148 W 49TH St Ste 1, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.760115 -73.983077
11:30 am-3 pm, 5:30-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Theater District - Times Square, Midtown
Don't need to visit again – Going with two stars here. We stopped by for the lunch buffet as we were in the area and meeting a friend. The service was just fine, no complaints there.
I tried the chicken tikka masala and enjoyed the all-white-meat chicken; no cheap pieces of crap chicken here! The sauce was a little bland but I would almost expect that since it was served buffet-style. The sag paneer and the eggplant bharta were a little disappointing though, in that they didn't have much flavor and both had a runny consistency.
I think we'd go elsewhere before trying Bombay Masala again.
The worst service ever! – It was the second time visiting Bombay Masala.
First time, the food was good and the service was nice.
However, this time they charged for every small things such as small bread before meal, Nan which comes with the meal, and rice which also comes with the meal.
We didn't order anything other than the meal, but they said it was charged because I used Restaurant certificate.
They said they changed the rule for Restaurant certificate, but I couldn't see the rule anywhere.
The total was 50 and it seems that I almost paid the same amount of money without the certificate.
I'll never go there again.
Enjoyed the Autmosphere and People – We went before a Broadway show. We were concerned about just the little door, small sign, and rickety stairs, but like many places of this sort, the food was fabulous. My wife had the Tandoori Chicken, and I had a lamb chop dish. Really flavorful! We had so much to eat at a inexpensive price we barely had room left for desert. When I get to New York again next year, I am heading back there. I highly recommend it to any one else looking for good, inexpensive Indian cuisine!
Worst Restaurant Ever – it is the worst resturant i have ever visited becoz not even a single staff is courteous enough to smile or listen to the customer. there were bits of cardboard in the vegetable that we ordered and than also the owner said it is not his fault. they even shouted at us whn we tried to tell them that they are not serving a hygenic food.
PLZ DONT WASTE UR TIME AND SPOIL UR MOOD BY VISITING THIS PLACE
ok restaurant in this area – the four of us split the chicken tikka masala, beef vindaloo, and the mushroom shag. each entree was about $15 all of the entrees come with rice and some of them come with naan or poori as well. the chicken consisted of tender chunks of white meat chicken in a creamy tomato sauce. the beef vindaloo was very spicy, but it was pretty good. the shag was loaded with mushrooms and was well-flavoured. portions arent very large, but there was an adequate amount of food for the four of us. in general, the food was pretty good but there are definitely better indian restaurants in the city (eg. haveli, mitali east, baluchis) for this price range. the staff was nice and service was prompt. its an ok choice for the rockefeller/times sq area since theres not much inexpensive or good food there.
WORST! – Not Recommended. A vacation ruined! Planned on having a nice evening with friends, but was very disappointed with the service, the attitude of all staff. We ordered 3 items for 3 people, a total of $45. The waiter stated the food is "not enough" for us three and we needed to "order more". Also stated that his "boss" would get upset if we did not order a $10 min per person. We said this is $15 over your "MIN", however the waiter did not understand what we were saying. Finally we went to the manager, who was acting DUMB, like he did not know what we were talking about. We decided that we did not want to eat at a restaurant that did not respect the customer, and they stated we need to pay $5.00 for papad, we did not eat. Common, everone knows Papad costs 50 cents a packet.
User review by mkrevor – My wife and I have eaten here several times a year for ayleast thirty years. The food is good basic Indian food. Be careful of the vindaloo, they are not kidding when they say "Highly spiced".
The bread is always fresh, the poori and nan are always good.
Located in the theatre district, you can tell your waiter that you have to make a curtain and have each course served quickly. But we have often lingered with friends for several hours.
Because it is on the second floor and thus has a lower rent I consider this resturant a very good value.
My first experience. – It was the first time i had indian food and although what i ordered i didnt enjoy but what my friends did, i devoured. thats why you have friends right? :)
Well, my friend ordered the masala chicken i just ate pretty much every bit of it including the sauce. The bread was delicious. The ambiance was ok, nothing great, but i dont think it makes a difference when you dont have time to look around just enjoy the food.
The service was quick and friendly and i will definitely go again.
pennsalear – As a vegetarian, I have eaten at many Indian restaurants over the years. This by far has been the worst. I had Vegetable Korma and my friends had Chicken Korma and Saag Ponir. All these dishes had the same bland, almost white sauce. Korma should be a rich, creamy and flavorful. I understand the 2 Kormas being the same, but the Saag? If it wasn't for salt and the fact that I love the flavor of vegetables by themselves, this dish would have been inedible. If it weren't for it's location in Times Square, no one would eat there. If you're looking for Indian, try Haveli downtown.
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