Bombay Bistro

★★★☆☆
  • 10710 Research Blvd. #126

    Austin, TX 78759

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  • 512-342-2252

About Bombay Bistro

Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Thursday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Friday 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Saturday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Sunday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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Bombay Bistro is wonderful for dinner - great food AND great service, but the lunch is great, too, and is an exceptional value. I could eat here twice a week!

My only complaint is that they don't have kheer (that Indian rice pudding

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★★★★★

Bombay Bistro is wonderful for dinner - great food AND great service, but the lunch is great, too, and is an exceptional value. I could eat here twice a week!

My only complaint is that they don't have kheer (that Indian rice pudding

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I was first introduced to this restaurant by someone who is both savvy to vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Austin and an excellent cook in his own right. Indian and Thai are my two favorite types of food, and this place is one of my

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★★★★★

I was first introduced to this restaurant by someone who is both savvy to vegetarian-friendly restaurants in Austin and an excellent cook in his own right. Indian and Thai are my two favorite types of food, and this place is one of my

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We've been going for several years and it's easily some of the best Indian food in Austin (up there with Clay Pit and Taj Palace).

Do not listen to the bad reviews. Try it out for yourself. That's the only way you can be sure. We've been

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★★★★★

We've been going for several years and it's easily some of the best Indian food in Austin (up there with Clay Pit and Taj Palace).

Do not listen to the bad reviews. Try it out for yourself. That's the only way you can be sure. We've been

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I used to work in the Arboretum and Bombay Bistro was a regular stop for me. The staff always greeted me immediately and after a while knew just where I wanted to sit & what to bring me to drink. They have a great selection of food that changes through the week. The buffet for lunch is awesome, always packed so I try to get there by 11:30 at the latest.

I was laid off and live in South Austin now and see that they are opening one where Fish Cuty Cafe used to be (RIP!), anyone know when the projected opening is?

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★★★★☆

I used to work in the Arboretum and Bombay Bistro was a regular stop for me. The staff always greeted me immediately and after a while knew just where I wanted to sit & what to bring me to drink. They have a great selection of food that changes through the week. The buffet for lunch is awesome, always packed so I try to get there by 11:30 at the latest.

I was laid off and live in South Austin now and see that they are opening one where Fish Cuty Cafe used to be (RIP!), anyone know when the projected opening is?

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The food is really yummy. Among the best in Austin area. I 'm surprised seeing all the bad reviews. I've had dinner only when crowds are non-existent so don't know if lunch buffet is different.

Also I found the prices to be very reasonable compared to the quality of food.

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★★★★☆

The food is really yummy. Among the best in Austin area. I 'm surprised seeing all the bad reviews. I've had dinner only when crowds are non-existent so don't know if lunch buffet is different.

Also I found the prices to be very reasonable compared to the quality of food.

Pros: Tasty, Reasonably Priced

Cons: Service could be a little better

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So after reading about this place and the fact that it??s really close to where I work I decided to try out the lunch buffet. When I arrived they immediately lost a few points, every good Indian restaurant I??ve been to I??m immediately greeted by the rich aroma of spices, this place had a very?old lady smell. Like the smell you get when you visit an elderly woman in a home. I tried 4 of their dishes: chicken tikka masala, beef vindaloo, dahl bakhara, and matter makhana and of course some naan.

Naan: Terrible, rubbery, thin, paper has more flavor.
Chicken Tikka Masala: Chicken was dry flavorless, gravy was really runny and bland.
Beef Vindaloo: Not spicy at all (menu states ??HOT?), didn??t have the ??tang? that vindaloo should have, beef was chewy.
Dahl Bakhara: pretty good, could taste the beans and the spices.
Matter Makhana: Never had it before, didn??t like the flavor at all.

Overall the food was ok, not terrible by any means but far from great.

Personally if I??m in the mood for Indian food for lunch I??ll do a takeout order from Teji or Bombay Grill, both are a little bit of a drive but the food is worth it.

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★★☆☆☆

So after reading about this place and the fact that it??s really close to where I work I decided to try out the lunch buffet. When I arrived they immediately lost a few points, every good Indian restaurant I??ve been to I??m immediately greeted by the rich aroma of spices, this place had a very?old lady smell. Like the smell you get when you visit an elderly woman in a home. I tried 4 of their dishes: chicken tikka masala, beef vindaloo, dahl bakhara, and matter makhana and of course some naan.

Naan: Terrible, rubbery, thin, paper has more flavor.
Chicken Tikka Masala: Chicken was dry flavorless, gravy was really runny and bland.
Beef Vindaloo: Not spicy at all (menu states ??HOT?), didn??t have the ??tang? that vindaloo should have, beef was chewy.
Dahl Bakhara: pretty good, could taste the beans and the spices.
Matter Makhana: Never had it before, didn??t like the flavor at all.

Overall the food was ok, not terrible by any means but far from great.

Personally if I??m in the mood for Indian food for lunch I??ll do a takeout order from Teji or Bombay Grill, both are a little bit of a drive but the food is worth it.

Pros: Good buffet selection

Cons: Kind of bland, bad Naan

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I can't say what is inspiring all the bad reviews, but in my experience, Bombay Bistro has been nothing but impeccable! The Korma is rich and delicious, and if you ask for spice, you shall receive it. The Boti Kabobs and the mixed grill(a sampler of all the Tandoori grill items) were all tender, juicy, and succulent. The Tikka Masala, and the garlic naan, were also out of this world. All it took for me was to walk in the front door. You are instantly emersed in the rich aroma of Indian curry and a beautiful, dimmly lit dining room. Also, the service has been nothing but friendly and helpful; always willing to answer any questions you might have. Pay no attention to any of the bad reviews you might see here. This is my favorite Indian restaurant and it is well worth giving it a chance; try it for yourself and I'll bet you'll love it as well.

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★★★★★

I can't say what is inspiring all the bad reviews, but in my experience, Bombay Bistro has been nothing but impeccable! The Korma is rich and delicious, and if you ask for spice, you shall receive it. The Boti Kabobs and the mixed grill(a sampler of all the Tandoori grill items) were all tender, juicy, and succulent. The Tikka Masala, and the garlic naan, were also out of this world. All it took for me was to walk in the front door. You are instantly emersed in the rich aroma of Indian curry and a beautiful, dimmly lit dining room. Also, the service has been nothing but friendly and helpful; always willing to answer any questions you might have. Pay no attention to any of the bad reviews you might see here. This is my favorite Indian restaurant and it is well worth giving it a chance; try it for yourself and I'll bet you'll love it as well.

Pros: quality, service, awesomeness

Cons: not cheap, but worth every penny

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My husband and a coworker ate at the lunch buffet here a couple of days ago and both became very ill as a result. My husband is now in the hospital and, yes, it is because of the meal he ate here! I do not normally take the time to write reviews unless accolades or a dire warning are in order. I feel the need to warn other diners at this point. If you read the remainder of the reviews here, you can see it is about a 50/50 split between love this place and hate this place. I guess my best advice is eat here at the risk of your health. Please don?t say this could happen anywhere. Making diners ill is completely avoidable!! Considering how often my husband dines out for lunch and dinner, this has thankfully been isolated to this restaurant. If you want excellent tasting Indian food that is fresh and made with quality ingredients, I would recommend Masala Wok (very casual and reasonably priced) or the Clay Pit for a nicer ambience at a higher price.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and a coworker ate at the lunch buffet here a couple of days ago and both became very ill as a result. My husband is now in the hospital and, yes, it is because of the meal he ate here! I do not normally take the time to write reviews unless accolades or a dire warning are in order. I feel the need to warn other diners at this point. If you read the remainder of the reviews here, you can see it is about a 50/50 split between love this place and hate this place. I guess my best advice is eat here at the risk of your health. Please don?t say this could happen anywhere. Making diners ill is completely avoidable!! Considering how often my husband dines out for lunch and dinner, this has thankfully been isolated to this restaurant. If you want excellent tasting Indian food that is fresh and made with quality ingredients, I would recommend Masala Wok (very casual and reasonably priced) or the Clay Pit for a nicer ambience at a higher price.

Pros: None!

Cons: Everything...yes, I am angry!

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In life, there are woefully rare moments where one can clearly see crystallized forms at once both perfectly beautiful and stunningly correct, that you are left questioning whether its creation is either fantastic and fictional, or truly even meant for us.
There are seemingly no less than exactly 212,000 restaurants with cuisine steeped in rich Indian tradition. But, like everything else that is transported to Austin via opportunity and American Airlines, there are usually a few quirks in the translation. This either will either render the cuisine useless and unsuitable, or particularly dire in its consequences. Take, for example, Madras Pavilion. Madras is standard Southern fare, with a long-standing clientele, and a reputation for its excellent vegetarian-specific Indian buffet. While you?ll mostly get the idea of what?s delicious while at the Pavilion, it?s the equivalent of watching the Spanglish version of Bill and Ted?s Excellent Adventure. You know the joke, but you often miss the punchline.
Bombay Bistro is the Blu-Ray High-Def version of your greatest fantasy. Game over, you?re done. Go to the buffet, and let no less than four selections seduce you into spicy submission. You?ll be left with eating so quickly, that there is no sense of something wonderful happening. You could spend the next three days overindulging and fantasizing about Bistro?s latest culinary experiment in perfection, and still only realize a bit less than half of how good it really is. It makes me wonder whether the chefs at Bombay Bistro are in fact preparing cuisine for mere mortals, but in fact have some agenda for something more, shall we say, divine.
And where else you would want to have this experience? Eat in, don?t take out. Because the Bombay Bistro dining room is more satisfying than a morphine-drip party at Caligula?s. And the staff is friendly, too.

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★★★★★

In life, there are woefully rare moments where one can clearly see crystallized forms at once both perfectly beautiful and stunningly correct, that you are left questioning whether its creation is either fantastic and fictional, or truly even meant for us.
There are seemingly no less than exactly 212,000 restaurants with cuisine steeped in rich Indian tradition. But, like everything else that is transported to Austin via opportunity and American Airlines, there are usually a few quirks in the translation. This either will either render the cuisine useless and unsuitable, or particularly dire in its consequences. Take, for example, Madras Pavilion. Madras is standard Southern fare, with a long-standing clientele, and a reputation for its excellent vegetarian-specific Indian buffet. While you?ll mostly get the idea of what?s delicious while at the Pavilion, it?s the equivalent of watching the Spanglish version of Bill and Ted?s Excellent Adventure. You know the joke, but you often miss the punchline.
Bombay Bistro is the Blu-Ray High-Def version of your greatest fantasy. Game over, you?re done. Go to the buffet, and let no less than four selections seduce you into spicy submission. You?ll be left with eating so quickly, that there is no sense of something wonderful happening. You could spend the next three days overindulging and fantasizing about Bistro?s latest culinary experiment in perfection, and still only realize a bit less than half of how good it really is. It makes me wonder whether the chefs at Bombay Bistro are in fact preparing cuisine for mere mortals, but in fact have some agenda for something more, shall we say, divine.
And where else you would want to have this experience? Eat in, don?t take out. Because the Bombay Bistro dining room is more satisfying than a morphine-drip party at Caligula?s. And the staff is friendly, too.

Pros: Food?

Cons: Need to use money?

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I've only been here for lunch. Their buffet is great. Lots of tasty food -- I've not tried anything that I've been disappointed with.

It can get very crowded at peak lunch times and the line to the buffet can sometimes stretch almost to the door, but if you can get there a little early or a little late, that's best!

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★★★★☆

I've only been here for lunch. Their buffet is great. Lots of tasty food -- I've not tried anything that I've been disappointed with.

It can get very crowded at peak lunch times and the line to the buffet can sometimes stretch almost to the door, but if you can get there a little early or a little late, that's best!

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Their lunch buffet is very good. There's a good, fresh selection, and the atmosphere is surprisingly nice for a strip-mall restaurant. I always leave wishing I could have eaten more.

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★★★★☆

Their lunch buffet is very good. There's a good, fresh selection, and the atmosphere is surprisingly nice for a strip-mall restaurant. I always leave wishing I could have eaten more.

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This Indian restaurant is pretty BAD in all ways.. I asked them for Veg Biriyani and asked them to make it spicy.. Trust me they just don't understand what spicy is ... he gave me something that was just a mix of rice and some carrots.. They dont even know that adding carrot will make the dish sweet. I then asked him to make it spicy and when he gave me second time, he had just put some pepper powder, not even mixed well and he was claiming that actually its dhum Biriyani ( fyi :: Dhum means strength.. )

*** DONT EVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT , THEY JUST DON'T KNOW COOKING... *** and service is thrown to hell ....

I would recommend you guys to try " Masala Wok" and "Bombay Express" to see how good a food can taste..

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★☆☆☆☆

This Indian restaurant is pretty BAD in all ways.. I asked them for Veg Biriyani and asked them to make it spicy.. Trust me they just don't understand what spicy is ... he gave me something that was just a mix of rice and some carrots.. They dont even know that adding carrot will make the dish sweet. I then asked him to make it spicy and when he gave me second time, he had just put some pepper powder, not even mixed well and he was claiming that actually its dhum Biriyani ( fyi :: Dhum means strength.. )

*** DONT EVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT , THEY JUST DON'T KNOW COOKING... *** and service is thrown to hell ....

I would recommend you guys to try " Masala Wok" and "Bombay Express" to see how good a food can taste..

Pros: Ambience is good..

Cons: Apart from Ambience, rest are all BAD....

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I agree with Prince07 comments fully.
I too had similar bad experience with this restaurant. Couple of my friends had same experiences as well. I have not come across a restaurant in Austin that is as bad as this restaurant. I usually do not take time to write a bad review, but I felt like it is my responsibility to share my views as I hear more number of people talking about the same problems with this restaurant.
The biggest problem with this restaurant is that the food they serve is close to getting stale or outright spoiled. You can see that it is too old and the smell says it all. I too had similar experience as Prince07 with the manager of this restaurant. It was embarassing to get shouted at when I said that the food looks stale and tastes bad. They do not seem to care for the health-related effects on their customers. Not only my experience, but I also heard from couple of my friends that they also had the same experience and they also experienced rude responses from the people who run the restaurant.

I wonder if it is even legal to serve such food. I am sure some day someone will get seriously ill after they eat at this restaurant and the government will do something about this place.

I would echo the previous post and say that you think twice before you go to this restaurant or don't expect good food and service.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with Prince07 comments fully.
I too had similar bad experience with this restaurant. Couple of my friends had same experiences as well. I have not come across a restaurant in Austin that is as bad as this restaurant. I usually do not take time to write a bad review, but I felt like it is my responsibility to share my views as I hear more number of people talking about the same problems with this restaurant.
The biggest problem with this restaurant is that the food they serve is close to getting stale or outright spoiled. You can see that it is too old and the smell says it all. I too had similar experience as Prince07 with the manager of this restaurant. It was embarassing to get shouted at when I said that the food looks stale and tastes bad. They do not seem to care for the health-related effects on their customers. Not only my experience, but I also heard from couple of my friends that they also had the same experience and they also experienced rude responses from the people who run the restaurant.

I wonder if it is even legal to serve such food. I am sure some day someone will get seriously ill after they eat at this restaurant and the government will do something about this place.

I would echo the previous post and say that you think twice before you go to this restaurant or don't expect good food and service.

Pros: located in a convenient part of the city

Cons: Food, Service and everything else

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i really dnt know wht is going on this restaurant ,food wht they serve is a spoil r too old one by they way itz smell n taste i feel .i ask abt this with black tall guy seems to be manager ,the way he talks /argue with me in a loud voice put me ina embarasment wiyh my friends and relatives around me.guys think abt going here b4 or dn't expect good food r service .

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★☆☆☆☆

i really dnt know wht is going on this restaurant ,food wht they serve is a spoil r too old one by they way itz smell n taste i feel .i ask abt this with black tall guy seems to be manager ,the way he talks /argue with me in a loud voice put me ina embarasment wiyh my friends and relatives around me.guys think abt going here b4 or dn't expect good food r service .

Pros: ambience

Cons: rest of all

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My DH and I came here as a "special occassion" type of thing. Upon walking in, the interior boasts of lush red tones and curvy architectural attention. The lighting is nice and dim/soft. My husband ordered samosas, which are flaky savory pastries with vegetables tucked inside served with a sweetish sauce, chiken curry with basmati rice and naan bread. I ordered mutton in a brown gravy with stir fried vegetables, a chai tea, and a glass of wine. The staff was very attentive and stoically courteous. I literally felt special, like a VIP. While there, it appeared they may have been hosting an event of some sort. So many young adults were showing up and it was so neat to see the ladies coming in with their beautiful and delicately crafted sari's just added to the mesmerizing effect of seeing another culture's customs etc.

The menu provided ample description for those first timers, or indian food-challenged. EVERYTHING we ordered was delicious. It was also more food that I was expecting. The only thing I could find to gripe about is that my stir fried veggies were SO SPICY, I couldn't finish them.

It's a bit pricey. I'd say about $60.00 after tip and all, but for feeling like a super star for a night, and the ambiance, and great food, it's SO WORH IT. Also, in their defense, they have 2 person meal specials for under $40. A couple at a table next to me ordered it, and it was just a smorgasborg of food. I would have ordered that, but alas, it has seafood in it somewhere, and my husband is a very picky eater. Marine fare being one of his least favorites.

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★★★★★

My DH and I came here as a "special occassion" type of thing. Upon walking in, the interior boasts of lush red tones and curvy architectural attention. The lighting is nice and dim/soft. My husband ordered samosas, which are flaky savory pastries with vegetables tucked inside served with a sweetish sauce, chiken curry with basmati rice and naan bread. I ordered mutton in a brown gravy with stir fried vegetables, a chai tea, and a glass of wine. The staff was very attentive and stoically courteous. I literally felt special, like a VIP. While there, it appeared they may have been hosting an event of some sort. So many young adults were showing up and it was so neat to see the ladies coming in with their beautiful and delicately crafted sari's just added to the mesmerizing effect of seeing another culture's customs etc.

The menu provided ample description for those first timers, or indian food-challenged. EVERYTHING we ordered was delicious. It was also more food that I was expecting. The only thing I could find to gripe about is that my stir fried veggies were SO SPICY, I couldn't finish them.

It's a bit pricey. I'd say about $60.00 after tip and all, but for feeling like a super star for a night, and the ambiance, and great food, it's SO WORH IT. Also, in their defense, they have 2 person meal specials for under $40. A couple at a table next to me ordered it, and it was just a smorgasborg of food. I would have ordered that, but alas, it has seafood in it somewhere, and my husband is a very picky eater. Marine fare being one of his least favorites.

Pros: The FOOD! Wonderful Ambiance, Great Service, Large Selection

Cons: Ummm...geez... Price, but that's being kind of picky, it's worth it.

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My family and I are new to Austin, and generally the dining experiences have been wonderful. As a result, when looking for a nearby decent Indian, I was surprised to find pretty much everywhere had some bad reviews. I discounted this as grumbly patrons and drove to the Bombay Bistro. Well, humble pie is the best thing I tasted tonight - the food from the Bombay was pretty awful. Specifics - chicken tikka masala was burnt (how?), lamb rogan josh was bland and fatty, mixed vegetable starter was greasy and bland. Naan below average. Very disappointing - I guess we're a long way from India here in Texas, but most indians here seem to get terrible reviews. We had tried the Clay Pit before, and that was pretty good.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family and I are new to Austin, and generally the dining experiences have been wonderful. As a result, when looking for a nearby decent Indian, I was surprised to find pretty much everywhere had some bad reviews. I discounted this as grumbly patrons and drove to the Bombay Bistro. Well, humble pie is the best thing I tasted tonight - the food from the Bombay was pretty awful. Specifics - chicken tikka masala was burnt (how?), lamb rogan josh was bland and fatty, mixed vegetable starter was greasy and bland. Naan below average. Very disappointing - I guess we're a long way from India here in Texas, but most indians here seem to get terrible reviews. We had tried the Clay Pit before, and that was pretty good.

Pros: Er...

Cons: Burnt food, bland flavours

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We went to Bombay Bistro with my husband's colleagues who had been raving about the food at Bombay Bistro for months. We had a reservation for 6 people so, we were promptly seated but everything went downhill from there. In order to get a glass of water and place our orders we had to call manager because we were not approached by a single server for almost 20 minutes. We ordered a couple of assorted appetizers, which were pretty nondescript. They took their own sweet time in getting the entrees, which were not too great either. I had ordered paneer do piaza, which was ok but I have had better. My husband had ordered Seekh Kebab, which was so bad that he stopped eating it after a couple of bites and decided to share my paneer dish. After finishing dinner we had to wait for 20-30 minutes for our check (my husband again had to ask the manager because for some strange reason the servers there do not make eye contact). Overall an extremely disappointing experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Bombay Bistro with my husband's colleagues who had been raving about the food at Bombay Bistro for months. We had a reservation for 6 people so, we were promptly seated but everything went downhill from there. In order to get a glass of water and place our orders we had to call manager because we were not approached by a single server for almost 20 minutes. We ordered a couple of assorted appetizers, which were pretty nondescript. They took their own sweet time in getting the entrees, which were not too great either. I had ordered paneer do piaza, which was ok but I have had better. My husband had ordered Seekh Kebab, which was so bad that he stopped eating it after a couple of bites and decided to share my paneer dish. After finishing dinner we had to wait for 20-30 minutes for our check (my husband again had to ask the manager because for some strange reason the servers there do not make eye contact). Overall an extremely disappointing experience.

Pros: Ambience

Cons: Food and service

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Oh Well, where should I begin, I read some reviews here and wanted to try the food out, went in for a takeout and was impressed by the interior , looked at the long menu , first thing to put me off were the exorbitant prices, come on 14-15 bucks for a dish in a strip mall ? they sell similar stuff in Dallas and Houston for 1/3 the price

I decided to try two lamb dishes because that's where you judge the quality of a chef, at least a desi chef.

Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani and Muradabadi Boti Kabab.

The Boti Kabab looked nice in color, but smelled bland, and when I tasted it, they were blander than what I thought it would be , it also had the raw smell that remains if you don't use proper seasoning, hell it did not even have salt. felt like a patient on a non-salt diet. 15 bucks down the drain.

Now tro the biryani, my expectations were pretty low after tasting the boti kabab but was hoping for a surprise . Guess what i was in for a surprise but in the same direction of the kabab, this was one of the worst biryani I ever had.

The only Hyderbadi flavor in the biryani was that it resembeled Basmati rice mixed with lamb and Hyderabadi achaar ( Indian Pickles ) it was horrible, I dont know what the chap does but he cannot cook biryani even if his life depended on it.

Places like these should be closed down, or should rename themselves as Soviet Bistro, Any shack in New York has better food that this.

In summary its nothing indian in the food other than the names. Austin never fails to depress me when it comes to Indian Food.

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★☆☆☆☆

Oh Well, where should I begin, I read some reviews here and wanted to try the food out, went in for a takeout and was impressed by the interior , looked at the long menu , first thing to put me off were the exorbitant prices, come on 14-15 bucks for a dish in a strip mall ? they sell similar stuff in Dallas and Houston for 1/3 the price

I decided to try two lamb dishes because that's where you judge the quality of a chef, at least a desi chef.

Hyderabadi Lamb Biryani and Muradabadi Boti Kabab.

The Boti Kabab looked nice in color, but smelled bland, and when I tasted it, they were blander than what I thought it would be , it also had the raw smell that remains if you don't use proper seasoning, hell it did not even have salt. felt like a patient on a non-salt diet. 15 bucks down the drain.

Now tro the biryani, my expectations were pretty low after tasting the boti kabab but was hoping for a surprise . Guess what i was in for a surprise but in the same direction of the kabab, this was one of the worst biryani I ever had.

The only Hyderbadi flavor in the biryani was that it resembeled Basmati rice mixed with lamb and Hyderabadi achaar ( Indian Pickles ) it was horrible, I dont know what the chap does but he cannot cook biryani even if his life depended on it.

Places like these should be closed down, or should rename themselves as Soviet Bistro, Any shack in New York has better food that this.

In summary its nothing indian in the food other than the names. Austin never fails to depress me when it comes to Indian Food.

Pros: Nice interior

Cons: Food tastes like rubber

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my indian friend kept suggesting this place, because he said it taste pretty authentic. we never went until just recently. we went during the lunch buffet. the service wasn't bad like the other reviews suggested, but maybe because we went during the later part of the lunch and it wasn't too crowded. the food was good. there were also choices for vegetarians. their mango lassi wasn't bad either. good place to go if you're looking to satisfy some indian food craving.

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★★★★☆

my indian friend kept suggesting this place, because he said it taste pretty authentic. we never went until just recently. we went during the lunch buffet. the service wasn't bad like the other reviews suggested, but maybe because we went during the later part of the lunch and it wasn't too crowded. the food was good. there were also choices for vegetarians. their mango lassi wasn't bad either. good place to go if you're looking to satisfy some indian food craving.

Pros: good food

Cons: n/a

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Went with a group of four on a Thursday evening and had the absolute worst service ever. Waited more than 45 minutes for our food, when there were only 5 other tables in the restaurant. Our server did not even apologize and had no personality what so ever. The only thing good about this restaurant is leaving. I am not a type of person to complain, but the food was awful, there was no light, and the service was the worst I've ever had. Will never go here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went with a group of four on a Thursday evening and had the absolute worst service ever. Waited more than 45 minutes for our food, when there were only 5 other tables in the restaurant. Our server did not even apologize and had no personality what so ever. The only thing good about this restaurant is leaving. I am not a type of person to complain, but the food was awful, there was no light, and the service was the worst I've ever had. Will never go here again.

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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Bombay Bistro has recently been hailed as ?the crown jewel? and the newest Indian venture in the Austin restaurant scene. If this restaurant is considered as the best place to get Indian food, we are sorely disappointed in the Indian restaurant offerings in Austin. Maybe this is an indication that we are being called for a higher purpose!
We started the meal with a round of Kingfisher beers, samosas and pakoras (fried vegetable fritters). These were pretty standard and we moved on to the main dishes. That being said, we did quite enjoy the Tandoori items, in particular the Murgh Malai Kabab (chicken marinated in creamy sauce and grilled in the clay pit) and the Lucknowi Seekh Kabab (ground lamb kebabs jazzed up with Indian spices and grilled). The meats were tender and infused with flavors. The naan (puffy bread made in the clay pit) was again pretty standard for an Indian restaurant.
For curries, we got the Lamb Korma, the Chiken Tikka Masala and the Paneer Chili (paneer is a homemade cow?s milk cheese). These were sorely disappointing as they didn?t adhere to the cardinal rule of Indian cooking of layering of flavors. The curries were bland and the service was appalling. We waited for more than a half hour for our meal on a Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. There was no excuse as the restaurant was barely full!
The worst, however, was yet to come. After much deliberation, we decided to indulge in some dessert and chose the cardamom creme brulee as it sounded like an interesting fusion of eastern and western flavors. Big mistake! The whole thing was so overcooked that it tasted like scrambled eggs and the sugar on top had been burnt to a crisp! Lesson learned: never go for the ?fusion? type desserts at Bombay Bistro!

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★☆☆☆☆

Bombay Bistro has recently been hailed as ?the crown jewel? and the newest Indian venture in the Austin restaurant scene. If this restaurant is considered as the best place to get Indian food, we are sorely disappointed in the Indian restaurant offerings in Austin. Maybe this is an indication that we are being called for a higher purpose!
We started the meal with a round of Kingfisher beers, samosas and pakoras (fried vegetable fritters). These were pretty standard and we moved on to the main dishes. That being said, we did quite enjoy the Tandoori items, in particular the Murgh Malai Kabab (chicken marinated in creamy sauce and grilled in the clay pit) and the Lucknowi Seekh Kabab (ground lamb kebabs jazzed up with Indian spices and grilled). The meats were tender and infused with flavors. The naan (puffy bread made in the clay pit) was again pretty standard for an Indian restaurant.
For curries, we got the Lamb Korma, the Chiken Tikka Masala and the Paneer Chili (paneer is a homemade cow?s milk cheese). These were sorely disappointing as they didn?t adhere to the cardinal rule of Indian cooking of layering of flavors. The curries were bland and the service was appalling. We waited for more than a half hour for our meal on a Wednesday night at 6:30 pm. There was no excuse as the restaurant was barely full!
The worst, however, was yet to come. After much deliberation, we decided to indulge in some dessert and chose the cardamom creme brulee as it sounded like an interesting fusion of eastern and western flavors. Big mistake! The whole thing was so overcooked that it tasted like scrambled eggs and the sugar on top had been burnt to a crisp! Lesson learned: never go for the ?fusion? type desserts at Bombay Bistro!

Pros: None

Cons: Save your money and stomachs stay away, bad food and bad service

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this place is by far the best indian food from a restaurant i've had. i went for dinner so i can't speak to the buffet, but the food and service was fantastic. i judge restaurants like these by their sauces, the raita was excellent. the biryani was spiced to perfection. my sister had a veggie sampler type of plate and it was fantastic all around. the mango daquiri was the perfect end. go crazy here, the people are nice and the food is tasty.

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★★★★★

this place is by far the best indian food from a restaurant i've had. i went for dinner so i can't speak to the buffet, but the food and service was fantastic. i judge restaurants like these by their sauces, the raita was excellent. the biryani was spiced to perfection. my sister had a veggie sampler type of plate and it was fantastic all around. the mango daquiri was the perfect end. go crazy here, the people are nice and the food is tasty.

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: a little hard to find

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If anyone of you all looking for Catering Service then Do not go with Bombay Resturant.

They have a poor service (donot even care to supply plates and spoons for the catering and charge extra money for the catering service.

Not at all specific with details.

Very rude behaviour with customers.

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★☆☆☆☆

If anyone of you all looking for Catering Service then Do not go with Bombay Resturant.

They have a poor service (donot even care to supply plates and spoons for the catering and charge extra money for the catering service.

Not at all specific with details.

Very rude behaviour with customers.

Pros: food is okay

Cons: Poor Service, Rude Behaviour

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This restaurant is our favorite Indian restaurant in Austin. The ingredients are extra-fresh, and the service is great. The lunch buffet during the week often changes and while sometimes, waits are long (especially on Fridays) the food is wonderful and service prompt. Dishes are North Indian and well worth the money spent! The reason we like this place is the freshness of all the food and ingredients, and we go back often.

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★★★★★

This restaurant is our favorite Indian restaurant in Austin. The ingredients are extra-fresh, and the service is great. The lunch buffet during the week often changes and while sometimes, waits are long (especially on Fridays) the food is wonderful and service prompt. Dishes are North Indian and well worth the money spent! The reason we like this place is the freshness of all the food and ingredients, and we go back often.

Pros: Great fresh food and good variety of North Indian dishes

Cons: Sometimes the manager/owner can be kind of overbearing, crowded on some days

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Really good indian cuisine finally in North Austin. Ambience, service and the quality of the food was great. We were in a big group and none of us had anything to complain about. I think I will be a regular here.

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★★★★★

Really good indian cuisine finally in North Austin. Ambience, service and the quality of the food was great. We were in a big group and none of us had anything to complain about. I think I will be a regular here.

Pros: Great food, Good service, Great Ambience

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Overall I really enjoyed this restaurant for the good food and ambience. The dishes we ordered were very good with excellent spice combinations. The wait staff could use a lot of improvement. They were friendly and accomodating, but everyone seemed to be new to the restaurant business. Getting the check took a couple of requests, all of the food came out separately, and water was either refilled every 5 minutes or disappeared for 20. Austin is generally lacking in Indian cuisine compared to other cities, so this is a welcome addition in my eyes. It's not the absolute best, but it's definitely good enough to keep going back.

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★★★★☆

Overall I really enjoyed this restaurant for the good food and ambience. The dishes we ordered were very good with excellent spice combinations. The wait staff could use a lot of improvement. They were friendly and accomodating, but everyone seemed to be new to the restaurant business. Getting the check took a couple of requests, all of the food came out separately, and water was either refilled every 5 minutes or disappeared for 20. Austin is generally lacking in Indian cuisine compared to other cities, so this is a welcome addition in my eyes. It's not the absolute best, but it's definitely good enough to keep going back.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Location

Cons: Service

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Really good food and ambience. A very classy restaurant. The mutton curry is awesome. The vegi food was good too.

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★★★★★

Really good food and ambience. A very classy restaurant. The mutton curry is awesome. The vegi food was good too.

Pros: ambience, service, food

Cons: nothing

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This place had catered vegetarian fare for a friend's dinner and I thought that the food was OK. But, when some friends and I went to dinner Thanksgiving weekend, it was nowhere near OK. The maitre'd was disinterested and a far, far call from good service. The fish was hugely undercooked, and the batter coating on the "fish amritsari" was thick and raw. Same with the fish curry (yea, what were we thinking with two fish dishes!). The paneer dishes were greasy but better than the fish. Overall, this is an OK place for vegetarian food but even then, it's not value for your money.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place had catered vegetarian fare for a friend's dinner and I thought that the food was OK. But, when some friends and I went to dinner Thanksgiving weekend, it was nowhere near OK. The maitre'd was disinterested and a far, far call from good service. The fish was hugely undercooked, and the batter coating on the "fish amritsari" was thick and raw. Same with the fish curry (yea, what were we thinking with two fish dishes!). The paneer dishes were greasy but better than the fish. Overall, this is an OK place for vegetarian food but even then, it's not value for your money.

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Don't be detoured by it's location in the shopping mall next to HEB, they have completely redone the interior of this place and turned it into a fine dining Indian restaurant. If you're new to Indian cuisine, you may want to try the lunch buffet due to the variety of dishes you can sample. The food was very fresh, hot, and delicious. I highly recommend this new restaurant.

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★★★★★

Don't be detoured by it's location in the shopping mall next to HEB, they have completely redone the interior of this place and turned it into a fine dining Indian restaurant. If you're new to Indian cuisine, you may want to try the lunch buffet due to the variety of dishes you can sample. The food was very fresh, hot, and delicious. I highly recommend this new restaurant.

Pros: Lunch Buffet, Atmopshere, Staff

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The buffet that day was north Indian fare, with a nice dal curry, creamy palak paneer, vegetable korma, a couple of soups, and other small dishes. The meal comes with a basket of naan that is delivered to your table. I liked everything I tried, and the spice level was detectable, but not over-the-top. They also have a large menu for dinner and take-out with many vegetarian items. I'll certainly return sometime soon.

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★★★★★

The buffet that day was north Indian fare, with a nice dal curry, creamy palak paneer, vegetable korma, a couple of soups, and other small dishes. The meal comes with a basket of naan that is delivered to your table. I liked everything I tried, and the spice level was detectable, but not over-the-top. They also have a large menu for dinner and take-out with many vegetarian items. I'll certainly return sometime soon.

Pros: Selection, Price, Atmosphere

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Indian cuisine offering a fusion of spices and flavors in dishes like Tandoori chicken, curry, vegetable samosas and more.

 

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