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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bombay Talkie

189 Ninth Ave. (21st St.) Send to Phone
212-242-1900
Bollywood steals the scene at this upscale Indian street food eatery.

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.
Features
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Bombay Talkie Restaurant Review

: Here’s another case of style triumphing over substance; Bombay Talkie is gorgeous, but the food fails to live up to the innovative décor. The interior is something of a monument to the films of Bollywood; the talkies in question play on a flat-screen above the bar, and black leather booths take up much of the dining room. Between the vibrant colors and large Bollywood-inspired mural on the wall, it’s clear that, just like in the movies, looks matter most of all. The food focuses on subtly tweaked Indian favorites. Lamb meatballs are served with a touch of mustard; a “beggar’s purse” comes filled with potatoes and chickpeas; and tandoori mahi mahi replaces the usual sizzling platter of chicken.
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