• CLOSED: Bombay Cuisine

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian food. Reported closed October 2022.

3 Reviews

First Review by erbavore


Points +41

06 Sep 2021

EastTown’s Best Indian

Bombay Cuisine was the first restaurant I visited in Grand Rapids, and it was a delicious welcome to the city.

There is a plethora of vegetarian options and the server was happy to answer which dishes are (or can be made) vegan. I recommend the Daal Subzi — it comes vegan and savory — with a side of plain Roti for dipping.

The portion sizes are large so come hungry. I have never left feeling empty.

Getting two-for-one, Bombay shares its restaurant space with East West brewing, a local brewery. I recommend a flight because the flavors vary, focusing on fruity and pine tastes that go well with your spice-filled food.

The location used to house a buffet but does not any longer, instead favoring table service. If you are in EastTown looking for Indian food, Bombay is your place to be!

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-06

Pros: Lots of vegetarian options marked on menu, Lots of vegan options if you ask, Large portions

Cons: A little pricey



Points +96

23 Jul 2007

This place is good

We got the khumb mattar (mushroom and peas in a creamy, velvety tomato sauce served over rice) and the alooh (potato fried bread stuff). It is great and the service is good. It is very pricey. The khumb mattar alone was $12-13 plus the bread is extra. Go with a big pocket of cash and it is totally worth the price.

Pros: Great authentic food, good service, worth the price

Cons: pricey


Points +108

28 Oct 2006

It's the worst food in the country

I find myself more of a critic than anything else when going to "Bombay Cuisine," yet the food here has to be the world's worst. I have managed to eat twice at this establishment, and have regretted it both times.

Granted, I've lived in India for 3 years of my life and I can attest that this food is the farthest from Indian food one can imagine. If you want a taste of real Indian food, go to Little Africa. The food (except the bread) is very similar.
At the Bombay cafe, I took my food back 3 times so they could add some flavor to it. At the end, we just left the food, (virtually untouched) on the table.
On a positive note, it is a beautiful restaruant and the atmosphere is incredible. For me, this place would do better as a bar.

This is NOT a place for vegetarians.

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Food was HORRIBLE, Price

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