Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining

4.2
279 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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.
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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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GRfoodie
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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FancyNancy
Minneapolis
63 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRecommend
Minneapolis
83 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Angie
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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Davec1953
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall4food5service1ambience3

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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall2food4service1ambience4

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

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vipPeterD
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best
Friendly service
Knowledgeable
authentic

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and very nice staff. Reasonable prices.

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Jiovanna
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

JB
vipJBoz
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall5food5service3ambience4

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

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vipFrequ
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors and adjustable spice levels

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Margaret
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipWalterP
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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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vippete
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

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TXtwin
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2013
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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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MidnightOwl
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2013
Overall3food3service1ambience2

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

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vipDBbb
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2013
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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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MNWanderer
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
527 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipLikes2eat
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2013
Overall5food4service4ambience3

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

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Bikergirl
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great!

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msp1
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2013
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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mcni0301
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipmikie376
Minneapolis
55 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience3

OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

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

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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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TXtwin
Minneapolis
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2013
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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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Nims
Minneapolis
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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Deva
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2013
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Six of us went to Bombay Bistro. We enjoyed our food, the wine list was of good quality, and room and atmosphere were pleasant. Three areas for improvement were bring all drinks to table at same time, wait staff (waiter was unfamiliar with wines and twice brought the wrong one), and the time it took to get our meal. I don't know how long we waited and we were visiting, but it suddenly seemed like a while had passed and we wondered where the meal was. Spices were delicious, portions satisfying. We ordered 1 extra rice, thinking there'd be no charge (naively?); we were charged $3. Nevertheless, I would go back and would recommend it to friends, with the caveat of not being in a hurry.

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asoe
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! They made our celebration special and were very accommodating.

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Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (612) 312-2800.

Bombay Bistro - Fine Indian Dining is rated 4.2 stars by 279 OpenTable diners.