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“Was good the first time”
Review of Bombay Se - CLOSED

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Bombay Se
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Neighborhood: Newton
San Francisco, California
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214 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Was good the first time”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We first tried this restaurant when it was a very small location in a strip mall several years ago on the recommendation of a former Bombay resident. The food was fabulous, the service was excellent. Upon seeing that it had relocated to a larger space within the strip mall, we decided to go again, based on our earlier experience. What a mistake! The service was horrible and the food was just as bad. Growing to large has hurt the quality I think. Attention to detail has been lost it seems.

Visited September 2013
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11 reviews from our community

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English first
Delta, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Bad service, deteriorating buffet”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had been to Bombay Se a few times for the buffet. On the first visit the food quality and service was very good. But with each subsequent visit (been there 4-5 times) the quality of food seemed to deteriorate and the last time we went the buffet was quite bad and the service was atrocious. Never will we go again. Another case of an Indian restaurant in the Surrey/Delta area that started with a lot of potential but quickly went to the dogs.

  • Visited December 2012
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“FRESH!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great food. Buffet is fresh incl tea + pop. Clean restaurant. I like the atmosphere n theme! Made to order food is great too! Lunch Buffet $11.99 dinner $13.99! Friendly Staff!

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overpriced, okay food, bad service”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Went in for dinner. The dinner buffet was 14.99, and from the look of it(small selection), we decided to order from the menu. Each non-veg entree costs 13$ upwards, and the portions are disappointingly small.
The food was decent, but I've had similar tasting food elsewhere at more reasonable prices.
To top it all, the service was agonizingly slow, it took us over 40 mins to receive our order of 2 entrees.

I would not recommend this place unless you are absolutely dying for Indian food.I would have imagined that in a place like Surrey, the competition would drive up quality and drive down costs, but apparently that's not true for this place.

  • Visited July 2012
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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Adding chillies to the food does not make it more tasty”
Reviewed February 26, 2012

We ordered sizzlers and asked them to make it extremely mild. However the food had so much chilly sauce in it that there was nearly smoke coming out of our ears. They just poured readymade sweet chilly sauce over the rice and called it gravy. It is overpriced and the food is horrible.

  • Visited February 2012
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