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“Very Good Selection”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bombay Spice - CLOSED

Bombay Spice
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Clark
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Very Good Selection”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Very much enjoyed the food & they had what was essentially a sampler platter that allowed you to try the key sauce/prep styles along with some Naan & chapati, which was cool. The Naan wasn't all that impressive, but everything else was excellent. Recommended

Visited July 2013
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23 reviews from our community

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English first
Eugene, Oregon
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105 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Good food; average ambience”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

A colleague and I had dinner at Bombay Spice while in Chicago on business. It was an easy walk from our hotel downtown. First the negatives – the front door was very heavy; I watched people struggle with it upon arriving at the restaurant, and it banged noisily every time the server went outside to wait on the outdoor tables, which was every couple of minutes. The music was also very loud, although I guess I got used to it. The service was mediocre, and the food was decent. We both had the build-your-own entrée consisting of a base (all vegan), a sauce (all vegan), and entrée (veggies, chickpeas, tofu or meat). The food was actually better than most Indian restaurants I’ve eaten at where the menu is heavy on meat and creamy dishes.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank T P M
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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125 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Think Chipolte but Indian Food”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Think Chipolte but Indian food. It's a great idea but I'm not sure it's quite perfected. However, I would give them another chance.

Visited July 2013
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Herndon, VA
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350 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“so-so Indian food served in a systematic sort of way”
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

It's Indian food, but the restaurant feels sort of like a chain restaurant concept. Basically you choose your sauce (masala, curry, spinach, etc.), then your rice (basmati, brown, etc.), your protein (vegetarian, chicken, shrimp, etc.) and vegetable (potato, chick peas, cauliflower, etc.). Then you add extras -- naan, samosas, etc. So it's very formulaic. For me, the food was OK. But I live in an area where there are lots of Mom & Pop Indian restaurants, so I'm a bit more critical when it comes to Indian food.

  • Visited July 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Bad. Just bad.”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Ordered delivery to my hotel of vegitable samosa, chicken curry and naan. I took one bite and threw the samosas away. I don't know what the main dish was but it did not look like anything I had previously tried and was simply inedible. The naan turned out to be uncooked pita bread like one would pick up in a supermarket. I pretty much had to throw most of all away.I would have been better off to go to Walgreens and get a pre-packaged sandwhich.

  • Visited May 2013
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