Bombay is an authentic Indian restaurant, modest in style but bright in flavor, that brings a representative sampling of diverse, multifaceted food from the subcontinent to North Charleston. New owners have promised a new farm-to-table approach to ingredients, but on a recent visit it appeared as if those changes are still in the works. The chicken tikka masala, goat curry, and sizzling tandoori chicken are hearty and exotic, while 16 meat-free entrées ranging from paneer makhani to aloo mutter give a rich tour of one of the world’s great vegetarian cuisines. At lunch, the buffet is a great way to sample a full array of Indian dishes, and at only $8 (including naan, soup, and dessert) it’s a bargain, too. The adjoining grocery offers bulk staples, vegetables, and prepackaged meals plus a treasure trove of authentic Indian ingredients like dried peppers and yellow lentils, making it an essential destination for expatriate Indian families and adventurous Western diners. —Robert Dish (Winter 2013)
Classic Indian fare: tikka masala, curry, kofta, biryani, and nan. Lunch buffet.
Features: Lunch, Dinner
Hours: Lunch (daily), Dinner (Mon.-Sat.)