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Bombay Cafe

175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
617-247-0555
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Being Asian, perhaps my standards are high but I took a few bites and had to throw it all away. Terrible food. Lacked taste and I think it may have been rotten. Not sure as my stomach has held up. Would never go back again.

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Noida, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was the the worst Indian food I had so far in any country .. Soup, chat, curry and bread .. all were equally non-eatable! there was nothing Indian about any of the tastes! Ordered it through delivery.com and had to throw all my food and go out to eat!

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We recently enjoyed a delightful pre-concert meal at Bombay Cafe. The service was pleasant without being intrusive and the meal was terrific. We had the Nariyal coconut soup which was terrific, a garlic nan and an assortment of other dishes. Everything was pleasing and freshly made. The restaurant was quiet on a week night and we did not have to... More 

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Chestnut Hill, Ma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Value for money. Hits the spot. Basic fare that is both wholesome and tasty. Clean place too. Easy paid parking on the street. Don't miss the Kheer dessert. Will definitely be back!

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Paris, France
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This place is amazing. I used to go 4 times per week for the cheap indian buffet, and eat dinner there one time per week. Lunch is simple, flavorful and a great value. 7$ for all you can eat. Dinner is delicious, well made indian food. I love this place. Really one of my favorite places to go while I... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Average food and very basic but $7 for a weekend lunch buffet?? Sign me up!! The service was decent and the mango lassi was yummy as well!

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Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We discovered this restaurant in the late '90s, and have been going ever since. The prices are reasonable. The food is very good. They are very accommodating to requests for different spice levels. Everyone we have brought to eat there has agreed on the quality of the food. The Mali Kafta vegetable balls are a favorite.

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New England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This has become my new favorite Indian restaurant in Boston. So delicious! I love their kabuli channa and like it spicy. They do a great job balancing spice with flavor. The menu has all the favorites. My husband loved the tikka masala. If you're in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and go inside! It's wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2011

Bombay Cafe is pretty good. It's nothing I can really say bad about it...Luch buffet everyday for 7 bucks? Can't complain. The only thing I would suggest is that they add more variety to the buffet. It's the same thing everyday which can get a little boring...Although they do change the vegetarian dish on a daily basis. The location is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2008

service can be poor, but food is good.

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Additional Information about Bombay Cafe

Address: 175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
Phone Number: 617-247-0555
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Indian, Café

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