Bollywood Theater

This is most of what we ordered. It all wouldn't fit in the picture.

This is most of what we ordered. It all wouldn’t fit in the picture. In the middle is the Goan Style Shrimp.

3010 SE Division St
Portland, OR
(503) 477-6699

2039 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR
(971) 200-4711
Bollywood Theater

Thanks to all my Facebook and Twitter followers ordering at Bollywood was super easy. For those of you that missed it I asked what I should order and nearly every single person that responded said okra, which is kind of funny since it’s just a side dish and not actually an entree. I know to listen to suggestions, so okra made the list. There were several other things as well (as you will see) but having some guidance was sure nice since this is Indian Street Food.

The okra everyone said we needed to order

The okra everyone said we needed to order

I was actually surprised by how thinly sliced the okra was. It was like eating chips that you dip in some yummy sauce. By the way, we all loved them.

Behl Puri.

Behl Puri.

Vada Pav

Vada Pav

This is one thing I actually recognized on the menu because I had had vada holes from Tiffin Asha. This one was different in that it’s on a roll. It also had a little different filling inside.

The food started coming out quickly

The food started coming out quickly

Kati Roll

Kati Roll

We ordered this one with beef, although one suggestion from a reader was Paneer Cheese, but I missed that suggestion or I may have tried it, nonetheless, this was fabulous and this one dish is huge! A lot of what we ordered are small sharing plates, but half of this would have filled me up completely. Good thing I was splitting a half.

The Pork Vindaloo

The Pork Vindaloo

This pork dish was probably our favorite. We loved everything so much that it really was hard to choose an absolute favorite, but this and the Kati Roll were on the top of our list.

The best way to experience Bollywood Theater for the first time would be to go with friends. Not just any friends, but real adventuresome friends. We went with Allen and Angie from Eat Adventure Food Tours because we knew they wouldn’t be shy about what to order. That and I knew she wouldn’t make fun of me for taking so many pictures.

We discovered that we really love Indian Street Food and we are already talking about when we will go back. I now understand why there is always a line at Bollywood Theater. Our line wasn’t too bad. We went on a Sunday evening and we chose the SE Division location so we could sit outside.  This place is going on my Favorites List for sure.

  • Atmosphere is real laid back, yet very eclectic with all the wall art and decorations. This would be a great place to take a family if they are adventuresome enough.
  • Prices were around $6 for the Street Food, $8 for the small plates. The big plate in the middle of the top picture was $16.50.
  • Services was order at the counter and seat yourself. I did appreciate that they were very helpful. We did not need help because my trusty Facebook and Twitter friends got me all lined up, but she did make sure we ordered enough food. She also said that if we needed more food, skip the line and come straight to the register. That’s a great way to keep the tables turning over faster.
  • They had all kinds of cocktails, beer and even some non alcoholic Indian drinks. We ordered the Iced Chai tea and she was told to come back for her refill.
  • Bollywood Theater is located on SE Division (which is where we were) and NE Alberta.

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Comments

  1. Haven’t eaten here yet… but will soon…

  2. The kati roll is AMAZING. So freaking delicious!!!

    I was not a fan of the service or the order at the counter before you find a seat. I will probably not go back because of that. I find it lazy and annoying. I go to a restaurant because I don’t want to cook or clean or do anything myself. I absolute hate the new fad of Portland restaurants doing this or making you bus your own table.

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