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Bombay Cafe

5 Municipal Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 837-3899
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Ranked #44 of 307 Restaurants in Guelph
Cuisines: Indian
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- Aug 19, 2014
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Fergus, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Karim - the owner welcomes everyone with a huge smile and is always friendly. After eating at this establishment for the past 15 years I can honestly say I have NEVER had a bad meal. After choosing your desired curry Karim's wife will add just the right amount of spices to your taste, from mild to extra hot. This restaurant... More

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Guelph, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very nice little place. Food is quite authentic, tastes great and is very affordable. Great place to have lunch - at 7.50 CAD also probably one of the cheapest. Interesting and varied selection, although don't expect "american" dishes. Service is friendly, if a bit impatient. Overall I would definitely recommend Bombay Cafe if you love Indian food or even if... More

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The decor is...modest, but the food is sublime. I have never had better Indian food, anywhere, and at such a reasonable price. Bombay Cafe is a surprising treasure in this little city. I will definitely enjoy eating here with more regularity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Price was great about $20 to $30 cdn with wine! Regular locals came in when I was there, a good sign. Also, a couple of Indian decent told the owner they enjoyed their meal, another good sign. The owner said he was in business for about 20 years. Not too fancy but if you like Indian food you will like... More

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Guelph, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I guess when you see the place you know its small and what to expect. We went there as I wanted to try authentic Indian food. I like it hot and my partner mild. He said he could bring hot on the side. I guess he forgot. I didn't complain. The aloo goovey (spelling?) was spicy enough but the others... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012 via mobile

If you like to eat the food your mother used to cook for you back in India or Pakistan, then thIs is the place to go!

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Guelph, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

This family run restaurant is great! The food is tasty, though sometimes the meat dishes tend to be a bit thin on the lamb, Lamb Saag being my favorite ... good nevertheless. Friendly staff. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

I have been a fan of Bombay cafe for literally decades. The food is wonderful, the service perfect the prices amazingly modest. Spiciness isas you wish it. The rice is light enough to float off the plate. The chicken tikka appetizer is as good as chicken can taste. A tiny restaurant, it also seems to have a highly varied and... More

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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I've only had the lunch special here, but it was fantastic. Lovely butter chicken done to any spicy-ness you like. It was a bit more tomato-y than a lot of butter chicken I've had, but still very good. Two vegetable curries. Rice. Naan. And a bit of custard for dessert. There's not a huge amount of each thing, but it's... More

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Guelph, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

I'm Indian and have lived in Guelph for 7 years. I've eaten in or had take-out from Bombay Cafe at least 30 times. The food is always fresh and excellent, and a wonderful value for the money. Eating in the place is quaint and small and nothing special. This is literally a Mom and Pop place (+ son), and the... More

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