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Bombay Bistro

98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
301-762-8798
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Ranked #83 of 346 Restaurants in Rockville
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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33 restaurant reviews
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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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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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Ocean City, Maryland
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55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I've never been for dinner or even ordered from the menu, but only because I love the lunch buffet so much. It's not a "buffet place" meaning that they take down the buffet station after lunch to set up for regular dinner service. As expected, there are plenty of veggie dishes. Great spice without being overly hot for the most... More

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We read the reviews and decided to try the sampler. The waiter was very helpful and let me have 2 servings of chicken curry since I do not care for lamb. The food was delicious and more than we could eat.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been coming to Bombay Bistro for over 10 years and have always had great food and service. The waiters are very friendly and helpful with making recommendations. The Thali dish and the breads are excellent!

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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170 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Refreshingly quiet, nicely lighted, quaint Indian decorations and an ambience (it is clean and sparkles) that is pleasurable and relaxing. I recommend for dinner one of the two Thalyi round trays, either vegetarian or non-veg. Each gives you a sampler of several traditional Indian dishes that are sure to please standards in the Indian cuisine, Superior dinner entrees worth trying... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I've been going to this restaurant from time to time for over 20 years now. When I was working, I enjoyed the luncheon buffets, and on this occasion I went with a group that was, for the most part, completely unfamiliar with Indian food. We had the non-vegetarian thalyi, chicken tikka makhani, shrimp biriyani, chicken tikka, naan, papadams, a condiment... More

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