Love the place, the food,
Love the place, the food, ambiance, service - everything!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great, local Indian food.
I hadn't been to Bombay in a few years, it's nice to know the quality of the food is still excellent, and service is prompt and friendly. Great, open atmosphere and cool ambiance. The mango chicken and mushroom masala are absolutely delicious. All entrees are reasonably priced, although as a big eater, I'd like to see the portion sizes increased.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
1st time guest
Loved it! & will definitely come back. Our server was great, the hostess was very kind and friendly. The food was divine.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the waterfall! LOVE the food!
We had a wonderful date night experience at Bombay and can't wait to return to try more of their delicious food. Bombay is a unique setting with special touches of decor and mood lighting. Love the chandeliers. Service was attentive, but not overbearing. But, best of all was the food! Such an extensive menu with lots and lots of choices and great spicy options. And all sooo delicious. Our fave dish was the mushroom masala chicken. Portion sizes were ample. I hope Bombay keep the prices affordable and we will come back again - and again.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall this place is beautiful.
Overall this place is beautiful. Our server seemed to disappear after our food arrived, but there were plenty of other people checking on us.
Iwe liked our food very much. and the place is gorgeous looking. However it is the most expensive Indian food I've ever eaten!
The only reason I will return is because I have another group on to use simply because of the price. It's good food, but I can find it way cheaper and just as good elsewhere.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
loved the ambiance and the food. Classy and elegant. And they were very accommodating to me who is gluten free and dairy free. Food was yummy. Service was great too!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
GREAT - go when not in a rush
I was very torn on my overall experience rating. The ONLY reason I gave it a 4 and not a 5 was that our server was aloof and pretty slow to respond, and it was quite loud. Overall: Go to Bombay if you are not in a time crunch and want to have a great culinary experience.
I got the Chicken Makhani (medium spicy) and it was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. Seriously, the best I've ever had. My husband got the Lamb Madras and it was also fantastic- we recommend getting medium spicy as well (he got it mild and wished he would have upped the spice level on that).
The garlic naan is expensive but totally worth it- soooooo good. I also got the Tamarin-tini and that was really cool - glad I got it.
Great experience, would highly recommend
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was wonderful, service
Food was wonderful, service very nice. Always great.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I purchased a groupon to try
I purchased a groupon to try this restaurant. I chose wisely! The food was wonderful - I highly recommend the Biryani. The lettuce wraps were yummy, but very messy. The music got a bit loud as the night went on, but the atmosphere was very pleasant and with the openness of the dining room, it was very airy.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice inside. The food
Very nice inside. The food was good but no different from any other Indian food I had before. Mostly paying for the ambiance.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was tasty and served
The food was tasty and served hot. The service staff was very knowledgable and accommodating.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the food! Had the chicken
Love the food! Had the chicken sagwala and the naan basket with a sampler appetizer - delicious! Looking forward to returning...
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food fantastic and service
The food fantastic and service was exemplary as always. Rony took great care of us and we will be requesting him on future visits.
It's kind of a hike to come here for us but always worth it .
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
variety + spice=nice!
The extensive menu has the potential to please diverse palates, tho it's easy to find something to like, and not want to deviate the next time! Point of fact, after apps and entrees, my nephew immediately revisited one of the appetizers, the coconut shrimp!
Our waitress was exceptionally lovely, doing her best despite the very packed understaffed house. Yes, we waited too long for a second round of drinks and 2nd appetizer. If you're in a hurry, it'd be wise to mention it when you are seated.
Also, my "spicy" entree was only moderately so. Turned out, I wanted some of my hub's tandori chicken and mine would have been too hot for him had I increased the heat level. His was delish, as were the Gao fish both niece and nephew ordered.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and food. Had a group on and was easy to use. Thanks.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
A night out
On a recent visit to Bombay Restaurant we experienced an evening of delicious food and great service.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fun indian dinner
My daughter and I had a lovely dinner. The food was fresh, the service was excellent an the . ambiance was delightful.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Used a coupon and still received great service. Knowledgeable staff willing to explain entrees to someone unfamiliar with Indian cuisine. Wonderful ambiance--love the waterfall. Food was delicious. Look forward to my next visit.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
consistently great Indian food
I've been coming to Bombay for over 15 yrs and I am never disappointed at the quality of the Indian cuisine and service. Always recommend it to friends and out of towers.
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff are attentive and informative, the food is hot and flavorful, the water feature and purple lighting make it so relaxing that it's easy to enjoy the food. If you choose a specialty drink passion is a must have it is so good.
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant for good Indian food; don't worry if you are thinking HOT, Bombay will make your choice of dish to your desired spicy tolerance. Give it a try if you have never tasted exotic India; you won't regret it:) The restaurant's interior is decadent; beautiful waterfall which is a must see. Good value for money; service is hands on but not in your space...excellent!
6/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Indian Food in San Diego
Bombay was a pleasant surprise. Good food, nice ambience and good service. I think the product delivered was high quality, but then the price for the product is also high, so it should be. A very good, high end, Indian experience.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
just to describe the food,
just to describe the food, drinks and service? WOW! Simply outstanding....
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bombay was terrific. The food was delicious and the service attentive and pleasant. I highly recomend....
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
wonderful as always
My partner and I love this restaurant for a romantic and delicious night out. The staff are great and the foods is phenomenal.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the cozy feel of the
I loved the cozy feel of the restaurant with the view and sound of the waterfall. I enjoyed the sounds of instrumental belly dance music in the background. My party and I were not expecting an entertainment, but we were entertained by belly dancer dancing with a snake around her neck, it was great! The entree portions were a bit small but very tasty, I would return to try other dishes. Service was good, the waiter was very attentive.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
You get what you pay for!
My wife and I have tried numerous Indian restaurants in San Diego in search of good Indian food, but until Bombay nothing really impressed us. Bombay ranks among the priciest but its food and spice quality are excellent and unparalleled in the county. Every dish is filled with delicious blends of spices, and I suspect the owners have gone the extra mile to ensure their spices are top notch. The Mali Kofta and Saag Paneer are absolutely delicious, but you can’t go wrong with any number of curries or vegetarian dishes. I’d like to try them all, but because of the price (generally ranging $15-$23 per curry as of 2013) we won’t be eating here every night. The portions are on the smaller side too so I’d say you can’t get by with just splitting.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Bombay is excellent. The restaurant has a very relaxing atmosphere and the staff is friendly.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the best! We go there whenever we can and it is always awesome!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bombay serves up delicious Indian Food. The sauces are fantastic, and when you order from the menu, they spice it right. Their lunch buffet has many offerings and is a fantastic deal if you want to sample the menu.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here more than a dozen
Been here more than a dozen times. Always order the same dishes because they are always consistently prepared and taste great!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A unique experience for those who like the more exotic. The excellent Indian cuisine is prepared to order, so you can choose how spicy you want your food. The décor is eclectic with an inside water fall in the center of the restaurant. Background Bollywood videos add atmosphere. The booths are especially comfortable and the mixed cocktails, especially the fruit juice based ones, go well with the food. It's a bit pricey but worth an occasional visit.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savory, sweet and spicy delightful
Wonderful selection of dishes and many selections from which to choose and compose individual combinations to ones liking. Very welcoming ambience and can be quite romantic. There was also entertainment on one of the nights, Friday, I believe. Feast for groups and delicious Indian Cuisine.
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food & staff, beautiful decor!
The restaurant is lovely. Gorgeous colors, textiles and the amazing "waterfall" right in front. We went on a Tuesday night, so it wasn't crowded at all. I highly recommend the Masala Hummus as a starter. It was the most delicious hummus I have ever had! It comes with lovely, warm Garlic Naan..and we ate every last bit, then ordered another one! I wasn't very adventureous and got chicken tikka masala, but it was very good. The Sag Bahji (spinach & vegan) was delicious! I'm definitely a meat eater, but that dish was SO TASTY! The cocktail menu is creative too. There are some weird sounding combinations, like rosewater with butterscotch, but they turn out really good!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Day at Bombay
This place has the most unexpectedly AWESOME drink menu! It's worth the trip by itself.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome as always
We have dined her probably 20 times and it is the same every time....Awesome. The service is great and the food is spectacular.We drive from Scripps Ranch and it is worth every mile. We finished dinner and just wanted to sit and talk and got no pressure to leave or even to purchase more drinks. Kindly offered water.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good but not great. Meats and fish were over cooked and dry. Service was friendly but adequate, nothing special. For the price I thought the food should be much better.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff was amazing, made my bday amazing. Food was amazing as always!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Indian Food
I love Indian good and it is the best I've had in SD. The staff was very professional! The ambience was nice. I will be back and will take my friends.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Great price. A gem!
Outstanding gem in the heart of Hillcrest. I have tried this place 3 times. Excellent on each occasion. The lunch buffet is only $9.99
And worth every penny. Good variety of soups, salad, veggies, entrees, desserts and fresh fruit. Naan bread fresh from oven served. Everything was so tasty. Service top drawer. Decor gorgeous and the huge waterfall as you enter is definitely a plus.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great experience at Bombay again. The food is AWESOME- get the chicken makhani- you will not be disappointed. The only reason I gave this 4 stars is the service is consistently mediocre- very slow and indifferent. Go for the food and atmosphere-it will be worth it!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dishes, 4 ordered and all delicious. Fun, airy ambiance. Place has never let us down.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
this is the tenth time we have gone to Bombay and ten times it has been excellent. We took my wife's cousin, who is from India, and he loved the food.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service could improve - Food tasty
I went around 8:00pm on a Saturday. There was a party of folks in the back room who seemed to deem most of the servers attention. My party's water was only refilled once and it took forever for our server to bring the check. We had to ask another employee to bring us to-go containers. Otherwise the place was only semi-full while we were there.
The food was good and came out in a timely manner. Mines was very spicy how I ordered it. The portions were adequate. The location and ambiance were good. I would visit again perhaps during the day.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Bombay has excellent food and service. I highly recommend it.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, abeit a bit pricey.
This food is good but, in my opinion, overpriced. Vegetarian entrees were $15 - $18. Dinner for 4 was $132. We each had one beer, the four of us split 2 appetizers and we each had an entree (1 vegetarian, the rest chicken.) and plain naan bread.
Besides the price, the other thing I found disappointing was the lack of fragrance to the food. The food was good but it lack the aromatic spices that I am used to. The meals had heat but no real spice.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent; wait staff
Food was excellent; wait staff professional but had too many tables to be properly attentive; staff overall friendly and engaging; music and dancer perfect for the environment.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT AS ALWAYS
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience ! Repeat customer and will be back !!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bombay did an excellent job. Serve was great, food was superb. I ordered Chicken Tikka Masala. I love spicy food and I asked for the hottest they could provide. They did not disappoint. The dish was both spicy and flavorful.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful experience -- great food, ambiance, and service at acceptable price.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM