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Bombay Spice

450 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
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Ranked #2,641 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Clark
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19 reviews from our community

57% Recommend
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English first
Egg Harbor, Wisconsin
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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Had their curry which wasn't spicy, over a pile of basmati rice and diced chicken and a bit of mixed veggies. Decently priced and speedy with putting your food together. They didn't wear sanitation gloves though! What is up with that! I was very hesitant to even eat the food because of that; no clue why neither of the workers... More

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Austin, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very much enjoyed the food & they had what was essentially a sampler platter that allowed you to try the key sauce/prep styles along with some Naan & chapati, which was cool. The Naan wasn't all that impressive, but everything else was excellent. Recommended

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Eugene, Oregon
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

A colleague and I had dinner at Bombay Spice while in Chicago on business. It was an easy walk from our hotel downtown. First the negatives – the front door was very heavy; I watched people struggle with it upon arriving at the restaurant, and it banged noisily every time the server went outside to wait on the outdoor tables,... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Think Chipolte but Indian food. It's a great idea but I'm not sure it's quite perfected. However, I would give them another chance.

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Herndon, VA
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155 reviews 155 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

It's Indian food, but the restaurant feels sort of like a chain restaurant concept. Basically you choose your sauce (masala, curry, spinach, etc.), then your rice (basmati, brown, etc.), your protein (vegetarian, chicken, shrimp, etc.) and vegetable (potato, chick peas, cauliflower, etc.). Then you add extras -- naan, samosas, etc. So it's very formulaic. For me, the food was OK.... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Ordered delivery to my hotel of vegitable samosa, chicken curry and naan. I took one bite and threw the samosas away. I don't know what the main dish was but it did not look like anything I had previously tried and was simply inedible. The naan turned out to be uncooked pita bread like one would pick up in a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

They bill their menu as healthy Indian, which it is, and there are a number of options for creating a meal to suit your taste. I was disappointed because I have a health issue which doesn't allow me to eat spicy hot food. I asked for a recommendation of something that has NO spice, and that's what I ordered, but... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Let me preface this by saying: I love this restaurant. Why give it only an "Average" rating? Because I come here specifically when I want one of 3 different dishes: the chicken wings, the lentil cakes, and the vegetable (or chicken) biryani. Those three--delicious. And overall, in fact, I have found the food delicious for all the options on the... More

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Foz do Iguacu, PR
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Good value, tasty and healthy. Very friendly staff. We had the 4 sauce sampler and an appetizer and that was plenty for 2 pp.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My wife and I greatly enjoyed our meal at the Bombay Spice. In most respects it is an Indian restaurant, but done with a sort of 'pick and choose' style of menu, where you pick the rice (or quinoa), meat, vegetable, and sauce that will be put on it. Different for an indian restaurant. Quite spicy, but tasty. Both of... More

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