Bombay Bhel- Thornhill

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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Indian
Bombay Bhel Thornhill, a Thornhill Reader’s Choice Award-winner for Best Indian Restaurant in Thornhill, has transformed the Indian cuisine scene in York Region, offering a mix of healthy, traditional and contemporary dishes in new and innovative ways. Located on Commerce Valley Drive, the family-owned business has been a popular dining destination for more than 20 years and offers a casual but classy experience with its tabletops of original art, covered in glass. Instead of staring at white linen, diners can view scenes of Indian mythology, village images or scenes of folk tales of the Punjab. Their culinary creations are rich and intense, yet never heavy or too spicy; tender, juicy butter chicken, sumptuous tandoori dishes, fish tikka and the famous Bombay Royal Platter. Come find out for yourself why Bombay Bhel Thornhill was voted #1 Indian Restaurant in Thornhill in 2011
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The service AND food was amazing. It was our first time out since the Covid-19 shutdown. The server was polite and gave tons of suggestions. Sanitizer as soon as you entered. Restaurant was spotless.The menu was a single use. Tables had santizer. New and updated menu. The Pav Bhaji was sensational. They even had Doubles, which are probably the best I've had in the GTA. Music was a good vibe.

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lazydip
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Decent Indian restaurant. The tables on the parking. The food is not fancy but tasty. Overall - if you are looking for cheap place to sit in - this is it.

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scriptmonkey
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was nice and not too hot when we were there, but the blaring 90s pop music may not be for everyone.

JP
JyotyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Services is excellent. Food is amazing and authentic. Need to go back to try other food on the menu!! Must go!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a casual date night and we were pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem. Amazing service, even better food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb biryani wow. Butter chicken wow. Chilli chicken wow.... All with garlic naan... Best restaurant ever

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AlanC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have butter chicken samosa's on a hidden menu. You have to ask for them. UNREAL.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Butter chicken samosa are amazing. Followed by a hakka style chilli chicken and butter chicken. Both being easily the best we have ever had. Garlic naan is so fresh. Might be the best Indian food we have ever had

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foodiefromthenorth
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Very cold inside restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Food, service, ambiance was all on point ... I will definitely be back

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Jlovefood
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The rice was a little undercooked. The garlic naan was great. Good portion. Prefer the goat curry to lamb vindaloo.

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PeonyGirl
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food is good as usual. Their beef samosas is pretty much why we go there. Love their usual dishes like Tikka Masala (chicken, shrimp, lamb). Our waitress was a bit of an air head. She rarely came by and we waited long to place an order or receive napkins, utensils, etc. Last time we were there, same waitress, same service level no matter how small or large the group size! She would give the water to another table when we ordered the water! The food would arrive and we would have no utensils. We ordered Indian beer as we wanted authentic Indian beer but they gave us an "Indian" beer made in Toronto. Don't waste your money on alcohol in this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had to go 2 nights in a row. Yes, that's how good it was the first time. Hands down the best butter chicken EVER

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb Biryani, Butter Chicken , garlic naan... Wow. Absolutely mouthwatering.

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SusanK
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, very tasty. Lovely decor, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food, ambience, and everything was great. We were in no means in a rush, but the service (being greeted, getting water refills, receiving the bill, etc.) all took at least 2-3 times longer than any other restaurant we've been to, and we went at a time that there was only about 6 others in the restaurant. Overall, great food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb Biryani was so flavorful and tender. Butter chicken is easily the best I have EVER had... With garlic naan

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vipAlexC
Toronto
89 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great surprise. We didn't have much expectations but it turned out to be one of the best Indian restaurants I ever visited. Very authentic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with amazing service. And the ambiance is very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place for a casual date. Amazing food. Even better service...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quick stop to grab a bite and they didn't disappoint. Good food. Good service and the mango beer was just outright AMAZING

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service... Did I mention great food?

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Clayton
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was a little slow as the main dishes came shortly after our appetizer which we had waited longer for than we would have liked to. That being said, the food and service was great nonetheless and I will definitely be returning!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing. Full of flavours. Customizable spice levels. Fresh. Hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow. Short staffed. One person as greeter, waiter, phone and handling pick up orders. Took 30 minutes to get our drinks and we had to remind them.

Good indian food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome service. Nice vibe in the restaurant. Reasonably priced. Easily my favorite Indian restaurant in Toronto

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Gilles
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly service. Best butter chicken in Toronto! 👍

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vipMunirN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food!

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SusanK
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve been to the restaurant a few times and it doesn’t disappoint. The food is very tasty, staff friendly and it’s quiet enough not to have to raise your voice to carry on a conversation.

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FoodGoddess
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always such an amazing time with our friends and family at Bombay Bhel. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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AdrianT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great beef samosas. Tandoori chicken was great - good sized portion too, lamb korma sauce was great but the meat was too tough to eat, so we exchanged it for chicken korma but then found that the sauce was not as tasty as with the lamb. Staff were excellent and added a complimentary naan for our troubles.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice!

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MaraM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

BEST Indian food we have ever had and we have eaten a LOT of Indian. Very accommodating to my allergies. Good vegan options. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the beef samosa to start and they were fabulous. For my main course I had the Goat Curry and it literally reminded me of India but even better with a garlic naan. Followed that all up with this Mango Beer that was awesome! Easily one of the best Indian restaurants in Toronto.

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vipHarleyR
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and authentic food. We have come back twice and the service and quality is consistently excellent. The lamb chops are awesome. It's great to listen to our servers recommendations. They helped select great dinners that are their house specialties. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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SusanD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bombay Behl is a restaurant that our family goes to often. It is one of the best around and family run. The food is excellent always, very tasty and varied. My personal favourite is the butter Chicken - mild but yummy! There are so many choices!
The decor is nothing special but we don't go for the decor. For drinks they have Indian beer and canadian beer and everything in between.
If you are in the mood for indian food Bombay Behl is my recommendation!!

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gngky
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ordered the butter chicken and beef curry for lunch and it turned out the chicken was a little too sweeten but still taste good while the beef was awfully salty... checked with the waitress, she took the dish back to kitchen and ‘replaced’ with another dish of beef curry to me also told me that it shouldn’t be that salty however she didn’t know why. Anyways, the ‘replacement’ came out and the taste of sauce was improved while the beef was still very salty inside so I realized they just dilute the sauce with the same meat content. It is true that it will take a while to cook a pot of tendered beef stew but if the whole pot has been overly salted then it shouldn’t be served to customer at the first place...

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FrancoD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first Indian Restaurant and it was a big hit....loved it. Definately will be going back.

FAQs

Bombay Bhel- Thornhill does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Bombay Bhel- Thornhill is rated 4.5 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.