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Bombay Bistro

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98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch the other day with some friends. Had the buffet. Definitely a buy! Tons of options for vegans an vegetarians, and the kitchen was super helpful when I had questions. Huge fan of the saag dish. Their roti is vegan! :^)

1 Thank Jason S
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this place for about 10 years. The food is always delicious, the service is always great. I tend to like the lamb vindaloo the best, but whatever you do, don't miss out on the Saag paneer

Thank Doc P
Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I'm a fan of Indian food and have tried several other Rockville and Bethesda Indian restaurants. While there are many good options, Bombay Bistro is my favorite. It has good, flavorful Indian food at a reasonable price. And the service is stellar. They literally never let your water glass run empty, which is important when you're eating spicy food! My... More 

Thank 7501mikew
Reston, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Yesterday was our 3rd visit in last year or so to this place. and it was good though not as good as the first 2 times (probably because our expectations were high). we ordered 'Spinanch -mango chaat' which was not good (it was awesome in first 2 visits). we ordered Veg Biryani it was as good as ever. And we... More 

Thank Ankur C
West Palm Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I was in town on business for the week and first saw this restaurant on Tripadvisor and was impressed by the reviews. The front desk person at the hotel I was staying also mentioned it was good so I decided to try it. Boy am I glad I did. Sunday night I sat in for a la carte, and Friday... More 

Thank avidtraveler35
Cleveland, Oh
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435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

This is a small place which has been open for over twenty years in a small shopping mall. It is family operated and offers very well prepared curry and other indian food, including some interestingly made whole fish. It has a popular lunch buffet and at dinner it is often very crowded based upon its popularity with locals.

Thank marcopolo111
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

A wonderfully colorful and use of spices and aromas fill this small, unsuspecting restaurant. Extremely popular, come early as I believe seating is on a first come basis.

Thank Christina C
Houston, Texas
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88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

We had no idea how popular this relatively small Indian restaurant would be. We lucked into a 10-minute wait when just showing up on Saturday night, but watching the ever-increasing line that soon formed, others had to wait for longer. I would highly recommend the vegetarian thali. I loved everyone of the small dishes, particularly the saag dal and and... More 

Thank Susan R
Cross Junction, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for an appointment at the courthouse and there was no question in our minds as to where to eat lunch. This place was one of our favorites when we lived in Bethesda. Plenty of convenient parking. The owner cordially greeted us at the door as if we were old friends. The buffet is the way to... More 

Thank PIDSDoc
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Having lived in India, we appreciate the delicious flavors and assortment of Indian dishes offered here. We have been coming here since Bombay Bistro opened, and we particularly enjoy their buffet lunch for its reasonable price. It's great value, but all of their dishes are delicious and are priced well. Mimi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 13017628798
Established in 1992, Bombay Bistro is a family-owned casual dining Indian restaurant located in Rockville, MD. Over our 23 years in Rockville, we have prided ourselves on providing high-quality Indian meals at affordable prices for our community. With an open kitchen, cultural decor, and a cozy atmosphere, Bombay Bistro is the perfect place to enjoy your next meal with family and friends.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?