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Bombay Cafe - very good food, but not a good value


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Bombay Cafe - very good food, but not a good value

liu | Aug 9, 2006 01:24 AM

Bombay Cafe
12021 West Pico
Los Angeles

It has been awhile since we ate here, so this past Saturday night -- not being able to recall some of the other good Indian restaurants in the area -- we ended up at Bombay Cafe.

The quality of the food is very good; it is not at all greasy, and the saag paneer was delicious. We also had chicken with a dry spice rub that was really tasty, although a little dry.

Except for some chips and dip (the chips were more like shrimp chips than papadum) everything else needs to be ordered separately, including the chutneys. The portions are small; for example, we ordered raita (yogurt) and mango chutney and each came in a tiny cup -- perhaps 1/4 cup serving. I am used to large bowls of the yogurt and complimentary chutneys and tamarind and mint sauces.

I really liked the food, but I felt as though they had cut to bare minimum on everything. We were over $40 for two of us before tax and gratuity, and we did not order much. The service was ok, but I felt as though they did not care if we were there...

Has anyone else been here? What was your experience? Where else do you like in the general West Los Angeles area?

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