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Bombay Bistro

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820 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Opposite W Hotel Foshay Tower)
(612) 312-2800
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bombay Bistro Where you find uncompromising, excellent food quality...
Bombay Bistro Where you find uncompromising, excellent food quality consistently prepared with passion & experience by our Chef Malti Mehta.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
not perfect but food quality is paramount

This restaurant specializes in southern Indian cooking. In the evening, it changes from a buffet based restaurant to a menu based dining experience with white tablecloths and my tonic for my gin & tonic served in a tiny carafe so I could pour it myself. Our server was so pleasant but we did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Linda A
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This restaurant specializes in southern Indian cooking. In the evening, it changes from a buffet based restaurant to a menu based dining experience with white tablecloths and my tonic for my gin & tonic served in a tiny carafe so I could pour it myself. Our server was so pleasant but we did struggle with some language barrier issues -... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I'm not a vegetarian, but I could easily become one if every city had a Bombay Bistro. During a visit to Minneapolis, conference colleagues and I split some vegetarian dishes, including a chick pea dish, baingan bartha eggplant (which was accented with green peas and heavy on the cilantro), and a cauliflower dish. Get them all, and especially get the... More 

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Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I was staying at the Marquette in IDS Center which is next door. Really excellent Indian food which is hard to find. Good service, nice atmosphere. Recommended..

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Pretty decent Indian food for downtown MPLS and good lunch buffet. The buffet doesn't really offer anything spicy, and it seems like many dishes are borderline bland, but you can easily get around this by adding some of their delicious condiments. The last time I went here was in Jan 2015, and I tried going in May 2015 but it... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Bombay Bistro offers both South Indian and North Indian cuisine though south indian is offered only during lunch. The food is very tasty and the buffet has good varieties. The service is excellent. Had dinner one night and lunch the next day and had a good experience with satisfactory Indian food.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Service is poor, food is average, would not go back. Their Chinese fried rice was nothing but tomatoe rice. The chef needs to go back to India to learn how this is made. This include how to make parathas.

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Dublin, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went there and the place is pleasant, the appearance is not magnificent but is ok. Service was too bad as we order drinks, starters and menu and the drinks only arrived 20 minutes after. A bottle of beer 20 mins!!!! Then the employees look they were new, they did not know what to do or how to a normal restaurant... More 

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Archdale
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The manager argued with us about our menu. We hosted a private party and had planned on spending $1,000. Tried to short us on our menu choices. We included the tip in our payment and we heard that our waiter (who was excellent) would never see it.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Bombay bistro one of the good Indian restaurants and deserve one visit if you are staying in downtown Minneapolis. They are bit slow in attending you but once order is placed they are pretty quick. food was good and takeaway packaging was also good it kept food in good shape for few hours on a hot evening for 4 odd... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I have used this restaurant several times and always enjoyed the food The Papadoms are good and crisp and just a little spicy Tonight I had kadhai chicken it was well cooked and a lovely blend if spices . Accompanied with pilau rice The house wine is good and the sav Blanc blended well with the curry. The service could... More 

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Additional Information about Bombay Bistro

Address: 820 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone Number: (612) 312-2800
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 820 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (Opposite W Hotel Foshay Tower)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (612) 312-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Bombay Bistro Where you find uncompromising, excellent food quality consistently prepared with passion & experience by our Chef Malti Mehta.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?