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Bombay Bistro
Bombay Bistro
  • Address:
    9040 Carothers Parkway
    Suite B 111
    Franklin, TN 37067
    Neighborhood:
    Franklin / Brentwood
  • Cuisine:
    Indian
    Price: $30 and under

Bombay Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bombaybistrotn.com
  • Phone: (615) 771-9105
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00AM - 2:00PM, Saturday - Sunday: 11:00AM - 2:30PM.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Krishna Ganatra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bakers Bridge
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Bombay Bistro
The high-end Bombay Bistro in Cool Springs makes a bold statement in terms of eclectic Indian cuisine. Its classic north Indian fare along with great signature cocktails gives this joint a westernized twist to the overall dining out experience.
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Diner Reviews
  • " Too pricey, quality is poor and service poor. I have eaten at the smaller Indian restaurants and the food is better and cheaper. the other new Indian restaurant down the street close to walgreens, serves better portion and their service is unsurpassable! I found Bombay Bistro folks to be haughty and obstinate in their dealings when questioned about what we were served. We had American guests for dinner and it was a total embaressment! Americans know no better and seem to like the food, but frankly, Bistro is out for us!! too bad lost a customer!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This is the first place we learned of Chat appetizers. We really like them and had the Papdi Chat - our favorite. Service is always great and the atmosphere is pleasant."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Bombay depicts the total package....delish food, pleasant contemporary interiors and excellent wait staff. The owners are from Southern Cal where good food was a given. They clearly put the total package together and brought it here to Tennessee. Every time the owners' son waits on us, we are pleased with the outcome of the food. His recommendations are spot on. Would prefer a bit more vegetables as part of any protein dish but the sauces are always delish. Both tomato and lentil soups were creamy and very flavorful. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Loved the food, the presentation, the service. A Cool Springs winner. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Bombay Bistro is a top notch Indian restaurant on the east side of I-65 in the Cool Springs area. Full bar, decent wine list. Great food from lamb dishes to garlic naan. They do a lunch buffet 7 days a week, which is unusual."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We love this place. This was our second visit. We brought another couple and they loved everything. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "If you're itching for those Indian spices Bombay Bistro delivers. Hot or not, go here for the food. Just about everything makes me want to come back and eat more. Got to say, however the service was a tad slow, but it was a busy night."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This buffet is great. Food quality and selection is top notch. There are plenty of selections without being overwhelming."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Having recently moved here from New York City, I'm used to the finest in Indian restaurants. After one disappointing meal after another I discovered Bombay Bistro. As good as any Indian I've had in New York or London, for that matter. If you're looking for the best Indian in Nashville this is the place. Namaste."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "This place is fantastic. The food was amazing. Our waitress Jasmine knew the menu and reccommended great items. We will go back here and bring our friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We are delighted to finally have found a great Indian restaurant in Cool Springs / Brentwood. We have dined at Bombay Bistro at least 6 times and have never been disappointed with food, bar or service. They have an excellent list of special Indian cocktails that always are flawlessly executed. Their breads are the best we have experienced anywhere, including Manhattan. And all entrees are excellent. We highly recommend our friends at Bombay Bistro!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We Luv this place food is always fresh and delicious"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "When you have the urge for Indian, head here. The food and drink were outstanding- perfectly prepared and spiced."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I have eaten at Bombay twice. Both times the service was absolutely wonderful and the food was delicious. We tried an appetizer and Tiki Lamb Sizzler dish the first time and a Lamb/Shrimp/Chicken rice dish the second time. The Naan is out of this world. Try the chocolate Naan for dessert. This is our new "go to" place for great food and quiet conversation. The chef's son Dave takes care of the bar and some of the tables, and he is very good. I highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "Second visit didn't dissapoint - delishous food and nice service."
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "The food here is really, really good. I think the portions are just a little small for the price but I would still go back again!"
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "delicious food, good service, good value. The food is different than Indian food at other Nashville Indian restaurants. They use more tomato sauce. I would eat at this restaurant more often if it was closer to my home."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "I'm no expert on Indian, but this was fantastic. Their curry was flavorful, but not overly pungent. Every suggestion we were given was right on point. The garlic naan is a must, I recommend getting 2 orders."
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "We were, overall, very pleased. Service was prompt, and our server always seemed to arrive at the table at just the right moment. Our drinks were delicious, as was everything that we ordered. We will go back, certainly. The experience while waiting for our table was a little awkward, as there isn't much space to wait. It was a busy night (cold outside, too), and there were lots of people waiting in a small space right in front of the entry. Every time the door opened, we were blasted with the outside chill. Since our table was relatively close to the entry, we were similarly chilled while dining every time the door opened."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "We went for dinner on Valentine's Day. It was so great we returned for the lunch buffet on Sunday. We have eaten Indian Food in many countries and all over US, but have never been happy with Nashville selection. When ordering off menu they offer you the "heat" you desire. The owner and staff could not have been more gracious and helpful. Nice wine, too. We will definitely be back many times."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Best Indian Restaurant in all of the Nashville area. Be sure to have the Chocolate NAN for dessert, or get some to go and take it home and heat it up in the micro wave for 20 seconds (don't do it any longer, as it will get hard). Incredible! Every dish in this restaurant is great."
    Dined on 1/29/2013
  • "A regular favorite for delicious lunch or dinner. Exceptionally well run. Consistently enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/1/2013
  • "Though it is great to see an Indian Restaurant that appears to be a bit more upscale...this restauant fell victim to the "We are not very busy so the waitstaff and the mgr/owners will sit at a table and fold napkins and chat with each other" That tendency is so annoying to guests because it feels to this reviewer that they dont care about my dining experience. I dont go to fast food and when I dine I want to have an overall experience. One cannot help crying children but I felt like I was paying significantly with a party of 9 to dine in someone's home kitchen. The dining room of a restaurant is not the prep or set up area for the restaurant during main eating times. I will not go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2012
  • "If you are an afficianido of Indian food, you'll love this place. If you need a little help, the waitstaff will help, but only if you ask. The food is excellent, as is the bar tender. Worth multiple visits if you like Indian food."
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "We ived in England for a number of years (the Indian food capital of the world) and have been looking for a good place for Indian food. We're from Atlanta and were visiting in the Nashville area when we came across the Bombay Bistro on Open Table. The owner was very nice and helpful as some of the dishes were different from what we'd tried in England. Everything was very well presented and delicious. Indian beer list was good but bottles only - not a really big deal if you like Indian beer like I do. Overall a good experience - very well run family establishment. Wish it was in Atlanta. Cliff & Sharon"
    Dined on 11/17/2012
  • "My wife and I found this as a last min find for a date night. Staff was super friendly and knowledgeable. The food was outstanding but the drinks from the full bar were unique and out of this world. I recommend the spicy one made with a hot pepper floating in it. We were visiting from Hawaii and will make this a regular stop whenever we visit."
    Dined on 8/7/2012
  • "Often will not check you in on OT. Annoying. Otherwise, great food."
    Dined on 6/23/2012
  • "Bombay Bistro has been one of my favorite restaurants for a while now but this most recent visit left me a little disappointed. The service was as good as always but there just seemed to be a lot of corners cut where the food was concerned. I had my usual dish but it was nowhere near the quality that I normally expect, the favors were bland, sauce watery and very little meat. 4 small pieces of lamb in a watery sauce do not constitute a $16 dish. My wife had the same experience with hers, also a dish we've ordered before so know the usual standard. I'm hoping this was just a bad night for them and I'm willing to give it another try but there are other good Indian restaurants in the area so there's no need to put up with a drop in quality."
    Dined on 6/1/2012
  • "The food was great, the atmosphere was nice, but the service was very, very hurried in a restaurant that was not exceptionally busy."
    Dined on 3/22/2012
  • "Great restaurant, authentic Indian food with modern and classic decor! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/8/2012
  • "1) Waited approximately 45 minutes for the entree to arrive (appetizers arrived in a reasonable amount of time, and then... nothing). We had to ask 2x for the entrees and they finally came about 45 minutes after the order was placed. The food was extremely watery, very little meat (i.e., chicken or veal) - it just seemed like they were trying to cut as many corners as they could with the food prep. The atmosphere was excellent and the friendliness of the staff was fine. But, overall, the food quality and long wait will prevent us from returning."
    Dined on 3/3/2012
  • "Overall a very good experience...the owner or manager was very cordial and we had a good dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Food was a little blander than usual. I do usually like this restaurant much better. I wonder if they were just overwhelmed with Valentine's Day"
    Dined on 2/14/2012
  • "Our family enjoys searching out Indian food. Bombay Bistro helped satisfy our craving. The spices were good (not too hot) and everything tastes authentic. Not quite as good as our favorite at home but very close. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/5/2012
  • "We all had the buffet and there is something for everyone - spicy, savory, meatless, etc. And it is all wonderful!"
    Dined on 1/25/2012
  • "Quite tasty Indian. It's in a strip mall in Cool Springs but don't let that keep you away. Excellent service (Chrissy?)."
    Dined on 11/25/2011
  • "Just OK Indian food. Wouldn't go out of my way to go back."
    Dined on 9/4/2011