Bombay Cafe
Bombay Cafe
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Bombay Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bombaycafe-la.com/
  • Phone: 3104733388
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Executive Chef: Neela Paniz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bundy
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Lunch: parking lot open; Dinner: Valet only
A word from Bombay Cafe
Since 1989, Bombay Cafe has been offering light, flavorful and authentic Indian food in a casual setting. Featuring home style dishes from the North, South, and Center of India, the menu includes several vegetarian items as well as “street food” introduced to Los Angeles by Bombay Café. All are designed to communicate our enthusiasm for one of the world’s greatest cuisines.
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Bombay Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
  • I love Bombay Cafe and have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    I love Bombay Cafe and have been there several times. The food is incredible and there are many choices for vegetarians. The eggplant deva (soft sauteed eggplant, fennel tomato sauce topped with ginger yogurt) is amazing and I can't find it at other Indian restaurants. The samosas are better than anywhere else and the seve puri is an adventure in taste and textures. I'm not interested in most of the special features above. I just care about the quality and choices of food and the ambiance of the place. The location is also convenient on the Westside and the atmosphere is casual and tasteful.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • The food was only okay at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    The food was only okay at best. Even a basic like chicken tikka masala wasn't done well - chicken was dry, sauce was passable but it should be noted that we didn't even finish the food. Good naan though, but I wouldn't go back.
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  • Great Indian food with a bar.
    VickiBVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    Great Indian food with a bar. What more can you ask for?
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Great neighborhood jem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    We love Bombay Cafe! The food here is always amazing! The walnut chutney is insane! The cocktails are all very well made.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fabulous food and spot-on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Fabulous food and spot-on service are always dependable at this notable Indian restaurant. Please try it and be sure to get the tandoori chicken salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Always a pleasure to have
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2012
    Always a pleasure to have Lunch with friends at Bombay Cafe ... good food ... and good service ... we will return again soon ...
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    great for lunch
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  • Bombay never disappoints!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Bombay never disappoints! We've been coming for several years.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • still the best Indian food
    lunchbunchVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2012
    still the best Indian food in town. Never too oily, always subtly seasoned, varied menu.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Consistently Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    I've been going to Bombay Cafe for over 17 years now. They still have some of the tastiest, most inventive Indian cuisine around. Their Gobi Sabzi (cauliflower) is one of my favorites. It's perfectly spiced and the cauliflower is always cooked just right. My wife had the Eggplant Bharta and it was the winner of the evening. Really yummy. I will continue to eat at Bombay Cafe for years to come.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • this restaurant is an old
    AMYlevy1
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    this restaurant is an old favorite that we haven't been to in a while. Delicious Lamb Masala, Grilled Shrimp, Garlic Naan and Spinach. The staff is super nice and they make a nice mojito. We went for a mom's night out a few months ago and they are very accommodating. Tasty food and nice service and a relaxed atmosphere. would go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • The food has slipped from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2011
    The food has slipped from its original quality and innovation.
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  • I've been here many times,
    love2dineout
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    I've been here many times, and it is always good. It looked like they added some new items to the menu, and I'll try those next time- because I'll be back!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We've been coming here for
    rgzspickVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2011
    We've been coming here for many years, and it's still one of the best Indian restaurants in the LA area. We especially like the appetizers and the entrees like the chicken tika masala. Try the carrot raisin pudding for dessert! Efficient service, too.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Kinda overpriced for mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    Kinda overpriced for mediocre Indian food. This place used to be better.
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  • Best Indian food in Los Angeles.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Best Indian food in Los Angeles. Love the lamb vindaloo.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Best & Most Original Indian In L.A.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2011
    Bombay Cafe specializes in fresh Indian food unlike any I have found elsewhere. The Frankies, from Bombay beach and similar to burritos, are a must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Superb meal. Great food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2011
    Superb meal. Great food, subtle flavors, light and not oily or greasy. Great server with spot-on recommendations. This is my favorite Indian restaurant in the Los Angeles area.
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    fit for foodies
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  • We want to go back and try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/27/2011
    We want to go back and try some of the other dishes. My wife thought the lamb was excellent. My dish was very good. I think the other dal dish I considered would have been excellent, but I opted for the non spicy one.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Indian food! Very tasty,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    Great Indian food! Very tasty, but not heavy. The service is excellent and the servers are so friendly. They really want to make you happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Always love this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2011
    Always love this restaurant. I have traveled to India many times so I know authentic Indian food very well. This little neighborhood gem is very authentic Indian food. I highly recommend it. Casual, comfortable incredible food fest
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Consistently outstanding food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Consistently outstanding food, prompt service, and gracious welcome!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • I love this place for lunch.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2011
    I love this place for lunch. Great options as a lunch menu.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • It is very hard to find a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/28/2011
    It is very hard to find a great Indian Restaurant in LA or California for that matter. The food is the most important here but not very spicy and it is very expensive here. The ambiance and decor could be improved as could the parking situation. I am not surprised its 1/2 empty given the price of food and the lack of parking and price of valet which seems ridiculous.
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  • I think the place has lost
    zyggroupVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    I think the place has lost its uniqueness. Nothing special, in fact, it wasn't very tasty. The fish was totally dried out. The curries were tasteless. The place was empty too. The waitress came by every couple of minutes to collect the check. Too many other good Indian places around. Very disappointing.
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  • Adequate, but there are better.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/6/2011
    The food was a disappointment, and the menu a bit limited. I say the food was "fair" because there are so many excellent Indian restaurants in the area, and this isn't one of them, though the meal was pleasant enough, it didn't measure up to the competition.
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  • I first tried Bombay Cafe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    I first tried Bombay Cafe a few years ago, and was delighted by the service and the excellent food. However, things have changed. The food was bland, overpriced, and poorly presented. The atmosphere was still contemporary, but the food made me feel like I was eating at an Indian Denny's.
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  • Maybe the best Indian Food in LA
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    I love Bombay Cafe. It has a great casual atmosphere, and Indian food that is fresher, more special and more interesting than I have found anywhere else. The samosas look and taste better than any I have seen - and always amaze newcomers when they arrive. The dahl of the day is typically perfect. The breads are beautifully baked. They also have Bombay-style burritos, called Frankies, which I haven't seen anywhere else and are delicious. Everything is good, fresh, artfully prepared, and the dining room is relaxed and authentic while still managing to feel just a little but cool.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • For years I've been wanting
    ICemanVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    For years I've been wanting to try this place and I finally got my chance. What was striking was that there was no buffet like so many typical Indian restaurants. The dishes were different and the service friendly. It's a cozy little place where political gossip seemed to be in fashion - the three middle age ladies made their opinions known. It was better entertainment than most places. As for the food, I was adventurous as well and tried different dishes as much as my stomach could hold. The food was interesting as well as satisfying.
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    great for lunch
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  • the most true to real india
    diningoutVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    the most true to real india indian food in los angeles - the service is excellent and casual - the prices are reasonable and though it tastes like mumbai or new delhi there is a sensitivity to western tastes if you don't like too spicy -
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently wonderful Indian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Consistently wonderful Indian food selections! We have been frequenting The Bombay Cafe for over 15 years - always dependable and always friendly and receptive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • still good after all these
    rgzspickVIP
    Dined on 1/21/2011
    still good after all these years, this West LA Indian is among the best in the area; I particularly like the appetizers, chicken tikka masala, and the carrot raisin dessert. Service is efficient and pleasant. We always take some of our food home, so don't order too much!
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Overall the food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/8/2011
    Overall the food was very good, but ala carte dining made it kind of expensive compared to what you would normally pay for Indian food in a very casual setting. Still, the server was charming and attentive, the food tasty, and we would likely go again.
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  • I have always loved the food
    rag2105VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2011
    I have always loved the food at Bombay Cafe. It's not like a lot of other Indian food places where they compromise on the quality of the meat because it's covered in sauce and spices. Every element of each dish we had was great... especially the lamb vindaloo. There cocktails are so-so and wine is not their specialty... I'd suggest just getting a nice giant Indian beer with your meal. Also, something that is very important to me: we didn't feel rushed by our server at all. Also, I wouldn't go here expecting to feel like you're part of LA's upper crust... it is very simple and casual, though still very nice. Some people have complained about the parking. It's $5 and it's LA. I think we need to just learn to accept that.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The restaurant has a cosy,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/27/2010
    The restaurant has a cosy, warm atmosphere and a lovely ambiance. The food here is fantastic - some of the best Indian food I've had in LA.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We were old friends catching
    wissyVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2010
    We were old friends catching up and took a long time over drinks and dinner, but there was never a hint of a rush to move us on. Service and food were excellent.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Still one of my LA favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/10/2010
    Still one of my LA favorites after all these years.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Very slow, not engaged staff.
    queenofspadesVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2010
    Very slow, not engaged staff. The place used to be really vibrant and popular but all of the appeal seems to have drained out of it. Even the palak paneer isn't as tasty as it once was and the murgh pakoras were overcooked and tough. Sad to see as this was one of my favorite indian places in town.
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  • This restaurant -- formerly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2010
    This restaurant -- formerly one of our favorites -- has fallen upon hard times. Last Saturday night at 7:30pm the restaurant was 75% emppty and the beloved menu of the last few years had been changed by upping the prices at least 50% on the popular items. Also the food seemed heavier and a bit spicier than we recalled.
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  • Very friendly and attentive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/27/2010
    Very friendly and attentive staff. Cooks were willing to explain the wonderful foods set out to be picked up.
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  • Always one of the best Indian
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2010
    Always one of the best Indian resturants in West LA ... friendly staff and excellent food.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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