticing dishes to chose from,... More 

Thank James C
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

I made an actual order rather than using the buffet during the time when the buffet was open- the buffet looked limited - and things like the chicken looked like there was only sauce left. so an actual menu order was placed. I waited, and waited, and waited... finally asked about the food - the waitperson told me it was... More 

Thank vacationtravel100
West Linn, Oregon
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27 reviews
16 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.

Thank Samuel G
Portland, OR, USA
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89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 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.

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 3 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 

Thank rddpdx2015
Portland, Oregon
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799 reviews
420 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 

Thank Bryan H
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Thank Urvashi_Traveller
Mission, Kansas
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137 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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 

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 13 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 

Thank jkmeye

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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?