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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
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 13
    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
Place has been here forever but still cooks great food

Should be 4.5 star rating if half stars were allowed. This small neighborhood place has been serving delicious food at reasonable prices for a long time. My wife picked it for a Mother's Day dinner and they did not disappoint. The special bread of the day was a kulcha with cauliflower and mango... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
CWnut
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Bethesda, MD
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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This place has been around a long time but still puts out some of the best Indian in the area. On many visits, our friend Soma greets us with an inviting smile and ensures that our meal is the best it can be. In addition to our favorites, Butter Chicken, Chana Masala, I just LOVE the LAMB SHANK BHUNA, Spiced... More 

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Bethesda, MD
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184 reviews 184 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Should be 4.5 star rating if half stars were allowed. This small neighborhood place has been serving delicious food at reasonable prices for a long time. My wife picked it for a Mother's Day dinner and they did not disappoint. The special bread of the day was a kulcha with cauliflower and mango which arrived hot and yummy soon after... More 

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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

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
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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6 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
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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?