Too anxious to wait for Elise H.'s Indian food primer on June 22nd, I stopped in today for lunch at Bombay Garden.
It was a bit after 2:00 p.m. and they only offered a buffet lunch, NO menu service. With tax, and a bowl of Naan the bill came to $8.60. This isn't cheap (Great India on Geary/25th Ave. in SF is $5.99)but has good variety.
They had a small fruit and salad bar section, condiments, vegetable pakora, raita, dal, tandoori chicken, channa masala, saag paneer, basmati rice, vegetable fried rice, chicken maharaja, lamb curry, kheer, vanilla ice cream, and a handful of dishes I wasn't too familiar with.
Hopefully after the Chowhound Indian Food Primer Class, I'll know better what they all are.
The food was very good, however they close at 2:30 and they weren't refilling the buffet table very well. Sort of the bottom of the barrell if you know what I mean? I would get there no later than 1:00ish for the best selection.
I can't wait to go back when all the serving trays are full of hot, fresh goodies. I'm sure I didn't get all the best of their offerings.
PS: A friend is married to an Indian woman and highly recommends the fish curry off the regular menu, for example.
172 East 3rd Avenue San Mateo, CA 94401