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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

#666 of 3,845 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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3960 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103-3112 (Washington Ave)
+1 619-297-7777
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This was a beautiful restaurant with excellent service and reasonable prices. The curry is "safe" for sensitive palates; they have mild, medium and spicy levels. Menu is pretty extensive. Great lettuce wrap appetizers, too. The restaurant is located in the Hillcrest district.

Thank Phyllis D
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

My husband and I really liked our dinner at this restaurant. The service was great, and the waiter was very educated and pleasant. We sat outdoors and it was very nice. I had never had indian food before and really liked it. I ordered one of the curries with lamb, mild spice. Would come back.

Thank Brupozzi
Palm Desert, California
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

This is an attractive restaurant that did not meet our expectations. As a group we ordered three entrees to share: tandoori chicken (it was okay, not wonderful), the mixed grill (not at all appetizing or tasty), a lamb dish (it was good), and two orders of naan, garlic and plain. Rice accompanied the entrees. I had a pleasant evening, but... More 

Thank travelswithdiane
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2013

My background: British Indian - I have eaten Indian food around the world - in UK (40+ restaurants), Germany, Italy, India, New Zealand, Brazil, US-NY, US-NJ, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Singapore... So I have a lot of experience, not to mention my mother's cooking since birth. The restaurant itself is nice decor and staff are friendly and courteous - no problems... More 

Thank 30MM80
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2013

The variety of the flavors from India was amazing on the lunch buffet. There were several choices for salads, rice dishes, entrees, samosas, and desserts. I appreciated the range of spices - from very mild to moderately spicy. Although I'm sure the servers would have willingly brought a VERY spicy dish upon request. The iced tea had a slight fruit... More 

1 Thank earlyam
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2013 via mobile

Was there with my family after visiting Sea World. Our children are between 3yr-7yr old, and they are well behaved children and I just felt like kids are not welcomed. Then I couldn't really understand the servers accent! The main course took forever and then forgot to put a dish in so had to wait for that one! Looked like... More 

Thank loveyummyfood
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Beautiful restaurant that is tastefully decorated. Food and Service were good also. Perhaps they could add a few more items to the menu.

Thank KfromDE
Santa Clara, California
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2013

Had been at Bombay, Exotic cuisine of India, couple of times for various parties and dining. Everytime I was moved by the interiors they have and the theme based set in the adjoining party hall. The ambience inside gives the real exotic feel in a rich Indian atmosphere. With thick frames and dark colors. Above all food really stands out...... More 

Thank Myashu
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The Buffet had a variety and it was all very tasty and very reasonably priced. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was really really pleasant. It is just a classy restaurant.

Thank Julia T
Kirkland, Washington
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2013

The decor and layout is very well done and screams fine dining. The food however could use lot of finesse. We ordered their Dosas and the sambhar and chutneys were just tasteless. The same dishes found in the frozen sections are much more flavorful.

Thank MG_AKS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?