Namaste Indian Cuisine
8303 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97220
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average
Shunned away.... I first called to see if they are still serving lunch and they said on the phone "Yes, until 4pm, and the price changes" and so I gladly said "I'll be there in 10 minutes". I arrived at 3:44pm and the cashier at the counter told me that I must pay for the dinner price. "I thought it is still lunch prices?" I asked politely, she then said yes but you have to pay for dinner price. Made no sense why she said prices won't change until 4pm but I get there over 15 minutes early to eat one thing and she forces me to pay the dinner price and I only eat one thing there. Needless to say I let for somewhere else and tipped the waiter at another place $20 bucks instead of here.
When my husband and I first moved to Portland from the bay area we searched out all of the Indian restaurants as it is one of our favorite types of foods. When Namaste moved into the old Steamers Restaurant on Sandy we were cautiously excited. And, when they finally opened and we went for the first time we were elated as the food is simply some of the best we have found in Portland and now we eat there at least once a week. They have a buffet for lunch and dinner but if there is something you might like which is not on the buffet they graciously will bring it from the kitchen at your request. Their veggie pakoras are some of the best I've had and the buffet is quite abundant with usually more than you can ever want or desire for a meal. Complete with mango ice cream for dessert (among other sweets).
I highly recommend this restaurant and am so delighted that we can stay in our own neighborhood and give up our search! By the way, you can also order from the menu if you prefer, the buffet is not mandatory.
05/08/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I am a fan of good Indian food, and have tried most of the buffets in Portland. I usually have pretty low expectations due to the limitations of the buffet format, but Namaste has raised the bar. I used to go to their Vancouver location, and was always pleased. Their new location is even better. I'm not going to say it's the best in town or that the food is better than most. It isn't. But overall, it is an excellent value for the price, and compared to other buffets in town it rocks!
Also, the tandoori Halibut, excellent Aloo Ghobi, and perfect vegetable pakoras are enough to keep me coming back.
05/05/2010Provided by Citysearch -
I enjoy coming to this buffet, the food and quality is great for a buffet. If it comes down to choosing Chinese buffet and Namaste, Namaste definitely wins. I don't know the names of the dishes, but so far, I've enjoyed all the ones I've tasted. There is a radioactive orange colored chicken dish that I really like. Also, the lamb is delicious! I never eat lamb dishes because I often get pieces of meats that are too gamey for my taste, but the lamb here was awesome.