Cheap Eats 2008: Bombay Indian Restaurant
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Bombay Indian Restaurant
Address: 11229 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20904
Phone: 301-593-7222
Neighborhood: Silver Spring/Takoma Park
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Sunday 11 to 3 and 4:30 to 9
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Takoma, Silver Spring
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Needed
Price Details: Appetizers $3.50 to $6.95, entrées $8.95 to $18.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Why go: The richly layered curries—their heat gentle and insistent, never overpowering—will make you forget about the plain digs and sometimes-surly service.

What to get: A hearty version of the eggplant stew baingan barta; the best malai kofta in the area, the soft veggie dumplings bound in a velvety almond gravy; bright, tangy chicken tikka masala, its gravy vivified by a dollop of tomato paste; incendiary lamb vindaloo; Kashmiri naan, its surface studded with almonds and cherries.

Best for: Vegetarians and diners seeking complex, often luxurious cooking.

Insider tip: Ordering takeout—the preference of many customers during the week—can be a challenge; call ahead 45 minutes or more.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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