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Bombay Bistro

3570 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-2707
(703) 359-5810
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Ranked #108 of 346 restaurants in Fairfax
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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75% Recommend
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Alexandria, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I went to Bombay Bistro for the first time this past weekend. It was well worth the trip. I was looking for a good Indian restaurant around the Fairfax area and I'm pleased to say that I will be coming back. The food was great, very fresh and perfect temperature. The portions were just right. I got a samosa to... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We arrived late to check into our hotel. We needed some dinner and pulled into Bombay Bistro's parking lot 10 minutes before closing. The staff weren't very happy to see us so late, but they served us. The menu had traditional, and varying styles of Indian Cuisine. They've got many write ups including 100 best bargains in US restaurant, for... More

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Centreville, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My son and I had lunch at Bombay Bistro. We both had the lunch buffet which was very good. Waitress was attentive, kept my water glass full. At checkout time, however, she refused to accept a dining certificate I presented. Said it was not good for the buffet even though there was no such restriction on the certificate.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Based on the unassuming external appearance of the building, we were pleasantly surprised by the authentic Indian decor inside. While they had regular seating, they also had an area with short chairs and booths in Indian style. This was interesting to sit in because it was different. The restaurant was not busy (Sunday evening) and we were therefore relaxed with... More

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Clifton, Virginia, USA
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love this place; small but great variety of items on the buffet. Extremely affordable. Authentic. Lunch buffet is my go-to. The only place I like to eat Indian food.

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Fort Worth, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Ive never been a big fan of this type of food but the owner changed my opinion! Great Service and great food!

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Washington DC
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278 reviews 278 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This place looks like nothing more than a converted Pizza Hut from the outside. But inside much has been done to disguise the less than inspired architecture. And basically, you forget all about that when the food arrives! We started with a calamari appetizer, which was unlike any calamari we have had elsewhere. Very interesting flavors and textures, especially the... More

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We love Bombay Bistro for the lunch buffet. There are many Indian restaurants in Fairfax. This is one of the best. The lunch buffet is always very tasty and the service is very attentive. The food is not as spicy as some of the other Indian haunts in Fairfax, but if you like it milder, then this is the place.... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We have been coming for the buffet on Sundays regularly after church. The food has a lot of flavor and tastes authentic. There is nothing fancy about the decor or the food but I'd call this Indian Comfort Food. Everything looks and tastes homemade. I tend to overlook the slightly lower quality cut of meats because the flavor makes up... More

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This was, by far, our BEST dining experience while visiting the D.C. area. From the moment we walked in we were treated like royalty. Our waiter, who happened to be co-owner and manager too, was one-of-a-kind. Not being familiar with Indian cuisine we were not certain what to order. Mr. Singh took the time to walk us through the entire... More

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