Restaurants & Bars 8

Bombay Cafe

Mike Kilgore | Sep 14, 2001 10:55 AM

Just trying to get back to some semblance of normality we went to the Bombay Cafe last night. For those who have not been it is 1 block east of Bundy on the north side of Pico. This is a neighborhood place for us. We go maybe once a month. Last night we both had the Thali dinner, which gives you a choice of two vegetarian dishes and is served with a couple of side dishes, basmati rice, and a nice pile of nan, all for $12. The dinner comes on a big round stainless steel sort of plate with high sides, and most of the little dishes are in small individual stainless cups. I tried the eggplant deva, sauteed japanese eggplant with a very tasty sauce on top and the mushroom curry, which is mild and absolutely delicious. My wife had the mushroom curry too, and the green beans, (which to my taste was not that exciting, sort of like a green bean salad with the beans cut into small pieces). The side dishes were a lentil dish with spices and a diced cucumber and tomatoe salad, sort of like a Greek Tzatziki (sp?), along with a very good garlicky yogurt sauce. My wife also ordered a side of tandoori chicken, which was a little on the dry side, but when you wrap it up in some nan and throw some sauce on, it was quite tasty. We both came away very happy, very full and vowing to come back sooner than a month to eat this again. With my large Taj Mahal beer, one coke and the side chicken dish the total came to $49 plus tip. If you are on the westside and are in the mood for Indian food, you won't go wrong at the Bombay Cafe, (I am thinking about a great big bowl of the mushroom curry with a side of nan as I type this and just trying to keep the drool out of the keyboard is an effort).

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