I really wanted to like Bistro India because it is literally steps from my apartment! When we were there the place was pretty dead, but service was still horrible! Our server (who I'm pretty sure was actually the manager or owner) was inattentive and didn't even ask us if we wanted rice or naan with our dish (we didn't know it wasn't included). Once the real server came on shift things got better and we actually got some service!
There are definitely much better and friendlier Indian restaurants in the Edmonton downtown area.
Cons: bad service, overpriced