bombay bistro


“A scene from one of my favorite movies of all time, Coming to America – ‘Oh, my goodness, I can’t believe it! This is the greatest day of my life!” – played in my head when I tried their food for the very first time. At last, an above average Indian restaurant that I not only enjoy but would recommend. Their spices tastes authentic, their rice (a key compontent of an Indian dish) is fresh and their sauces compliments their protein (the lamb or cheese). However, their garlic naan wasn’t anything special.“

Bombay Bistro | Location: 3570 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax VA | Top: Garlic Naan, Rating: 3/5, Price: $2.95 | Bottom Left: Saag Ghost, Rating: 4/5, Price: $13.95 | Bottom Right: Paneer Shashlik*, Rating: 4/5, Price: $11.95 | For The Record: *cottage cheese brochette

Bombay Bistro

So while the rest of the interns went to Fogo De Chao, my room mates and I went to Bombay Bistro for some all you can eat Indian food. We were trying to avoid going into a food coma and we still did. We ate so much naan, butter chicken, and vegetable briyani that I couldn’t do work when I went back to the office. 

My favorite dishes at the end were:

Aloo Tikkis: It is a fried potato pancake with peas and carrots in the mix. They were almost like hashbrowns, but I just imagined that they were healthier because of the extra vegetables.

Gulab jamun: I had these once in high school and they were way too sweet. It is basically a donut hole dipped in a sweet syrup and it has a very smooth and moist texture. I just squeezed out some of the syrup and it was a perfect way to end the meal. 

I am so happy that I went here instead of going to Fogo de Chao twice and it was a great meal with the roommates and a great way to finish off the last week of work.