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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

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$30 and under
Indian

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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Menu

Appetizers

  • Masala Hummus$7.95

    curried hummus served with garlic naan

    • Tandoori Lettuce Wraps$9.95

      chicken or tofu, sauteed with chopped veggies

      • Spinach Chatt$9.50

        crispy spinach topped with spicy yogurt, cilantro, mint chutney and tamarind chutney

        • Chilli Chicken$9.50

          marinated chicken in a spicy chilli sauce, pan fried with onions & peppers

          • Mango Tikka$9.50

            boneless chicken, marinated in a spicy tangy mango sauce

            • Coconut Shrimp$9.25

              shrimp marinated in a fresh coconut and ginger sauce, sprinkled with shredded coconut and served with mango chutney

              • Samosa$7.50

                crispy potato & pea stuffed pastries seasoned with mild spices and fried

                • Papadum$3.95

                  wafer thin disks of seasoned lentil flour roasted in our tandoori oven

                  • Bombay Sampler (Non-Veg)$14.95

                    chicken tikka, seekh kebab, vegetable samosa, onion bhaji and vegetable pakoras

                    • Vegetarian Sampler$12.95

                      vegetable pakoras, onion bhaji & vegetable samosa

                      • Desi Chatt$8.95

                        samosas topped with chutneys and a spicy yogurt sauce

                        • Batata Vada$8.95

                          spicy mashed potato balls dipped in a lentil and cilantro batter manager's favourite

                          • Spicy Fried Green Beans$8.95

                            crispy green beans dipped in a curried tempura batter served with a chipotle raita

                            • Malagatwany Soup (Chicken & Lentils)$6.95

                              • Kachumber Salad (Spicy)$6.95

                                Indian Breads

                                our breads are freshly baked to order leavened bread, a must with curries and soups

                                  Naan

                                  • Plain$2.95

                                    leavened bread

                                    • Garlic$3.75

                                      topped with fresh garlic & cilantro

                                      • Sesame$3.95

                                        naan topped with roasted sesame seeds

                                        • Poppyseed$3.95

                                          naan topped with poppy seeds

                                          • Mint$3.95

                                            topped with fresh mint

                                            Kulchas

                                            • Onion Kulcha$4.50

                                              stuffed with spiced onion & cilantro

                                              • Spinach$4.50

                                                stuffed with fresh spiced spinach & cilantro

                                                • Kabuli$4.50

                                                  stuffed with a mixture of cherries, coconut & raisins

                                                  • Onion Basil$4.50

                                                    stuffed with spiced onion and topped with basil

                                                    • Jalapeno (Hot, Hot, Hot!)$4.50

                                                      stuffed with jalapeno and cilantro

                                                      • Cheese & Basil$4.50

                                                        stuffed with parmesan cheese and topped with basil

                                                        • Keema or Chicken$4.50

                                                          stuffed with spiced chicken or lamb

                                                          • Cinnamon & Raisin$4.50

                                                            stuffed with raisins & topped with cinnamon

                                                            • Sundried Tomato & Basil$4.50

                                                              sundries tomatoes & topped with basil

                                                              Parathas & Whole Wheat Bread

                                                              • Plain Paratha$4.50

                                                                twisted whole wheat dough flattened

                                                                • Aloo Paratha$4.50

                                                                  stuffed with spicy mashed potatoes

                                                                  • Chapati$3.75

                                                                    two circular flat breads cooked on a skillet

                                                                    • Tandoori Roti$3.75

                                                                      whole wheat clay oven bread

                                                                      • Poori$4.50

                                                                        puffy deep-fried bread

                                                                        Chefs Naan Basket

                                                                        plain, garlic, sesame, onion served with mint chutney $10.95

                                                                          Chutney

                                                                          • Raita$3.95

                                                                            plain yogurt mixed with cucumber, dried mint & spices

                                                                            • Mint Chutney$3.95

                                                                              spicy cilantro & mint combined with yogurt and lemon juice

                                                                              • Tamarind$3.95

                                                                                pureed sweet tamarind chutney

                                                                                • Mango Chutney$3.95

                                                                                  chunky sweet mango chutney

                                                                                  • Mango & Lime$3.95

                                                                                    spicy pickle

                                                                                    Assorted Chutney Tray

                                                                                    • Assorted Chutney Tray$6.95

                                                                                      a perfect assortment of flavors for your starters and indian breads. choose 3 from above

                                                                                      Vegetarian Dishes

                                                                                      served with basmati rice

                                                                                      • Mixed Vegetable Masala$14.95

                                                                                        garden vegetables all cooked in an onion garlic sauce

                                                                                        • Sag Bhaji$14.95

                                                                                          fresh spinach cooked in a creamy onion sauce

                                                                                          • Mixed Vegetable Korma$14.95

                                                                                            creamy saffron sauce cooked with garden veggies

                                                                                            • Sag Paneer$14.95

                                                                                              spinach cooked in a spicy creamy sauce with chunks of our paneer (indian cheese)

                                                                                              • Dal Makhani$14.95

                                                                                                lentils cooked in a delicately spiced sauce

                                                                                                • Channa Masala$14.95

                                                                                                  garbanzo beans cooked in an onion, tomato and garlic sauce

                                                                                                  • Tofu & Peas$14.95

                                                                                                    tofu and garden peas cooked in a spicy curry sauce

                                                                                                    • Vegetarian Tikka Masala$14.95

                                                                                                      chopped garden veggies cooked in a unique and authentic curry sauce

                                                                                                      • Bombay Aloo$14.95

                                                                                                        small pieces of potato tossed with chopped onions, tomato, cilantro and cumin

                                                                                                        • Sag Aloo (Spinach and Potato)$14.95

                                                                                                          fresh spinach cooked with baby new potatoes in a spicy sauce

                                                                                                          • Malai Kofta (Chef's Specialty)$14.95

                                                                                                            vegetarian koftas simmered in a curry sauce of nutmeg, mild spices and malai (cream)

                                                                                                            • Mutter Paneer (Homemade Cheese with Peas)$14.95

                                                                                                              paneer tossed with garden peas, and then cooked with a curry of mild spices

                                                                                                              • Aloo Gobi (Cauliflower and Potato)$14.95

                                                                                                                chunks of cauliflower and baby new potatoes cooked in an onion gravy

                                                                                                                • Mushroom Masala$14.95

                                                                                                                  sliced mushrooms and peas slightly sautéed and cooked in a cream curry sauce

                                                                                                                  • Vegetable Jahl Frezi$14.95

                                                                                                                    potatoes, bell pepper, cauliflower, peas, carrots and zucchini in a sweet and spicy curry

                                                                                                                    • Aloo Mutter (Potatoes and Peas)$14.95

                                                                                                                      a traditional gujarati dish, cooked in a spicy masala sauce with onions and tomatoes

                                                                                                                      • Dizzy Noo Shak (Banana Curry)$14.95

                                                                                                                        bananas marinated in spices and cooked in a sweet and spicy coconut curry sauce

                                                                                                                        • Eggplant Bhartha$14.95

                                                                                                                          roasted eggplant pureed and cooked with fresh spices and peas

                                                                                                                          Curries

                                                                                                                          served with basmati rice. add one of the following to your curry veggies $15.95, tofu $15.95, chicken $16.95, lamb $22.95, fish $18.95, shrimp $19.95, mock duck (vegetarian) $15.95

                                                                                                                          • Tikka Masala

                                                                                                                            exotic creamy sauce cooked with a blend of spices & fresh garlic

                                                                                                                            • Vindaloo

                                                                                                                              potatoes cooked in a spicy tangy curry sauce with fresh lemon & ginger

                                                                                                                              • Makhani

                                                                                                                                creamy butter and saffron sauce cooked with fresh tomatoes and bell peppers

                                                                                                                                • Korma

                                                                                                                                  fragrant creamy and nutty onion sauce prepared with saffron & raisins

                                                                                                                                  • Nariyar

                                                                                                                                    a rich coconut sauce simmered with onions & spices

                                                                                                                                    • Madras

                                                                                                                                      a southern indian curry sauce with mild spices, garlic, onions & bell peppers

                                                                                                                                      • Ginger Masala

                                                                                                                                        sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, ginger & green chillies

                                                                                                                                        • Sagwala

                                                                                                                                          fresh spinach simmered with onions, garlic, ginger and fresh cream

                                                                                                                                          • Jahl Frezi

                                                                                                                                            garden vegetables cooked in a sweet & spicy sauce

                                                                                                                                            • Mushroom Masala

                                                                                                                                              mushrooms & peas sautéed with mild herbs & spices

                                                                                                                                              • Methi Mutter

                                                                                                                                                green peas, cream, onions, tomatoes & fenugreek

                                                                                                                                                • Bangalore Masala

                                                                                                                                                  an abundance of fresh cilantro & green chilies "caution"

                                                                                                                                                  Chef Specials

                                                                                                                                                  served with basmati rice

                                                                                                                                                  • Masala Pasta$15.95

                                                                                                                                                    chicken or vegetables sautéed with fresh ginger, bell peppers & lemon juice, in a light cream sauce

                                                                                                                                                    • Lemon Chicken$16.95

                                                                                                                                                      fresh masala, lemon rinds & cilantro

                                                                                                                                                      • Kebab Curry$22.95

                                                                                                                                                        minced lamb, finely chopped onions & tomatoes

                                                                                                                                                        • Roghan Josh$22.95

                                                                                                                                                          cubed lamb cooked in a mildly spiced yogurt & mint sauce

                                                                                                                                                          • Goa Fish$18.95

                                                                                                                                                            mahi mahi cooked in a spiced ginger curry, a very fragrant & rich sauce

                                                                                                                                                            • Lentils N' Lamb$22.95

                                                                                                                                                              lightly spiced lamb curry mixed with dark lentils

                                                                                                                                                              • Mango Chicken$16.95

                                                                                                                                                                chicken cooked in a sweet & spicy sauce with chunks of mango

                                                                                                                                                                Tandoori

                                                                                                                                                                served with basmati rice

                                                                                                                                                                • Tandoori Murgh$16.95

                                                                                                                                                                  globally famous. the original tandoori chicken marinated in roasted garlic, yogurt, ginger & spices for several hours and cooked in a clay oven

                                                                                                                                                                  • Chicken Tikka$16.95

                                                                                                                                                                    chicken breast pieces in a special marinade cooked on an open flame in our tandoor oven

                                                                                                                                                                    • Seekh Kebab$22.95

                                                                                                                                                                      chef's special. minced lamb skewers with onion, bell peppers, mild green chilies and fresh herbs and spices

                                                                                                                                                                      • Chef's Mixed Grill$22.95

                                                                                                                                                                        tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, chicken tikka and mahi mahi

                                                                                                                                                                        Biryanis

                                                                                                                                                                        a traditional rice dish served in india cooked with almonds, raisins, onions, cilantro, garlic, ginger, rose water and served with raita

                                                                                                                                                                        • Chicken$16.95

                                                                                                                                                                          • Lamb$22.95

                                                                                                                                                                            • Shrimp$19.95

                                                                                                                                                                              • Vegetable$15.95

                                                                                                                                                                                Rice

                                                                                                                                                                                • Jeera Rice$5.95

                                                                                                                                                                                  rice tempered with cumin seeds

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lemon Rice$4.95

                                                                                                                                                                                    rice with coconut and lemon

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Saffron Rice$6.95

                                                                                                                                                                                      rice cooked with the most valued and expensive spice of the world; saffron

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pulao Rice$5.95

                                                                                                                                                                                        rice with green peas and clove masala

                                                                                                                                                                                        Sides

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bombay Veggies$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Masala Potatoes$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chillies & Onions$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tikka Masala Gravy$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dhal$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sag$5.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                    South Indian Specialties

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sambar$3.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                      an explosion of flavor & aroma in a a soup made with curried lentils & vegetables

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chili Bhaji (5 Pieces)$5.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                        turn it up! hot jalapenos dipped in chick pea flour & deep fried

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Uthappam (A Must Try!)$8.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                          a connoisseur's delight! thick pancake topped with mild spices and choice of: mozerella cheese, tomato, carrot, onion, chili, paneer

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dosa (A Sensational Culinary Experience!)$8.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                            a thin rice & lentil crepe served with tomato & coconut sauce and choice of: cheese & potato, potato, sauteed spiced onion, chole, chicken, spring vege mix

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Paper Masala Dosa$9.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                              a larger crepe stuffed with a potato batter bursting with flavor

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rava Masala Dosa$8.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                crepe made with rice flour & semolina stuffed with potatoes, with a distinct south indian flavor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mysore Masala Dosa$8.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  crepe, mysore spicy chutney stuffed with potatoes and herbs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ghee Roast$9.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ghee (clarified butter) used to prepare the dosa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rice Dishes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bisibelle Bath$7.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      a gourmet preparation of rice, lentils & veges cooked to a soft & smooth texture, served with papadums

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pongal$7.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        a unique rice dish prepared with the purest spices and moong dal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Coconut Rice$7.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          imported basmati rice seasoned with coconut oil, coconut milk, and fresh grated coconut

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at (866) 237-4564.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What 410 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4.0 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 3.8Service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 3.7Value

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          86% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LiranG

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on June 18, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. NJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            NancyJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            47 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 28, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lajollafav

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 27, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 24, 2016

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 21, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food3service2ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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 .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 19, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. H

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hawaiiislander

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Washington DC

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. SA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SACJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            54 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 11, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Slow bad service, gets worse every month

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. J

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jennlansap

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. SD

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SDFoodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 27, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Great service and very good food.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14. l

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            lal1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on April 3, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15. DB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DrBCalifornia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            60 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 19, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 14, 2016

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 11, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on March 2, 2016

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Food was excellent. Highly recommend the tikki masala.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19. p

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pyrifera

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 27, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 25, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 15, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We've dined at Bombay for many years. The food is consistently very good. What changed on our recent visit was the service. There were a lot of problems. They didn't take our order until we had been there for 40 minutes - just incredible! It took 50 minutes (and three reminders) for them to bring us water. After a long wait they finally brought us naan but didn't provide any plates so while we waited for the rest of our food we just held our bread in our hands. We would have preferred to combine the naan with the rest of the meal but we were hungry after such a long wait. Part way through the meal a server came by to fill our water glasses. After filling one glass and partially filling another before running out of water I assumed he'd be back to fill the other glasses. He didn't return. I assume he forgot about us. I would ordinarily expect a table cloth but there was none; our cutlery had to be placed directly on the table. The servers just seemed to be very poorly trained. We thought that maybe we were just a very unlucky table that evening but as we left, we overheard a gentlemen at another table telling the hostess that this was the worst service he'd ever seen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          22. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Antonio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They were very unorganized on Valentine's Day. I made a reservation two weeks in advance for a specific table, and upon arrival they attempted to seat us in their "overflow" section in the back room. They finally seat us a table in the front, but it took 20 minutes before a server showed up to take our drink orders. It took them another 20 minutes to get us the drinks, and another 20 minutes to get the appetizers. Overall, we spent 2 hours at the restaurant. They're not usually this unorganized, but to have 2 servers for a place this large on a special night is beyond me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I have been going to Bombay since it opened and used to really enjoy going to this restaurant. Over the long term the service ( i.e timeliness of getting waited on, getting the bill, etc) has increasingly deteriorated. If I want my water glass filled...no problem the support staff do not take my order or follow up to see if I need anything. I am really sorry to have to say that after my last visit I will no longer be able to recommend this restaurant except for the lunch buffet where you can get it yourself!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          24. s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            shainh

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            39 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            While I am not an expert relative to Indian food many competent sources have assured me that this restaurant offers authentic receipts with accurate flavors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          25. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 14, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I'll preface this review with the fact that I went on Valentine's Day, so naturally the restaurant was busier than normal. We arrived at our reservation time, 6:30pm, and were brought to the back of the restaurant (the banquet space usually for large parties) which was set up with tables for regular service. It looked very nice, the tables were elaborately set. Our waiter took our drink and food order, both of which were brought out in acceptable time. The food was excellent. However, the restaurant really filled up as we were eating, and by the time we were ready for our check (our plates were empty so we were obviously done), we had to wait about half an hour for our waiter to even come back over to our table. That was kind of disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 13, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It was a great experience like always. The hostess was very accommodating when I preferred to eat in the front instead of the back. Thank you again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27. DB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DavidB

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            19 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 13, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I've been to Bombay several times and have always thoroughly enjoyed it. However, on this occasion, it was not a great experience. We were there celebrating Valentine's Day (night before, Saturday night), so they were obviously busy and we were placed in the back room, which I'm guessing is usually used for private parties and such. However, even taking into account that it was a busy night, the service was atrocious. Just generally extremely inattentive. I'm not that hard to please and you would have to be pretty bad to get less than a 20% tip from me...I think I gave 10% on this occasion because I couldn't justify not docking for the bad service. Just one example: our appetizer was finished and the plate empty for 20 minutes before anyone came back to take our entree order. On our way out, I thought I would at least let the hostess know that it was rough in the back room and she stated, "I wish there was something I could do for you. You are not the first person to comment on it." I'm hoping for a better experience if we decide to go back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 13, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Have been there many times. This time the service was so slow! Took an hour to get our food after we ordered. Drink service was very slow, we had to keep asking for assistance. Our waitress ignored us all night after she took our order. It was another server who over heard us complain about the service who finally took action. Once we got our food, a few of the dishes were cold. Hoping to celebrate my wife's birthday at a place we loved. Very disappointing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          29. DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DeandraC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on February 12, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I came here once October 2015 for my birthday, and the waiter was sooo awesome and prompt!!!! Came 2016 valentines weekend and the waiter actually remembered us and welcomed us back can't remember his name but his from Turkey."Berhandt" I think his name was your awesome and I hope that's they recognize you!!! I will definitely be back again soon the food was amazing very tasteful and plenty!!!!!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          30. JW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            JeffW

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 30, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We were led to a 2 seat table that was jammed up into the corner of one of the main walkways against what appeared to be a support beam. This meant that literally and nearly every person that comes into the restaurant would be passing by our table. We asked if she could find another table and her response was "they are all reserved".We have been here before quite a few times and the food and service are typically pretty good and dare I say very good but we have had our not so good experiences as well. This time, after a long day of work and seeking a moment to relax, we just were not in the mood to watch the traffic of people walking by us but more so, the complete lack of even an attempt to reseat us elsewhere. When she said they are all reserved, we had a reservation as well so it really seemed an odd response. Seems like she could have stopped and sought a solution. We would have even waited for another table but simply were not given the opportunity. I am not exaggerating either. She literally said "they are all reserved and fast paced away no explanation and leaving us literally standing there with no attempt to even seat us. Unacceptable. This is our third time of probably a couple of dozen or even more times there including some special occasions but definitely the last. I think we have overlooked things pretty graciously before and always come back because it really is good food overall and sometimes things just don't go right. Very disappointing. We left and went to Saigon on Fifth, no reservation and they were wonderful. THIS was the silver lining for the evening and a great find for us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          31. CL

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CaliforniaLeslie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 24, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food5service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Although the food and atmosphere are good, the service is poor due to a lack of servers. The room was sparsely filled, but still the service was very slow. This seems like a chronic problem. Each time we go to the restaurant there is a similar problem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          32. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sasha

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 16, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Aside from 2 women stealing my reservation for which I had requested a romantic spot next to the fountain, it was a fun time. We got the next best seat and really enjoyed the dancer. She was great! Our server was fantastic and we took about 2.5 hours at our table to have a long European type dinner. I didn't love the food but it was more about the experience for me. I tried the lamb kebab and my boyfriend had the mahi.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          33. M

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Maniel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            31 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on January 1, 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We had dinner for 5 on New Year's Night (1 Jan). Our booth was ready for us when we arrived. Chef Mixed Grill, Dal Makhani, Saag Paneer, a lamb dish - all medium spicy - and rice and Naan. Good service with a smile. The food was excellent without exception. We will definitely return.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          34. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We went here for New Year's Eve and I know it is typically a busier night but even so the amount of time it took to get just our appetizer was ridiculous. The bartender was our waiter so he was too busy to check in on us while we waited what seemed like ages for a samosa appetizer to get to our table. The entrees we ordered were the fish special and the veggie biryani and both tasted horrible. The fish was hard and didn't taste fresh. The biryani was extremely spicey even though we asked for a medium spice level. The service staff were not attentive and didn't look like they cared about customers. Would never go here again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They were busy, so they put us in the back room. Not as cool as the front room and service was slow. But the food was still wonderful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          36. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 27, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good interior but worst food and service!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 26, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good food and good service.. nothing great though.. had to wait a while for the food.. and then my appetizers and main course were brought together..there was a dance performance, so we weren't that bored.. the lighting and the ambience was really good.. would be good for date night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          38. ZM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ZacM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Francisco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 15, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Amazing Indian cuisine with a lovely ambience. Extensive menu, well prepared.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          39. p

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            pyrifera

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            San Diego

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            29 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on December 5, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            favorite local curry house of my brit husband who has frequented many. staff is lovely and very accommodating of obscure drink requests. tikka masala is the best in town. we are delighted regulars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40. GR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GR001

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dined on October 10, 2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My wife and I went for dinner at Bombay for the first time. Although it was a Saturday night, the accommodations were perfect. We sat next to the waterfall, were delighted with the belly dancer and her exotic accompaniments. The server introduced us to the cuisine in such a way that it was easy to select an enjoyable meal. The drinks were well made. The atmosphere was inviting. The overall restaurant facility is clean and modern. Definitely will be back and will recommend to others.

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