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Salam Bombay

755 Burrard St, Suite 217
Vancouver, BC V6Z1X6
Tel: (604) 681-6300 Order Online
Fax: (604) 699-6666
Neighbourhood: Central

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good indian food
By dinermab of vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Submitted a review before but it disappeared! Was there twice in the last couple of months. Not a very busy place and did not have reservations or have to wait either time. T

he Saag Ghost is my favourite.. was delicious with the lemon juice mixed in... really flavourful and highly recommended. Chicken Goa was also good. Bhindi was nothing very exciting but maybe that's the way it's meant to be. Butter chicken also very tasty. They kept rolling out an unlimited supply of fresh naan for us with no extra charge. We also had chicken Vindaloo, quite good. Service was impeccable (although a bit slow when there were more people there on the second night). The Sauvignon Blanc was surprisingly good.

Dessert - I love, LOVE the rice pudding there. Just try it. My friends really liked the Pistachio Kulfi - very rich and creamy. Overall a very pleasant dining experience. It'd be nice to see them get more busy and hire more staff!

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"Delicious Indian Cuisine"
By janetdaniel of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 3:18pm [Dine in]

Finally I found out a great place where I could satisfy my taste buds. This Restaurant is amazing.
Wow!!! delicious. Very good varieties of Naan bread, the butter chicken and tandoori chicken tastes awesome. Buffet starts from 11 am and it got huge varieties to pick, all steaming hot. Wonderful ambiance, smells fresh, clean and neat table cloth. Service is outstanding. Worth for money.

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“Enjoyed Scrumptious Buffet meal”
By sharon10paul of Chicago (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:58am [Dine in]

After a long discussion and search, we decided to eat at this place. The ambience is nice and it welcomes you to enjoy a scrumptious buffet meal paired with the best wines. The money spent is worth for the variety that they offered. Staffs are well mannered. It’s simply superbbbbbbbbb.

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Nicest Lunch option in Downtown
By Volga of Kitsilano (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:21am [Dine in]

35 of us from our office had booked for lunch and we had a private room for ourselves and a great buffet lunch for $ 15 a piece was great. Compare it to any sandwich or take away truck served this was a sitdown lunch. Very satisfactory meal. Everything on the buffet tasted fresh and delecious. The service was quick and friendly. We were in and out in around 45 minutes. That was great.

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Best place for Lunch in Downtown
By Neeras of Coalharbour (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:50am [Dine in]

Recently moved here so my colleagues took me out for lunch. This was my first date with Indian food and my belly just loved it. Buffet seems customery here and that made my choices easy. Good variety of fresh food, distinctly flavoured and to my surprise I over ate. Those breads are so yummy too. After a week of sandwiches this was incredible. It was quick and worth it.

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Wasn't what I was expecting...
By eatvanjassi of marpole vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 4, 2010 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

So, my boyfriend an I were really excited to try this place.
WE passed by it a couple of times, seemed to be busy, so it must be good enough for lots of people.

So, we decided to save it for a special moment, our 2& 1/2 years.
It was a Sunday night and we had a reservation. However, we came in early, so we did not get the corner seat that we requested for.
The server did not really seem to care about us =/
It was a brief and uncaring 'hello'...perhaps she was tired?

there food is okay but its overpriced..
Sorry Salam Bombay wont be coming back......

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Poor Food and Service make for a BAD Dining Experience
By PatrickMcKinnon of Kerrisdale Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 19, 2010 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

The place is nice to be in and look at and really thats where it ends. The food was quite below par. The rice was sticky and brittle. Not something you want to bite into when you go to a high end place. (The response by the server - "Oh I'm sorry. It might be Old Rice".....Oh Really thanks for letting me know.)
The service was spotty. The server came back 3 times but two of thos times were within a minute of each other and then there was this long wait for my water glass to be filled. Unreal.
The wine here is not cheap either. Not a place to go to if you want to impress someone. Try some other restaurants in the neighbourhood.
I am not sure about the good reviews and would not trust them.

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A true culinary gem.
By mmg of Not from here (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

Food was delicious and creative.

We had potato pockets and tandoori chicken skewers for appetizers. The potato pockets were deliciously spiced, and the chicken was the most tender chicken breast I've ever eaten.

For our main course we had the chicken biryani, which came in the sealed pot it was cooked in. And we had beef short ribs, which were wonderful, with perfect basmati rice and garbonzo beans in a lovely green sauce.

Save a spot for the banana fritter - perfectly fried with a caramelized butter sauce.

Service was very attentive, partly because there were not many other customers. The owner/manager said they had only been open for dinner for 2 weeks.

We visit Vancouver several times a year and have come to depend on this web page for our eating adventure each time. Thanks to everyone for all the great advice and for the tip for this gem. Please visit it everyone so that it's here the next time we come - we will definitely make a repeat visit!

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Ok indian food, too expensive.
By rlenova of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

I tried Sulam after a few friends recommended it.

First impression was that the place does not really look Indian. I've been to enough Indian restaurants to see what they usually look like and to determine patterns. That place just does not look like it.
That's not bad I would say, just odd at first.

We ordered and our food came a little bit late, but the waitress was nice and looked like she wanted to really serve as well so no complains about the service. Outstanding I would say, it's not her fault the plates are coming in a bit late. (I hope)

In terms of the value, yes, I would say it's expensive. Not the place's and food's value.

Nevertheless, not bad and I would come back again.

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"Delicious Indian Cuisine"
By janetdaniel of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 3:16pm [Dine in]

Finally I found out a great place where I could satisfy my taste buds. This Restaurant is amazing.
Wow!!! delicious. Very good varieties of Naan bread, the butter chicken and tandoori chicken tastes awesome. Buffet starts from 11 am and it got huge varieties to pick, all steaming hot. Wonderful ambiance, smells fresh, clean and neat table cloth. Service is outstanding. Worth for money.

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yes, it's indian. and so good
By ito of soma (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 8:13pm [Dine in]

i was hyped up by the reviews i read below. after 2 years of searching for an outstanding indian restaurant in vancouver (sorry vij's, but your modern fusion never blew me away), i was excited at the possibilities.

first off, the room. a very classy, airy, white table cloth kind of place - it feels like a fine dining room but not stuffy.

next, the service. to say they went above and beyond wouldn't begin to encompass it. they explained how they're still just testing a very limited menu, and there's a couple new chefs coming from india before they open for dinner with a full menu.
after our meal, the manager took us through the kitchen and introduced us to the chef, showed off his tandoor oven... basically made it feel like he was honoured to have us in his establishment, which is a feeling you rarely get in this town.

and the food.... yes, it's definitely edging more towards the fusion side of things, with dishes like elk for offer. but there's also plenty of traditional stuff, all with a more southern indian palate. i felt like i was eating what the chef would cook for himself, not what he thought an unadventurous public would want.
lots of new flavours, not overly oily like so much indian, very nice presentation... and damn tasty. and the portions left me stuffed.

definitely the best indian meal i've had in vancouver, and beyond that, one of the most positive restaurant experiences i've ever had.

they do have an extensive, rather expensive wine list, and will obviously be attracting a higher end clientelle, but i can't wait to go back once the kitchen is in full swing to try their dinner menu.

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