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Bombay Bistro in Roseville (Sacto Area)

Bryan Harrell | Aug 31, 200406:09 PM

On a Monday night we went to Bombay Bistro in Roseville. It was around 7 p.m. and the huge dining room was empty save for another couple. Despite the name, there is nothing remotely bistroesque about the place. The dining room is large and conventional, and the lighting on the low side. There is also a huge banquet room off to one side.

The prices weren't really low, so I assumed the portions were huge. (I was right). For the two of us, we ordered just the Tandoori Mix Grill as an appetizer (i.e., without naan and rice) and Lamb Saag, a spinach based curry, served with naan and rice.

The Mix Grill was tremendous. Deeply marinated pieces of lamb, chicken, ground lamb kabob, and shrimp -- all with complex flavors yet tender and still somewhat juicy despite the heavy grilling, which left the surfaces crisp and good. $12.99.

The saag curry was also superb, the generous portion full of tender lamb and cooked-down spinach and other vegetables, with no excess oil or any starchy fillers.

I have heard the weekday lunch buffet is good, but the manager assured me that the food at dinnertime is much better. Which means that the lunch is likely to be quite good.

Bombay Bistro
1813 Douglas Blvd. #B-3
Roseville CA


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