Bombay River Indian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Good Vegetarian Options
Bombay River is a culinary paradise. A modern Indian Restaurant that takes you on a flavorful journey. A river is symbolic of our own conscience awakening, exemplified by a harmonized flow of oneness that constantly moves and grows. Like the name, the menu will awaken your senses and challenge your imagination. You will be transported to an appealing setting while in the comfort of your own neighborhood. Unpretentious and relaxed, Bombay River is an effortless way to experience fine dining. One will taste familiar elements of the Far East combined with inspired new international flavors.

The owner and chef have a combined tenure of over 30 years in the hospitality and food industry. Together, they have developed a menu that redefines what is expected of Indian cooking while being mindful of today’s health conscious eating.

BYO mind and body, and join us on a culinary adventure down by the river – Bombay River.
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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! Great service and food. Super friendly staff and fast service. Very quick on take out delivery as well.

AK
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience we have enjoyed in quite a while. Excellent food, really creative and flavorful. But the best reason to come here is Pooja, the co-owner and manager. Her attention and guidance are really valuable when it comes to ordering Indian food you might not be familiar with. Plus she's witty and fun. Thanks Bombay river--we will be back soon!

WF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food and excellent service! What more can you ask for! A truly memorable experience...

OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time Indian food for me and many times for my friend. Both of us agree, was the best.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal! Great ambience. One of the much more nicely decorated Indian restaurants. A bit expensive but worth it for special occasions.

SW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

KA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and outstanding food.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Owners were there to greet you and stop by during the meal. We are vegan so very much appreciated the many options available. Will definitely be going again.

CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food is always incredible, and the owners are fantastic. Though we had a reservation and there wasnt anyone else in the restaurant, we felt extremely rushed by the waiter.

ER
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yes! You must go to this restaurant. This restaurant is quite obviously a labor of love for its proprietor and its staff. As a group, we were impressed with our food. The ambience was quaint and inviting while also sophisticated and grand. It's a great spot for any special date! ♥️

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bombay River is one of our favorite restaurants. We know that when we go there, the food will be incredible and the service unparalleled. Sam, the owner, takes a personal interest in every table to make sure you have a terrific experience. If you enjoy Indian food, or have yet to try it, this is the best place to go!

M
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever!

DN
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was beyond excellent and it finally put to rest trying to find a decent Indian restaurant near the Jersey shore. And believe me I have tried. The service was superb until they forgot to put in one of the 5 orders. I understand things like that happen but twice we had to ask them to stop doing their evening close up cleaning while we were eating. It was earlier than 9pm so they really should wait until the diners are completely finished and not stir up dust etc and making you feel rushed. Still. I guess it’s all about the food. I

P
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very good food well prepared for every type of pallet

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian restaurant I’ve ever experienced! Wonderful team made fabulous recommendations!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We wanted to try this restaurant based on high ratings. The food is just OK. Biryani was not authentic and tasted like it was just thrown together before serving. Chicken 65 was disappointing- had a sweet taste to it. The interior of the restaurant restaurant is small but cozy and nicely setup.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As someone who has never eaten Indian food, I was amazed. The owner was extremely pleasant & helped me decide what to eat. The portion were perfect & all the food was delicious. I would definitely go back again & again.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always!

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Bombay River and certainly will not be the last. It was excellent!! Looking forward to returning.

NJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bombay River is a favorite place of ours. The food is always fresh and delicious, prepared to your liking regarding spice level. The service is excellent, and the ambiance is upscale without being stuffy. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly owner. Good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Hostess is lovely and the wait staff is attentive.

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy our meals at Bombay River. The staff is welcoming and attentive. It's warm and relaxing environment. The acoustics are good so it never seems too loud. We love the food; it's a great addition to downtown Red Bank.

S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for the buffet lunch which was great. Food was fresh and tasty. Will definitely go back again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful, unique.

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a family birthday. The food was great, service was great. Waitstaff helped out, especially by hiding the gifts until after dinner, and bringing out the cake (which we supplied) with a lit candle and singing Happy Birthday. Fun night for all of us.

We all enjoyed samosa appetizers, 5 different main dishes with rice, and 3 types of bread. Chai tea (regular and decaf) was a welcome ending along with our cake.

We’ll be back.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Never disappointed. Always so accommodating with food allergies and suggestions.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and overall experience perfect for newcomers to Indian food! Can’t wait to go back.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & great service & atmosphere.

DT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!!

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BF
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent but not overbearing. Our food was very good, particularly the Coco curry soft shell crabs, chicken Tikka and samosas. We found the cauliflower appetizer tasty but the coating was a little starchy/soggy. Also lamb chops were very overcooked. But I can overlook these things to be able to enjoy Indian food and have some variety in our local restaurant choices. We will definitely return so we can try more menu items.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the lunch. Had a wonderful experience. Host had a seat reserved for us. They had a a tempting menu, We ordered Panner Butter Masala and Spinach Panner Kofta each of the dishes had perfect amount of spices for flavor and tasted delicious. Bread were freshly and perfectly baked. A welcoming ambience added to our experience. Once should go and experience their hospitality. We are coming back.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in Red Bank. Excellent service, delicious food, byob makes it very affordable and I always leave with leftovers. Give it a try!

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, this is without a doubt the best Indian food we've ever had! We were a table of 6 friends and family, and everyone ordered a different dish, so we got to sample lot of this restaurant's offering. We loved the variety and the great taste and quality of every single dish. The staff was also excellent, and asked us if we needed more rice, more Naan, etc. This may very likely be our new favorite restaurant in Red Bank!

GW
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Not likely to return - first warning sign is jalapeño poppers on the menu under small plates. Next up undersized samosas a litmus test for good Indian restaurants were not very tasty or filling. The entrees were properly served with good rice but I did not enjoy my Chana bujee at all. The spices were off and the taste was bitter. With many choices in red bank I will not return despite the earnest efforts of the staff paying $30 for one small samosa a bowl of rice and chickpea dish the value proposition is not present

RL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is so good it's made a convert of my partner, who used to say he didn't like Indian food. Everything we've had here, after 3 visits, has been excellent, and the servers are very friendly, helpful with the menu, and prompt. We noticed Saturday evening that several Indian families started to show up around 7-7:30 (we arrived for 6pm), along with children who could be noisy (pretty much the story with all restaurants these days), but if you want a more adult experience you might want to figure out timing. The fact that so many Indian people dine here is a great sign, and I can see why!

r
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent . Best I Dian I have had in the US .

W
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Indian food expertly prepared, fresh and delicious! We’re already looking forward to returning for dinner.

j
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

First time at Bombay River. Food was great, definitely will go back.