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Hi Bombay

1 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3936
+1 207-772-8767
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (14 reviews)
“lamb curry” (3 reviews)
“soup” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3936
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been walking by this restaurant for 5 years and always hesitated to eat here as we are not Indian food aficionados and were concerned about the level of "heat" from spices. Today we had a friend visiting who loves good Indian food and...More

Thank WaldoBoston
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Fresh, delicious dishes made to order. No frills decor, but you don't need them. All tables are in comfy booths and the food was great. Homemade chutneys and amazing flavor in each dish. We tried the baingan bharta, dal makhani, and chicken tikka saag w/...More

Thank Michael_and_Jessie
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Average food served in a restaurant that simply does not look clean. Dirty old roof. Dirty toilet doors. A very dated interior. Even if the food was excellent (and it wasn't) you'd worry about the cleanliness of the place.

Thank FreezingIrish
Reviewed 3 January 2018

My wife and I were in the mood for Indian food and we went into the restaurant cold, not knowing anything about it. We were there right at the lunchtime opening and were seated right away by a very courteous host. I have to say...More

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

As a connoisseur of Indian food, I was very pleased with How Bombay. They had great butter chicken. They scale their spicy level from 1 to 10. I got an 8 and it was rather wild for me. But everyone is different. I'll definitely go...More

Thank Brandon W
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

After seeing the good rating we visited this place for lunch but we regretted badly later. They claim to be a authentic Indian restaurant and I feel bad for the locals who visit this place thinking it is really authentic Indian food. Coming from India...More

Thank pradeepcec
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Thus far my favorite Indian restaurant in Maine! Loved the Naan as well as their chicken tikka masala. They allow you to pick how spicy you want your food. We went on a Friday night and there was plenty of street parking. Right next to...More

Thank aperreault93
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for its convenient location but were so impressed with our meals. My daughter and I chose level 7 for spice level and it was just right because we enjoy spicy. My sister was happy with level 4- just right for someone...More

Thank Judy405
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Piping hot, spiced to our level of pref--I got curried chicken, hot. I've had hotter, but this was my first visit and they don't know me and I don't know them! Savory. Mrs. Reviewer got something less spicy, and liked it just fine...We'll go back....More

Thank davioAz
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Hi Bombay is now the best Indian restaurant in Portland. Under new management, the food is fresh and the service is excellent. We had aloo gobi (minus potatoes by our request), chicken saag and a lamb dish, all done with no dairy. All were excellent....More

1  Thank Kbelton1961
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3936
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-8767
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