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About Bombay Bhel- Thornhill

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

230 Commerce Valley Dr. E
Thornhill, ON L3T 7Y3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:45 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm;
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Cross Street:
Hwy 7 & Leslie

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(905) 771-6957

Website:
http://www.bombaybhelthornhill.com/

Catering:
Bombay Bhel Thornhill provides healthy and authentic Indian catering for your event. Everything from corporate, weddings, birthdays to hosting a dinner party at home. Your menu is always fully customized to suit your specific needs. Call and speak to our experienced catering staff to see how we can make your next event a perfect experience.

Parking Details:
Free parking onsite available at front and back

Private Party Facilities:
Bombay Bhel Thornhill provides a healthy, authentic and enticing Indian cuisine experience in an elegant setting complete with intricate murals and glass covered artwork as your tabletop.

Private Party Contact:
Raj: (877) 625-1687

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Bombay Bhel- Thornhill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Easily one of the best Goat Curries I have ever had. Went down so good with a Mango Lassi and garlic naan.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing food. Fast and Friendly service. Trendy decor. Butter chicken is to die for. Vindaloo had the perfect amount of spice in it. Beef samosa had sooo much flavour. Definitely will be back again

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food is always delicious and served fresh and hot. Staff are very friendly. Large menu with good options

Tags: Spicy, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A wonderful experience every time. It's a fan favorite in our family and we love the attentive staff and owner who go above and beyond to ensure their clients are fully satisfied and content after a fantastic meal! We are vegetarian and the options are endless and extremely tasty!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent food, service and value.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent choice of Indian menu and good service. Authentic Indian menu in close proximity to business locations in the area

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

I went to the restaurant because it was local, and the reviews were pretty good. I wasn't disappointed with the food. Butter chicken was a stand-out. And there was plenty of it.
Service could be improved, but I'd go back for the food regardless.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing Butter chicken. Probably best in Toronto. Trendy Restaurant. Good service. Beef samosa's very tender and flavourfull. Garlic naan perfect compliment with butter chicken.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great service and very attentive and kind waiters. The food was okay. Not the best and I've had better at Bombay Bhel.

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Tasty food! Definitely going back again
The best time is on Monday, not that busy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Wow. Amazing meal. Nice restaurant that is very trendy. Friendly staff that pays attention and gave me good suggestions.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Vegan, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Gorgeous Decor. Amazing food full of flavours, especially the Butter Chicken and Lamb Vindaloo. Quick and attentive service. Definitely will come back.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Trendy modern ambiance with amazing food. I think I'm addicted to the butter chicken poutine after my first time. Chicken Tikka Masala was very flavourfull without being spicy.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was our first time dining at Bombay Bhel - Thornhill and it won't be our last. Food was delicious, plenty of variety, staff friendly and attentive. Went for Easter dinner and we all enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

What a wonderful restaurant. Our friends had told us about the famous Butter Chicken here and it was absolutely the best we've ever had. The staff is so friendly and attentive - our 12 year old had her birthday here and all of her friends loved it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2016

It was our anniversary and decided to try this restaurant, from the service to the food everything is excellent. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Excellent food portions. This is the only Indian Restaurant that I have ever been to that actually served us extra lean lamb portions. The food was excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2016

Service was great - very attentive. Good food - came out quick

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 31, 2016

The food was excellent and we love the atmosphere and the people who serve the food are so friendly.
The meals are well prepared and the spices are well balanced.
Good value for money and lots of parking !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2016

Authentic Marsala Chai always the perfect ending to a delicious meal! Service consistently good...a surprisingly home cooked experience for a chain.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 12, 2016

We come here often and the food is really good. I love their navratna korma, best I ever had. Most of the things we had were good (except beef samosas) and the presentation is nice.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 27, 2016

The food was delicious but very, VERY slow. They forgot one of our appetizers and it ended up coming out after we were halfway done our entrees. Unfortunate because the food is consistently good and the restaurant was packed. I could see lots of people waiting at the door as well and it seemed that some of them eventually gave up waiting.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Great vegetarian thali at a reasonable price. Good service. Be sure to try the bailey masala chai for $4.50 plus tax.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 12, 2016

This was my second visit to the restaurant and I was once again pleased. We placed our order before we got there, as we don't have a lot of time for lunch. Communicating with the staff via email was easy and they responded very quickly. When we arrived the food quickly came to our table and it was fresh, hot, and tasty. We ordered tandoori chicken and mixed vegetable subji, and each dish came with either rice or naan. We got one of each. That was more than enough food for two people and we had left overs to take away.

Would definitely recommend this restaurant if you've got a craving for Indian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 29, 2016

The restaurant is not very busy. Service is fast. I especially like the butter chicken and the tikka malasa. The vegetable samosa could be a bit more crispy.
The restaurant closes at 9:30 p.m. on a Friday night which I think is too early.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Cheaper than most restaurants in the area like adrak and ambiyan. Food is reasonable. Though I've found the quality inconsistent. Tandoori tikka (chicken and paneer) is good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 3, 2016

Ordered the butter chicken, the sauce was more tomatoe based but was really good. The Naan is great as well. The service was abit slow and could be improved. The seating is comfortable and spacious. I would definitely recommend the Korma as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2015

Food was delicious specially Hariyali chicken, it was moist and tender. Salt lassy was also good. Service was bit slow even though the place wasn't that busy.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 29, 2014

After reading positive reviews, we were left disappointed.
For our appetizer, we ordered one veggie samosa and one order of spinach samosas (the spinach ones come as six small samosas). What was brought to the table was one plate with three full size samosas and another plate with a single samosa. We asked the server if the plate of three was the spinach samosa as we had been told it was six small samosas. The server said no it wasn't and went to take it back. We asked if the single samosa was indeed the veggie samosa and he assured us that it was. We bit into it and it was meat---as vegetarians, this was unacceptable to us. When we alerted the server, he just looked toward the kitchen and sighed as he removed the samosa. No apology to us for the mix-up. Yes, we realize mix-ups can happen, but an apology would have been appropriate. Our samosas were replaced, but no apology was offered.
In most restaurants after a mix up like this, I would expect the samosas to be offered for free. It was only 95 cents, so not worth us complaining, but still.
The main course (veggie vindaloo) was flavourful, but the veggies were simply the carrots and peas that come in those frozen veggie packs at the supermarket. There was one piece of potato and one piece of tomato included as well. Why they couldn't have cut up fresh carrots for a veggie dish is simply laziness.
The bill came and we were charged for the samosas (again, wasn't worth our while to ask for the charge to be removed) and still not apology.
We will not be back at Bombay Bhel Thornhill.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2014

Love the butter chicken and biryani!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 19, 2014

Too bad the service wasn't at the same level as the quality of the food. Appetizer took a long time to be brought out followed by a lengthy delay to get main course. Wait was worth it though as food was very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2014

We had a reservation, when we arrived we we seated promptly. There were 2 people on at next table waiting for others. 10 minutes went by and their guest arrived. waiter asked for drink order and were served. Table behind us arrived and they were severed. The waiter even though we were trying to get his eye ignored us. We stayed another 5 minutes and nothing so we left.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2014

Their fusion dishes are a treat, loved the brie pakotas and butter chicken poutine. The more traditional fare was sub par. The service is amazing.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 11, 2014

Definitely will go back again with more friends. Butter Chicken is very tasty!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 26, 2014

My friends and I met here. I arrived first, and while waiting for my friends, no one stopped to ask me if I wanted to order any drinks while waiting, and I was waiting quite a bit! At least more than 20 minutes. Finally, I had to snag a waitress to let her know that I wanted a drink. Anyway, even though the food was very tasty, there was too much sauce in all of them and not enough of the meat. The meals were filling because we were all girls with small appetites, however, I doubt that if we had each brough our boyfriends/husbands along, the amount of food in each dish would definitely be lacking. Nonetheless, the price was very reasonable and it is a great place for a cheap dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2014

Butter chicken is creamy and delish!
Shrimp Masala is perfectly spiced!
Best Chutney in the GTA!
Yummiest Dai Phuri!
Mango chicken is sweet and spicy, amazing!
Every dish a delight:)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2013

Went here on a whim because I was craving Indian food. Can't believe I hadn't heard of this place after living in the area for as long as it had been open. The place was clean and lively on a Saturday night. The server got to us right away and was helpful. The garlic naan was the best I ever had. Butter chicken and lamb vindaloo were also amazing. I just had an extremely fun time eating. Pricing was also spot on.
The only gripe was that the main course took a bit longer than expected to come out. But appetizers were out quick and we're delicious. Leagues ahead of that other Indian place in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 9, 2013

This is our go-to restaurant when we feel like Indian food. The quality is always consistent and every bite is tasty. We usually go for the butter chicken and chicken tikka masala. There was a new item on the menu called Canada's Hottest Curry. It's like $15 and if you finish it, you get free dessert and 10% off your entire meal. I asked about it and waitress said not to get it because it's only sauce with no meat. That was a little disappointing but glad that she told me the truth. On this visit, it was 9pm and we still had to wait almost 30 mins for our food despite there being only a few other guests. Food was good though when it finally came. Price is still reasonable despite the hike. Try this place if you haven't yet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on April 25, 2013

Our favourite Indian restaurant in the GTA area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2013

We've been here a few times already. Food is very good and consistent. We ordered samosas, butter chicken poutine, beef vindaloo and mango chicken. I love their cucumber yogurt to go with the curry but find it a bit pricey at $3.50. They should offer different portions at different prices. The size of the yogurt I ordered can feed 4-6 people. Servers were friendly but not too attentive. We asked for the bill 4 times before we finally got it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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