Swagat and Siri, two popular Indian restaurants in Portland’s Alphabet District, are essentially tied in the culinary social media, so how do you choose between then? Answer: read MagoGuide. Yes, Team Mago uses a five-point scale and we even participate in the digital gastro-sphere, but we are tricksey and patient in our reviews.
In the end it came down to which restaurant did the best in terms of managing the very different demands of an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet and an a la carte dinner service. Swagat is a lunch buffet that recycles a non-trivial fraction of their entrees at dinner and treats the rest to indifferent execution in the kitchen. Siri does a better job of balancing both types of dining and serves up better VFM to boot, but you may have to endure boring beer and gnarly naan in order to partake of better Indian food. Read our review to find out more.