Ate here yesterday, and while it wasn't perfect, it's been the best of the 5 I've been to. 3.5 would be my more accurate rating. I did get an attempt at an upsell but I just immediately said "no, what I've ordered is fine" and that stopped him trying to get me to have jasmine rice or whatever.
I had the paneer tikka masala, garlic nan and vegetable samosas, along with a beer. I didn't think the menu prices were that extravagant as others have mentioned, though maybe it only comes to be expensive if you go along with the upsells. In fact the 50 baht for a small Chang beer was the cheapest out of any of the Indian places. With the 20% discount (all Indian places are offering 20-25% discounts right now), it all came to about $10 or $11 U.S. equivalent.
The paneer tikka masala was quite good but slightly disappointing in that was kind of oily, and the paneer a bit bland, tasted as much like tofu as it did cheese. Decent enough flavor, although I asked for medium and it barely hit mild. The veggie samosas were very good, as was the garlic nan. Service was efficient, and I was checked up on to make sure everything was alright.
The only real issue in the restaurant were all of the flying bugs. I've eaten all up and down the road and Bombay Palace was the only place to have them, so I assume they must be nesting very nearby or something. Two types, one like a fling ant, the other some sort of sandfly I suppose. Normally I don't mind a few insects about but I had to flick them off the table constantly, and twice off my nan and one drowned in my beer. I know in a tropical seaside area that nature is usually far beyond your control, I just wonder why I hadn't had such bugs even 10 meters down the road.
Still, I recommend the food, just be careful of the up-sells as others have mentioned.
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