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Bombay Indian Restaurant

11229 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD 20904

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

Nearby Metro Stops: Takoma, Silver Spring

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Needed

Website: http://bombayindianrestaurant.com/

Price Details:
Appetizers $3.50 to $6.95, entrées $8.95 to $18.95.

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2007: Bombay

The coriander, tamarind, and onion chutneys on the table draw your eye with their electric colors. The dishes that follow at this curry house, with its blue sconces and soft Indian music, are equally vivid. There’s outstanding paneer pakora, house-made cheese stuffed with fresh mint sauce and deep-fried. Curries range from the mildly zesty Dum Aloo Banarasi—potatoes stuffed with cheese and spices—to the fiery lamb vindaloo, and they might be the area’s best.

Tandoori dishes are excellent; cubes of salmon are marinated overnight in spices and roasted until the flavor is locked in. And don’t miss the biryanis. The Bombay Biryani ranks as one of the great dishes in Washington: a big portion of basmati rice flavored with saffron, raisins, and nuts and loaded with chicken, lamb, and shrimp.

The nan, once a weak point, has gotten better, leaving Bombay as one of the area’s few great Indian restaurants.

Open Sunday through Thursday for lunch and dinner, Friday and Saturday for dinner.