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Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining

4.2
299 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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Bombay Bistro
Where you find uncompromising, excellent food quality consistently prepared with passion & experience by our Chef & Owner Malti Mehta. For last fourteen years Malti and Ajay have put in the best of their experience in dishing out each order to reach to the level that Bombay Bistro is the Talk Of The Town and considered as The Best Indian Dining Experience.
We serve Traditional Indian and Indian Chinese Fusion Cuisine and at your service to Pair The Best Of The Wine Selection and Cocktails.
Located in the heart of Minneapolis downtown right across Historic Foshay Tower W Hotel. A Prestigious downtown area, close to most of the Hotels, Convention Center and Office District. A Popular Indian Dining destination.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Fusion / Eclectic, Halal
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Hours of operation


Weekdays Lunch Buffet M-F 11-2
Weekends And Holidays Lunch Buffet 12-3
Dinner Ala-Carte Everyday 5-10


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Phone number
(612) 312-2800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Malti Mehta
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Catering
We do Cater Special Events of any size. Bombay Bistro is a preferred Caterer with quite a few Hotels in town. Our Catering Offers Various Levels Of Service Including Partial Cooking By Our Professionals In Your Own Kitchen.
Please call or send us an email to discuss details. @
BombayMN@GMail.Com
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Cross street
Opposite W Hotel Foshay Tower
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Parking details
Please use Valet Parking at The W Hotel right across the street at our front door on Marquette Between 8th and 9th Street.
OR We validate weatherproof self parking at Metro Park/Ramp enter from 90th South 9th Street on a check of $50.00 and above during Dinner Hours and Weekends.
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Special events & promotions
Make Your Evening A Memorable Dining Experience With Our Eclectic Selection Of Authentic Indian Fare & Signature Cocktails in A Rich Traditional Ambience in The Heart of Downtown
OR Enjoy South & North Indian Weekday Lunch Or Weekend Food Fair Buffet
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

Wonderful wonderful food. Delicately spiced with rich flavor. Even the jamun wasn't too sweet. Best Indian so far.

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1.0Dined on January 8, 2017

We had a Groupon it said that it was not good for the buffet we went there at lunchtime on my wife's birthday and were unable to eat because they only serve a buffet. Nowhere did the Groupon say that it was only valid after a certain time of day or that there was not an ala carte menu available during the lunch hour. I was extremely disappointed. 😒

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2016

We started with Papri Chat. Outstanding flavors. My wife had the Chicken Tikki Masala and I had the Lamb Vindaloo. Both were fabulous. Just the right heat and fabulous spices. The garlic naan was awesome. We had a reasonably priced Malbec that complimented our meal. Friendly service and very attentive staff. We will definitely be back!

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Not the best Indian restaurant I've been to but conveniently located for the event we were going to.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Always very good! Thank you for great food, great service, warm welcome.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2016

Really loved the food at Bombay Bistro we ended up ordering more than we can eat.
We ordered chicken tikka masala and chicken curry both and all the add ons you could get.
Among the best we have had in Minnesota.. Bombay Bistro was recommended by a family friend...and so glad we came!
The husband and wife service was excellent & friendly. We'll be coming back to try more of a the great food..
Hands down A++++food right on the $$money and awesome quantity to match...

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Great great food. Service and wait staff was personal and amazing.

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3.0Dined on October 26, 2016

It is a decent one for team lunch. Items in the buffet were adequate.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

I can't give enough credit to the food. We had 2 lamb dishes and 1 chicken dish. The curry was exceptional and the flavors were spot on.
The service was pretty rough to start. I think the Ryder Cup numbers may have surprised them and the server was pretty green. After a 40 minute wait for a beer, the owner (?), stepped in and provided our service. He was delightful, interesting and helpful.
We'll try this place again.

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1.0Dined on September 30, 2016

The curry is not authentic. The chicken tasted like it came from a tin and curry powder was added to the gravy. This is not how curry is served. Service was abismal and one of my guests didn't get his food until the rest of us had finished. The Bombay Bistro is rubbish.

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2.0Dined on September 30, 2016

Really disappointed in the portion sizes. Very little protein given per serving. They definitely have a service issue. They need more servers. The service was ridiculously slow. People walked out because they didn't get water and a menu after sitting there 15-20 minutes. We won't be back.

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2.0Dined on September 4, 2016

Didn't get menu for 20 minutes. Didn't get order taken for another 20 minutes. Just very poor service.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

The best
Friendly service
Knowledgeable
authentic

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2016

Great menu and very nice staff. Reasonable prices.

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4.0Dined on August 14, 2016

Pleasant dining experience with above average East Indian menu. Particularly enjoyed the veggie/rice dish--nicely spiced. Staff is pleasant, courteous but need to be a bit quicker and prompt in response to requests. Some food items were simply not available. Other than that, it's definitely worth re-visiting.

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1.0Dined on August 3, 2016

Never got to the food. Sat down and waited for someone to ask us a question, never happened after 20 minutes we got up and went to another restaurant

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Best Indian food in the Twin Cities. Always worth it.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

Great flavors and adjustable spice levels

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2016

The owners were very attentive and remember when I had called to make a reservation. The food was excellent, and the service was great. I would definitely come here again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2016

Good place to have Indian food if you are near downtown Minneapolis.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2016

Bombay Bistro has good food. However, the service the other night was very poor. They were overcrowded and understaffed. The owner was aware of the problem. He apologized and comped the drinks. I will give it another try.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2013

Very Good food reminds me of one of the best Indian restaurants in London. Surprisingly reasonably priced being in downtown prestigious location. Not very fancy. Tilts towards authentic Indian. I highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on September 11, 2013

I have visited the Bombay Bistro buffet on various occassions for lunch. This was my first time for dinner. It was a wonderful evening with friends. The atmosphere was great. The service from the owner was great but the service from the two young ladies could have been a little better. I will definitely come back and recommend to others.

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2.0Dined on August 31, 2013

appetizers were particularly poor. Sauce for Paneer and Naan were very good however. Service was clueless.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2013

vegetarian thali with samosas, mattar paneer, 'naan or rice', sides of dry vegetable, dahl and raita, chopce of masala chai or gulab jamun. My spouse had palak paneer: nearly 2 cups. My more expensive platter had mattar paneer, veggies (stewed zucchini with tomatoes is dry?), dahl & raita were all just half cup. After dinner,they just brought a single ball of gulab jamun. there were only 2 other tables occupied, so it wasn't like they were too rushed to ask. plain and garlic naan were soft and chewy & oily and I happen to prefer a lighter drier version. yummy, but the serving sizes were weird, as was the disconnect between stated options and actual delivery. The daytime buffet is wonderful, it's sad to pay more /get less at dinner.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2013

Food was not as good as it used to be. Service is unsatisfactory.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2013

Spice was minimal (requested a bit of spice to it and there was no bite) and less meat in the entrees compared to other Indian restaurants we have visited.
Server was very pleasant, and that evening was very quiet -
nice downtown location -

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2013

Our family loves Indian food, but many places offer the same items. This restaurant stretches this a bit by simply offering more choices in all categories. Love the spicy onion and pepper relish that they serve with the appetizers. Our server was as pleasant as anyone could be. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2013

found this restaurant through Open Table. Great find. Service was perfect. My group of five went on the guidance and recommendations of the server. The servers choice of starters involving lamb, goat and vegs was spot on. we did the same for the main course. Lamb, fish and chicken with rice, vegs,. Great meal. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2013

Food was wonderful. Facilities were comfortable and service was great.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2013

The food was excellent and the service was great!

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2013

Maybe it was just a fluke but our experience was not very good. Poor service from the start, food was just ok with the sauces being pretty greasy. It was hard to have a conversation over the loud buzzing coming from the speakers in the ceiling. Overall this was not "fine" dining by any stretch.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2013

The best Indian meal we have ever had. Server was very helpful and answered our questions and made great recommendations. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2013

Very good!! Food was excellent!!!!!

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2013

Terrific, authentic, Northern Indian cuisine, served with generosity and smiles! We had an excellent meal!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2013

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

They made my food specifically to my taste.... I'll be back

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2013

Service was poor. Took 15-20 min to order and the. The waitress forgot it all together and asked what it was we ordered 30 min later. Bloody Mary was the worst bloody ever. No veggies, salt n pepper or chaser. Tomatoe juiice was thin. Ordered food extra spicy. It came to us mild.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2013

2nd time we have ordered entrees w/naan, plus special lemon rice (and if as according to the waiter they "never have curd rice", why is it on the menu) -- it took the rice 10 min to arrive after rest of the dinner was served. Waiter never warned us of time disparity. My husband insisted on waiting for the rice to eat so the lovely entrees were lukewarm. Great naan---right amount of char, excellent balance between flaky/chewy. But after table was cleared, it took the waiter 7 minutes to bring the check even w/credit card on the table.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Great meal! We had to wait a bit for it to come but was worth it at the end...

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2013

Was dissapointed that they did not update the opentable reservation as being honored and i had to follow up separately to ensure the credit. Food was decent and the ambience is good.

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