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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103-3112
+1 619-297-7777
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (11 reviews)
“samosas” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pmAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103-3112
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

The curry here is made very well in the Indian tradition. If you order the very spicy option, you can expect your sinuses to be cleared out whether you are congested or not. Sometimes with Thai curry you can order very spicy and it will...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Four of us recently dined at Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India. Usually, Indian cuisine is not my favorite. However, after the meal at Bombay, my feelings may be changing! The meal was both tasty, memorable, and delicious. The atmosphere is very inviting with a strong...More

Thank Lew B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I used to love this place! I visited quite frequently since décor & food were excellent. Unfortunately I didn't like the buffet dishes. Potatoes were cold, desserts seemed like were from mixes or canned stuff. Food seemed lackluster which was so disappointing since Indian cuisine...More

1  Thank tanya m
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Vegetarian entrees are $16.95 (their online menu says $14.95 but it was $2 more) and includes rice. The serving is larger than most Indian restaurants and was enough to share between two people. The Malai Kofta was really, really good! They have a Groupon, so...More

Thank expat_mbk
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The food here is so good and the service is quick. I love coming here for lunch because they have a buffet and you can sample a little of everything.

Thank jmboze1
Reviewed 20 January 2017 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....More

Thank ggcaiazzo
Reviewed 26 December 2016 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...More

Thank R00pika
Reviewed 26 December 2016

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...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank amytud1
Reviewed 31 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...More

Thank Amanda Q
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103-3112
    (Washington Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-297-7777
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