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“CDZ” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bombay Darbar

Bombay Darbar
3195 Commodore Plaza, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
305-444-7272
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Ranked #15 of 3,610 restaurants in Miami
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3195 Commodore Plaza
Description: Our dining room dining room falls somewhere between red-velvet regal and Slum Dog casual, with white table linens, fresh roses and vinyl-coated menus. There's gentle, tinkling music, authentic if slightly wooze-inducing incense and, for better weather, a petite patio. Our menu is centered mostly on the northern half of the country but includes fiery Goan specialties and henna-red vindaloo. Our knowledgeable, welcoming and sincere staff makes ordering easy for novices. Meals begin with a complimentary stack of crisp pappadom with thimbles of thick-cut onion chutney and a green-as-fresh-cut-grass coriander version for dipping. A side order of mixed chutneys yields store-bought but no less delicious sour mango pickle and sweet mango chutney. Come visit our lovely, value-priced dreamy addition to Coconut Grove!
Miami, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“CDZ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been going here since they opened and it is our favorite Indian restaurant. It is owend by a lovely family who also work at the restaurant. I assume they are very crowded all the time because of the good review they received in the Miami Herald, as well as from word of mouth.

Visited January 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“The food is great but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have been there yesteday night.
The place is very small and fully booked all the time (you have to make sure you have a reserved table before you arroived there).
The food is great, really otentic Indian food.
However, tables are too close to each other, very noisy, it was difficult to hear the people in our table.
The toilete on the other hand was very dirty, which is unappropriate for such a place.
The food is important but it's not only just the food.
Owners can definately upgrade the palce to a much larger one and more important keep it cleaner.
I'll go back there only if they will move to a better place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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“Reservations Required But They Do Not Answer Their Phone”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

called the phone number to inquire about reservations. got a recording telling me it was open. drove out to coconut grove, paid parking, and was turned away at the door. Server/hostess said "do you have a reservation?" I said "no, I called to make one but your phones aren't being answered." She says "you should call between noon and 3 PM. We don't answer the phones once our reservations are full." I said "yeah, well maybe you shoulda put that on your message instead of a message that says you're open." Too many decent businesses to give my business to snooty people. I'll skip this place in the future.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The Best Indian Food in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is the best place for Indian food in Miami. I have eaten at many others but this has such good flavors and variety on the menu. The last time we did take out and half of the patrons appeared to be of Indian descent. That's always a good sign because I have never been to India and my experience is based on what I have eaten in the USA only. The place is very small and I recommend reservations. We do take out all the time since we live in the area. And lets not forget the friendly service from the staff. The hostess is the nicest and most attentive around. Enjoy this eatery...

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The vegeterian food we ordered was high as quality and good quantity. Each dish was $4 pricer than other places in USA which then limits how many dish you can order. For a Indian traveller visiting Miami having one lunch or dinner should be ok given that we are just fed up with burgers and fries.

Since the place is popular, waiting can be around 20 mins. Parking is paid around in the area.

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