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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
619-297-7777
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Ranked #822 of 4,069 Restaurants in San Diego
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Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington Ave
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English first
San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was my husband and my first time to the Bombay. Aesthetically, it's lovely. The restaurant is open, airy and nicely decorated. Unfortunately, the appeal is only superficial. We tried each item of the lunch buffet. The only item with flavor was the chick peas. Nothing was temperature hot, not even the chicken corn soup, and lentil soup. The Lemon... More

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you enjoy Indian food or know anything about it, avoid this place like the plague. Overcooked, dull and horrible. Servers genuinely didn't seem to be interested at all and got a lot of our items wrong and was completely unapologetic about it. There are better places than this close by so don't bother. Waste of money.

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New Orleans
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I'll borrow a line from the previous review. We (adult family) went on a Sat night. It was crowded. The tables are close together, The front is open We got one right near the belly dancer. I didn't care for the belly dancer none of our family did. She also does a dance with a live snake be warned esp... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a large family dinner accompanied with a wonderful belly dancer in a most elegant interior hinting at Mogul splendor. I'm not an expert in Indian cusine but I found the food to be savory and delicious as everyone did in our party (8 people). The service was efficient, friendly and professional. All together it mde for a charming... More

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Santee, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had dinner this evening with a friend. I had the madras Chicken Curry and my companion had the Chicken Vindaloo. Each meal was succulent and we were thoroughly satisfied. The service was excellent, seating good, atmosphere great, and there is a wonderful display of Indian hats next to the restaurants. Worth seeing! There is also a large banquet room there... More

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Riverside, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Came here with a group for lunch. The restaurant's front wall opens up to the fresh air, and with the waterfall and beautiful decor, it was a delightful, quiet place for lunch (admittedly, we came after lunch hour rush, so I don't know what it's like when full). The lunch buffet was delicious, and the servers very friendly and attentive.... More

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I was not very educated on Indian cuisine so I bought a Groupon for this place and gave it a try. The decor is beautiful. We were sat in less than 5 minutes. And our waiter was was great. He recommended a dish to me that I loved and will be back for. It is kinda pricey there for drinks,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We found this restaurant through Groupon (which I love in and of itself). The restaurant was very well decorated, we loved the waterfall at the entrance. The staff was very friendly. The food was tasty and well presented. My son loved the Mango Lassi he ordered. We enjoyed everything about our experience and would come back again when in the... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant in March 2014 and glad we did. Food is excellent, decor is excellent. Nice place for el carte or buffet.

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San Diego
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been here twice now. Went once and recruited friends to come back with us. I have only eaten Indian food once before so I am not the best judge on what Indian food "should" taste like, but we enjoyed it a lot. Great variety, too. I know some reviewers have said that it is greasy, but the second... More

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