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Bombay Cafe

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12021 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1140 (Bundy)
+1 310-473-3388
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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190 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

In it's heyday this was a gem on the Westside. They lost their liquor license, and then got it back. Tried it again and was very disappointed. The food was bland and lukewarm which is inexcusable because the dining room was 95% empty. Dead on a Saturday night at 7:30pm = a dying restaurant. The ladies room smelled of sewage... More 

Thank highlandbride
Los Angeles, California
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55 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

As a sister restaurant to Nawab in Santa Monica its inconceivable this restaurant is as bad as it is. Dishes were bland with no intensity of flavor. Bharta was dreadful. Chicken Tikka loaded with big globs of dark meat chicken. Topped off by lousy service with few people in the restaurant. Many many reall good Indian restaurants within 5 minutes... More 

1 Thank budfood
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This was one of my first stops after landing at LAX. Bombay Café WAS great place for wonderful and aromatic South Indian dishes and street food you don't generally find in most US-based Indian restaurants. Sadly, the new management has totally changed the seasoning and flavor of the dishes -- the cuisine is now unrecognizable as Indian food. Most dishes... More 

1 Thank GlobalTravelWorks
Las Vegas, Nevada
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151 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

Bombay Cafe is on Pico Blvd, just before the Santa Monica border. Wonderful Northern and Southern Indian food. Great lunches!

Thank Ken W
Los Angeles
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I am from India and go to the Bombay Cafe for their street food or Chat as they call it. Try the Sev Puri, Pani Puri, Bhel Puri and Masala Dosa. Delicious and they get the sauce just right. Good, fast, friendly service, simple decor and priced well.

Thank georgette g
Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

I've been a frequenter of the Bombay Café every few months since 2009 and I don't actually recognize the restaurant as being the one given such bad reviews by many of your contributors. The food may not be the most exciting in the world (for that forget America and go to India, Sri Lanka or west London) but my experience... More 

1 Thank David A
los angeles
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is the classic American Indain food like Mexican American or Chinesse American..When we walked in and saw a open kitchen it looked promising, but no smell of Indian Spices... Best thing on the table was the Garlic Naan and mango chutney...After being patient with the waitress from hell, slow slow so slow....We notice there were no Indians in the... More 

Thank bigbadjohnlosangeles
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed my vegetarian meal. Palak peneer was so fresh and the yellow dal was tasty. The service was fabulous. I went early, so there was only a couple of other tables but it started to fill up by the time I left. Would go again.

Thank Jay A
Istanbul, Turkey
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

The food is very good, especially Chicken Tikka Masala was amazing. The Kheer desert was fantastic. The service was nice, but the atmospere wasn't good. It wasn't an Indian decoration, it wasn't modern or it wasn't luxury. But still, Bombay Cafe is a nice restaurant.

Thank Kerim B
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I brought 4 friends to this restaurant on Sat 10/12 at 9:20PM having been there before and enjoyed the food at lunch time many times, We sat and ate. It was a quiet evening and there were just 2-3 other parties there. At 10:20PM the waitress brought us desert menus but after 5 mins she came back and said that... More 

1 Thank dermot c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12021 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064-1140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-473-3388
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