I remember when Bombay Se opened it was one of the first restaurants offering Bombay style Indian foods, and I liked their walls which featured black & white shots of classic Bollywood stars.
Forward to now and they've moved into a bigger space with a lounge area and a dining area.
Currently they are offering weekend dinner buffets and weekday lunch buffets for about $15.
This buffet is amazing AND high quality! It's on par with the super-good buffet offered by Saffron in Burnaby but this buffet offers more unique Bombay style Indian foods including street foods.
They also have butter chicken on the buffet.
I loved that they offered ample chunks of fresh fruit including pineapple and watermelon as dessert.
The buffet was refilled with new items or topped off as it was emptying. They bring freshly cooked naan to the table. Coffee or tea is self-serve and is included with the buffet.
Contrary to the previous reviewer we found the service here was really good. The servers are friendly and sweet AND the fact that they have been trained is obvious. What is up with restaurants that just slap an apron on a clueless new employee and send them off to serve patrons.
I went for dinner on a Saturday night, and the patrons were multicultural. Some ordered off the menu while others had the buffet. It's a welcoming restaurant for families as well although it was irritating when a mother was letting her 4 year old dish out fruit and dropping half the fruit on the ground. It was not cute at all but bad parenting can't be blamed on the child.
The food was all piping hot, and tasty. I love pav bhaji and they even included the buttered rolls for this dish in the buffet. They had wada and sambar. Don't miss the build your own Bhel Puri appetizer at the beginning of the buffet alongside the chutneys. The lamb curry was one of the best I've had at a restaurant as the meat was good quality and trimmed of fat. I've had lamb at other restaurants where the meat is chunks of fat and bones. They also had some stir-frys but I skipped these.
I think the dishes rotate daily but I've only been to the buffet once.
I highly recommend this buffet, as it's more of a feast than an everyday meal. We tipped generously as we were quite happy overall with the food and service and because its very unusal to see this type of Bombay style food on a buffet.
The ambiance is nice as well, as other people are happily eating away and the tables aren't set too close together. Please note that the night we went the restaurant was only accessible by stairs as their elevator was out of order.
If you are not into buffets I recommend a visit here anyhow to have one of their sizzler dishes from the menu, or if you are visiting for lunch do try the bombay style veggie sandwich, I adore this the combo of chutney with potato cucumbers and cheese just works.