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Bombay Bistro

820 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (Downtown)
(612) 312-2800
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Ranked #332 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Opposite W Hotel Foshay Tower
Description: Bombay Bistro Where you find uncompromising, excellent food quality consistently prepared with passion & experience by our Chef Malti Mehta.
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90 reviews from our community

65% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The meal was quite good but the menu was very extensive. this leads me to wonder how some many curries can be prepared freshly.

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I just attended a wedding in Minneapolis, where food was catered from Bombay Bistro. All the guests on our table were horrified as soon as they tasted the food. The caterer had used stale "Makhanas" in one of the vegetable, which could be noticed in first bite itself. I asked the owner to come to my table and taste the... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Loved the food and the portions. Most action in the downtown area is two streets across where the pub district starts so this is a lovely place to eat on a busy day. Definitely coming back again.

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Eagan, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My parents from India were visiting US for the first time.They wanted to have chai/tea with some appetizers. We were in the area, so we decided to go to Bombay Bistro. Based on my previous visits here, I thought they would like the chai/tea and appetizers like samosa/pakoras. It was about 5:30 in the evening and the restaurant had just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We almost didn't choose this restaurant because of some of the reviews - but decided to anyway and are so glad we did. The food AND the service was fabulous. Our group shared items including Slumdog Bhel Poori, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Tikka and several kinds of naan - including the Peshawari. All were delicious - well prepared... More

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We ate at this restaurant 2 times 5 years ago during a visit to Minneapolis. All these years later the Bombay Bistro is the Indian restaurant we compare all Indian restaurants too. When friends go to Minneapolis we tell them they have to go experience this!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Well , if you want overpriced poorly cooked food with hairs in your curry than this restaurant is for you , otherwise simply go to jimmy johns or good old old fast food chain and you will be a very happy camper. Customer service rude and obnoxious . No regard for customers need and time.

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Small portions, just OK meals, too expensive for the size of very inexpensive material. Service barely adequate. I Will not return.

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Points to Remember: 1. North Indian Chefs cook differently than the South Indian Chefs and that's a fact! 2. I am from Bombay myself, I am extremely touchy about restaurants putting my beloved city's name and serving "authentic" Indian food. 3. If the Indian food you serve ain't good, I will rip you apart. If it is as good as... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My husband is from India, and our kids love Indian food, so we are always on the look out for great Indian food. This place is amazing in it's food, presentation, and service. It's not your typical Indian restaurant with christmas lights and black velvet paintings. It is a place you could take your clients to. The Cilantro Chicken I... More

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