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Bombay Talkie
Indian Restaurant$$
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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189 9th Ave New York, NY 10011
189 9th AvenueUSNew YorkNew York10011
(212) 242-1900
$$Indian Restaurant, Asian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Asian Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Bar
Today 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday 5:00 – 10:30 pmTuesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmWednesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 11:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
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Restaurant offering creative versions of Indian street fare amid Bollywood murals.- Google
"Therefore, I think the regular price is a bit high for average Indian food."
"She sends over the "manager" who we know was another wait staff member."
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Athena Chang
2 years ago
Bombay Talkie is a nice Indian restaurant that is not tacky like some of those in East Village and the decor is simple and modern. We got a coupon to use for our dinner so the price was great. We tried the grilled chicken tiki and currry lamb with rice. Both dishes are pretty good but it is not really superior to others I have tried in the city. Therefore, I think the regular price is a bit high for average Indian food. Also, the service was kind of slow even though they were not busy really. I think the waiters were busy chatting with each other at the bar. I don't think i will be back.
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Mamta Varma
4 years ago
I will preface this review by saying the food here was ok..but part of going out and paying extra is also about service. The service makes or breaks a restaurant... With that said, I experienced the most ridiculous, inappropriate service I have ever had in my life. My friend who lives in the city had ordered a mango lassi that she didn't really enjoy. The texture was very runny..unlike true lassi which is thick. We told her to send it back - she had only drank a quarter before realized it didn't grow on her. The waitress (Monica) comes over and has an attitude about taking the drink back and bringing her another. Her response was "in nyc, this is how lassi is made" - as if my friend was a tourist and/or never had had a lassi before. She brings another and my friend takes a sip and decides to give up on the lassi and just send it back. We continue to enjoy our meal..the tab comes and we notice it is higher than we were expecting for the 3 of us. Notice that the tab includes a 20% + gratuity on it. We question Monica. She has an attitude about it and says that they have a minimum of $25/person and since we didn't meet that minimum - she added the extra gratuity. We ask to see the menu where this is listed..and it does say this indeed..for PARTIES OF 5 OR MORE! So, we say..this doesnt' make sense as we are a party of 3. She goes on to say that this is the tab and we have to pay it very sternly. And begins to grab our credit cards on the table!! My friend grabs them and says she needs to talk to the manager..and Monica responds, I am the manager! Yes, she did. This was an escalating situation..all because Monica thought she would tip herself generously and we wouldn't catch on. She sends over the "manager" who we know was another wait staff member. He begins to argue w/ us about the two mango lassis my friend had since Monica's logic held no water. My friend said she had no problem paying for one lassi but take off the gratuity Monica had given herself from our hands. He says he wil charge us for 2 lassis..mind you, my friend didn't even drink a full one. He says "In NYC, when you dont like something you just take it and deal with it." which is soooo far from the truth as any true NYCer will tell you..He also went on to call my friend a "lossser" as he was walking by our table...I was embarrassed for this restaurant. The service was appalling. I can't believe people treat their customers that way..esp in a recession when we spent a good $50+ there. It's not like we were trying to get out of paying...we would've even tipped Monica prior to all this. But, the wait staff found it better to act childish and turn away customers for life..and I have told everyone in NYC about avoiding this place as a result. It's a shame because the food is tasty (though not very authentic in taste...I'm East Indian.)
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Shan Shah
4 years ago
Excellent ambience. Food is very fresh. Ok service.
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Gregor J. Rothfuss
4 years ago
a bit overpriced for "street food" and the service is slow and error-prone. still, the flavors are convincing.
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Amy Ravit Korin
2 years ago
Delicious Indian cuisine which somehow felt healthier than many other restaurants I've been too. The ingredients were so fresh and everything was very flavorful. Being the days following Thanksgiving, our group opted for all vegetarian dishes - and we spent the meal debating which we liked better: the palak paneer, spicy garbanzo beans or the string beans with cumin. All were awesome. Also had the dosi and the kathi rolls for starters, loved the trio of sauces.
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Alec Story
2 years ago
Pretty good menu, food was good but inadequately spicy. The street food metaphor was odd, especially with the typical bowl of sauce and rice format of the food but if you ignore that, is a perfectly acceptable place
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zaheer sultan
2 years ago
Its good food but very expensive I think if u want just rice its 12 dollars its too much just for rice nd then u want something else separate
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Radhika Lakshmanan
4 years ago
The food was very tasty and flavorful.