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About The Bombay Bistro

The Bombay Bistro, formerly known as Dabbawalla, in its newer and slicker avatar, serves up a wide array of classic delights with a contemporary twist to the traditional Indian flavors. Expressed best through the evolution of its multicultural food, service and ambiance, one cannot miss out on the warmth and buoyancy of the Indian spirit at The Bombay Bistro.

427 Springfield Ave.
Summit, NJ 07901
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Maple

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(908) 918-0330

Website:
http://www.thebombaybistro.net/

Catering:
Let The Bombay Bistro create a memorable experience for you and your guests without even setting your foot in the kitchen. Choose through a wide array of carefully picked menu sets and push play!!

Parking Details:
Free 1 hour parking available till 5 pm. After 5:05 pm it is free parking. Evenings and Sundays free parking available. Rear access to restaurant from parking lot. Parking Lot No.2 is located on DeForest Avenue.

Public Transit:
NJ Transit Morristown and Gladstone train lines stop at Summit Station. Five minute walk to restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Collin Crasto

Additional:
BYO Liquor, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

The Bombay Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (115)
Neighborhood Gem (115)
Good for Groups (88)
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Kid-friendly (60)
Great for Lunch (42)
Special Occasion (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Romantic (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Casual (5)
Spicy (5)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Outstanding Value (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Just had a wonderful dinner here on Valentine's Day ~ their special menu had terrific items and an amazing reasonable price! So glad we came here!

Tags: Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

My husband and I tried this for the 1st time Sat. night and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was authentic and serviced family style so sharing is easy and a chance to try different things. The waitress was very nice and gave some good suggestions. We took home leftover snap had it the next day fro lunch and still really yummy.
We will definitely go back . Fun place to go with a few couples that like to try new flavors !

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Food was really tasty, atmosphere was pleasant, service was excellent, pricing was really reasonable. Always love BYO of course. Got lots of complementary items as well.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We have really been enjoying dining here. The food is very fresh and it is less heavy than I find many Indian meals. They also have many more selections than I usually see and some very tasty and differnt flavor combinations. Absolutely worth a visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Everyone is super friendly and accommodating. They are very helpful in describing dishes and accommodating your spice level. The food is delicious! We will definitely go back as a couple for date night and with the family.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I was reluctant to go given some of the reviews about poor service. The food was quite delicious and they have a wide variety of naan bread to choose from. Service was friendly and attentive

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Our favorite Indian restaurant...maybe even favorite restaurant-period.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

This is mine and my daughter's favorite Indian. The place has a modern, welcoming atmosphere. Service is always pleasant and the food is always great.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2016

We have been here several times and always enjoy our meals. The staff is very helpful in helping us pick what to order. It's a very comfortable place and BYO to boot.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Gone downhill since the old manager Jerry left

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Very cordial service and lots flavorful dishes with generous portions. The decor was very nice and we enjoyed a great family dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Great Indian food! We had a lovely experience. An early seating, and we were the only table, so ambience/noise levee is really tough to review. We would go back again - for sure

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Everything we ordered was delicious. We ate family style so we could all try out the different dishes. Authentic family recipies which were simply yet elegantly presented. The staff were knowledgeable and well informed. We will be back to check out some other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Took a friend who is India and a vegetarian. We were happy with all of the food. The portion sizes were large. The staff was helpful, informative and attentive. Numerous vegan and vegetarian options. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2016

We went for lunch buffet from work on weekday. Good food but vegetarian selections were limited. But the items that were there, all tasted good!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 25, 2016

We love Indian cuisine and Bombay Bistro has become our hands down favorite Indian restaurant in NJ. They have much more than your typical fare with family recipes that you will not find anywhere else. The staff is always very friendly and helpful, and they are sensitive to individual dietary needs. I would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

The server was very attentive to our constraints, which included multiple food allergies, a request for extra mild food, and a request for extra spicy food. He verified the ingredients of multiple dishes with the kitchen.

The food was tasty and arrived with ample rice. It was one of the best father's day dinners I had.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2016

Food is great here. The service this particular night was extremely slow - we waited 45 mins for our main course after appetizer was cleared away. Some in our party didn't have appetizers so they waited a really long time for food - but normally we have no issues with service. They were very accommodating to my young child who didn't want anything on the menu - they cooked him something special. The staff are very friendly.-

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Bombay Bistro was so careful and accommodating to my husband's food allergy. They made us feel taken care of all evening and added to our celebration. I recommend them highly, especially if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Don't bother. Terrible Indian food. Bland. Would never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

The service was excellent and the food was even better!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We really enjoyed the food and the staff helped us choose some new dishes. We will return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Great Indian food, friendly service. We arrived very early during a week day, so could not really enjoy the atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Authentic Indian with helpful, kind and excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Appetizer of chaat samosa and galouti kabab were very good. However, all entrees - chicken tikka masala, lamb kofta curry and chicken biriyani were exceptionally salty to the point that you could not eat more than a teaspoon of it. The paalak paneer was very good however.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2015

A total of 6 of us from work had dinner at Bombay Bistro. We ordered way too much food and enjoyed all we did eat. It started really getting busy layer in the evening and got rather noisy. Nevertheless we really enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2015

the food was fabulous but I felt so bad for the restaurant as it was so quiet,Please everyone go and support good food

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2015

Not sure what has happened here, may be change in management, but the service was absolutely awful for a less than half-filled room. The food isn't good enough to overcome the lack of service or appearance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2015

We dined here on a Friday night and it became really crowded once 7:30 PM rolled around. It was noisy ( a group was having a really good and loud time as the wine flowed) but the great good food and service outweighed that negative. We each ordered an entree and had another meal to take home. This place is far superior to our usual Indian restaurant in Madison. (My husband who has traveled to India several times agrees with this assessment.) Check it out!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Food was delicious and plentiful. Service excellent. Prices very reasonable. Plenty of parking in rear municipal lot. A very enjoyable evening for our group of 6 people. Thank you, Bombay Bistro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2015

My friend and I went out of our ways to visit the Bombay Bistro based on the excellent OpenTable reviews (best Indian in N.NJ evidently). Regrettably, both of us were disappointed by our lunches there. While the quality of the buffet was generally decent, the selection was limited to a smallish number of Americanized favorites (tandoori chicken, curry chicken, basmati rice, etc). We were expecting more. Additionally, we didn't really love the decor of the restaurant. The front area is neat, but the rear of the restaurant is oddly designed with cheesy signage above the open kitchen. Bottom line: likely a reliable choice for local takeout basic Indian food, but definitely not worth the 30 min drive for friend and me.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Very Americanized version of Indian Food.
Having just moved to Short Hills from NYC, I was hoping to find a good Indian restaurant. This was not it. Food had no flavor or personality to it. The chicken tasted as though it was boiled and placed into some stock curry.
We'll keep looking elsewhere.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2015

We eat here regularly and the food and service is always a wonderful experience !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2015

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant! It is my family's go-to restaurant. The menu is diverse and everything is delicious. The owner and family are warm and welcoming. We always have a wonderful dinner here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2015

The food was excellent. The waiter was friendly and very helpful with suggestions. He paid special attention to dietary/allergy requirements. The atmosphere is pleasant. The only negative is the sound level. After we were seated party of 10 was seated near us and the sound level rose to a level where it was very difficult for our party of 4 to converse. Go for the food and very able service, but ask to be seated as far away from any table set for a large group.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2015

Great balanced food (flavors, spice, taste, grease).

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 25, 2015

Always great. It is the best restaurant in Summit

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2015

This place never disappoints. The food and service are consistent. They tend to struggle a little when it gets busy and service takes longer, but the staff is always pleasant and tries to accomodate you whenever possible. We go regularly. I would recoomend the experience to anyone looking for solid Indian fare.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2015

We love going to the Bombay Bistro. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. They are helpful with making suggestions in regards to ordering. The food is outstanding and we're never disappointed.
The restaurant is clean and well kept. Great place to go as a couple, with the family or with friends.
BYOB.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2015

The food is , fast food Indian at its best , the service is the WORST one has ever experienced!
The server bringing out the wrong order seemed to be the Order of the Day , every table was complaining about this ! They take ages to bring your food as they have messed up your order and take another eternity to bring your check , never once is one asked during the meal if all is alright , they are trained I guess to avoid eye contact with diners , or so it seemed !

Never dining here again !

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