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Bombay Bistro

$$$
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
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98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
301-762-8798
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Unpretentious an inexpensive fresh indian food

This is a small place which has been open for over twenty years in a small shopping mall. It is family operated and offers very well prepared curry and other indian food, including some interestingly made whole fish. It has a popular lunch buffet and at dinner it is often very crowded based upon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
marcopolo111
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Cleveland, Oh
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I was in town on business for the week and first saw this restaurant on Tripadvisor and was impressed by the reviews. The front desk person at the hotel I was staying also mentioned it was good so I decided to try it. Boy am I glad I did. Sunday night I sat in for a la carte, and Friday... More 

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Thank avidtraveler35
Cleveland, Oh
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946 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a small place which has been open for over twenty years in a small shopping mall. It is family operated and offers very well prepared curry and other indian food, including some interestingly made whole fish. It has a popular lunch buffet and at dinner it is often very crowded based upon its popularity with locals.

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Thank marcopolo111
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

A wonderfully colorful and use of spices and aromas fill this small, unsuspecting restaurant. Extremely popular, come early as I believe seating is on a first come basis.

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Thank Christina C
Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We had no idea how popular this relatively small Indian restaurant would be. We lucked into a 10-minute wait when just showing up on Saturday night, but watching the ever-increasing line that soon formed, others had to wait for longer. I would highly recommend the vegetarian thali. I loved everyone of the small dishes, particularly the saag dal and and... More 

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Thank Susan R
Cross Junction, Virginia
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for an appointment at the courthouse and there was no question in our minds as to where to eat lunch. This place was one of our favorites when we lived in Bethesda. Plenty of convenient parking. The owner cordially greeted us at the door as if we were old friends. The buffet is the way to... More 

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Thank PIDSDoc
Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Having lived in India, we appreciate the delicious flavors and assortment of Indian dishes offered here. We have been coming here since Bombay Bistro opened, and we particularly enjoy their buffet lunch for its reasonable price. It's great value, but all of their dishes are delicious and are priced well. Mimi

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Thank nefertariMaryland
Rockville, Maryland
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We have eaten here multiple times for buffet and even more for takeout. They have an extensive selection of very tasty Indian food.

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Thank Nostromo42
Maryland
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

My husband I stopped in for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The buffet was underwhelming: chicken was dry, whole fish was cold, tofu was tough, chapatis were oily and cold. A server kept rushing to stir the food in the chafing dishes and I felt like I was in the way trying to spoon any onto my plate. The best... More 

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Thank MegtheHealer
Laytonsville, Maryland
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If she's happy, I am too but would not give 5 stars just for that. I really liked it too. I'm not normally a buffet selector, but that changed when I saw the whole fish, and steaming trays of anything I'd have ordered anyway. I love to sample- a bite of butter chicken, a bite of lamb vindaloo- the Buffett... More 

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Thank PapalBull
Potomac, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This restaurant has very good Indian food, friendly service, and reasonable prices, in a small shopping area in Rockville.

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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, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?