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The Bombay Bistro
The Bombay Bistro

The Bombay Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebombaybistro.net
  • Phone: (908) 918-0330
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Collin Crasto
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Let The Bombay Bistro create a memorable experience for you and your guests without even setting your foot in the kitchen. Choose through a wide array of carefully picked menu sets and push play!!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit Morristown and Gladstone train lines stop at Summit Station. Five minute walk to restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free 1 hour parking available till 6 pm. Evenings and Sundays free parking available. Rear access to restaurant from parking lot. Parking Lot No.2 is located on DeForest Avenue.
A word from The Bombay Bistro
The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, in its newer and slicker avatar, serves up a wide array of classic delights with a contemporary twist to the traditional Indian flavors. Expressed best through the evolution of its multicultural food, service and ambiance, one cannot miss out on the warmth and buoyancy of the Indian spirit at The Bombay Bistro.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We stumbled over this restaurant on another one and decided to try it. We weren't disappointed We like the look of the place and some of the new to us items on the menu. They bring ut a glass of chat to spoon on your plate first. Then came stuffed poori, whig was delicious - stuffed with potatoes. We then had chicken in tamarind chutney which was delicious and roasted eggplant, which was scrumptious. We ordered a piece of mango cheesecake to go but it was not in the bag when we got home. We called the restaurant and they were willing to either give us a refund or a piece of cake the next day even though they couldn't find our receipt."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Continues to be a favorite after many visits. The cooking is tasty and inventive! Plus they are always willing to add little bit of "this" or take away a little bit of "that"! Also, sometimes it takes people in a few visits to discover there is rear entrance from the public parking lot in case the street out front is full."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Wait staff, hostess, owner were friendly and professional. The dishes were not brought together but the delay was short and acceptable. The food was well prepared and delicious. We were not rushed at the end of our meal as the place filled up. A great value in terms of the price; for this quality."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "A fun restaurant that serves up high quality Indian food in comfortable, casual setting. Atmosphere rather plain, but it works with the fare & dining style here. Large booths can fit eight. Family friendly, plenty of options for kids, and long list of appetizers & specialties. Prices reasonable. Always a great time dining there with friends or just our own family. Seating usually available walk-in, but reservations recommended. It does get busy - a good sign. Take out is another option. A few suggestions: Had to request utensils a couple of times and had to ask for water refills - more attentive wait staff would have noticed those things instead of our having to ask. Recommended! You'll keeping coming back for more."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been here frequently with our college age children. The decor is cafeteria style but the food, prices, and service are all very good. Not a romantic Saturday night date place, but a perfectly pleasant Sunday night dinner place."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Our meal was really fantastic - great food and great service! Every item on the menu looked delicious and everything we ordered was great. Will definitely be back to explore the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Made a reservation for 5 people at 7:30 on a Friday night. We arrived on time, and were told that it would be a few minutes. Well, after an hour of waiting we headed to Begum Palace in Madison, NJ. Bombay Bistro told me that they were unprepared for a busy night (Friday night of restaurant week), but they were not very sympathetic until we were on our way out the door. We've been before, and the food is pleasant enough, but this experience was very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had not been to the restaurant for over a year, so we wanted to give it a try again on Valentine's Day. They were obviously overbooked as we had to wait for a table, despite making a reservation through Open Table. Service was extremely slow, but it had more to do with lack of management and experience, and less to do with a busy night. (There were many empty tables.) The wait staff was unfamiliar with the dishes and repeatedly brought the wrong order to our table. Several times they came over when we had nothing at our table to ask how everything was. The food was not as good as our previous visits. They seem to be cutting corners on quality of ingredients and portion size."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious. Service was good even with a packed restaurant. Delicious naan. Very good prices. Strange table set up for small parties, very loud and close. Tile floor made noise and voices even louder. We will be back with friends so we can sit in a nice comfortable booth!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service was very very slow, and it is a noisy place. They forgot my entree which was paleek paneer and by the time it arrived it was rubbery, the spinach had an almost fluorescent green tinge to it! It did taste ok though. The men I were eating with ordered meat dishes and neither were asked how spicy they wanted it and at no point did the waiter come and ask us if everything was ok, we just got topped up with drinks as you would expect. A place to avoid."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Portion size is large, and it is tempting to order a lot of food as all was excellent and prices are reasonable. Restaurant hidden in Summit NJ with creative and novel Indian fare, friendly and attentive service. Somewhat bright and noisy room, but easy to hold a conversation. BYO -- wine store located 2 doors away."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "we had a great time. the woman/waitress was very pleasant and informative. She helped guide us thru the menu."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This is a great place for a quick lunch. They offer a lunch buffet for around $10.00 with a good mix of choices. Because it's served buffet style, there are no delays and the food is hot and tasty! You can park behind the restaurant in a public lot that offers the first hour at no cost. There's also metered parking out front."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Menu has the best variety I've seen for Indian restaurants. Have been back twice since this visit for take out."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Very flavorful, excellent helpful and attentive staff."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Very authentic. excellent service - manager came around and chatted with us for quite some time - made sure everything was perfect. Minor mistake with our order, and they comped that particular plate. Enjoyed the dinner very much, will certainly return. Try the special dhabas that are offered on the menu."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "If you want to enjoy delicious Indian food with awesome service, then this is the place. Cheers!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "As per the other reviews, we found the food a cut above most of the other local Indian restaurants. In particular the appetizers were exceptional (Aloo Tuk and the tuna tartare) and the dessert we tried (Coconut) was both good and unusual. The service was solicitous and friendly. The restaurant is a bit noisy when full on the Saturday night we came. We are looking forward to returning, and had a very nice evening."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "An excellent Indian restaurant. The staples, paleek paneer and chicken tikka masala were excellent. Their mango lassi is delicious. There also this great drink with mango, ginger and ginger ale. So delicious. Must try."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "Hadn't had indian food in while. Never tried BB before. Food suggestions from our server were very good. They have dishes on the menu that you wouldn't normally find at an indian restaurant. I felt the lighting and decor could be improved - not my personal taste. But it would not prevent me from going back sometime."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The desi food here is excellent & tasted really healthy w/o all the oil & debris that you see @ the average indian restaurant; the food was wholesome, fresh, & HOT as it was right off the stove. We felt like we were at home.It is a BYOB so we got a few bottles of wine from across the starbucks and really enjoyed the night. The prices were reasonable and on the moderate end; the appetizers were just terrific as well as the entrees and dessert.The waitress was friendly and competent as well as the other staff and chef! We will definitely go there again and the food was so tasty. We are of Indian origin ourselves and know "good Indian food" from average restaurants in the area. Also, you will not go broke here and service portions are huge!!!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This is our go-to restaurant before we see a play at the PaperMill Playhouse. It is approx a 10 minute drive. The portions are huge and the entrees are diverse. It is fun to go with a group and order a bunch of different things that we can all try."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "the food here is excellent! especially like the fried okra appetizer. they have a very welcoming staff also. it is byo, so if you want wine, bring it."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Some of the best Indian food I have eaten, including some meals I have had in India"
    Dined on 8/2/2013
  • "We had tandoori mushrooms as an appetizer, really unique and delicious. Great food overall. The best palak paneer I have ever had in my life. Elegant trendy ambiance."
    Dined on 7/2/2013
  • "We have tried different items each time we visit (6) with no regrets. This is Indian food at its very best. Be adventurous and try to agitate your tastes buds to total bliss. It's worth the visit!"
    Dined on 6/11/2013
  • "food is exceptional, service is just right. They leave you to enjoy your food, theyare there when you need them. it is a well oiled foodie machine. Fresh produce, you can see what you are eating.......first class, great value and surpasses expectation every time"
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Great Indian food. Very different from the ordinary Indian places that are all over NJ. Definitely worth trying."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "The Bombay Bistro is a really great restaurant. The food is close to perfect. Updated yet authentic Indian. Only downside is the noise. The restaurant was full on a Saturday night and we had a hard time hearing each other! But, the food was worth it!"
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Wonderful Indian restaurant...Excellent food, well priced, terrific service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "Many interesting dishes on the menu. Healthy portions, especially the appetizers. A great place."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "This was our second time and the food and service were great. There were four of us. We had 2 appetizers and 4 entrees. All the food was really yummy but it was way too much food. You could easily only 3 entrees and still have leftovers."
    Dined on 3/8/2013
  • "I decided to go here for dinner with my husband and my twelve year old son after having their lunch buffet a few weeks prior. The atmosphere is elegant withiut being stuffy, so that anyone can feel comfortable sitting down for a meal as long as you are wearing tasteful attire. The food is absolutely authentic and delicious. Each dish is bursting with wonderful Indian herbs and spices. My husband recently went on a business trip to India and he said that the food is very authentic and this was clearly evidenced by Indian locals who were dining there as well. The service was terrific and our waiter was very attentive. I am looking forward to many more visits!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Great dinner at The Bombay Bistro. Just had a wonderful dinner with another couple, we all enjoyed our food, the service was very attentive and the setting is very pretty. We are looking forward to returning!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "This is the best Indian food in the area, prepared with great care ."
    Dined on 2/12/2013
  • "A great staff combined with very good food makes a great dining experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2013
  • "An escape to India in downtown Summit. Exellent food prepared with care. The staff and owner are friendly and helpful as you begin to consider the many choices available. We tried many dishes to get a taste of the many flavors and aromas. It was exellent! So be aventurous and go for it. Every dish ordered was unique and better than the last one. Not bad for a quick decision to have Indian cuisine on short notice..."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "We love Indian food, and this is one of our favorites in the area. The menu has some unusual dishes, like Beef with Pumpkin, in addition to the standards. We've eaten there twice, and both times all of our dishes were terrific, generous portions, and the service was excellent. Even our teenaged son and friends that are world travelers were impressed. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/4/2013
  • "We've ordered food to-go from here before, but the experience of eating at the restaurant was far superior to the mediocre to-go experience. The food was very good and so was the service, although we did have to wait a bit to get the check, even though only two tables were occupied. That was a very small hiccup in an otherwise very pleasant meal. The food was prepared according to our spicy preferences. We had Celine's Chicken Curry, Palak Lamb, Samosa, Aloo Paratha, and Garlic Naan. Everything was tasty. The samosa were some of the best I've ever had! The prices were a bit high, but the fact that it is BYO made it reasonable. We will definitely be returning to Bombay Bistro."
    Dined on 12/26/2012
  • "I've been there tons of times and never had a ad meal. Always delicious!"
    Dined on 12/21/2012