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Bombay Bistro

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98 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850-4211
+1 301-762-8798
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only had the opportunity to eat here one time. Food was excellent as was the service. If ever in Rockville again this would be a place I would return.

Thank Jim H
East Lansing, Michigan
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Traveled to the DC area for family Christmas. Went to Bombay Bistro for the first time for a family dinner (party of 10 from 66 to 2 yrs old) based on online reviews. We have eaten Indian food all over the world, and can honestly say we had an awesome dinner. As others have said, food is delicious and the... More 

Thank BrookTMSU
Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

You bet! And what a great choice it turned out to be, too. We have been eating here for nearly 20 years. Even if our favorite hosts and servers move on, everything else in this unassuming place remains the same. Do not bypass the appetizers, like Bhel Phuri, or the two Thalis, a sampler of favorite dishes and breads.

Thank 86laurelb
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The two of us arrived about 8:30PM on last Saturday night. There were plenty of open tables (Duh!) land the service was excellent. We had a good to very good potato Pekora (love the coriander sauce). My wife had a good pepper chicken & I had a very good lamb vindaloo, both prepared as hot as asked for, which is... More 

Thank John B
Rockville, Maryland, United States
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Bombay Bistro has been in the same location now for over 20 years. You don't get to do this by being bad. BB consistently serves meals that are authentic, well prepared and tasty at a price that leaves you with the feeling that you got a good meal for the money. I eat at BB at least once a month,... More 

Thank Stephen S
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

The staff were very friendly. I ordered the chicken nilgiri korma. While the flavor was very pleasant, the dish lacked any heat and was on the salty side. The chicken breast was a tad overcooked and not very succulent. However, it was still enjoyable. The raita was nicely flavored and balanced. The paratha was a bit dry and somewhat cardboardy.... More 

Thank mdmd1
Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Lunch buffet but we went for dinner and had 2 great dishes. The non-veggie Thali which includes a chicken massala, a spicey lamb, a saag, a dal, Puri and Roti. was $16.95. The special of the day was a Rockfish ($17.95) with a delicious salmon ball topping the affair.

Thank Gary B
Rockville, Maryland, USA
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Whether eating in or taking out, our family has always enjoyed the food prepared here at Bombay Bistro. We've been regulars for more than five years and have rarely been disappointed. Chicken Tikka Makhani and Tandoori Chicken, with Raita, Dal and several Naans are our go-to selections.

Thank Rockvilleman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Stopped in with a couple good friends about a month ago, and we absolutely loved the place. Really cozy feel, and the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. I've been eating Indian for years, and have been known to be a picky eater, but we were all blown away by the flavors and spices at this place! The Chicken Tikka... More 

Thank Koba K
Silver Spring, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

I used to come here several years ago and haven't been back in a while. Everything was fresh and delicious - the naan was flaky, the Thali was delicious, Sag Paneer was fresh and lively. I look forward to my next visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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: +1 301-762-8798
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?