- 1420 Lake Drive SE
- Grand Rapids, MI 49506
"Eastown's favorite Indian cuisine!"
Comfortable and warm, elegant without being pretentious, Bombay Cuisine serves high-quality Indian food along with a wide variety of wines, beers, and, of course, chai!
From the people:
Jason, a recent visitor from California, had this to say about Bombay:
“I found Bombay Cuisine while traveling to Grand Rapids for a few months. I was shocked to find an Indian restaurant at all, let alone one of this quality!
Look and feel:
It’s a very warm establishment, comfortable without being fancy.
It’s a pretty standard menu for an Indian restaurant. They seem to have a large wine selection, of which I never partook. They also have 2 for 1 beers on tap, and the selection here is excellent.
I ate here many times over the course of a few months, so I tried a few of their dishes. I didn’t experiment as much as I might have otherwise because I found a few favorites that I just loved. One thing to note is that, just like everywhere else in this city, they don’t make spicy food unless you challenge them. I finally figured out that when I ordered my dishes at a level 12 (on a scale of 1-10) I was able to eat it without needing to add the pepper sauce.
Saag Ghost - I don’t know how they do it, but they manage to get the flavor of the lamb to spread throughout the spinach such that the dish is completely unified, as opposed to pieces of lamb sitting in the saag. I’ve ordered this in many restaurants from New York to San Francisco, and I think this place does it best. I am still amazed.
Bangain Bartha - This is one of the smokiest eggplant dishes I’ve ever had. It’s outstanding.
Murg Methi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Lababdar, Chicken Bhuna, Vegetable Korma are all good dishes, but none of them grabbed me the way the above two did.
Masala Roti, Garlic Roti - Both excellently prepared wheat versions of naan.
Samosa - Their potato pastries are very good, and an excellent choice if you are hungry since the wait for your entrees might be a little while.
Meals here are a little expensive for the Grand Rapids area, but well worth it! Eating there, I typically found the bills to be around $60 for two people, including beer (after tax and tip).
...Will I go back? If I ever find myself back in Grand Rapids, this is the first place I will eat.”
Bombay is open for lunch and dinner, and offers a full bar, including wine and beer. Kid and Vegetarian Friendly!
Stop by and check out the new expansion, The Queen’s Pub!