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Bombay Mahal Restaurant

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458 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415
+1 781-893-9988
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Boston, MA
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152 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

This new restaurant replaces a former Indian restaurant in the same place. However, this one is a marked step-up. The dining area has been redone and is much brighter that it was. The place is extremely well-staffed with attentive waiters of varying English ability but of unvarying eagerness to please the customers. The lunch buffet which we experienced is a... More 

Thank andrew02459
Level Contributor
94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We ate here with a total of 4 couples on a Saturday night in April 2014. We had reservations for 7PM, but as we walked in the door the reservation seemed unnecessary. Surprisingly it was almost empty. There was one other table with about 6 people. However, during our dinner, several other tables were filled. Since we had passed several... More 

Thank TheBuryTraveller
Alpharetta, Georgia
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

The mark of a good restaurant is not necessarily its size, but the quality of its food and the ambience. . Regrettably, Bombay Mahal is not among these gems. There were number of entrees both in veg and non veg but none of them tasted good. The desert was not appealing at all. My feeling is they don't care for... More 

Thank Arup D
Newton, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Bombay Mahal is our favorite Indian restaurant in the Boston area, which is saying quite a lot because there are so many. Everything we've had here is excellent. The decor and ambiance are wonderful; a very pleasant place for business or pleasure, casual or formal. We've had special celebrations here as well as impromptu casual meals with friends, and all... More 

Thank Deb255
Boston, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Have been to this restaurant few times. It has decent food but nothing that wows! Food was ok, hot served nan on table was good touch but you have to ask for it. Waiter was not pleasant may be due to language barrier. Ok for lunch, price was average. I wish it has more choice on buffett.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2012

The main problem I had with Bombay Mahal was that they refused to accept my Living Social Voucher. It was "expired" but the vouchers all clearly state "PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE." Perhaps the management didn't understand the Living Social deal but that is really their fault. I went for the lunch buffet and the food was a bit cold... More 

Thank Michael R
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Went there today. I had my doubts as it didn't look that good from outside. Menu for vegetarian was same as other Indian restaurants, though prices were little high. Decor was bad, dark with red lights. Bathroom brick walls were painted yellow and looked old and scary. Service was bad. We asked the person taking order about quantity of Naan... More 

Thank Neha M
Boston, MA
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87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2012 via mobile

Went here with my husband for dinner this last saturday since Indian is both one if our favourite types of food. We split an order of vegetable samosas which were tasty and had a slight kick. Then ordered our favourite chicken tikka masala and all I have to say is WOW! Had to be the best tasting tikka masala I... More 

Thank islandhopper68
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We went for dinner and ordered the 'special non-vegetarian dinner for 2' using a Groupon. You get soup, rice, 4 chicken/lamb dishes, raita, nan and some strange rice pudding dessert. Even at a cheap price it was not worth it. The service was very slow and the waiters all had on dirty black pants. While I did not order vegetarian,... More 

Thank Lynn4600
Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2012

this restaurant recently had renovations done and i love the new look of the place the food was amazing, the chicken tikka masla my husband had and my daughter and i shared the masala dosa and everything was soo good i also loved the mango lassi those of you who have a real appreciation for authentic indian food, you definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 458 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-0415
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-893-9988

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?