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“Run of the mill Indian restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
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Bombay Gardens
172 E 3RD Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
(650) 548-9966
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Ranked #149 of 326 Restaurants in San Mateo
Cuisines: Indian
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Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Run of the mill Indian restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

We went for the lunch buffet, which was priced at $10.50 per person. There were a lot of meat and vegetarian choices, but they were all pretty bland. The service can be a little slow during peak hours. Not a particularly big restaurant.
We felt that since the food was bland and service little slow, we would probably not go there again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“garlic naan was great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The garlic naan was simply superb. Crisp, hot, tasty and straight out of the tandoor. must visit place !! definitely recommending.

Visited July 2012
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Perhaps the best Indian food I've had on the West Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Now I know why so many friends have recommended this place! A great, bountiful, inexpensive lunch buffet with plenty of vegetarian options [important for us]. The place was packed, but no one waited for a table more than 2 minutes, and/because the service was excellent. The food was flavorful without being too spicy, and there was so much variety, I couldn't even sample everything in one sitting, even with taking tiny portions.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Our favorite local Indian place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

Our favorite local Indian place.

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“Like any other Indian buffet. I wouldnt recommend it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2008

Like any other Indian buffet. I wouldnt recommend it.

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