Bombay Indian Restaurant

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


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


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

Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2009: Bombay Indian Restaurant

Great food, low prices, lots of fun

Why go: The welcome can be surly and the service grudging at this paint-freshened dining room in a shabby White Oak strip mall. But a few spoonfuls into the complex, subtly spiced curries and it probably won’t matter. When it’s on, this is some of the area’s best Indian cooking.

What to get: Superb chicken tikka masala; malai kofta, vegetable dumplings in almond cream sauce; scorching lamb vindaloo; three veggie curries—baingan bharta (eggplant), saag paneer (spinach), and aloo gobhi (cauliflower and potato); Kashmiri naan with chopped maraschino cherries and almonds.

Best for: If ever a restaurant were made for takeout, this one’s it.

Insider tip: Did we mention the service? Even if you phone in your order, you may have to wait when you arrive for pickup.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.

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