All you can eat lunch buffet - Monday Thru Sunday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
MONDAY NIGHT - Exotic Dinner Buffet
from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
DINNER NIGHTLY - From 5:00 to 10:00 pm.
Bombay Exotic is located in the heart of Hilcrest and provides an experience unmatched by any restaurant. Bombay exotic is 7500 sqft and holds private parties up to 300 ppl. Bombay Exotic also offers a private dining room with full audio and video capabilites.
One of our Event coordinators is standing by to answer any questions you may have.
619.297.7777 or email.
A few of our satisfied guests:
India has long been known as the spice bowl of the world. The use of premium quality spices in these sun-drenched, monsoon-fed lands was an established way of life long before traders, among them Arab, English, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish came to the area lured by the valuable spices, spectacular geography, fascinating ancient customs and glorious food, all continue to draw foreigners to this magical land.
The key to successful Indian cooking lies in the art of blending spices and herbs rather than sophisticated cooking technique.
Herbs are added to a dish during the cooking to add flavor and aroma, but spices including those used mainly for taste or for aroma perform a more complex role almost all spices have great use in culinary art.
Indian food is based on the six tastes (RASA in SANSKRIT) sweet sour salty punjent bitter astringent. Everyone needs a certain amount of each amount of six tastes. Sweet for nourishment and harmonage of the mind. Sour stimulates the digestive fire and enzymes. Salty tastes stimulates digestions, clears abstractions in the channels in the body. Causes sweating and increase the power of digestion.
Pungent taste as in onion, pepper, garlic, ginger which improve metabolism and dilates channel in the body. Food with bitter taste eliminates bacterial elements,purifies the blood and light and digestion. Astringent taste such as bettelnut leaf, green vegetables, turmeric, and food containing; tannin like tea pauses the properties to heal inner ulcers and wounds.
Indian cuisine is usual in its flexibility, there are no rigid recipes. Traditional dishes such as curries not written down but passed on through generations, the cooks adding and altering each time.
At different points in its history India was influenced by many foreign cuisines as a result of invasions and ruled by invaders. Another major influence on Indian cuisine apart from these cultures in India, has been the ancient Hindu treaties on health the AYURVADA.
Curry means a dish with thin or thick gravy especially to combine with rice or to be eaten with different kind of Indian breads.
Masala (not marsala, in Italy ) meaning the herb and spices which makes curry a delicious full body robust complete dish to tickle your tummy.
Masala makes someone to enjoy the aroma of that heavenly food. Hundreds of secret spices mixed together to make a specific masala like Gara masala or curry masala can be the chef’s secret blend of spices.
The traditional way of eating the Indian food by fingers makes you more satisfied than eating it with fork and knife. It’s same as having a flying kiss or deep French kiss. The touch of all five fingers to your lips or mouth is so heavenly not because of the food but because our five fingers represents the elements of universe there presence in your five fingers.
We welcome you to our culturally inspired experience in the exploration of all the 5 senses and we hope that your journey is both fulfilling and spiritual. We urge you to experiment in all avenues of dining from our extensive water and wine menus, imported beers and exotic flavors of our cuisine to enhance all of your senses . As we begin to grow in our early stages we look for all our guests comments on your time spent at Bombay Exotic. Please feel to help guide us in our knowledge in both culture and cuisine by sending all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. We constantly search for newer ways to heighten your experience as well a ours. Namaste…
With Love, Chef Ashley Popat ~
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"Generous hand with raw and cooked vegetables gives each course a colorful freshness reminiscent of California cuisine, though the flavors definitely hail from India".
NEW YORK TIMES
“Best vegetarian restaurant in San Diego“.AOL CITY GUIDE
“Best indian restaurant”.CITY BEAT
"San Diegos top indian restaurant, the food here is fresh, authentic and vegetarian-friendly... ":: signonsandiego.com ::
"The dishes are creative and from all over india-more creative than standard dishes that are served at every indian restaurant".:: digitalcity.com :: expert review
"A true cultural and culinary experience awaits at bombay. the extensive and authentic menu of indian cuisine includes meat and seafood dishes, along with a plethora of vegetarian ones. curries, biryani and tandoori cooked meats and breads are specialties".:: 10best.com ::
"Culinary gifts are exciting". :: wcities.com ::
"Some nights the women receive a free bindi and the atmosphere is low lit and romantic, very good for a first date, it sets the night".:: fodors.com ::
"This is the best indian food in san diego".:: restaurant row ::
"One of our favorite ways to spend an evening is to dine at the Monsoon Restaurant Groups Bombay Exotic".:: gayot.com ::
"Best Indian Restaurant".ZAGAT SURVEY
"So vegetarian friendly! So delicious! Also try sister restaurants, Monsoon, Blue Ginger, and Masala Spices of India".DISCOVER SAN DIEGO
"One of San Diego's top Indian restaurants".SAN DIEGO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
"Food and Service is some of the best in San Diego".CONCIERGE ASSOCIATION
"Every item was fresh, interesting, and healthful".THE READER
"My friends and I all agree...after trying many different Indian places in San Diego, while each had its merits, Bombay was hands-down the best Indian food we've been able to find. The Banana Pakoras are a real treat".SAN DIEGO LOCAL
"Indian cuisine to a delicious and exciting new level".SPOTLIGHT ON DINING
"Beautiful, High Class Indian Cuisine".CHANNEL 8
"Noted as one of the top 10 Indian Restaurants in the World".CHEF SAMEER GUPTA - JAMES BEARD HONOREE
"I really do adore Bombay. After years of eating there on a fairly regular basis, I have yet to find a single dish I don't love".CHRIS RADCLIFF - EVENTFUL
"One of San Diego's favorite restaurants".OPENTABLE