Bombay Se is an Indian and fusion restaurant that serves special sizzling dishes
I have been to this restaurant often and each time, the food has been consistently good. I have tried almost every item on the menu and it has passed the test. The food here makes me nostalgic... and kudos to the Chef Bikram for boldly creating a Bombay style menu and not the typical Indian menu seen in almost all other restaurants in town where one sauce tastes no different from another in most cases. Friendly staff and fresh tasty food are the USP of this place. Keep it up Chef Bikram!
Five friends and I drove down to Surrey to check out Bombay Se. I'd never heard of the place, but my friend had seen the cook on City Cooks and was intrigued. We got there around 5:30 on Tuesday evening, and the place was all ours. We started with some unique appetizers. One was crispy pastry balls filled with yogurt and other spices; they popped rather pleasantly in your mouth. Another was puffed rice with crispy noodles and cilantro. They were very new to me, and quite good. We also had some nice vegetable pakora to start.
The menu had quite a few options, but we were focused on the final page, which had the sizzling dishes my friend had seen on TV. We all ordered sizzlers at $15.95 apiece. It took a little time, but when our meals came, they were well worth the wait. Our waitress brought us each a steaming platter of lamb, chicken, beef, or veggie cutlets atop rice sizzling on hot plates. The meat or cutlets came with vegetables smothered in mouth-watering sauce that was topped with melted cheese! What's more, there were "Masala"-seasoned French fries on the platter as well! My mind was blown...
The food was delicious, hot and filling. The fries were a great complement to the Indian food and certainly not something you see every day. Our waitress was quite nice and helpful. Drawbacks? The location isn't great, being stuck in a mini-mall, but the giant posters with scenes from Bollywood movies were nice eye candy. Also, the beer and wine list was limited. All in all, though, I highly recommend Bombay Se for the sizzling dishes, and I look forward to trying some of their other options.
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