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5 Municipal Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
(519) 837-3899
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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Tasty "Hole in the Wall" Restaurant

I wasn't sure what to expect on my first visit. I was taken aback by how small and simple this little place was. I decided to give it a chance. Glad I did! I've only ever been for lunch so that is what I can comment on. Best prices around and a great meal. This is a secret gem hidden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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English first
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect on my first visit. I was taken aback by how small and simple this little place was. I decided to give it a chance. Glad I did! I've only ever been for lunch so that is what I can comment on. Best prices around and a great meal. This is a secret gem hidden... More 

Thank SpringfieldGal
Guelph, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I Just recently moved to this town and wondered where to find great indian food, So I took my family to Bombay Cafe and we were hooked! great food and not that greasy at all, The owners and son were a great host! I have been back several times and would recommend this place to everyone! this place has been... More 

Thank Paul F f
Guelph, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went for lunch yesterday, two lunch specials were hot and delicious and didnt have to wait too long for $18 with tax! Cant go wrong! I will definitely go back.

Thank 881kristinm
Guelph, Canada
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118 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Nice little neighbourhood place for indian food. Service is cute, like the little air india maharaja, place is tiny. Depending on their take out business, this is a mom and pop operation that serves poor indian food. Prices are cheap and the menu is interesting.

Thank ric i
Kitchener, Ontario
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have been to the Bombay Cafe 5-6 times for lunch in the past ten years. I have found that service to be very friendly and timely. But the food is mediocre. I eat a lot of curry ... both at restaurants and home cooked. I find the food here to be very greasy. I don't understand why there are... More 

3 Thank iluvmycanoe
Regina, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Nice family run business. Food is great and service as well. It was quiet the evening we ate. I ate the dinner for one which has a nice variety, lots ofgreat looking dishes on the menu. And cheap beer.

Thank farmerbr
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've been getting take-out from the Bombay Café for many, many years. It's still run by a family of three, and the service and quality of food it very good. Having said that for the size of the main dishes, the prices are a bit high. But the sauces are way better than anything you can get from a jar.... More 

2 Thank Maggie L
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a small mom and pop run place and has been for years. They aim to deliver a good authentic Indian meal every time with no surprises. Usually we get take-out from here but you can dine-in as well. It's small in side, and he recently updated the dining room which it needed, so go here for a good... More 

1 Thank canuktrekker
Guelph, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Placed a take out order for a small family get together which was difficult since the web site domain has expired and the only menu I could find was pictures of a menu (poor ones) taken for someone else's review. With that in mind, the food is reasonably priced and is good but not great. Solid choice but there's better... More 

1 Thank RDBY
Waterloo, Canada
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I was in town on business and stopped in for lunch. The owner greeted and sat me right away and the service was excellent. I had the lunch special which was butter chicken. It was very fresh, hot and tasty and great value at $7.99. I can see why this place has been around for over 20 years and I'll... More 

1 Thank JeffGingerich

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Municipal Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Guelph
  • Phone Number: (519) 837-3899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian


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