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Bombay Darbar

#10 of 3,352 Restaurants in Miami
Certificate of Excellence
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As featured in The Magic City and 1 other guide
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2901 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133 (3195 Commodore Plaza)
+1 305-444-7272
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Closed
Hours:
Sun - Mon 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Miami
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Bombay Darbar several years ago when it was a small but wildly popular place on Commodore Plaza. That was the only downside to eating there. You typically had to wait some time for a table and you were packed in there like sardines, but the food was OUTSTANDING! Well they have moved to a great location near... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida, United States
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was special from the moment we called for a reservation through the end of the meal. The service was excellent at the bar. Ann and the other staff really treated us right, making helpful suggestions as to what to eat and drink. Everything we put in our mouths was exquisite. Eat here! The mango martini was a hit!

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Thank Alex K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a huge Indian food fan. Naturally when I moved to Miami I was disappointed by the scarcity of the Indian Food. The only one I really enjoyed was Bombay Darbar. All the buffets in this city are pretty mediocre, but this one is a sit down restaurant that you order food and the price isn't too bad and the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is amazing!! Better if you make reservations. It is best for a date night, not for the entire family. They are always full... seriously it is best to make reservations. The Lentils are my favorite. We have yet to have a bad experience with the food ad service. The wait is very long if you don't have reservations... so... More 

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Thank Lorraine P
Miami, Florida
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lively atmosphere in one of Miami's best neighborhoods. Great place to cut your teeth on Indian food.

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Troy NY
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat a lot of Indian food, and the food at this restaurant is first class, although the menu is pretty standard Indian restaurant items. The place is large and was very busy when we visited mid-week, but service was very good. You can specify the spice level of the food; not knowing their calibration, I had the chicken vindaloo... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a great Indian place in South Miami/Coconut Grove, then is the place. Be sure to make reservations as they get very busy. We had the butter chicken and shrimp goan curry. Both were busting full of flavours and were a treat to the palette. The garlic Naan Bread is also a big hit! Overall great... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A surprisingly large and very well patronised restaurant. And no wonder, as the taste and the smells were completely Indian. A mix of North Indian, South Indian and Goan food - I think you will find a good selection of the more known dishes. A couple of the basic South Indian staples like Dosa and Idli were not there, but... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Went there this past December and was amazed at the great food. The Samosas and chicken masala were delicious, as was the atmosphere. The place is quaint and the street that is on is filled with other restaurants and shops. Will go again when Im in Miami.

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Thank Wael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Boy!! Was this place packed when we walked in Wednesday evening. Indeed there was a good reason for that. As someone who visited India and tried many of the tastes it has to offer, I can truly say that Darbar is as close as I have tasted to the real thing yet. The main difference here is that the spiciness... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $22
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2901 Florida Avenue, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 33133
    (3195 Commodore Plaza)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-444-7272
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!

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