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Bombay Bistro

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Indian, Pakistani
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98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
301-762-8798
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still Good After all these years!

My wife and I recall the nineties when this restaurant opened, when we had to wait outside for 15 plus minutes to get a table. The food was great then, but did not return because the wait was simply long. We gave it a try last Friday evening. Fortunately, we got a table right away. The food remains... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
rajaiyer11
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Bethesda, Maryland
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

My wife and I recall the nineties when this restaurant opened, when we had to wait outside for 15 plus minutes to get a table. The food was great then, but did not return because the wait was simply long. We gave it a try last Friday evening. Fortunately, we got a table right away. The food remains great (we... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Bombay Bistro with another couple who highly recommended the restaurant. They have been coming here for years. We went early, at 5pm which is their opening time after closing for lunch at 3pm, to avoid the crowds which appeared soon after we arrived. The interior was clean and bright. The service was excellent. Our waiter was... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

While the restaurant is small (or shall we call it intimate) which can lead to longish wait times, it is always worth it and it can actually be kind of romantic! It is relatively family friendly as well which is good for those of us that more often than not have to bring the kids out with us. The friendly... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My family loves Indian food so we're always on the prowl for a good restaurant. We used to frequent Bombay Bistro but it dropped off our list of go to places a while ago. We tried it again recently and had a good meal so we went back. We started with some appetizers - vegetable samosas, aloo tiki and vegetable... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This restaurant was very good and honestly exceeded my expectations. The food was fantastic and the service was great. Everyone was very friendly and attentive. We loved the food and were so lucky to find Bombay Bistro. If I visit Rockville again, I will be sure to stop by Bombay Bistro.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Went for the buffet on Sunday. The restaurant is clean and modern. Food was good. The nann was fresh. Curried goat was good but lots of bones.

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Rockville, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

workers are rude and do not care about the guests at all.. Very bad food, taste was bad, sour taste. Not one dish we ordered was good, even the naan was burnt. We will not go back there and I'll make sure everyone I know, know about how bad this place is.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We live across the area from this place and stopped en route home from a trip. It was very disappointing when compared to other Indian restaurants. The lamb dish we had was very bland and one of the house specialities, masala dosa (sp.?) while quite tasty takes a long time to prepare--without any notice of that on the menu or... More 

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Laytonsville, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Simple setting, excellent food. Enjoyed Mussels a la Bistro, Nann, pappadum, bhel puri and dal makhani. brought home a wonderful lamb dish Service perfect. Ok it was a Monday early dinner - so avoid the crowds on the weekend and enjoy a week day meal at this versatile restaurant.

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germantown
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My wife, sister, and I went here during the lunch buffet recently, and we were disappointed. The food was luke warm in the buffet, and was almost cold by the time we started eating. My wife wanted a chai tea and the waiter ignored her. I had to get his attention, and asked to get her tea. He brought the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-762-8798

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 35
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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