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Bombay Cafe

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175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
+1 617-247-0555
Today
17:00 - 22:45
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:45
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:45
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

Being Asian, perhaps my standards are high but I took a few bites and had to throw it all away. Terrible food. Lacked taste and I think it may have been rotten. Not sure as my stomach has held up. Would never go back again.

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Noida, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

It was the the worst Indian food I had so far in any country .. Soup, chat, curry and bread .. all were equally non-eatable! there was nothing Indian about any of the tastes! Ordered it through delivery.com and had to throw all my food and go out to eat!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

We recently enjoyed a delightful pre-concert meal at Bombay Cafe. The service was pleasant without being intrusive and the meal was terrific. We had the Nariyal coconut soup which was terrific, a garlic nan and an assortment of other dishes. Everything was pleasing and freshly made. The restaurant was quiet on a week night and we did not have to... More 

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Chestnut Hill, Ma
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Value for money. Hits the spot. Basic fare that is both wholesome and tasty. Clean place too. Easy paid parking on the street. Don't miss the Kheer dessert. Will definitely be back!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

This place is amazing. I used to go 4 times per week for the cheap indian buffet, and eat dinner there one time per week. Lunch is simple, flavorful and a great value. 7$ for all you can eat. Dinner is delicious, well made indian food. I love this place. Really one of my favorite places to go while I... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Average food and very basic but $7 for a weekend lunch buffet?? Sign me up!! The service was decent and the mango lassi was yummy as well!

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Thank Justin H
Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

We discovered this restaurant in the late '90s, and have been going ever since. The prices are reasonable. The food is very good. They are very accommodating to requests for different spice levels. Everyone we have brought to eat there has agreed on the quality of the food. The Mali Kafta vegetable balls are a favorite.

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1 Thank Anne D
New England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2013

This has become my new favorite Indian restaurant in Boston. So delicious! I love their kabuli channa and like it spicy. They do a great job balancing spice with flavor. The menu has all the favorites. My husband loved the tikka masala. If you're in the neighborhood, do yourself a favor and go inside! It's wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

Bombay Cafe is pretty good. It's nothing I can really say bad about it...Luch buffet everyday for 7 bucks? Can't complain. The only thing I would suggest is that they add more variety to the buffet. It's the same thing everyday which can get a little boring...Although they do change the vegetarian dish on a daily basis. The location is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2008

service can be poor, but food is good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:45
Monday
17:00 - 22:45
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:45
Thursday
17:00 - 22:45
Friday
17:00 - 22:45
Saturday
17:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 175 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-247-0555

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

Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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