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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

#636 of 3,792 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (Washington Ave)
+1 619-297-7777
Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Conway, South Carolina
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376 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't eat Indian food very often but on a chilly night it really works well. This is a delightful restaurant in the heart of Hillcrest. The menu is extensive with choices of more than just curry. I don't think that you will be disappointed. My dish which was a chicken Korma was excellent. It had a delightful onion sauce... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called beforehand as it was xmas eve and weren't sure that it will be open. They said we are open till 9:30pm,so we left our hotel to reach thereby 9pm.But,the moment we entered through the door, the server told us that they are closed for the day. We tried asking about almost ready options if any .. but he... More 

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San Diego, California
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152 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for Christmas--it's one of the few nice places open here that day. We were happy with our choice. The decor is rich and relaxing, with indirect lighting, attractive Hindu and Buddhist sculpture, a waterfall, and comfortable seating. The music was slightly too loud for our taste, but we're more sensitive than most folks. We could have... More 

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San Diego
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a very cute restaurant but the food is just average. My mom and I went there on a Monday night the restaurant was not busy. We had the buffet it was $15. I had one of their drinks is was weak. I like stronger drinks. I would go back for the atmosphere but still looking for a better... More 

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Thank amytud1
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Love the food here. Delicious. Unfortunately the service is always a problem. Slow or busy. It will take 20 minutes to be able to order your food. Maybe 30 minutes later you will get it. They are just a different pace here. Hard to get any attention.

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Malibu, California
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

GREAT atmosphere and GREAT service! Is it cheap/inexpensive? No. But is it good? Yes! Candidly it's a little pricey for Indian food and the portions weren't very big but we enjoyed ourselves (and their FANTASTIC cocktails) and would definitely come back! The eggplant Bhartha was AMAZING we really enjoyed that entree most! As for appetizers, the aloo paratha (bread stuffed... More 

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Thank SandyQTraveler
Rancho Santa Fe, California
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454 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I go there at least once a month and im never tired of this place. The food is awesome and if you go there at lunch time there is a very nice buffet.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Food was awesome! We loved everything we got, I just wish the portion was a tiny bit bigger for what you pay for the curries. Our waiter was AMAZING, I wish I could remember his name! He was helpful with suggestions, friendly and funny. One of the best servers I have ever had anywhere worldwide! Samosas and the cheese naan... More 

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Thank Meghann K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My spouse and I had a wonderful experience at this establishment. The food was fantastic, service was great and atmosphere was beautiful! We are considering them for catering our next event.

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Thank shelleyvasey
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Tried as much as I could during the lunch buffet. Loved it all till I was stuffed. My girlfriend loved it too. Definitely coming back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103
    (Washington Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-7777

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?