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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

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3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (Washington Ave)
619-297-7777
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice ambiance, good food

Came here with a large group for dinner. The interior of the restaurant is really nice. A little dark, but they had a belly dancer performing so it added to the intrigue and ambiance. I was able to sample several of their dishes and all were flavorful and great. My favorite was the chicken tikka... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Melissa P
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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came here with a large group for dinner. The interior of the restaurant is really nice. A little dark, but they had a belly dancer performing so it added to the intrigue and ambiance. I was able to sample several of their dishes and all were flavorful and great. My favorite was the chicken tikka masala. The cocktails are also... More 

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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The unique thing about this restaurant is that it allows you to customize your entree by picking the base curry and adding your choice of meat or veggies and determining your level of spice etc. The food tastes good. The ambience is nice although a bit dark for family with toddlers. The service is really good. They went out of... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place is really good if you are looking for good quality Indian food. The decor is beautiful with waterfalls adorning the doors. On weekends they have a live performance by a belly dancer who keeps the guests entertained. The best part of the menu is that unlike other restaurants you can choose your meat and the accompanying sauce. My... More 

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San Diego, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After my recent, unforgettable visit to India, I feel a little more oriented when it comes to order and what to expect from this tasteful, colorful cuisine. I live at walking distance to the place, so I have visited a few times. I have no favorite dish, because everything is great every time. Their cocktails are also excellent, not to... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

We used to love this place but not any more. They have this choose your sauce and add your choice of meat which really sucks. This is not the top restaurant it used to be any more. It is like Chipotle for Indian food

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Orlando, FL, USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I'm a foodie, and I travel a lot. I love ethnic foods of all kinds, especially Indian, and this is the BEST! My business colleague and I ordered a curry with rice, a veggie dish, and naan... and ALL the plates were returned to the kitchen WHITE. I was almost embarrassed at how thorough a job we did. The manager... More 

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I tried Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India because of a Groupon. But, we liked it so much we returned the next week with another couple who had never tried it. The setting is beautiful. They have a large room in the back for special events. The second time (a Saturday) a wedding party was taking place. They... More 

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san diego
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The restaurant is located in the Hillcrest neighborhood, which is home to many good restaurants. There is some street parking, but the best bet is to go into either the lot or parking structure, both of which are nearby. The restaurant is really beautiful decorated, the highlight being a large, unique waterfall. They have booths and tables, but the booths... More 

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San Diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We love Indian restaurants and over the years we've gone to this restaurant on many occasions,Latest visit was another step down, however, and I am ready to give up on it. We've enjoyed the sophisticated atmosphere, the crystal lamps, the soft lighting, the exotic waterfall at the front and the lovely backlit double arched bar. I opted for a MaiTai... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India in San Diego offers a charming and most satisfying dining experience in elegant settings. We make it a point to eat here two or three times every time we visit San Diego. The restaurant offers a wide selection of authentic Indian food in its buffet — the chana masala, samosas, and fried coconut cauliflower... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
    (Washington Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-297-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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