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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
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

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice service, good size portions

We were traveling in the US and quite starved for Indian food so decided to eat here. Went without a reservation as it was a weekday. The restaurant has a nice ambience and good service. The vegetable dishes that we ordered were just okay, problem being that the vegetables aren't cut finely enough... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Neet_47
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the weekday lunch buffet in this corner restaurant. Papri chaat (a personal favorite) and bhelpuri ingredients allow diners to assemble their own concoctions with personal preferences of ingredients and chutney quantities. Papri squares were crisp and fresh. Imli (tamarind) chutney was especially tasty. Main course items include a nice variety of North and South Indian, veg and... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm so used to eateries with low-effort, canned instant-sauce curries that I was very pleasantly surprised to find a fresh carraway seed in my curry! Their ingredients are obtained fresh from an importer and they are happy to chat about cooking techniques with interested customers. Their sauces are on the rich and full-flavored side, with the heat level adjustable according... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were traveling in the US and quite starved for Indian food so decided to eat here. Went without a reservation as it was a weekday. The restaurant has a nice ambience and good service. The vegetable dishes that we ordered were just okay, problem being that the vegetables aren't cut finely enough to allow the spices and seasoning to... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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113 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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38 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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
38 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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Additional Information about Bombay Bistro

Address: 98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
Phone Number: 301-762-8798
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
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
Average Prices: USD 35
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?