Bombay Kitchen

★★★☆☆

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Overall rating = 0/5.

One of the worst experience I have had in any of the Indian restaurants I have ever been. Me and my friends ordered Soup, Chicken pakoda, Murg Masti, Chicken biriyani, Bread basket and Chicken Jalfarezi.

I should

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★★★★★

Overall rating = 0/5.

One of the worst experience I have had in any of the Indian restaurants I have ever been. Me and my friends ordered Soup, Chicken pakoda, Murg Masti, Chicken biriyani, Bread basket and Chicken Jalfarezi.

I should

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Went to this restaurant on 23rd March 2011 around 8:30 PM. We called them up and they said restaurant is open till 11, so 8:30 PM is not all that late. We were surprised to see the restaurant completely empty and there is only one guy who

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Went to this restaurant on 23rd March 2011 around 8:30 PM. We called them up and they said restaurant is open till 11, so 8:30 PM is not all that late. We were surprised to see the restaurant completely empty and there is only one guy who

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This is the worst indian restaurant i have ever been to in raleigh. The food was bad, I lost my patience waiting for the food.The ambience was very average and there was only one person taking care of the kitchen and the service. He took

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★★★★★

This is the worst indian restaurant i have ever been to in raleigh. The food was bad, I lost my patience waiting for the food.The ambience was very average and there was only one person taking care of the kitchen and the service. He took

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The most horrible experience I ever had. Very very bad food. I wouldn't even give that one star.

It was a Tuesday dinner time. There was no one except me and my friends who went to have dinner. The waiter who later we found was the chef

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★★★★★

The most horrible experience I ever had. Very very bad food. I wouldn't even give that one star.

It was a Tuesday dinner time. There was no one except me and my friends who went to have dinner. The waiter who later we found was the chef

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The food is authentic and absolutely fabulous, the best Indian cuisine in the Triangle area in my foodie opinion, but come prepared to wait for it. They start making everything fresh when you order it and not before, down to toasting the

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★★★★★

The food is authentic and absolutely fabulous, the best Indian cuisine in the Triangle area in my foodie opinion, but come prepared to wait for it. They start making everything fresh when you order it and not before, down to toasting the

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My girlfriend and I went here last night and were really quite Impressed with the taste of the food. The restaurant was pretty empty but it was around 8:30 (and people have trashed this restaurant on here).

We are both vegetarians and the

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went here last night and were really quite Impressed with the taste of the food. The restaurant was pretty empty but it was around 8:30 (and people have trashed this restaurant on here).

We are both vegetarians and the

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I wish I could give this restaurant a minus one meeting. I spotted this restaurant when the other day I came to pick up my order from Cafe' Tiramisu (in the same complex). So few days later we were in mood to eat Indian. We usually go to

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★★★★★

I wish I could give this restaurant a minus one meeting. I spotted this restaurant when the other day I came to pick up my order from Cafe' Tiramisu (in the same complex). So few days later we were in mood to eat Indian. We usually go to

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As some of the reviewers before me have said, this place used to be called Sitar Palace, but apparently changed owners a year or two back. Sitar Palace was average, but their buffet was always well-stocked.

Now, the place is called Bombay

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★★★★★

As some of the reviewers before me have said, this place used to be called Sitar Palace, but apparently changed owners a year or two back. Sitar Palace was average, but their buffet was always well-stocked.

Now, the place is called Bombay

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When I walked in there were 2 eating and a couple at the check out.
I heard the Indian girl saying "I have not tasted buffet food taste so delicious". This drew my attention. The buffet does not look like any other restaurants where you have tons of items but none you can eat.
Bombay Kitchen's food is by far the best tasting food. Regarding service the Naan was served at the table as many as you can eat.
For those writing reviews like Avoid ..etc and poor service I am not sure what they are talking about?
If you care for taste and nutritious healthy food then this place is for you.

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★★★★★

When I walked in there were 2 eating and a couple at the check out.
I heard the Indian girl saying "I have not tasted buffet food taste so delicious". This drew my attention. The buffet does not look like any other restaurants where you have tons of items but none you can eat.
Bombay Kitchen's food is by far the best tasting food. Regarding service the Naan was served at the table as many as you can eat.
For those writing reviews like Avoid ..etc and poor service I am not sure what they are talking about?
If you care for taste and nutritious healthy food then this place is for you.

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this place is far from being an indian restaurant. the vegetarian selection is awful and being from india i always expect a wide selection. i won't eat here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

this place is far from being an indian restaurant. the vegetarian selection is awful and being from india i always expect a wide selection. i won't eat here again.

Pros: none

Cons: where is the vegetarian

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I've been to a fair share of Indian lunch buffets, and even though they're not all great. However, I never expected to find one that is absolutely terrible. I will never go to Bombay Kitchen again.

I used to come here when it was Sitar India Palace, and little did I realize how drastic the change would be. The buffet was sparse...the only two entrees were dal (more a soup than an entry) and perhaps chicken tikka masala (or something similar). This was the first red flag. The second red flag should have been that many of the tables still had dirty plates and glasses on them from customers long gone.

My boyfriend and I ignored these, being quite hungry, and decided to order off the menu. Note that they have no lunch menu specials, so the prices were pretty high on the menu (over 10 per entree). As usual, nan was not included in the price, but RICE was $3.00 extra.

It took forever for the woman to prepare our lhassi. In fact, it became evident that she was the only person working there. She kept mentioning "the chef," but it took so long to make our food that there is no way that anyone else was there. (We were also one of two tables in the restaurant). One group of businessmen came in, an Indian man with them looked at the buffet and then they all left. Red flag number 3.

My paneer makhani was sub-par, not even hot by the time it was served to me. My boyfriend's goat biryani appeared to have been cooked in a microwave. The only food I was classify as "good" was the garlic nan we ordered, though it did arrive more than five minutes after our entrees.

The icing on the cake was when the woman couldn't add our bill up correctly. She charged us $2 extra, but then forgot to add in tax, so we let it slide to get out of there as quickly as possible.

Never go here! Go the extra distance to downtown Raleigh (India Mahal), Morrisville (Saffron), or even Chapel Hill (India Palace, Tandoor, or Mint) for quality Indian food. Or perhaps there is a nearer location with better yelp reviews. Seriously, save yourself the pain of this poorly run business.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been to a fair share of Indian lunch buffets, and even though they're not all great. However, I never expected to find one that is absolutely terrible. I will never go to Bombay Kitchen again.

I used to come here when it was Sitar India Palace, and little did I realize how drastic the change would be. The buffet was sparse...the only two entrees were dal (more a soup than an entry) and perhaps chicken tikka masala (or something similar). This was the first red flag. The second red flag should have been that many of the tables still had dirty plates and glasses on them from customers long gone.

My boyfriend and I ignored these, being quite hungry, and decided to order off the menu. Note that they have no lunch menu specials, so the prices were pretty high on the menu (over 10 per entree). As usual, nan was not included in the price, but RICE was $3.00 extra.

It took forever for the woman to prepare our lhassi. In fact, it became evident that she was the only person working there. She kept mentioning "the chef," but it took so long to make our food that there is no way that anyone else was there. (We were also one of two tables in the restaurant). One group of businessmen came in, an Indian man with them looked at the buffet and then they all left. Red flag number 3.

My paneer makhani was sub-par, not even hot by the time it was served to me. My boyfriend's goat biryani appeared to have been cooked in a microwave. The only food I was classify as "good" was the garlic nan we ordered, though it did arrive more than five minutes after our entrees.

The icing on the cake was when the woman couldn't add our bill up correctly. She charged us $2 extra, but then forgot to add in tax, so we let it slide to get out of there as quickly as possible.

Never go here! Go the extra distance to downtown Raleigh (India Mahal), Morrisville (Saffron), or even Chapel Hill (India Palace, Tandoor, or Mint) for quality Indian food. Or perhaps there is a nearer location with better yelp reviews. Seriously, save yourself the pain of this poorly run business.

Pros: Didn't get food poisoning

Cons: slow service, terrible buffet selection, dirty, over-priced

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Good experiences are seldom written.
Bad ones are always.
I have dined at this restaurant for over four years now (after getting sick of my experience at other local Indian restaurant(s)).
The best part of this restaurant is their menu which covers so many different regions of Indian. A huge selection in all categories. I have tried different dish at each time and they all taste awesome!
I have always got a personal treatment at this place showing they do value their customers.
I love their bread selections and Biryanis.
I would suggest you try the Aloo paratha (whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and peas).
I am so glad they are still in the business ( in this hard times).
It is the best tasting Indian food hands down.
We just celebrated our son's birthday over the weekend and went their for dinner.
My kids love the tikki masala.
The food is affordable and averages $20-25 per person.
I am glad I have them in my neighborhood.

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★★★★★

Good experiences are seldom written.
Bad ones are always.
I have dined at this restaurant for over four years now (after getting sick of my experience at other local Indian restaurant(s)).
The best part of this restaurant is their menu which covers so many different regions of Indian. A huge selection in all categories. I have tried different dish at each time and they all taste awesome!
I have always got a personal treatment at this place showing they do value their customers.
I love their bread selections and Biryanis.
I would suggest you try the Aloo paratha (whole wheat bread stuffed with potatoes and peas).
I am so glad they are still in the business ( in this hard times).
It is the best tasting Indian food hands down.
We just celebrated our son's birthday over the weekend and went their for dinner.
My kids love the tikki masala.
The food is affordable and averages $20-25 per person.
I am glad I have them in my neighborhood.

Pros: Fresh food made to order. Authentic

Cons: Tucked in a corner

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Bombay Kitchen the buffet is excellent. my children are extremely picky eaters and they really enjoyed their meal here.

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★★★★★

Bombay Kitchen the buffet is excellent. my children are extremely picky eaters and they really enjoyed their meal here.

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I picked up an order the other night and while I was waiting (it was not ready then when it did come out it wasn't complete), I noticed that the owner left my order out on the counter. I noticed that he charged me $10.95 for the entree, which I remembered was $9.95 on the takeout menu I had. So I thought maybe they changed prices and I had an old menu. I looked at the takeout menus they had out and it was $9.95 in there too. Then I gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought that maybe they had changed the main menu, but were trying to use up the old takeout menus they had paid to have printed. It was $9.95 in the main menu as well. THEN I noticed that he charged me $1.00 extra on the naan and the raitha I ordered. Again, charged me more than was on the menu. THEN I see that he charged me nearly $3 for rice. WTF?? I saw someone else's review where they questioned him and his lame response.

We ate here when it first opened and I thought it was overpriced and not very good. My husband wanted to give them another try, so I picked up dinner last week.

I know times are hard, but THIS MAN STOLE MONEY FROM ME!! You can't overcharge customers and expect repeat business.

I didn't want to get into it (my dinner had been getting cold in the car for over 15 minutes by the time they got my order right) with him, but I did write on his copy of my charge receipt (as he was waiting on the 2 occupied tables) that he overcharged me.

There are way better Indian places on Capital. It's a bit longer of a drive, but I won't think twice about it now. I'll even drive to India Mahal from N. Raleigh. It's worth it.

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★☆☆☆☆

I picked up an order the other night and while I was waiting (it was not ready then when it did come out it wasn't complete), I noticed that the owner left my order out on the counter. I noticed that he charged me $10.95 for the entree, which I remembered was $9.95 on the takeout menu I had. So I thought maybe they changed prices and I had an old menu. I looked at the takeout menus they had out and it was $9.95 in there too. Then I gave him the benefit of the doubt and thought that maybe they had changed the main menu, but were trying to use up the old takeout menus they had paid to have printed. It was $9.95 in the main menu as well. THEN I noticed that he charged me $1.00 extra on the naan and the raitha I ordered. Again, charged me more than was on the menu. THEN I see that he charged me nearly $3 for rice. WTF?? I saw someone else's review where they questioned him and his lame response.

We ate here when it first opened and I thought it was overpriced and not very good. My husband wanted to give them another try, so I picked up dinner last week.

I know times are hard, but THIS MAN STOLE MONEY FROM ME!! You can't overcharge customers and expect repeat business.

I didn't want to get into it (my dinner had been getting cold in the car for over 15 minutes by the time they got my order right) with him, but I did write on his copy of my charge receipt (as he was waiting on the 2 occupied tables) that he overcharged me.

There are way better Indian places on Capital. It's a bit longer of a drive, but I won't think twice about it now. I'll even drive to India Mahal from N. Raleigh. It's worth it.

Cons: Overpriced, overcharged, inferior quality.

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It seems like nothing has changed. I was just there Saturday Aug. 1, 2009. And to be quite honest, my meal ended at the water.

First of all, on their window, they have advertised the lunch buffet all week and a dinner buffet only on Friday and Saturday evenings. I walked in and inquired about the price of the buffet...he informed me that the buffet is only during lunch - they don't do evening buffets. FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!

So I decided to give it a shot anyways, and was seated with my friend. The restaurant was completely empty upon our arrival and departure. The man was friendly, however, throughout this process, he began talking to me as if I didn't know what I was talking about.

We finally decided what we wanted to order - although it seemed that all the items were over-priced to begin with. He came over to take our order, and as we were placing our order for two appetizers, an order of naan, an order of chicken tikka masala, and an order of chicken saag, he asked us what kind of rice we wanted. I looked at him and said, "These entrees don't come with rice?" He said, "No - these are curries only, you can order them with bread or rice". I was appalled.

This was not my first time to an indian restaurant...and every other restaurant I have been to served my favorite (chicken tikka masala) with rice, as well as bringing out papadam with chutney (and sometimes naan) for starters. I made sure to tell him that. He acted like I was wrong and insisted that this was how it was done - and continued to say that plain rice was only $2.00 per serving. He says to me "This is Basmati Rice, you know. It's expensive - blah blah blah". I looked at him and said, "Yes, I know...I know what Basmati Rice is and how much it costs - I grew up with it." (I'm from the Middle East) .

Each meal was already $13.00 as it was and no rice came with it???
RIDICULOUS! And each of the appetizers we had chosen were a minimum of $4.00 each.

I asked him to give us a minute to decided what we wanted...my friend and I talked it over - I was upset. Our meal (entrees W/RICE) would've been $30.00 alone. So we got up and told him we were leaving.

I am also forewarning you all - DON'T GO HERE! YOU WILL MOST DEFINITELY GET RIPPED OFF!!!

We ended up eating at INDIA MAHAL - where the food was great, the people were nice, and the prices were PERFECT. Our total meal came to less than $35.00 - and this included 2 apps, 2 entrees (including rice!!), naan, AND Taj Mahal beer.

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★☆☆☆☆

It seems like nothing has changed. I was just there Saturday Aug. 1, 2009. And to be quite honest, my meal ended at the water.

First of all, on their window, they have advertised the lunch buffet all week and a dinner buffet only on Friday and Saturday evenings. I walked in and inquired about the price of the buffet...he informed me that the buffet is only during lunch - they don't do evening buffets. FALSE ADVERTISEMENT!

So I decided to give it a shot anyways, and was seated with my friend. The restaurant was completely empty upon our arrival and departure. The man was friendly, however, throughout this process, he began talking to me as if I didn't know what I was talking about.

We finally decided what we wanted to order - although it seemed that all the items were over-priced to begin with. He came over to take our order, and as we were placing our order for two appetizers, an order of naan, an order of chicken tikka masala, and an order of chicken saag, he asked us what kind of rice we wanted. I looked at him and said, "These entrees don't come with rice?" He said, "No - these are curries only, you can order them with bread or rice". I was appalled.

This was not my first time to an indian restaurant...and every other restaurant I have been to served my favorite (chicken tikka masala) with rice, as well as bringing out papadam with chutney (and sometimes naan) for starters. I made sure to tell him that. He acted like I was wrong and insisted that this was how it was done - and continued to say that plain rice was only $2.00 per serving. He says to me "This is Basmati Rice, you know. It's expensive - blah blah blah". I looked at him and said, "Yes, I know...I know what Basmati Rice is and how much it costs - I grew up with it." (I'm from the Middle East) .

Each meal was already $13.00 as it was and no rice came with it???
RIDICULOUS! And each of the appetizers we had chosen were a minimum of $4.00 each.

I asked him to give us a minute to decided what we wanted...my friend and I talked it over - I was upset. Our meal (entrees W/RICE) would've been $30.00 alone. So we got up and told him we were leaving.

I am also forewarning you all - DON'T GO HERE! YOU WILL MOST DEFINITELY GET RIPPED OFF!!!

We ended up eating at INDIA MAHAL - where the food was great, the people were nice, and the prices were PERFECT. Our total meal came to less than $35.00 - and this included 2 apps, 2 entrees (including rice!!), naan, AND Taj Mahal beer.

Pros: The water was ok :)

Cons: Over priced - false advertisement - Rice is not included???

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Please avoid Bombay Kitchen ...Food is horrible..Few dishes in buffet. The service is worst..They will cook the food depend on the crowd...

I have to wait for each dish ..There is only one non-veg dish. She/ owner/operator ?? said for 8.95 ...this is what you can get..What a comment? $8.95 is cheap???? When?

Who ever said nice comments. about this place.Don't buy those reviews...Those are real SCAMS.

AVOID..AVOID...

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★☆☆☆☆

Please avoid Bombay Kitchen ...Food is horrible..Few dishes in buffet. The service is worst..They will cook the food depend on the crowd...

I have to wait for each dish ..There is only one non-veg dish. She/ owner/operator ?? said for 8.95 ...this is what you can get..What a comment? $8.95 is cheap???? When?

Who ever said nice comments. about this place.Don't buy those reviews...Those are real SCAMS.

AVOID..AVOID...

Pros: Location

Cons: Food, Service and Quality

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One of my favorite friends and I decided to do an Indian night with a new Restaurant (Bombay Kitchen). Our meal was a ??to-go? order and as Indian food lovers requested "Hot" for spiciness. We were given a 45 minute prep time (Keep in mind our food order was 80+ dollars). Not only was the order an additional 30 minutes late, none of the (4) different chicken dishes ordered was prepared ??Hot?. We called immediately to speak with the manager. The manager ??Sonny?, was MIA the whole night and never returned our call. Even our Naan bread was under cooked. When we called the next morning, the manager informed us that since we are AMERICAN, ??hot? means a different thing. If we had wanted a ??Hot Dish?, we needed to place an order for Indian Hot. So nice of them to tell us? Do yourself a favor, if you want Indian food, go someplace that serves the same food to all nationalities and boycott the Bombay Market. Besides, there were only (2) customers dinning in when we picked up our to-go order at 8:30 pm on a Friday night?. You be the judge!

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★☆☆☆☆

One of my favorite friends and I decided to do an Indian night with a new Restaurant (Bombay Kitchen). Our meal was a ??to-go? order and as Indian food lovers requested "Hot" for spiciness. We were given a 45 minute prep time (Keep in mind our food order was 80+ dollars). Not only was the order an additional 30 minutes late, none of the (4) different chicken dishes ordered was prepared ??Hot?. We called immediately to speak with the manager. The manager ??Sonny?, was MIA the whole night and never returned our call. Even our Naan bread was under cooked. When we called the next morning, the manager informed us that since we are AMERICAN, ??hot? means a different thing. If we had wanted a ??Hot Dish?, we needed to place an order for Indian Hot. So nice of them to tell us? Do yourself a favor, if you want Indian food, go someplace that serves the same food to all nationalities and boycott the Bombay Market. Besides, there were only (2) customers dinning in when we picked up our to-go order at 8:30 pm on a Friday night?. You be the judge!

Pros: They Package the Food in use again, "to-go" packaging.

Cons: Very Bad Service, Very Bad Food,

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My wife and I live very close to this restaurant and having been getting food there since it was Sitar. It started going downhill before it switched to Bombay and has continued. We hoped the trend would reverse but it has not. The food is okay... a little better than what I can make using Harris Teeter nan and Fresh Market already made sauces. We get almost the same thing everytime (Chicken Saag, Lamb Vindaloo, Roti and Garlic nan bread, and Samosas). This used to cost us about $30. Now it is over $40 with less meat (my wife's saag had 3 pieces of chicken) and rice (one small container between the two of us). This isn't an isolated experience. The sauces are runnier than they used to be and not as good. I cannot remember the place off Hilsborough St. That is the best Indian in Raleigh I think. The Brier Creek restaurant is a close second (but much more upscale). I'd hate to see BK go because it is so conveniently close, but it just is not worth the money.

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I live very close to this restaurant and having been getting food there since it was Sitar. It started going downhill before it switched to Bombay and has continued. We hoped the trend would reverse but it has not. The food is okay... a little better than what I can make using Harris Teeter nan and Fresh Market already made sauces. We get almost the same thing everytime (Chicken Saag, Lamb Vindaloo, Roti and Garlic nan bread, and Samosas). This used to cost us about $30. Now it is over $40 with less meat (my wife's saag had 3 pieces of chicken) and rice (one small container between the two of us). This isn't an isolated experience. The sauces are runnier than they used to be and not as good. I cannot remember the place off Hilsborough St. That is the best Indian in Raleigh I think. The Brier Creek restaurant is a close second (but much more upscale). I'd hate to see BK go because it is so conveniently close, but it just is not worth the money.

Pros: Location

Cons: Price/Value, Inconsistent

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I'm giving it 3 stars mainly because it does have an Indian Market beside the restaurant and it's fairly close to us. I'm attempting to learn to cook Indian cuisine at home and they have had what I've needed there so that has been nice. I had the Lamb Madras and the wife had Lamb Curry. I liked the coconut in their Madras but the meat was tough in both dishes and the naans seemed a little dated. Have Taj Mahal do a Madras with coconut and your money is better spent there IMO..

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★★★☆☆

I'm giving it 3 stars mainly because it does have an Indian Market beside the restaurant and it's fairly close to us. I'm attempting to learn to cook Indian cuisine at home and they have had what I've needed there so that has been nice. I had the Lamb Madras and the wife had Lamb Curry. I liked the coconut in their Madras but the meat was tough in both dishes and the naans seemed a little dated. Have Taj Mahal do a Madras with coconut and your money is better spent there IMO..

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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What a blunder I committed! And what a fool I am I must say. I read horrible reviews about this restaurant but still wanted to give it a shot. They somehow convinced me that they host so many parties and food is the best in town. They talked so nicely and sugar coated until they signed me up and then I saw their true color. It?s a husband-wife management but one doesn?t know what other is promising to the customer. It was all discussed and agreed upon and the party hall was booked. Suddenly a day before the party, husband called me and told me that their music system is not working and I will have arrange my own. I argued and reminded that it was agreed upon and now it?s a bit late, he started rubbishing and asked me to take deposit back. Imagine, just a day before, by now I have send all invitations and reminders to my guests and I am now being told to do the party somewhere else, somehow I handled. Now there is really hard part. Party night, the food tests awfully bad, the promise of great test is broken. I felt terrible in-front of my guests. My party is trashed. And the worst is not over yet, my guest count and their headcount of my guests are terribly different, even if I add all babies and toddlers, their headcount was 15 guests more. I tried explaining and produced them the guest list but they didn?t agree to me, it seemed like they knew how many guests where attended more than I did. I requested them to play CCTv recordings and prove but they cleverly told me that the camera is not working. It was a clear lie but I couldn?t help it. I had to pay what they wanted.
Bottom line, if you want to screw-up your party horribly, that?s the perfect place to host the party. Just check their clientele in busy hours; you will know how many people like their food.

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★☆☆☆☆

What a blunder I committed! And what a fool I am I must say. I read horrible reviews about this restaurant but still wanted to give it a shot. They somehow convinced me that they host so many parties and food is the best in town. They talked so nicely and sugar coated until they signed me up and then I saw their true color. It?s a husband-wife management but one doesn?t know what other is promising to the customer. It was all discussed and agreed upon and the party hall was booked. Suddenly a day before the party, husband called me and told me that their music system is not working and I will have arrange my own. I argued and reminded that it was agreed upon and now it?s a bit late, he started rubbishing and asked me to take deposit back. Imagine, just a day before, by now I have send all invitations and reminders to my guests and I am now being told to do the party somewhere else, somehow I handled. Now there is really hard part. Party night, the food tests awfully bad, the promise of great test is broken. I felt terrible in-front of my guests. My party is trashed. And the worst is not over yet, my guest count and their headcount of my guests are terribly different, even if I add all babies and toddlers, their headcount was 15 guests more. I tried explaining and produced them the guest list but they didn?t agree to me, it seemed like they knew how many guests where attended more than I did. I requested them to play CCTv recordings and prove but they cleverly told me that the camera is not working. It was a clear lie but I couldn?t help it. I had to pay what they wanted.
Bottom line, if you want to screw-up your party horribly, that?s the perfect place to host the party. Just check their clientele in busy hours; you will know how many people like their food.

Pros: They talk nicely

Cons: Food awfully bad, they charge for more people than the actual guest count which includes babies and toddlers.

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I live very close to Bombay Kitchen's location and often walk by it to get to Harris Teeters. I have never, for the life of me, been able to tell if this restaurant is open for business or closed down. For this reason alone, I would never dine there. If they don't understand the basics of curb appeal, how could they master the art of cuisine?
Anyway, I finally broke down and went to Citysearch to look into it, since my work calls on me to suggest dining recommendations to our clients. Just looking at the reviews currently out there, and the patterns in the reviews, I know I will never eat at Bombay Kitchen, much less risk the lives of my clients by suggesting this place.
There is one pattern in the review that speaks the loudest. Notice all the 4 and 5 Star reviews give kudos to the "Owners"? COME ON!! Rarely will somone that actually eats somewhere site the "ownership" as why they like or dislike a restaurant. They will talk about the food, decor, and the service: like all the 1 star reviews here!
Bombay Kitchen Owners, stop writing good reviews for your own restaurant to alter your overall review. This is misleading and slander, and bordering on illegal. Here is what you could do instead. Improve the actual quality of your food, service, and decor!! Start with your food. If you cannot provide a buffet that is presentable and tasty, TAKE IT OUT! Next, look at your kitchen. Is your chef good or great? If not, GET HIM OUT! Next, talk to your family member that is the server. Explain to her that if she does not greet your guest immediately, and serve them quickly and warmly, no matter if she knows them or not, YOU WILL FIRE HER. You can then improve the decor, only after your improved food and service start making you money. People will forgive bad decor, provided that the food is excellent. Heck, at that point, you could even keep the bad decor and make it your trademark! Like, Croc shoes, ugly but comfortable. But get rid of the TV?!

0
★☆☆☆☆

I live very close to Bombay Kitchen's location and often walk by it to get to Harris Teeters. I have never, for the life of me, been able to tell if this restaurant is open for business or closed down. For this reason alone, I would never dine there. If they don't understand the basics of curb appeal, how could they master the art of cuisine?
Anyway, I finally broke down and went to Citysearch to look into it, since my work calls on me to suggest dining recommendations to our clients. Just looking at the reviews currently out there, and the patterns in the reviews, I know I will never eat at Bombay Kitchen, much less risk the lives of my clients by suggesting this place.
There is one pattern in the review that speaks the loudest. Notice all the 4 and 5 Star reviews give kudos to the "Owners"? COME ON!! Rarely will somone that actually eats somewhere site the "ownership" as why they like or dislike a restaurant. They will talk about the food, decor, and the service: like all the 1 star reviews here!
Bombay Kitchen Owners, stop writing good reviews for your own restaurant to alter your overall review. This is misleading and slander, and bordering on illegal. Here is what you could do instead. Improve the actual quality of your food, service, and decor!! Start with your food. If you cannot provide a buffet that is presentable and tasty, TAKE IT OUT! Next, look at your kitchen. Is your chef good or great? If not, GET HIM OUT! Next, talk to your family member that is the server. Explain to her that if she does not greet your guest immediately, and serve them quickly and warmly, no matter if she knows them or not, YOU WILL FIRE HER. You can then improve the decor, only after your improved food and service start making you money. People will forgive bad decor, provided that the food is excellent. Heck, at that point, you could even keep the bad decor and make it your trademark! Like, Croc shoes, ugly but comfortable. But get rid of the TV?!

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Terrible! I went on a Friday night around 8:30. The buffet looked like it hadn't been touched all week, as all the items were dried-looking on the top and edges. I ordered from the menu, only to learn that rice is not included, nor refilled!!! The server basically ignored me, even though I was one of only three tables eating in. She spent the bulk of her time talking to a table of apparent regulars she knew by name. When she took a break from talking with them to head back to the kitchen, I got her attention and asked for more water, as mine was empty. She brought the pitcher and left it on the table, I guess to let me know my service was over for the night. A man came out of the kitchen at some point and asked how everything was, but I was too ticked off to explain it politely, so I just asked for a box...which he never brought. The server came back out, visited with her friends some more, went the register to check them out and visited some more, so by the time she came over to clean their table and I was able to ask for a box, it had been about 20-25 minutes since I first asked her colleague. When she checked me out, I told her I never heard of paying separately for rice. She said it saves customers money because some of them don't want it, so it is not included in the price, while other restaurants include it in the price. I paid $12.00 for 6 or 7 small chunks of chicken and a 2 cups of sauce in my vindaloo, plus they didn't even give me those big crispy crackers (I don't know the proper name) with my meal that you always get at Indian restaurants.
In short, this place is overpriced, the food is sub-par ( I got the box because my husband will eat leftovers of any caliber), and the service stinks. If you know the server, you may enjoy it, because she will come to your table and bring you fresh rice and bread while she visits with you (even if you order from the buffet), but if you don't know her, I would advise you to go somewhere else.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Terrible! I went on a Friday night around 8:30. The buffet looked like it hadn't been touched all week, as all the items were dried-looking on the top and edges. I ordered from the menu, only to learn that rice is not included, nor refilled!!! The server basically ignored me, even though I was one of only three tables eating in. She spent the bulk of her time talking to a table of apparent regulars she knew by name. When she took a break from talking with them to head back to the kitchen, I got her attention and asked for more water, as mine was empty. She brought the pitcher and left it on the table, I guess to let me know my service was over for the night. A man came out of the kitchen at some point and asked how everything was, but I was too ticked off to explain it politely, so I just asked for a box...which he never brought. The server came back out, visited with her friends some more, went the register to check them out and visited some more, so by the time she came over to clean their table and I was able to ask for a box, it had been about 20-25 minutes since I first asked her colleague. When she checked me out, I told her I never heard of paying separately for rice. She said it saves customers money because some of them don't want it, so it is not included in the price, while other restaurants include it in the price. I paid $12.00 for 6 or 7 small chunks of chicken and a 2 cups of sauce in my vindaloo, plus they didn't even give me those big crispy crackers (I don't know the proper name) with my meal that you always get at Indian restaurants.
In short, this place is overpriced, the food is sub-par ( I got the box because my husband will eat leftovers of any caliber), and the service stinks. If you know the server, you may enjoy it, because she will come to your table and bring you fresh rice and bread while she visits with you (even if you order from the buffet), but if you don't know her, I would advise you to go somewhere else.

Pros: I never have to go here again.

Cons: Price, service, food, and the ridiculous TV

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The service here isn't bad or rude so much as mind-bogglingly slow. Be prepared to spend 2 hours at dinner (while being "entertained" by the incredibly cheesy music videos playing on the inescapable TV), and to be charged individually for sides of rice with the entrees (this added up to close to $9 for a party of 3. Yes, I know rice prices have risen, but for $9 you can buy a WHOLE FRIGGING LOT of basmati rice.) The food is mediocre at best. Biting into a whole mouthful of black mustard seeds in a forkful of lamb saag isn't very pleasant. Neither is having one entree arrive at the table, and the remaining two not until about 10-15 minutes later. I'm sorry I gave this place a chance, and I'm sure the other 4 customers agreed.

1
★★☆☆☆

The service here isn't bad or rude so much as mind-bogglingly slow. Be prepared to spend 2 hours at dinner (while being "entertained" by the incredibly cheesy music videos playing on the inescapable TV), and to be charged individually for sides of rice with the entrees (this added up to close to $9 for a party of 3. Yes, I know rice prices have risen, but for $9 you can buy a WHOLE FRIGGING LOT of basmati rice.) The food is mediocre at best. Biting into a whole mouthful of black mustard seeds in a forkful of lamb saag isn't very pleasant. Neither is having one entree arrive at the table, and the remaining two not until about 10-15 minutes later. I'm sorry I gave this place a chance, and I'm sure the other 4 customers agreed.

Pros: No one got sick from the food

Cons: Extremely low service, TV needs to go, kitchen staff need to stop arguing so loudly that customers can hear

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We have tried nearly every Indian restaurant in the area, and this place is one of the worst if not THE worst. We have tried it twice, and both times the chicken has been dry, they have forgotten parts of the order, given us TINY portions and charged us ridiculously high prices--FOR LUNCH.

Definitely not recommended in any way--you'd be better off buying Amy's Indian frozen dinners at the local supermarket.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We have tried nearly every Indian restaurant in the area, and this place is one of the worst if not THE worst. We have tried it twice, and both times the chicken has been dry, they have forgotten parts of the order, given us TINY portions and charged us ridiculously high prices--FOR LUNCH.

Definitely not recommended in any way--you'd be better off buying Amy's Indian frozen dinners at the local supermarket.

Pros: Pakora edible

Cons: Everything else--food terrible, bad prices & portions

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Terrific food and service.

2
★★★★★

Terrific food and service.

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First Visit:
Initialy, we were questioning why it was empty at 8pm on a Wednesday, we found out soon enough. We ordered the Galuti Kabob (lamb) and let's just say it was basically microwaved lamb sausage. It was not "homemade" or "made from scratch" as their advertisements say. This was not worth the $8.95. The Dosai was also cold when it was brought out to us and it barely had any stuff inside ($8.95 for barely anything).
We order the Chicken tikka and the Chicken Vindaloo (they ran out of lamb, which is odd since we were able to get the kabobs). These are the two most common indian dishes around, yet they tasted as if someone very inexperienced had cooked it. The rice which came with our food was very cold. My take on the horrible experience: They ran out of the lamb because everyone ate the portions they made in the morning during the lunch buffet. The remainder of the day's lunch buffet unfortunately became our dinner. With their dismal dinner crowd, I can see why they are cutting corners and reheating their food.

Second Visit:
Only reason we went was because we had a Restaurant . com Gift Card. BE warned, even if you purchase a $25 gift card for $4, don't use it at this place. I'd rather let my $4 go to waste. I learned the hard way.
This time, there was one other couple there, other than us. The somosas were actually decent and I was starting to think it was a fluke that we had such a bad expeience last time. I was wrong. Again the Dosai was cold and unfilling. Another traditional dish, Alu Ghobi, was barely cooked as the cauliflower was still raw. I can't get how they can mess up classical indian dishes.

WORST PART: WARNING!!!! WARNING!!!! They modified the total amount on the credit card receipt after I left the restaurant. The store next door is MORE EXPENSIVE than other indian stores. DO NO EAT OR SHOP HERE.

ME: Indian, 29, Uncle owns indian restaurant in DC. I wonder who those are who left 5 star reviews.

0
★☆☆☆☆

First Visit:
Initialy, we were questioning why it was empty at 8pm on a Wednesday, we found out soon enough. We ordered the Galuti Kabob (lamb) and let's just say it was basically microwaved lamb sausage. It was not "homemade" or "made from scratch" as their advertisements say. This was not worth the $8.95. The Dosai was also cold when it was brought out to us and it barely had any stuff inside ($8.95 for barely anything).
We order the Chicken tikka and the Chicken Vindaloo (they ran out of lamb, which is odd since we were able to get the kabobs). These are the two most common indian dishes around, yet they tasted as if someone very inexperienced had cooked it. The rice which came with our food was very cold. My take on the horrible experience: They ran out of the lamb because everyone ate the portions they made in the morning during the lunch buffet. The remainder of the day's lunch buffet unfortunately became our dinner. With their dismal dinner crowd, I can see why they are cutting corners and reheating their food.

Second Visit:
Only reason we went was because we had a Restaurant . com Gift Card. BE warned, even if you purchase a $25 gift card for $4, don't use it at this place. I'd rather let my $4 go to waste. I learned the hard way.
This time, there was one other couple there, other than us. The somosas were actually decent and I was starting to think it was a fluke that we had such a bad expeience last time. I was wrong. Again the Dosai was cold and unfilling. Another traditional dish, Alu Ghobi, was barely cooked as the cauliflower was still raw. I can't get how they can mess up classical indian dishes.

WORST PART: WARNING!!!! WARNING!!!! They modified the total amount on the credit card receipt after I left the restaurant. The store next door is MORE EXPENSIVE than other indian stores. DO NO EAT OR SHOP HERE.

ME: Indian, 29, Uncle owns indian restaurant in DC. I wonder who those are who left 5 star reviews.

Pros: On our second visit, the somosa's were actually warm and good. One good waiter (the quiet one).

Cons: Dinner is basically cold leftovers from lunch buffet (like most indian restaurants). Fraudulent (modified credit card bill after I left restaurant).

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I noticed the wide variety of reviews here and wanted to throw mine into the pile. My wife and I have been to Bombay Kitchen numerous times and I can safely say that it's our "go to" Indian restaurant in Raleigh. We haven't tried them all, but we've been to Azitra in Briar Creek and Tandoor in Chapel Hill, and Bombay Kitchen has been our favorite so far. Azitra and Tandoor have nicer atmosphere, but the food's a lot better at Bombay Kitchen. The owners are very gracious and I've always found the service to be topnotch.
Regarding sanitation worries: I've been in the kitchen for cooking lessons (well worth the money, by the way) and I didn't see anything that would concern me.
For those who lambasted the buffet: let's be realistic. How many times have you taken food from beneath a sneeze glass and been bowled over by the quality? It doesn't matter if you're in a Golden Corral or an Indian restaurant, it's not going to be the same as ordering from a menu. If you want fast, get the buffet. If you want good, order from the menu. My personal favorites are the Chicken Makhani and the Palak Paneer.

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★★★★☆

I noticed the wide variety of reviews here and wanted to throw mine into the pile. My wife and I have been to Bombay Kitchen numerous times and I can safely say that it's our "go to" Indian restaurant in Raleigh. We haven't tried them all, but we've been to Azitra in Briar Creek and Tandoor in Chapel Hill, and Bombay Kitchen has been our favorite so far. Azitra and Tandoor have nicer atmosphere, but the food's a lot better at Bombay Kitchen. The owners are very gracious and I've always found the service to be topnotch.
Regarding sanitation worries: I've been in the kitchen for cooking lessons (well worth the money, by the way) and I didn't see anything that would concern me.
For those who lambasted the buffet: let's be realistic. How many times have you taken food from beneath a sneeze glass and been bowled over by the quality? It doesn't matter if you're in a Golden Corral or an Indian restaurant, it's not going to be the same as ordering from a menu. If you want fast, get the buffet. If you want good, order from the menu. My personal favorites are the Chicken Makhani and the Palak Paneer.

Pros: Great service, excellent food, and cooking lessons

Cons: can't think of any

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Portions are small and the food was of poor quality. There are few of the zesty spices one expects in Indian food. My wife and I commented that even the rice tasted off! You have been warned.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Portions are small and the food was of poor quality. There are few of the zesty spices one expects in Indian food. My wife and I commented that even the rice tasted off! You have been warned.

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I ate here once before and it was ok and we wanted to try it again. What a mistake. The place was filthy - there was no one in the restaurant and every table was dirty. The food was not as good as the first time and the owner was very rude and seemed irritated to be there. We looked in the market after we ate and she was so rude to us for going in there. It even smelled bad and was dirty in their market......
The front desk where you pay was so dirty - why hasn't the Board of Health closed them?

0
★☆☆☆☆

I ate here once before and it was ok and we wanted to try it again. What a mistake. The place was filthy - there was no one in the restaurant and every table was dirty. The food was not as good as the first time and the owner was very rude and seemed irritated to be there. We looked in the market after we ate and she was so rude to us for going in there. It even smelled bad and was dirty in their market......
The front desk where you pay was so dirty - why hasn't the Board of Health closed them?

Cons: DIRTY

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This is the best Indian food in the Raleigh area. The owners have always been friendly and helpful The food is very heart healthy. They use an absolute minimum amount of cream in their sauces (unlike many other Indian restaurants). The buffet is fantstic, with different items every day. The cost and quality of the food is fantastic.

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★★★★★

This is the best Indian food in the Raleigh area. The owners have always been friendly and helpful The food is very heart healthy. They use an absolute minimum amount of cream in their sauces (unlike many other Indian restaurants). The buffet is fantstic, with different items every day. The cost and quality of the food is fantastic.

Pros: Heart Heathy Entres, Excellent Food

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Once in a while ( thankfully, it is not often), after I have the
dubious pleasure of eating in a particular restaurant, I feel it is my
duty to warn people away from it. I have been lurking on this forum
for a while, and have received great tips so want to return the
favor...and so, STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!! It is located in the same
shopping area as Debby's Hallmark and Cafe Tiramisu, next to Teach Me
and Food Lion.

For those of you who are familiar, it occupies the spot Sitar was at.
Apparently they have also taken over the space next to it, and are
going to make it into a Indian Grocery...which, I am sure will do well
since there is no cooking involved. We walked in for a Saturday lunch
and there was all of 7 people in there. I took a look at the buffet,
and had never been so turned off by food before. The chicken tikka
masala looked like tomato sauce that had been under the heat lamp so
long, the reddish color had turned into a dark red rusty color. I did
not see any chicken in the sauce, they were probably cowering
somewhere in there, utterly embarassed to be associated with that
mess. The tandoori chicken had the dark red color of food
coloring...the pieces looked emaciated and old. The vegetarian section
looked equally dismal, and the entire mess comes with a price of
$14.95 per person.

I ordered the chicken malai kebob, when it came, it
looked like the pieces were more plasticky than chicken, and it was
dry and tasteless. My husband's goat curry had flavour, but the pieces
themselves were terrible and very tough. Ironically my sons'
cheese pizza on nan was the only thing that was ok.

I returned the chicken and when I mentioned the pieces were too dry,
she said it was an appetizer so it was supposed to be dry. oh well. I did the buffett instead.

Our bill came up to $40...and while I would not think twice spending this amount and more if the food was good, this was a complete rip off.
D.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Once in a while ( thankfully, it is not often), after I have the
dubious pleasure of eating in a particular restaurant, I feel it is my
duty to warn people away from it. I have been lurking on this forum
for a while, and have received great tips so want to return the
favor...and so, STAY AWAY FROM THIS ONE!!! It is located in the same
shopping area as Debby's Hallmark and Cafe Tiramisu, next to Teach Me
and Food Lion.

For those of you who are familiar, it occupies the spot Sitar was at.
Apparently they have also taken over the space next to it, and are
going to make it into a Indian Grocery...which, I am sure will do well
since there is no cooking involved. We walked in for a Saturday lunch
and there was all of 7 people in there. I took a look at the buffet,
and had never been so turned off by food before. The chicken tikka
masala looked like tomato sauce that had been under the heat lamp so
long, the reddish color had turned into a dark red rusty color. I did
not see any chicken in the sauce, they were probably cowering
somewhere in there, utterly embarassed to be associated with that
mess. The tandoori chicken had the dark red color of food
coloring...the pieces looked emaciated and old. The vegetarian section
looked equally dismal, and the entire mess comes with a price of
$14.95 per person.

I ordered the chicken malai kebob, when it came, it
looked like the pieces were more plasticky than chicken, and it was
dry and tasteless. My husband's goat curry had flavour, but the pieces
themselves were terrible and very tough. Ironically my sons'
cheese pizza on nan was the only thing that was ok.

I returned the chicken and when I mentioned the pieces were too dry,
she said it was an appetizer so it was supposed to be dry. oh well. I did the buffett instead.

Our bill came up to $40...and while I would not think twice spending this amount and more if the food was good, this was a complete rip off.
D.

Pros: Really Nothing

Cons: Expensive buffett, not competitive with other Indian restaurants in the area, terrible food.

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Excellent service very personable!
We loved the excellent vegetarian choices along with the delicious garlic lamb.
The price is right for gourmet dining.
We will always come back and recommend this to health conscious diners.

2
★★★★★

Excellent service very personable!
We loved the excellent vegetarian choices along with the delicious garlic lamb.
The price is right for gourmet dining.
We will always come back and recommend this to health conscious diners.

Pros: Excellent healthy choices

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When we entered the restaurant, we stood for a few minutes and there wasn't a single staff member available to greet us. So we just took a plate at the buffer and then seated ourselves.

The Friday buffet is among the worst I have seen among all local Indian estaurants in the area. They had 4 dismal vegetable dishes including frozen eas and carrots tossed with some masala powder. The pureed zucchini and spinach curry was bland and tasteless. Other restaurants typically add paneer to spinach puree and call it palak paneer. There was some sauteed cabbage which was very ordinary, nothing special about it.

There were just 2 chicken dishes unlike all other Indian restaurants in the Triangle that offer a variety of lamb, goat, and turkey curries in their weekday buffets.

For dessert, there was a plate at the buffet counter with 3 slices of pumpkim pie and a couple of pastries. I suspect they probably purchased these at the Harris-Teeter grocery store next door and placed them there.

When it was time to pay, the biggest shock was the bill. It was a whopping $23.66 for 2 people, that's $11.83 per person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No other Indian buffet in the Triangle charges this type of price for a buffet on a weekday, and with the offerings being so scanty and basic at the buffet counter.

It would benefit the owner to visit other local Indian restaurant buffets to find out how many varieties of dishes are offered for just $8.00 per person or less.

This restaurant's buffet is not a good value for anyone's money. All the good reviews on this restaurant at Citysearch must have been written by the owner's friends and acquaintances.

0
★☆☆☆☆

When we entered the restaurant, we stood for a few minutes and there wasn't a single staff member available to greet us. So we just took a plate at the buffer and then seated ourselves.

The Friday buffet is among the worst I have seen among all local Indian estaurants in the area. They had 4 dismal vegetable dishes including frozen eas and carrots tossed with some masala powder. The pureed zucchini and spinach curry was bland and tasteless. Other restaurants typically add paneer to spinach puree and call it palak paneer. There was some sauteed cabbage which was very ordinary, nothing special about it.

There were just 2 chicken dishes unlike all other Indian restaurants in the Triangle that offer a variety of lamb, goat, and turkey curries in their weekday buffets.

For dessert, there was a plate at the buffet counter with 3 slices of pumpkim pie and a couple of pastries. I suspect they probably purchased these at the Harris-Teeter grocery store next door and placed them there.

When it was time to pay, the biggest shock was the bill. It was a whopping $23.66 for 2 people, that's $11.83 per person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No other Indian buffet in the Triangle charges this type of price for a buffet on a weekday, and with the offerings being so scanty and basic at the buffet counter.

It would benefit the owner to visit other local Indian restaurant buffets to find out how many varieties of dishes are offered for just $8.00 per person or less.

This restaurant's buffet is not a good value for anyone's money. All the good reviews on this restaurant at Citysearch must have been written by the owner's friends and acquaintances.

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I highly recommend this place. I've been fortunate enough to have travelled to many different countries and this restaurant is as good as any Indian I've been to and easily better than most (certainly in the Raleigh area). I am from England where Indian food is the most popular choice of food for dining out and I've been been brought up on it since I was a child. As an adult I've been part of a 'curry club' with my friends and colleagues and have been fortunate to visit some very good places. Hence I'm very surprised at the negative reviews. Anyway, I've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. The owner is happy to try and accomodate special requests, which for me means they are willing to go that extra mile to help.

2
★★★★★

I highly recommend this place. I've been fortunate enough to have travelled to many different countries and this restaurant is as good as any Indian I've been to and easily better than most (certainly in the Raleigh area). I am from England where Indian food is the most popular choice of food for dining out and I've been been brought up on it since I was a child. As an adult I've been part of a 'curry club' with my friends and colleagues and have been fortunate to visit some very good places. Hence I'm very surprised at the negative reviews. Anyway, I've been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. The owner is happy to try and accomodate special requests, which for me means they are willing to go that extra mile to help.

Pros: Good choice, good flavor and helpful service

Cons: None

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We have vowed to never return to this restaurant. I ordered chicken curry (asked for spicy hot) and it was very bland and mild(I could have gone to harris teeter next door and bought better curry in a can and that stuff is horrible). The lady said they can add chili pepper to it and it came back and It was not edible-they just dumped chili powder in it. I vowed to only come to this restaurant for the dosai after that as they were excellent and very big. The next time we tried this restaurant I avoided the Curry to my dismay and ordered the Dosai and almost wanted to leave. It was half the size as it used to be and they were out of cocunuts for the chutney and served a cilantro? chutney-what a disaster. The only reason we liked this restaurant is the location but as it has changed names the quality is very inconsistent and poor. The service is also very poor as the beverages service is slow and you have to beg and wait for pupadams.

0
★☆☆☆☆

We have vowed to never return to this restaurant. I ordered chicken curry (asked for spicy hot) and it was very bland and mild(I could have gone to harris teeter next door and bought better curry in a can and that stuff is horrible). The lady said they can add chili pepper to it and it came back and It was not edible-they just dumped chili powder in it. I vowed to only come to this restaurant for the dosai after that as they were excellent and very big. The next time we tried this restaurant I avoided the Curry to my dismay and ordered the Dosai and almost wanted to leave. It was half the size as it used to be and they were out of cocunuts for the chutney and served a cilantro? chutney-what a disaster. The only reason we liked this restaurant is the location but as it has changed names the quality is very inconsistent and poor. The service is also very poor as the beverages service is slow and you have to beg and wait for pupadams.

Pros: Location

Cons: Bad Food/Bad Service

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I think the positive reviews were written by the management and or owner(all 4 reviews written within one week of one another (2 on the same day)..C'mon, you're not fooling anyone.. We got there shortly before the lunch buffet ended, There was hardly a selection of food available and the food that was still there was dry, the onions that go with the tandoor chicken were so dried from the heat lamps that it reminded me of Durkee onions one would put on a green bean casserole. They also had some sort of Mexican food included in the buffet..Huh ?. If I want Mexican food, I'll go to taco bell. Now for the fun part, we used coupons (big mistake) first they said they would accept them, then the day manager came back to us after we already started to eat and said they would not honor the coupon stating it was the decision of the owner (no where to be found) She reluctantly agreed to discount the meal. Here is the beauty of this story.. She attempted to over price the buffets to compensate for the coupons. When confronted, she said the prices went up last week and they have not received the new menu's stating this fact. Stay away from this place. For good Indian food go to Royal India off Capital or save yourself some money and go to Trader Joe's frozen section.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I think the positive reviews were written by the management and or owner(all 4 reviews written within one week of one another (2 on the same day)..C'mon, you're not fooling anyone.. We got there shortly before the lunch buffet ended, There was hardly a selection of food available and the food that was still there was dry, the onions that go with the tandoor chicken were so dried from the heat lamps that it reminded me of Durkee onions one would put on a green bean casserole. They also had some sort of Mexican food included in the buffet..Huh ?. If I want Mexican food, I'll go to taco bell. Now for the fun part, we used coupons (big mistake) first they said they would accept them, then the day manager came back to us after we already started to eat and said they would not honor the coupon stating it was the decision of the owner (no where to be found) She reluctantly agreed to discount the meal. Here is the beauty of this story.. She attempted to over price the buffets to compensate for the coupons. When confronted, she said the prices went up last week and they have not received the new menu's stating this fact. Stay away from this place. For good Indian food go to Royal India off Capital or save yourself some money and go to Trader Joe's frozen section.

Pros: bad management compliments the bad food

Cons: see Pros

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My department went for a "business lunch" and it was such an awesome experience. They had our own
section set up for us and really provided first class service. The food was fresh and the menu was very diversified, something for everyone's pallete. I have been several times and look forward to returning.

2
★★★★★

My department went for a "business lunch" and it was such an awesome experience. They had our own
section set up for us and really provided first class service. The food was fresh and the menu was very diversified, something for everyone's pallete. I have been several times and look forward to returning.

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Inspite of there being so many Indian restaurants around Raleigh/Durham area, not many of them are really up to the par. However I can confidently say that Bombay Kitchen can make it in the list of your favorite restaurants once you try. It's clean, elegantly decorated and does give a warm relaxing feeling as you walk in. They seem to have done a lot of remodeling and the place looks just right for fine dining with a quality of both food and service.

We were amazed to see them carry wide variety of beers(indian/american) & wines [www.bombay-kitchen] The food is cooked to order and they have a great & varied menu. Vegetable samosa, tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka masala, Kadai Paneer, vegetable dum birayni are some of the delicious entrees that I would recommend for sure.

Not only is the food delicious, but their service is outstanding. The entire staff is very hospitable and courteous, which is not something you see in most of the Indian restaurants. A little out of the way for us as we leave in Morrisville but it was worth a trip. Their "service with a smile" will definitely bring us back...

The owners were very pleasant and strive to make sure you have a good experience. They were very interested in getting some feedback and honest opinions from us. We chatted for a few moment with them. It seems they vary their lunch buffet to keep things fresh and interesting. They mentioned that they have Pav Bhaji sometimes on the lunch buffets as customers seem to like it a lot. They walked us around the restaurant to show us what they have to offer their customers. They do have a decent sized party hall which seems to be perfect for party occasions!!!

We will definitely be returning to Bombay Kitchen for more savory, flavorful Indian cuisine.

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★★★★★

Inspite of there being so many Indian restaurants around Raleigh/Durham area, not many of them are really up to the par. However I can confidently say that Bombay Kitchen can make it in the list of your favorite restaurants once you try. It's clean, elegantly decorated and does give a warm relaxing feeling as you walk in. They seem to have done a lot of remodeling and the place looks just right for fine dining with a quality of both food and service.

We were amazed to see them carry wide variety of beers(indian/american) & wines [www.bombay-kitchen] The food is cooked to order and they have a great & varied menu. Vegetable samosa, tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka masala, Kadai Paneer, vegetable dum birayni are some of the delicious entrees that I would recommend for sure.

Not only is the food delicious, but their service is outstanding. The entire staff is very hospitable and courteous, which is not something you see in most of the Indian restaurants. A little out of the way for us as we leave in Morrisville but it was worth a trip. Their "service with a smile" will definitely bring us back...

The owners were very pleasant and strive to make sure you have a good experience. They were very interested in getting some feedback and honest opinions from us. We chatted for a few moment with them. It seems they vary their lunch buffet to keep things fresh and interesting. They mentioned that they have Pav Bhaji sometimes on the lunch buffets as customers seem to like it a lot. They walked us around the restaurant to show us what they have to offer their customers. They do have a decent sized party hall which seems to be perfect for party occasions!!!

We will definitely be returning to Bombay Kitchen for more savory, flavorful Indian cuisine.

Pros: Freshly prepared with perfect amount of spice. Good service

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.It was our anniversary and had a great evening dinner at this new restaurant. We have none in Wake Forest area and have been long looking for a go to Indian restaurant and found one now. We would always like to come back to.
The Dum Biryani (Kashmiri style) was fantastic garnished with Saffron and nuts.
The Indian beer they carry is unbelievable. We tried the 'Lion Stout' for the first time on recommendation of the restaurant staff; it goes very well with the Indian food.
We expected a hefty bill surprisingly spent less than $50.00 for two.
Five stars from me all the way from food to service

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★★★★★

.It was our anniversary and had a great evening dinner at this new restaurant. We have none in Wake Forest area and have been long looking for a go to Indian restaurant and found one now. We would always like to come back to.
The Dum Biryani (Kashmiri style) was fantastic garnished with Saffron and nuts.
The Indian beer they carry is unbelievable. We tried the 'Lion Stout' for the first time on recommendation of the restaurant staff; it goes very well with the Indian food.
We expected a hefty bill surprisingly spent less than $50.00 for two.
Five stars from me all the way from food to service

Pros: Five stars from me all the way from food to service

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Excellent food and top class service comes to my mind.
The food is fresh and extremely delicious.
Our previous experience with other Indian restaurant was not good particularly with the ?Samosas?
We started off with the Samosas as appetizers and Mango lassi.
We ordered Lamb Rogan Ghost and Mango Chicken. The food was Sumptuous and very satisfying.
The Garlic naan was crisp and pretty large, enough for two.
The service was courteous and prompt.
All orders served within 15 minutes and to the spice level we ordered. The price was also less compared to other restaurants.
We drove from Cary on recommendation of our neighbors and the trip was well worth it.
Being a new restaurant (I think) and our first time we would surely like to come back.

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★★★★★

Excellent food and top class service comes to my mind.
The food is fresh and extremely delicious.
Our previous experience with other Indian restaurant was not good particularly with the ?Samosas?
We started off with the Samosas as appetizers and Mango lassi.
We ordered Lamb Rogan Ghost and Mango Chicken. The food was Sumptuous and very satisfying.
The Garlic naan was crisp and pretty large, enough for two.
The service was courteous and prompt.
All orders served within 15 minutes and to the spice level we ordered. The price was also less compared to other restaurants.
We drove from Cary on recommendation of our neighbors and the trip was well worth it.
Being a new restaurant (I think) and our first time we would surely like to come back.

Pros: Great service excellent food. Best lamb dish eaten so far.

 

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