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Bombay Curry Company
Posted by Anonymous on 04/24/2011
They don't mark up the breads 800% like most places - an onion kulcha is just $2.25. And all vegetable dishes can be ordered as a small side for just a few dollars instead of full entree price. Rice comes preloaded on your main plate so one less serving dish to clutter up the table. Liked the dishes we ordered. Paratha was dry to the touch not covered in butter. Onion bhaji was lightly fried like a crab cake. Entrees were spicier than expected which I really liked but might catch some by surprise.
Posted by Johnny Mack on 09/23/2008
Once you find the Bombay Curry Company - it's off Mt. Vernon Avenue underneath a decaying apartment complex - stand to be delighted. You've got very attentive wait staff and the owner may come over and ask your opinion in terms of food and service, a wide selection of Indian dishes (I've had apologies on the flame level of dishes being toned down to match the expectations of the diners), an informal but pleasing environment, and no worry about a wait. You can also pick up a to-go meal too. And they've got a wonderful, bargain-basement but delicious buffet that shouldn't be missed. Fortunately, they don't use ghee I think and haven't gotten to the point of authenticity by serving sheep tail with rice and chilis.
Posted by Old Town on 11/18/2007
I got butter chicken, naan, and samosas for around $20 including a take-out tip-- not a great bargain, but I was starving for Indian food. Everything was good... I've had better, but it certainly hit the spot. The service was really outstanding. They went out of their way to be kind to someone placing a take-out order. I'll definitely go back, but I'm not sure that I'd recommend it to friends unless they specifically asked for Indian.
Posted by c on 10/03/2006
The food here was of great quality. The prices were great, starting at around 6 bucks for an entree and $2 appetizers. The service was great, and the atmosphere was welcoming too. I would definetly expect for the prices to be higher, but hope that they don't any time soon!!! I can't wait to go back.
Posted by Vinod on 06/14/2006
If this place was not tucked away in a little strip shopping center beneath a residential building it would have an hour long wait every day! I have been going there ever since it opened and have never been disapointed. Their butter chicken is one of the best in the area and the fish curry and the spicy chicken kadai, I have never come across anywhere. There are other things too but I forget their name. The owner keeps threatening to increase the prices, as there is not much at the bottom line. Till then I will take the Chicken curry with the basmati rice for 8.50. Highest entree is 11.50. Though I think that they are going to add more seafood and tweak the menu a bit and finally add a buck to the dinners but for the quality it is worth it. Used to be a pretty stark place when they started but little renovations over the years have made it quite charming. I just love the colors and the murals on the wall particularly the large wooden one over the new baquette that the owner brought over from his last visit to India. Good friendly service.