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Bombay Blues

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  • Phone Number 011 447 3210
  • Location Standard Bank Building, Corner Tyrwhitt and Cradock Avenues, Rosebank, Johannesburg
  • email info@bombayblues.co.za
  • Opening Hours

    Sunday to Wednesday 12noon to 9pm; Thursday to Saturday 12noon to 9.30pm

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Cost
R80 avg main
Ambience
Authentic culture, Classic elegance
Food
Indian
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa

Critic's review

Food
This is a restaurant that adventures into the less well-known facets of a truly diverse cuisine. Here you can appreciate the culture of India through its cooking – it is an ancient tradition that requires a high level of expertise to pay it justice. Any of the dishes can be savoured, from the starters of Lucknowi seekh kebab, which is the pride of every kitchen in Awadh, to the jhinga Goa curry – fresh prawns simmered in a gravy of coconut milk and flavoured with turmeric, ginger and green chilli, or the paneer mussallam – Indian cottage cheese simmered in a rich tomato and cashew gravy.

Wine
A good cross-section of local wines.

Service
Excellent, personal service from waiters who get to know you and see to your comfort and continued satisfaction.

Ambience
This place fights against the dust of ongoing renovations in the bustling central Rosebank area yet continues to present a spotlessly clean interior with stylish details in the silver-leaf underplates and pearlescent mosaic lanterns. There is a new secluded bar area as well as tented enclaves for private seating outside.

And...
This restaurant should be more appreciated. It certainly deserves to have a bigger following. (AlK, September 2010)
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User reviews

  • Food good. Normal Castle Lite 340ml beer at R28-00! - too expensive. Won't see me in this establishment again.

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  • I was taken aback by how good the food was. It's always been a place I have passed and never ventured into but I am thrilled to say that I have found the Indian restaurant in Jo'burg. Service was great, décor a tad grotty (in an authentic Indian once-was-glorious kind of way) but the food is sensational. We went back the next day. I kid you not.

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  • A pre movie diner for two started with the usual but good complementary achar, pickled onions and "chilli dip". Went straight to mains which were a very tasty, but unadventurous Murg Tikka Masala (R90) and a slightly disappointing Jhinga Goa curry (R130), which contained a total of 6 small/medium prawns. A portion of steamed rice (R25) and a garlic Naan (+-R15) was ordered as accompaniments. The restaurant was quiet and our meal arrived efficiently. Service was attentive and accessible when requested. Wine wasn’t on the cards for the evening, but the list, at a quick glance looked comprehensive. Generally the experience was acceptable although perhaps a little pricey relative to alternative Indian experiences. The bill surprisingly already included a 10% gratuity charge, but wasn’t an issue given the decent service received on the night.

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  • Really delicious food, good portions. Will definitely be going back.

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  • The absolute best curry in Johannesburg. Pity about the lack of atmosphere but the service and food is not comparable in Johannesburg. Consistently excellent!
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  • I ate at Bombay Blues for Saturday lunch. The restaurant was very quiet - I think one other table. I had very good tandoor chicken and fish. The doosa wasnt as good as I have had but the butter chicken and vindaloo lamb were brilliant!
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  • The place was empty except for two or three other tables, we should have known. The area around the restaurant is very chaotic due to Gautrain station construction. The decor was nice, most of the breads very nice, but the curries were generally oversalted and very oily. Surely in this age when even McDonalds is offering salads there must be room for an Indian restaurant that does not servce curries consisting mainly of cream and oil? A slick decor does not a good kitchen make....
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  • Fantastic restaurant with some of the best Indian food in Joburg. The lamb raan with dhal was perfect - definitely worth a visit.
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  • Totally overpriced! Starter for 3 that was brought on one plate consisted of 4 chicken drumsticks, 5 2inch square pieces of fish, 5 1.5 inch square lamb pieces = R200! Food quality was not much different to another other Indian resturant but double the price, Lamb Vindaloo was good but again way overpriced. Took an American client to dinner and she was the first to comment on the price as she felt that for what we got, it was expensive in $ terms!
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Facilities

  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dancing
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Live entertainment
  • Parking
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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