Cafe Bombay

★★★★★
  • 233 Mill St

    Bristol, PA 19007

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  • 215-788-4239

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I moved to Bristol Borough only fairly recently and was very pleasantly surprised to find that it is a real hotbed of great restaurants. Kind of like an early stage New Hope. It's a very exciting time to be here. We've now been to Cafe Bombay twice in just the last week. The food is EXCELLENT. I've been just about everywhere in NYC and Edison, NJ. The preparations at Cafe Bombay are easily better than most, without question. Their ingredients are very fresh - the flavors are positively wonderful, and their chef is definitely accomplished. The use of ingredients and spices are well-balanced. The Chicken Saag is the BEST that we have EVER had. Trust me - this is some of the very best Indian food available, not just in this area but anywhere in the entire Philly / NYC metro area. The service is very polite and reserved - it's a family restaurant. The decor could use a bit more of a touch in my opinion but that's ok - it's a bit cheesy for my taste but Here is what we have had so far: Rogan Josh. Pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt with herbs. Spiced then cooked in its own gravy. A north Indian favorite We ordered this as a 7 (out of 10) in range of spice / heat. Next time we'll do 8 as we like our food spicy. This was excellent. Lamb Kadai. Kadai cooking is native to Sind which was formerly a part of Bombay. Pieces of meats or vegetable are quickly cooked in a Kadai (wok) with a small amount of spiced oil, onion, tomatoes, garlic, and other subtle flavors Most dishes may be spiced from 1-10. Kadai is spicy by nature so the scale on this is 5-10. We had 8 and were suitably impressed to find a spicy dish that had FLAVOR in equal doses to HEAT. 8 with this dish is definitely spicy but not overwhelmingly so - not if you like spicy food. Chicken Curry (Strong Flavor). Cooked in the traditional curry sauce (onion tomato). We had this as a 7 - WONDERFUL. Next time we'll do 8 but really this is a great dish. Chicken Saag (Light Flavor). Chicken cooked with fresh spinach, onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices. We had this as a 5, so as to not overwhelm the delicate flavors with too much heat. This was THE BEST Chicken Saag EVER. No exaggeration. The very humble staff bowed his thanks and said that his brother always uses fresh spinach. NAAN. A staple bread - very good.

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★★★★★

I moved to Bristol Borough only fairly recently and was very pleasantly surprised to find that it is a real hotbed of great restaurants. Kind of like an early stage New Hope. It's a very exciting time to be here. We've now been to Cafe Bombay twice in just the last week. The food is EXCELLENT. I've been just about everywhere in NYC and Edison, NJ. The preparations at Cafe Bombay are easily better than most, without question. Their ingredients are very fresh - the flavors are positively wonderful, and their chef is definitely accomplished. The use of ingredients and spices are well-balanced. The Chicken Saag is the BEST that we have EVER had. Trust me - this is some of the very best Indian food available, not just in this area but anywhere in the entire Philly / NYC metro area. The service is very polite and reserved - it's a family restaurant. The decor could use a bit more of a touch in my opinion but that's ok - it's a bit cheesy for my taste but Here is what we have had so far: Rogan Josh. Pieces of lamb marinated in yogurt with herbs. Spiced then cooked in its own gravy. A north Indian favorite We ordered this as a 7 (out of 10) in range of spice / heat. Next time we'll do 8 as we like our food spicy. This was excellent. Lamb Kadai. Kadai cooking is native to Sind which was formerly a part of Bombay. Pieces of meats or vegetable are quickly cooked in a Kadai (wok) with a small amount of spiced oil, onion, tomatoes, garlic, and other subtle flavors Most dishes may be spiced from 1-10. Kadai is spicy by nature so the scale on this is 5-10. We had 8 and were suitably impressed to find a spicy dish that had FLAVOR in equal doses to HEAT. 8 with this dish is definitely spicy but not overwhelmingly so - not if you like spicy food. Chicken Curry (Strong Flavor). Cooked in the traditional curry sauce (onion tomato). We had this as a 7 - WONDERFUL. Next time we'll do 8 but really this is a great dish. Chicken Saag (Light Flavor). Chicken cooked with fresh spinach, onion, tomato, ginger, garlic and spices. We had this as a 5, so as to not overwhelm the delicate flavors with too much heat. This was THE BEST Chicken Saag EVER. No exaggeration. The very humble staff bowed his thanks and said that his brother always uses fresh spinach. NAAN. A staple bread - very good.

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The best indian food you ever tasted and I never ate that kind of food before but enjoyed it so much. The prices are not bad and they are located in a great area and popular street in the borough.

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The best indian food you ever tasted and I never ate that kind of food before but enjoyed it so much. The prices are not bad and they are located in a great area and popular street in the borough.

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Bombay Bistro is a decent indian restaraunt. I have been there once and was pleasantly surprised. The decor was very elegant and there was no aroma filling the dining room . The servers were well dressed and very attentive. The food was fresh and very light which was very surprising. The tandoori chicken was actually cooked to perfection. The spices used in the dal was also well calculated. Overall a good indian restaurant.
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Posted on 12/14/2006
?Good sauces
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My teenage son and I were hoping to find an Indian restaurant in the area where we needed to do errands. Through the Bristol business site and your site we decided to try Cafe Bombay. Although there was no lunch menu, all the menu could be made in lunch portions and prices. We ate two very good lunches, a vegetarian meal with a nice, thick sauce with many spices, and a chicken tikka masala, which also had a thick flavorful sauce. We did ask for the sauces to be mild, as my son had had a mild stomach earlier at breakfast, but he felt much better after eating his lunch here. We very much enjoyed it, and it came with rice and naan. We even had some leftovers, which I did not expect from a lunch portion. The couple who own the small, clean restaurant run it, and were very nice. We even talked about Indian spices and differences in diet here. Definitely a place to go back to.
: Steven D. Levin Retired Culinary Arts Teacher
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As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and retired Culinary Arts Teacher for more than 39 years, I feel more than eminently qualified to say "This was hands down, the best Indian meal my wife and I have ever enjoyed.
The restaurant is very nicely appointed with a lovely atmosphere and furnishings.
Gigi and his wife are magnificent in the preparation of recipes he proudly states are handed down from mother to daughter and mother to son.
Everything we had was exquisitely prepared, exciting to the palate, and the presentation was beautiful.
We shared an appetizer of Pakora perfectly prepared with two excellent sauces to sample.
My Lamb Rogan Josh was so tender it literally dissolved on my tongue. The sauce with just the perfect amount of seasoning made my salivary glands pump overtime.
My wife had the chicken khorma which also proved to be a gustatory extravaganza.
We had a side of mango chutney and two orders of Nann which precluded ordering dessert (which Gigi convinced us we must try on our next visit). You may rest assured the next visit will be very soon.'
Steven D. Levin Retired Culinary Arts Teacher
Rating:
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and retired Culinary Arts Teacher for more than 39 years, I feel more than eminently qualified to say "This was hands down, the best Indian meal my wife and I have ever enjoyed.
The restaurant is very nicely appointed with a lovely atmosphere and furnishings.
Gigi and his wife are magnificent in the preparation of recipes he proudly states are handed down from mother to daughter and mother to son.
Everything we had was exquisitely prepared, exciting to the palate, and the presentation was beautiful.
We shared an appetizer of Pakora perfectly prepared with two excellent sauces to sample.
My Lamb Rogan Josh was so tender it literally dissolved on my tongue. The sauce with just the perfect amount of seasoning made my salivary glands pump overtime.
My wife had the chicken khorma which also proved to be a gustatory extravaganza.
We had a side of mango chutney and two orders of Nann which precluded ordering dessert (which Gigi convinced us we must try on our next visit). You may rest assured the next visit will be very soon.

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★★★★★

Indian Food
Rating:
Bombay Bistro is a decent indian restaraunt. I have been there once and was pleasantly surprised. The decor was very elegant and there was no aroma filling the dining room . The servers were well dressed and very attentive. The food was fresh and very light which was very surprising. The tandoori chicken was actually cooked to perfection. The spices used in the dal was also well calculated. Overall a good indian restaurant.
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Posted on 12/14/2006
?Good sauces
Rating:
My teenage son and I were hoping to find an Indian restaurant in the area where we needed to do errands. Through the Bristol business site and your site we decided to try Cafe Bombay. Although there was no lunch menu, all the menu could be made in lunch portions and prices. We ate two very good lunches, a vegetarian meal with a nice, thick sauce with many spices, and a chicken tikka masala, which also had a thick flavorful sauce. We did ask for the sauces to be mild, as my son had had a mild stomach earlier at breakfast, but he felt much better after eating his lunch here. We very much enjoyed it, and it came with rice and naan. We even had some leftovers, which I did not expect from a lunch portion. The couple who own the small, clean restaurant run it, and were very nice. We even talked about Indian spices and differences in diet here. Definitely a place to go back to.
: Steven D. Levin Retired Culinary Arts Teacher
Rating:
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and retired Culinary Arts Teacher for more than 39 years, I feel more than eminently qualified to say "This was hands down, the best Indian meal my wife and I have ever enjoyed.
The restaurant is very nicely appointed with a lovely atmosphere and furnishings.
Gigi and his wife are magnificent in the preparation of recipes he proudly states are handed down from mother to daughter and mother to son.
Everything we had was exquisitely prepared, exciting to the palate, and the presentation was beautiful.
We shared an appetizer of Pakora perfectly prepared with two excellent sauces to sample.
My Lamb Rogan Josh was so tender it literally dissolved on my tongue. The sauce with just the perfect amount of seasoning made my salivary glands pump overtime.
My wife had the chicken khorma which also proved to be a gustatory extravaganza.
We had a side of mango chutney and two orders of Nann which precluded ordering dessert (which Gigi convinced us we must try on our next visit). You may rest assured the next visit will be very soon.'
Steven D. Levin Retired Culinary Arts Teacher
Rating:
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and retired Culinary Arts Teacher for more than 39 years, I feel more than eminently qualified to say "This was hands down, the best Indian meal my wife and I have ever enjoyed.
The restaurant is very nicely appointed with a lovely atmosphere and furnishings.
Gigi and his wife are magnificent in the preparation of recipes he proudly states are handed down from mother to daughter and mother to son.
Everything we had was exquisitely prepared, exciting to the palate, and the presentation was beautiful.
We shared an appetizer of Pakora perfectly prepared with two excellent sauces to sample.
My Lamb Rogan Josh was so tender it literally dissolved on my tongue. The sauce with just the perfect amount of seasoning made my salivary glands pump overtime.
My wife had the chicken khorma which also proved to be a gustatory extravaganza.
We had a side of mango chutney and two orders of Nann which precluded ordering dessert (which Gigi convinced us we must try on our next visit). You may rest assured the next visit will be very soon.

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I am far from a connoisseur of Indian food. In fact my experience at Cafe Bombay was the first time I'd ever had it, but I thouroughly enjoyed my experience and my food.

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I am far from a connoisseur of Indian food. In fact my experience at Cafe Bombay was the first time I'd ever had it, but I thouroughly enjoyed my experience and my food.

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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I eat there twice a week and I never get tired of it. The best Indian food I've ever eaten, even after I tasted the great curryhouses in London, England.

The best dishes are Chicken tikka masala (unlike anywhere around) huge pieces of onion and peppers in a great red creamy sauce.

Chicken and Beff curry, strong flavour and excites the taste buds.

Shrimp Kabob. Spicy and savory.

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★★★★★

I eat there twice a week and I never get tired of it. The best Indian food I've ever eaten, even after I tasted the great curryhouses in London, England.

The best dishes are Chicken tikka masala (unlike anywhere around) huge pieces of onion and peppers in a great red creamy sauce.

Chicken and Beff curry, strong flavour and excites the taste buds.

Shrimp Kabob. Spicy and savory.

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