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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

413 reviews
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$30 and under
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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India is an Indian eatery in San Diego, California that serves traditional Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers a festive, casual dining atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating.

Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India serves lunch and dinner daily and offers an assortment of appetizers, breads, entrées and sides for diners to choose from. Appetizer selections offered at the restaurant include masala hummus, tandoori lettuce wraps, coconut shrimp, desi chatt, batata vada and samosa. The entrée selection at Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India includes a mix of vegetarian dishes, curries, tandoori, biryani, rice and traditional Indian dishes. Signature dishes served at the restaurant include masala pasta, lemon chicken, kebab curry, mango chicken, goa fish and lentils and lamb.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch Buffet: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 297-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ashley Popat
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Monsoon Group Catering

Phone: 1-800-MONSOON
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Cross street
Washington Ave
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The service is currently only available for Friday Night, Saturday Night and Sunday Brunch time.
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Bellydancer belly dancer every friday and saturday night!
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Special events & promotions
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Great ambiance and delicious food! A little on the pricier side, but worth it-- especially since serving sizes are family style and generous enough for sharing!

vipNancyJ (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

The food at Bombay in Hillcrest is wonderful, and the Indian vibe is wonderful. We love going there and took friends this last time. They are eager to come back!

viplajollafav (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

Food is always good, service is typically slow. However I've noticed the quality has decreased over time. Their Indian food used to be amazing every time. Now not quite as good unfortunately.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2016

We loved the ambience, very relaxing. Good and quick service. Finding parking is a hassle.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2016

The place has a nice ambience and nicely designed . The food was okay. They need to have more servers . I made a reservation and waited almost an hour before someone came to my table and took my order and that was because I called the host over to complain about the long wait. The place was so crowded and after I placed my order I had to wait a long time to be served and again by asking a waiter walking by for my food. The belly dancers kept me entertained while I waited .

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 19, 2016

The ambiance was beautiful, food was wonderful, waiters were very kind and helpful, however, the service from the waiters were a little inattentive after the meal was served. It was higher in price than I had expected for the amount of food we received.
I will come again with friends and family, but I cannot give it a 5 star. Need a little more work on the attentiveness.

Hawaiiislander (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on May 16, 2016

The good news is that if you want great Indian food, then this is the place to go. The ambiance is beautiful and like many restaurants in Hillcrest, the food is good. The bad news is that service is non-existent. We had to constantly flag down servers. They had a lot of servers, but no one seemed to be assigned to our table. Also, we opted for ordering off the menu since the buffet items didn't look very appetizing.

vipSACJ (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 11, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner very much. It's a fun restaurant in the heart of Hillcrest, and the food was quite good as well as plentiful. The spicy level of the Mahi curry I chose was perfect - not hot, but spice that lingered on your tongue. The breads were delicious as were the chutneys we ordered - mint and raita. The appetizer we chose was the sampler - more than enough for two people. Our waiter was friendly, knowledgeable, and available. Service was quite good. Nice place to have an Indian meal.

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Hated the service as we had to wait for 45 mins for our food to arrive. When the food came, it was not hot, it was more like warm and every dish that we ordered was tasting horrible. It was so bad food I had bad burps all night :(. I wouldn't go there again

vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Slow bad service, gets worse every month

vipJennlansap (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2016

Can't go wrong with the Banana Curry! It's one of my favorite dishes. The garlic naan bread was delicious. The mushroom curry with lamb is also very flavorful.

vipSDFoodie (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on April 27, 2016

Great service and very good food.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Awesome Experience! We're new to Indian Cuisine and it's pretty darn yummy. Very helpful staff, good atmosphere. We'll be back with friends.

lal1 (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on April 3, 2016

Dined on a Sunday evening with a party of 6. Service was very slow. Food was overly spicy and lacked flavor other than heat. This restaurant has gotten very expensive considering the quantity and quality of the food. Probably won't be back.

vipDrBCalifornia (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

Amazing food. Belly dancing it's incredible and adds an exotic ambiance. Fried spinach appetizer is a winner. I recommend highly

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on March 14, 2016

The food and the service were great! My only disappointment was there was no ethnic beer, pretty much only American Beer.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2016

Service was great! Food was very good and I loved the decorations/environment. The belly dancer was a plus as well. She did a dance with a snake around her neck and with fire.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2016

Food was excellent. Highly recommend the tikki masala.

vippyrifera (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

My Brit husband has a serious love of curries and this is the only place that reminds him of home. One of our favorite spots and always lovely service and people. Plus a mean Mango martini! Have also done a company party here with dancing lessons which was a hit all around.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2016

The restaurant is very nice in a really nice area of Hillcrest. The food was good and the service was excellent.