Hi Bombay has been in business for 21 years and there's a reason why. THEIR FOOD IS SUPERB. It's the kind of preparation that seamlessly combines culinary simplicity and complexity. We were all surprised at how wondrously delicious the meals were. It was a Monday night (thanks for being open) so it was normal that we were the only occupied table. We weren't pressured to leave and were there until a half hour after closing.
But...The waiter was just plain miserable. Poor guy. When we didn't know what we wanted on his first pass through, he was remorselessly grumpy. Asking for guidance was out of the question. Even when we did order, he took our order in his personally perfected grumpy manner. Painful, especially in an empty restaurant that probably hasn't been physically upgraded in 21 years. Perhaps the waitress tried to shift the energy, coming back to refill our water glasses repeatedly without being asked, and she smiled a lot. It was a little surreal, but I tend to see lots of events that way.
So if you can handle a less than stellar atmosphere, relish Hi Bombay for its great food and reasonable prices and "enjoy your life" (as the smiling man in the handsome turban said to us from the back booth as we left).
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