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“could have been way better”

Bombay Palace Invercargill
Ranked #13 of 101 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $12
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Bombay Palace is one of the finest destination for authentic Indian Food, The decor is very modern & the menu is tantalizing.Bollywood music & much more..........
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Spent a few weeks trying all the Indian restaurants in south island and this was by far the worst Butter Chicken we ordered.. butter chicken at this place tasted like a can of tinned tomatoes! and on wednesday if know that you are going to be busy then you should have more knowledgable staff on shift. would not recommend this at all

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Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, attentive staff, and budget-friendly prices. Triple win.

Our meals were consistent with other excellent Indian restaurants we've been to. The staff doted on our baby just enough to make us feel special, but not so much as to annoy us. Our bill for dinner was about half what we've grown accustomed to paying at other good restaurants in NZ and a third of what dinner cost at The Rocks (also excellent; also in Invercargill).

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

Three of us ate here. We had chicken korma, palek paneer and chicken jalfrezi, plus nan bread, lime pickle and chutney. All of the dishes had lots of flavour but no spice. We wanted one spicy dish (i.e. chicken jalfrezi) and felt that the staff didn't explain the spice categories well enough. This is very common everywhere but it's worth the staff taking time to figure out exactly how the customers like it. As a result, it was nice food but very bland.

1  Thank Sue C
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Food is great and the atmosphere is even better. The service is friendly and the staff is very welcoming. This little place js totally worth it for authentic food. And the spice level here is very cool anf made to order

2  Thank Hassan H
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband (who is Indian, btw) and I were hungry after a day of driving from Te Anau to Bluff. So he grabbed my phone and started searching on Trip Advisor to find a place to eat nearby as our stomachs were starting to get a little angry with us! He looked at me and said "there's an Indian place that is ranked number 2 in Invercargill." Now his expression was one of mild amusement and slight confusion. Neither of us was quite sure that we could find good Indian food in NZ and let alone Invercargill (we have been living in the North Island for a few years). But, as we were hungry and I was tired of having to be picky with typical Kiwi fare (I am vegetarian, so it gets a bit tough), we decided to give Bombay Palace a try as I knew I could at least get some good varied veg options!

Our surprise at this place is understated! The restaurant is located in a beautiful home that has been recently renovated. Just walking into the restaurant was a pleasure! We ordered the Kadhai Paneer and loved it so much that we ordered some for take-away to have when we got hungry again later in the night! Neither of us could have imagined that there would be Indian food this good at the bottom of the world! Both of us would highly recommend trying this place out if you like Indian food and we would come back if we were ever down this way again. The food was good, service good and good ambiance.

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2  Thank Suz519
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