Bombay Grill

★★★★☆
University District Indian restaurant serves seafood and Tandoori meats in a traditionally decorated setting.
  • 4737 Roosevelt Wy NE

    Seattle, WA 98105

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  • 206-632-5072

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Super reliable and friendly neighbourhood Indian food. Good selection and lots of expats, a little something for everyone.

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★★★★★

Super reliable and friendly neighbourhood Indian food. Good selection and lots of expats, a little something for everyone.

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TERRIBLE SERVICE. we did not get our waiter until 30 minutes have passed and our &order did not pass through because they did not have a little bit of that a little bit of this... finally after an hour and a half we got you order to our

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TERRIBLE SERVICE. we did not get our waiter until 30 minutes have passed and our &order did not pass through because they did not have a little bit of that a little bit of this... finally after an hour and a half we got you order to our

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Dark, cold, rainy and windy Seattle evening. What a wonderful place to spend it. The service made you feel like family, the food was simple - Authentic and appropriately prepared. If you are looking for wonderful Indian cuisine prepared by people who make you feel at home this is the place!

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★★★★★

Dark, cold, rainy and windy Seattle evening. What a wonderful place to spend it. The service made you feel like family, the food was simple - Authentic and appropriately prepared. If you are looking for wonderful Indian cuisine prepared by people who make you feel at home this is the place!

Pros: Comfortable...just the right ambience to relax and enjoy the dining experience

Cons: Food was so good; tried to eat it all but could not!

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I like trying a variety of different dishes and Bombay Grill's lunch buffet allows me to do so! The buffet ranges from delicious appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts. Definitely recommend the place!

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★★★★☆

I like trying a variety of different dishes and Bombay Grill's lunch buffet allows me to do so! The buffet ranges from delicious appetizers, salads, main courses, and desserts. Definitely recommend the place!

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Ok. Bombay Grille officially spoiled my wifes birthday with their horrible horrible service, especially towards indian people! which is wierd because this is an indian restaurant, somehow focussed on giving service to non indian folks.

Two other people I have met there shared the same feeling.

a. Our food was delayed and the orders set by "american' folks were given first, this is accurate because not only i timed it, I also kept a count.
b. Other folks were approached by the waiters, and they dint care much for the indian families in the place(there were only two).
c. Service is poor in general, because they dont care to fill your water or even bother to ask you....

our naan bread was done in a hurry and was unbaked inside! this is bad for your stomach and you will have issues later! ...

Maybe I am feeling that they are biased based on my observations, but I believe I am right. I dont even give someone bad review if I dont mean it.

I drove 23 miles to come to this restaurant and they would not even bring their manager to hear me out. so if you want to go here, you should do so at the risk of your evening being spoiled. if you want real indian food(these guys just make up curries), y ou should try like udupi or mysore masala (not that they are that great service, but atleast your food will be better :) )

Sorry but this is my humble opinion.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ok. Bombay Grille officially spoiled my wifes birthday with their horrible horrible service, especially towards indian people! which is wierd because this is an indian restaurant, somehow focussed on giving service to non indian folks.

Two other people I have met there shared the same feeling.

a. Our food was delayed and the orders set by "american' folks were given first, this is accurate because not only i timed it, I also kept a count.
b. Other folks were approached by the waiters, and they dint care much for the indian families in the place(there were only two).
c. Service is poor in general, because they dont care to fill your water or even bother to ask you....

our naan bread was done in a hurry and was unbaked inside! this is bad for your stomach and you will have issues later! ...

Maybe I am feeling that they are biased based on my observations, but I believe I am right. I dont even give someone bad review if I dont mean it.

I drove 23 miles to come to this restaurant and they would not even bring their manager to hear me out. so if you want to go here, you should do so at the risk of your evening being spoiled. if you want real indian food(these guys just make up curries), y ou should try like udupi or mysore masala (not that they are that great service, but atleast your food will be better :) )

Sorry but this is my humble opinion.

Pros: parking

Cons: service, food

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8 of my closest friends and I recently went to Bombay for my birthday. We were able to make reservations and our table was ready for us when we arrived! The inside of the restaurant was beautiful and it was very large. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive the entire evening. The menu has lots of selections but I had to go for the usual Tiki Masala. It was, unfortunately, luke-warm and average, at best. I've had better. But it was still tasty. Don't let my so-so dinner scare you. Some of my friends had a small sample platter and they LOVED it. They all raved and were so glad they ordered it. Have I emntioned the AMAZING drinks??? They have an assortment of different Mango drinks so everyone ordered something different. I had the BEST Mango Daquiri ever! Okay... I had two. :) And some of their chai tea. A little bitter for my preference, but I love sugary stuff. The best part of the evening was when the waitress brought us a free dessert for my birthday. It was some kind of Mango cheesecake and it was yummy!!!!!!!!!! I would return just to have a bunch of different Mango treats. :)

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★★★★☆

8 of my closest friends and I recently went to Bombay for my birthday. We were able to make reservations and our table was ready for us when we arrived! The inside of the restaurant was beautiful and it was very large. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive the entire evening. The menu has lots of selections but I had to go for the usual Tiki Masala. It was, unfortunately, luke-warm and average, at best. I've had better. But it was still tasty. Don't let my so-so dinner scare you. Some of my friends had a small sample platter and they LOVED it. They all raved and were so glad they ordered it. Have I emntioned the AMAZING drinks??? They have an assortment of different Mango drinks so everyone ordered something different. I had the BEST Mango Daquiri ever! Okay... I had two. :) And some of their chai tea. A little bitter for my preference, but I love sugary stuff. The best part of the evening was when the waitress brought us a free dessert for my birthday. It was some kind of Mango cheesecake and it was yummy!!!!!!!!!! I would return just to have a bunch of different Mango treats. :)

Pros: Tasty Mango Treats! Friendly service

Cons: A little on the pricey side

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Just visited the Bombay Grill for the first time tonight and had a perfect evening there. My date and I both felt that the food was excellent and even though the restaurant was busy the wait staff was very attentive and were genuinely interested taking care of us. We also felt that the ambiance was just right. Not too light or dark, very clean and well maintained. We'll be back.

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★★★★★

Just visited the Bombay Grill for the first time tonight and had a perfect evening there. My date and I both felt that the food was excellent and even though the restaurant was busy the wait staff was very attentive and were genuinely interested taking care of us. We also felt that the ambiance was just right. Not too light or dark, very clean and well maintained. We'll be back.

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Bombay has very good food and good service. But they are a little more pricey and with Jewel of India down the street it's tough because Jewel is number one.

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★★★★☆

Bombay has very good food and good service. But they are a little more pricey and with Jewel of India down the street it's tough because Jewel is number one.

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We're originally from Delhi and have been looking for a good North Indian restaurant for a while - and we've found what we've been looking for!

Great place, very warm and welcoming staff - the owner takes a lot of personal interest in making sure our experience is a great one -every time. The food is great - the naans and rotis - just like you'd get in Delhi!! Highly recommended!

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★★★★★

We're originally from Delhi and have been looking for a good North Indian restaurant for a while - and we've found what we've been looking for!

Great place, very warm and welcoming staff - the owner takes a lot of personal interest in making sure our experience is a great one -every time. The food is great - the naans and rotis - just like you'd get in Delhi!! Highly recommended!

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Great food. I have been coming here for years. The tandori chicken and chicken tikamasala are delicious.

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★★★★★

Great food. I have been coming here for years. The tandori chicken and chicken tikamasala are delicious.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Parking can sometimes be tight, but they do have free parking

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I went there on my Birthday with my wife. It's a very nice cozy place. The food was awesome. Get the Thali dinner, they have put in every Indian variety possible inside the Thali. The owner Rajan came and introduced himself and chatted for sometime. He gave us complimentary home made parathas, which literally melt in your mouth. My wife ordered the Himalayan korma, which was also very nice. At the end when we were about to leave the owner came out singing Happy birthday with Mango ice-cream (kulfi) complimentary with a candle, since my wife mentioned earlier about my birthday. The ice cream was really good, too bad we could not finish it as we were full. Highly recommended, great food with excellent corteous service.

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★★★★★

I went there on my Birthday with my wife. It's a very nice cozy place. The food was awesome. Get the Thali dinner, they have put in every Indian variety possible inside the Thali. The owner Rajan came and introduced himself and chatted for sometime. He gave us complimentary home made parathas, which literally melt in your mouth. My wife ordered the Himalayan korma, which was also very nice. At the end when we were about to leave the owner came out singing Happy birthday with Mango ice-cream (kulfi) complimentary with a candle, since my wife mentioned earlier about my birthday. The ice cream was really good, too bad we could not finish it as we were full. Highly recommended, great food with excellent corteous service.

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Went to Bombay Grill recently, and I thought the food was decent, but nothing spectacular. The chicken dish that I had was mostly, but not all, white meat. The tastes were spicy but a bit bland.

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★★★☆☆

Went to Bombay Grill recently, and I thought the food was decent, but nothing spectacular. The chicken dish that I had was mostly, but not all, white meat. The tastes were spicy but a bit bland.

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I have been to bombay grill sevaral times and every time it gets better and better, the food is great especially there tikka masala and the srilankan seafood curry, the spices are perfectly balance and the service is great and i will recommend this restaurant as the bestttttttttt in seattle.

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★★★★★

I have been to bombay grill sevaral times and every time it gets better and better, the food is great especially there tikka masala and the srilankan seafood curry, the spices are perfectly balance and the service is great and i will recommend this restaurant as the bestttttttttt in seattle.

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Tried the place. It was mediocre. That is to say, less than I could cook on my own. For value? Definitely not. Maybe if they delivered but even then, this place's flavors just didn't suit me at all.

Spices did not seem fresh. My girlfriend got korma. Had a taste of dehydrated onions remixed into the sauce at too high of a concentration. The pakoras were very starchy. Lots of chick pea flour. Tasted more like falafel w/ curry powder. The paneer tika masala was ordered 5 out of 6 on a scale of spicyness. I would rate it a 3. Spices seemed somewhat underpronounced. Could taste a bit too much yogurt. Too acidic.

We found both of the food mostly bland. If you like Cedars (right next door too Bombay Grill) you'll probably find the food comparable.

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★★★☆☆

Tried the place. It was mediocre. That is to say, less than I could cook on my own. For value? Definitely not. Maybe if they delivered but even then, this place's flavors just didn't suit me at all.

Spices did not seem fresh. My girlfriend got korma. Had a taste of dehydrated onions remixed into the sauce at too high of a concentration. The pakoras were very starchy. Lots of chick pea flour. Tasted more like falafel w/ curry powder. The paneer tika masala was ordered 5 out of 6 on a scale of spicyness. I would rate it a 3. Spices seemed somewhat underpronounced. Could taste a bit too much yogurt. Too acidic.

We found both of the food mostly bland. If you like Cedars (right next door too Bombay Grill) you'll probably find the food comparable.

Pros: Parking is convenient

Cons: Spices aren't fresh enough

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I went on a date here and was very impressed. They have a large menu and everything we ordered was very good. The place is romantic, sorta, it's not really romantic but will do. the prices are about average, and they have a good selection of wine and beer. Check it out.

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★★★★☆

I went on a date here and was very impressed. They have a large menu and everything we ordered was very good. The place is romantic, sorta, it's not really romantic but will do. the prices are about average, and they have a good selection of wine and beer. Check it out.

Pros: Excellent for and price

Cons: little slow to give you the check

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This place is fantastic! In the last 2 years I have been to this place more times than I can count. The food is wonderful and the service attentive. Frankly, after reading some of the reviews that were negative, I wondered if these folks were talking about the same restaurant! Try the Weekend Brunch Buffet. LOTS of choices all expertly prepared. Great Naan!

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★★★★★

This place is fantastic! In the last 2 years I have been to this place more times than I can count. The food is wonderful and the service attentive. Frankly, after reading some of the reviews that were negative, I wondered if these folks were talking about the same restaurant! Try the Weekend Brunch Buffet. LOTS of choices all expertly prepared. Great Naan!

Pros: Buffet, Cost, Choices

Cons: Not near me....

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This place is great. Great service, great food, and it one of the few Indian restaurants that has wonderful ambience. Also it can be pretty cheap to dine there if you have the Entertainment card.

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★★★★★

This place is great. Great service, great food, and it one of the few Indian restaurants that has wonderful ambience. Also it can be pretty cheap to dine there if you have the Entertainment card.

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I'm suprised by a lot of the reviews for Bombay Grill. I've been several times and always had friendly service. The food is EXCELLENT. I'd say better than any other Indian Food in Seattle. The menu is broader than most of the standard options you get at Indian restaurants. Specials are usually fantastic. And thank god the food is actually spicy. I'm sick of ordering spicy food at Asian restaurants only to find out they have "dummed down" the spice for the less spice inclined palates.

I thought the lack of parking comment by another reviewer was funny. What other restaurants are you going to that even have a free parking lot option? Most places its just street parking or a pay lot, and that really has nothing to do with the quality of the restaurant anyway.

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★★★★☆

I'm suprised by a lot of the reviews for Bombay Grill. I've been several times and always had friendly service. The food is EXCELLENT. I'd say better than any other Indian Food in Seattle. The menu is broader than most of the standard options you get at Indian restaurants. Specials are usually fantastic. And thank god the food is actually spicy. I'm sick of ordering spicy food at Asian restaurants only to find out they have "dummed down" the spice for the less spice inclined palates.

I thought the lack of parking comment by another reviewer was funny. What other restaurants are you going to that even have a free parking lot option? Most places its just street parking or a pay lot, and that really has nothing to do with the quality of the restaurant anyway.

Pros: great food, bar waiting area

Cons: a little pricey

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You know i have to say i was dissapointed on my visit. I went with my boyfriend and felt ouw waiter was really rude to us. The drinks were fine, however the food was really hot for us, even though we ordered really mild. We felt really rushed out of the place i guess because it was their closing time, so they turned their music down and started dimming their lights. Overall, i think there are better Indian restaurants to eat than Bombay Grill. I really don't quite recommend it.

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★☆☆☆☆

You know i have to say i was dissapointed on my visit. I went with my boyfriend and felt ouw waiter was really rude to us. The drinks were fine, however the food was really hot for us, even though we ordered really mild. We felt really rushed out of the place i guess because it was their closing time, so they turned their music down and started dimming their lights. Overall, i think there are better Indian restaurants to eat than Bombay Grill. I really don't quite recommend it.

Pros: Maybe Drinks

Cons: Staff, Food, Service

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The customer service is good yet I felt pressured into buying sides and server wouldn't take no for an answer. The quality of the food is somewhat better than other Indian restaurants around the area. We were well accomodated. Parking lot is small and there weren't any street parking on a Saturday night. The Thali dinner was good. Chicken Tikka was good but chicken could have been cooked longer. The mango margarita was yummy. Overall, average food quality and good customer service yet prices were kind of high for dinner. Decent Indian food.

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★★★☆☆

The customer service is good yet I felt pressured into buying sides and server wouldn't take no for an answer. The quality of the food is somewhat better than other Indian restaurants around the area. We were well accomodated. Parking lot is small and there weren't any street parking on a Saturday night. The Thali dinner was good. Chicken Tikka was good but chicken could have been cooked longer. The mango margarita was yummy. Overall, average food quality and good customer service yet prices were kind of high for dinner. Decent Indian food.

Pros: good customer service

Cons: parking

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I have returned to the Bombay Grill again and again. The food is always outstanding (Sri Lankan curry, eggplant bharta, vegetable biryani, garlic naan, everything we've tried!), and on top of that the owner and staff always recognize us and are exceptionally friendly. Have NEVER had a bad experience here... even my 80 year old Nana who likes mild food loved it!

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★★★★★

I have returned to the Bombay Grill again and again. The food is always outstanding (Sri Lankan curry, eggplant bharta, vegetable biryani, garlic naan, everything we've tried!), and on top of that the owner and staff always recognize us and are exceptionally friendly. Have NEVER had a bad experience here... even my 80 year old Nana who likes mild food loved it!

Pros: Food, Staff, Cleanliness

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I've been going to the Bombay Grill for the past year, and each time I do I have found wonderful service, with delicious food. They have many types of curries, with lamb, beef, chicken, prawns, lobster, salmon, and other seafood, along with many vegitarian options; many of which can be made vegan! The naan comes out piping hot, and the staff is always ready to get you an extra plate, refill, ect without being in your face. Great with friends, family, or your date! Prices also reasonable-about $8-$15 an entry (portions are large, without being overly so).

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★★★★★

I've been going to the Bombay Grill for the past year, and each time I do I have found wonderful service, with delicious food. They have many types of curries, with lamb, beef, chicken, prawns, lobster, salmon, and other seafood, along with many vegitarian options; many of which can be made vegan! The naan comes out piping hot, and the staff is always ready to get you an extra plate, refill, ect without being in your face. Great with friends, family, or your date! Prices also reasonable-about $8-$15 an entry (portions are large, without being overly so).

Pros: Excellent Food, Friendly, Attentive

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srilankan curry is out of this world .the new owner of this restaurant has done a great job in the city oldest indian restaurant (india house).

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★★★★★

srilankan curry is out of this world .the new owner of this restaurant has done a great job in the city oldest indian restaurant (india house).

Pros: parking, patio

Cons: location

 

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