Bombay Exotic Cuisine India Ashley Popat

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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

3960 Fifth Ave. (University Ave.) Send to Phone
Authentic Indian food and exotic buffets in Hillcrest.



Lunch & Dinner daily

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Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India Restaurant Review

: One of our favorite ways to spend an evening is to dine at the Popat family's Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India before seeing an art-house film at Hillcrest's Landmark Theaters. Start off with an Indian beer and warm cinnamon-and-raisin-stuffed naan or the aloo paratha (deep-fried whole-wheat bread filled with mashed potatoes). Samosas with spicy yogurt and chutney don't disappoint. We also recommend chef Ashley Popat’s specialty, malai kofta, a southern dish consisting of vegetarian meatballs in a creamy curry sauce with cinnamon and nutmeg; the aloo gobi, cauliflower and baby new potatoes in onion gravy sauce; and the lamb korma, tender meat cooked with creamy saffron sauce, almonds and raisins. Tandoori fans will like the mixed grill, a combination of tandoori chicken and fish, yogurt-sauced chicken tikka and a ground lamb kebab. The intriguing Goa fish plate marries mahi mahi with spiced ginger curry. Aromatic rice dishes and complex chutneys (try the tamarind versus the mango) and raita are available, too. For dessert, rosewater-scented rice pudding hits the spot when the weather is chilly; in summer, go for the light, fruity mango mousse; and the chocolate samosas are treat any time.

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