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A first of it's kind, Indian Cafe and Bar. The Bombay Canteen recreates India with a twist.
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $10
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Indian, Bar
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and drinks. The food comes in very small portions and hence the food is expensive. But over all its very good.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Ambience, Good Service & Yummy Food n Desserts.. Very good and healthy food provide by so thankful to all cook and service +918219104206

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Very good experience! One of the best Indian restaurants that i have tried ! The quality of the food is so good and also its fresh !

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

Cannot recommend Bombay Canteen enough. Ambience is fun, food is amazing and service is fantastic. Kesari, our server, made the best recommendations and everything we had was just delectable! Definitely on my list for anybody that ever visits Mumbai

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 2 July 2022 via mobile

It was an amazing family lunch experience. Went for a chef’s experience and was really good! Innovative thinking of bring different Indian flavours together.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

This was our second visit to The Bombay Canteen (TBC), because our initial experience was pleasant, we did spread the word. However, seems after the beloved Chef Floyd Cardoz, The Bombay Canteen has lost its charm, and needs to revisit its taste, portion, variety, and...specifically its hospitality. We visited TBC on 4th of June, 2022, had reserved a table for four, a week in advance from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Drove all the way from Pune, and were all ecstatic to celebrate a birthday. We reached well before our reservation schedule, just like any restaurant would like its customers to be present. The menu was limited but seemed like an array of delectable items. Our table attendant briefed us about some best-selling appetizers and drinks, and we were off looking forward to a scrumptious event. High hopes often lead to disappointment, and we were not only disappointed by the food taste and portion, but by the service too. In fact, the service was the foulest to reckon. TBC had set a benchmark for its curated menu, along with a decent portion that was in harmony with the price. We ordered a couple of appetizers initially. We were quite perplexed when the Tapas sized appetizers arrived. We did not understand if we were to just taste it or be too courteous amongst us by skipping the taste and imploring the other members to have an extra bite. We ordered three more appetizers and boy…neither could we fathom the taste nor satiate the appetizing hunger. The disheartening start was reflecting on our face. Our drinks too were a buzzkill. Excessive ice is just going to make the drink freezing cold, and overcome the liquor intensity. We just doused the drinks to mellow down the spicy food. We ordered another round of drinks but the outcome was even worse. Now comes the most inexcusable cringe worthy experience. The wait-staff were literally hovering around our table. Like hawks, they eyeing our plates, just waiting for the last bite to be taken, then they would swoosh away the empty plate and ask us what we want to order next. Like right in the face! Initially it looked funny, we also jested that TBC is short on plates and cutlery, so better hurry up. However, at this stage at least 50% of the tables were vacant. Gradually, it seemed like a deliberate attempt to ask us to leave, so that they could seat in more guests. They were ignorant to the extent where they just picked up our cocktail glasses. We had to grab our glasses, as our drinks were still present in the glasses. We also over heard a couple of the wait-staff that, “they are almost done, go get the plates and the next order”. We do understand the importance of the food business on a weekend, but we still had an hour at hand for our reservation slot to end, and the restaurant was half-vacant. At this moment, we thought of moving to another restaurant to continue with the main course. However, thought of spending time on locating another restaurant then deciding on the food order, made us order the main course at TBC. We just went for one dish. The ordeal continued with the ridiculous portion, the paltry service, and the mediocre taste. We rushed through our meal and asked for the cheque. We were still famished, and went to another restaurant to complete our meal. We paid 8,100 INR for below average, tapas sized food, repulsive hospitality, and were still hungry for a proper meal. This is a good example of daylight robbery! It is absolutely disheartening especially when you are celebrating your spouse’s birthday with close friends. The entire experience is ruined, and this sticks around in our memory.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

Superb. Food, ambiance, staff, modern, trendy, fun, cocktails, relaxed. As a westerner I can say that there is no reason to not visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant. Quirky, innovative food. Not your usual Indian cuisine (albeit compared to our standard ‘UK’ experiences) Well worth a visit

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

Everything is delicious, perfect service- our waiter was Karik who couldn’t have been more knowledgable about the food and recommended great cocktails! Would recommend 100%!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

That is an actual fusion food. Experimentation of combination of flavours is spot on ! from starters to dessert - fantastic ! a must try ! delightful ambience in the restaurant

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022

We have eaten several times in Bombay Canteen as our office is located in Kamla Mills compound. Vut last night experience was extrordinary: Full marks to the chefs (Chef Sachin and Co) and our friend Ameya. We had the following dishes and I have added...the marks scored by each below: 1. Mutton Sukha with Malabar parotta 8/10 2. Prawns Ali-Yolio with paav - This is a signature dish of Bombay Canteen 10/10👏👏👍 3. Chicken ghee roast Seekh (The seek was as tender as galouti kabab) 9/10 4. Simple beja fry with toast (Not in the new menu - part of old menu) 9/10 5. Whole roasted trout - who fish from the Himalays (As per wikipedia "Trout are closely related to salmon" but its a fresh water fish) 10/10👏👏👍 6. For main course - Houseboat seafood curry with steam rice. The curry had prawns, fish and clams in it 8/10 7. Desert - Coffee rasgulla Sundae - This was the best desert in the world 10/10 👏👏👍 To top it all, Bombay Canteen has a well-stocked bar as we all know. Haven't enjoyed food so much in a long time.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2021

Not worth it.... increase the portion of the food....plz update veg menu.... Ambiance is gd ....but so much expensive....

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

Had an amazing time, the hostess Damini gave us excellent recommendations and was so lovely! Even though we were running late they held on to our table so we could enjoy our evening. There was ample social distancing and thr food was fantastic! Would highly...recommendMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 5 October 2020

I have visited this restaurant number of times. The last visit was in February before the pandemic. The restaurant is one of the best in Mumbai, though on a costlier side. Ambience: The place is lively, great for family outings or hanging out with friends....It is usually crowded. Service: The staff is courteous and is able to explain all the dishes perfectly. Their suggestions are also good. Menu options: They keep on changing the menu from time to time. They have enough options for both veg and non veg. Innovation in Dishes: They have certain dishes which are unique in terms of taste(Eggs Kejriwal), ingredients used (green tomato butter Chicken) and also the preparation(Gulab nut). Taste: Go for the dishes the servers recommend. They are excellent, other dishes are ordinary.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 29 April 2020

Good place to try different dishes over here. ambiance is good, food is good and staff is also good. I visited few times to try different dishes.

Date of visit: February 2020
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I'm not The Bombay Canteen, so I can't answer you. I'm not sure if they ever have buffet. We certainly didn't experience it. However, this is a hugely popular place, so you must reserve a table before coming.
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The Bombay Canteen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4