Salaam Bombay - Tribeca

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$30 and under
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Indian
As the name connotes, Salaam Bombay is a salute to the city of Bombay, a city where varied cultures and cuisines blend to a splendid perfection and harmony. Much like New York, that is a smelting foundry of cultures, so too is Salaam Bombay a melting pot of Indian cuisine – presenting the heady spices, flavored curries and melt-in-your-mouth Indian breads – from the nooks and corners of the exotic sub continent. Savor your meal in the casually elegant dining room decorated like an Indian ceremonious hall, under a colorful canopy of traditional Indian mirror work fabric. Or claim a table by the window overlooking the trendy TriBeCa neighborhood. Well spaced tables are attended to by impeccably trained staff knowledgeable in all aspects of food, wine and service.
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3.9
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3.5
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3.8
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MS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience1

The food was quite good - a few dishes very tasty but considering the place was empty, the service was awful. I actually walked to the bar to get the lemon I had requested in my drink.
Would not go back

KG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I don’t recommend. Firstly they gave me the bill and the receipt was in a written format it wasn’t a legit legal receipt. Secondly they included the tip already. They included it without any explanations. We were only a group of 3 so there was no reason to self add their tip after horrible service. Very sketchy place.

JL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The atmosphere was congenial. We were not rushed. The food was good as usual. The location is convenient.

CM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly authentic and original Indian food. Pretty surroundings and a wonderful friendly staff. There is a reason they are still open and thriving in the ever changing Tribeca neighborhood. Great neighborhood gem.

MF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and friendly service! The food was delicious. We order a few dishes and shared! The was still left overs and a lot!
Try the goat biryani and the shrimp korma!

Enjoy!!

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my first time there with my beau. So many interesting choices on the menu that we agreed we have to go back again soon. Thanks for the friendly service and lovely experience.

LD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Automatically added service to my check and we were only a party of 5. They removed it when I instructed.

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We had to wait almost an hour for our dinner which is unacceptable. The other tables didn't. If the items we ordered take that long we should have been informed

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I was really looking forward to a delicious indian meal for dinner. Walked through the door and mentioned the 6.30pm opentable reservation for 3 to the host. In an unfriendly manner he dismissed the fact that we had a reservation stating he had not received any calls from Opentable. We were nevertheless were seated, as the whole restaurant was empty apart from a couple nearby.
We ordered two appetizers, Samosas (which are my absolute favourite) and Khaman Dhokla. Both dishes were not freshly made, the samosa pastry was tasteless and thick and the Dhokla was heavy and stale. Neither appetizer came with any chutney or tamarind sauce.
The mains came at least 15min after appetizers so assume some fresh cooking took place. We ordered khadai paneer (ok but very oily and Chicken Shahi Korma (mild but hardly any flavour). Roti was also thick and hard.
Overall a very poor representation of authentic indian cuisine, will not be returning.

c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of my favorite neighborhood spots!!! It's great for big groups of friends too. Wait service is always so friendly and quick!

d
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The address on Open Table said Greenwich Avenue instead of Greenwich Street. Hopefully they will fix that soon. Otherwise it was a lovely evening. Everyone loved the food.

R
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We arrived in the pouring rain rather early so we were there long before anyone else arrived. Food very good, service excellent.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love this restaurant. the awning is beautiful and the food is even better. best of all, it's a quiet spot in a noisy city.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is a bit expensive, but considering the neighborhood ... well, that is kinda expected. Not so many people in the restaurant, we were one of the two tables with people coming in occasionally for takeouts. But food was good. They have a lot of authentic Indian appetizers that other Indian restaurants tend to lack. The grills are tender, juicy, and very flavorful. Try it when you have the time and money!

C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We enjoyed are dinner very much
.we arrived early and were treated very well. The food was delicious and well priced .we all had fantastic mixed drinks that added to the meal. The restaurant is pretty but it is starting to get shabby it need some freshing up.

t
Charlotte
23 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Arrived from out of town for business and this was a nice spot to enjoy some quality Indian food. Not quite spicy enough but everyone's definition of 'hot' varies.

t
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent indian food. The shrimp and scallop appetizers are very fine. The Palak Paneer was delicious, and each member of our 5 person party was very pleased with the food.

R
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic dishes from diffrerent regions. Service ws very good.

UC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2013
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been ordering in or sometimes eating here for several years. This was our go-to neighborhood take out choice. The Tandoori lamb chops have never been missed and usually not the prawns. Something has happened. The once perfectly cooked and tender, wonderfully seasoned lamb chops have left the scene. The other night we ate in the restaurant and found they were tough, poor quality meat, barely worth eating chops. I hope this is not a harbinger of the future of Salaam Bombay. Because of our history we will probably give it one more try but were extremely disappointed.

l
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2013
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food is always cold, mainly the tandoori chicken, and rice too dried. The rest of the sauces are ok but in general could be much better.

k
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2013
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly and attentive staff, food was great as well.

1
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2013
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I've been eating at Salaam Bombay every time I'm in New York since the mid-80's, and this is one place that never disappoints. Tasty Indian food, decent prices and a pleasant staff add up to a great dining experience. They have a marvelous way with a shrimp, and anything from the tandoori oven is worth the trek to Tribeca. But truly, give me a bowl of one of their divine sauces and a whole basket of garlic naan and I'm good to go. These guys end up of every top ten Indian restaurants in New York list every time, and with good reason. Highly recommended!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2013
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The could replace the menu books with those without stains,they do their delicious food a disservice.

B
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

7 of us ended up having a wonderful meal here. So glad we came. Food was good, drink was good, friends were great. Recommend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2013
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I thought the food was pretty mediocre. While I've come to expect big flavors from Indian food, the food here was on the bland side. It's possible there are better items on the menu, but I wouldn't hold out much hope.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food for a very reasonable price. We go there often and in the evenings it's always quiet. Good service,

LW
Richmond
278 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2013
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Just OK, the food wasn't bad but we felt the server was rude. Hostess/ greeter was not welcoming and told us we wouldn't get points since we had a coupon. The place was also empty on a Friday evening...that says it all! We will not be returning.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2012
Overall4food5service5ambience5

wonderful food - perhaps tops for Indian food in the city. Very welcoming and comfortable.

OT
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2012
Overall2food3service2ambience3

overall this experience was just middle of the road. the samosa chaat appetizer was the best thing we had. the chicken tikka masala and the lamb rogan josh were decent, but frankly i've had much better in Texas. i would not dine here again given the multitude of other indian options in manhattan.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I find the food at Salaam Bombay was truly tradational taste of Indain spices and very delicious!
Thank you for being original.

OT
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2012
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Good service but no air con. Sat by the open window so had a breeze anyway. Would go again

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2012
Overall1food3service1ambience1

In the webpage you can make a reservation until 10.30 pm; once there the waitress told us the kitchen close at 11.00 pm and we have to order and eat in a real hurry and they gave us the check even before asking us if we wanted dessert!. In addition, don´t go to this restaurant if you want great atmosphere for a saturday night at Tribeca neighbourhood: we were alone at the saloon.

P
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2012
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was really personalized and special. They even brought out a complimentary birthday dessert for my sister and sang to her.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2012
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was spicey, but not the wonderful blending of spices that I've come to love about Indian cuisine. This was sharp and lacking in subtlety.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2012
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Restaurant is very sober and traditional for the trendy area it is in. The food is delicious and the staff attentive without being intrusive. The mixed grill is great.