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“Mediocre Indian food - very expensive” 1 of 5 stars
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Bollywood
place de la navigation 6, Geneva, Switzerland (Wilson)
0227318877
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Ranked #675 of 1,232 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: $22 - $61
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Wilson
Geneva, Switzerland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Mediocre Indian food - very expensive”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

There are just too many good options for Indian food in the Paquis neighborhood to eat at this kitschy, over-priced restaurant. I would much prefer Cafe Ghandi or Sajna.

Visited August 2012
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English first
Dusseldorf, Germany
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Not the same chef as Ghandi Café”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We were told that it was the same kitchen for both restaurants but this is not true, the Bollywood is definitely a lower quality Indian chef.

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basel
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Pleasant ambiance. Slightly above average food. V. good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

This is a very pleasant restaurant with excellent ambiance, enhanced by Bollywood films and music, a sort of permanent side-show. Food is ok but nothing extraordinary. (Very good chappatis and aloo palak paneer). Portions are on the generous side. Large selection of open wines.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“The struggle to find decent Indian food in Geneva continues”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have eaten at the Bollywood three times, once as a couple and twice for parties, and it has been crap every time.

The lunchtime meal as a couple was a disaster as there was just one set menu and nothing else and between our fussy eating, allergies etc it wasn't a success. Also the place was virtually empty and the service was awful. The food was awful too.

As a group, with Indian friends, the food was your average over-priced and not very authentic Indian food - unfortunately this is often the case in Geneva. I actually liked the Dahl quite a lot but wasn't overly impressed. Again, the service was atrocious. It is a pity because the place itself is well situated, nicely decorated and has a large terrace. To justify the prices, the food needs to be much, much better.

In two words: EXPENSIVE and CRAP.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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113 reviews 113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Indian food with poor service, unfriendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I woudl definitly avoid this place because for the high cost, you get average Indian food, poor service, you feel the management dont appreciate your business when you see the service they give. The food is like European'ized tasteless Indian food. Not authentic and very expensive

Visited May 2012
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