New Bombay

G/F Sagittarius Bldg., HV Dela Costa St., Salcedo Village, Makati, Metro Manila

New Bombay
4.0
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 10
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 24 Reviews
  • 70 Recommend
  • 21 Reviewers
Category:
Indian
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 11:30p
Phone
+6328192892

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 11:30p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Ian P.
5.0 Stars

I love Indian food! Luckily I Had lunch with a co worker today and we both decided for some Indian food. Lucky for us new Bombay was close by.
We entered and the place was not so busy... It was 2 pm when we dined. We were greeted by a very trained and sweet server whose name escapes me and she recommended a bunch of dishes. We ordered:
Vegetable samosa: excellent
Some kind of onio fritter: very good
Palek paneer: excellent
Garlic naan: excellent
Mutton biryani: excellent
Chicken Tika Marsala: excellent
Mango lassi: sooo refreshing after eating spicy food

Love this place. Can't wait to go back!

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Martin E.
5.0 Stars

we've been pining for this place. our go to for comfort food when we were living in makati. the paneer tika & mutton masala are still the bomb. of course we got the sinfully sweet indian milk tea, still one of the best i've tasted. the place had been upgraded together with the prices but we have no complaints. grabe, na miss namin itong restaurant na ito. if you want really good indian cuisine, this is the place.

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

When I crave for simple Indian food, I come here. I like the mutton tikka spicy masala, vegetarian samosa (I like the red chutney dipping sauce better), and kulfi home made ice cream (although a bit too sweet for me).

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Mike L.
3.0 Stars

It's been so long since I last ate in New Bombay. I still remember it was in their only branch in the now demolished (?) or abandoned Buendia Shopping Center. It was one of the earlier hole-in-the-wall places that we were happy to have discovered. Authentic Indian cuisine at cheap (P100-150 range) prices.

Fast forward to inflation and maybe commercialization - price and somehow taste has changed.

Pictured is my favorite Indian dish Mutton Palak which is lamb with spinach sauce. This brings me back to my trip to Pakistan where I ate this almost everyday hehe

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

My second time in New Bombay in just a week. The reason is in the same building is Discovery Tours where you can apply for Japanese visa. It makes the trip always worthwhile.

I tried this time the reco of Miri A.

128077 Mutton spicy Masala - warning this is very spicy; go for medium or mild instead

128077 Vegetable samosa - delicious, I like the red chutney sauce vs. the green chutney

128077 mango lassi- home made yoghurt shake with mango flavor; it plays its part in cooling the spice!

Thanks Miri A!

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

I, from time to time, crave for Indian food, and I am glad I found an Indian restaurant that serves authentic indian cuisine.

The cashier was an old Indian lady, and the cook in the Kitchen was also Indian. There were also several Indians eating in the restaurant so this was a good sign.

The restaurant was simply decorated like those in Little India in Singapore.The furnitures were traditional carved wooden Indian furnitures, and you have plastic placed mats.

The menu was very friendy, and you can really breeze through it without being intimidated. They serve a wide range of Indian food at reasonable prices.

I ordered:

- Chicken masala (red masala curry)

- Home made Kulfe indian ice cream (flavored with saffron, cashew and dried fruits)

They were very good. I find the medium spicy masala not spicy enough though, so I will go for spicy next time. Can't wait to try their other curries. Order with rice.

The Kulfe ice cream was also delicious! Never tasted a spice ice cream! The combination of the nutty flavor was excellent!

Will definitely be back, and we will be my 'secret' little Indian place.

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Gerald T.
4.0 Stars

Super authentic, not too expensive and very spicy!!

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Angiel Love C.
4.0 Stars

Authentic Indian food at affordable prices! What i like most is their chicken tikka masala and roti! :)

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Chris L.
3.0 Stars

Yellow lentil soup and channa dhal with roti! Good dhal! the soup however was a bit of a let down to the once served at their other branches! The bread was totally forgettable as well and more than just a day past its prime!

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Elaine M.
4.0 Stars

My hubby has been recommending that this place serves good Indian food. He's been to New Bombay in early 2000 while he was working in Makati. So when he took me to this place after almost 10 years, he was surprised to see how the small Indian joint turned to be a cozy, quaint, restaurant.

Since we're familiar with authentic Indian food, we know we had to try their curry.

What we ate:
Indian curry (very mild) - taste 128077, serving 128078
Cheese naan - 128077128077128077 this is sooo delicious!

We also ordered a dish with green sauce and goat cheese which was really good. I forgot what the dish was called.

Overall, it's as authentic as any Indian food but with a bit of Filipino taste. You know it's Indian if you can strongly taste turmeric, cumin, coriander, and of course, curry, as some of the ingredients they frequently use. Looking forward to be back here again.

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MelvinMae D.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Kunie G.
5.0 Stars

The cheese rotti was sooooooo good! I wanna go back asap!

The sauce was a bit weird. It was bright green. I didnt really use it anymore to dip my rotti. It was good as it is. Cheesy and sweet. :)

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Cielo B.
4.0 Stars

Good Indian comfort food. :)

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Pat G.
4.0 Stars

Pretty good for a first time visit!

We had butter naan with chicken tikka masala and paneer pelak (cottage cheese). Good combination. One was red and one was green. Food was really tasty!

Very difficult to choose from the wide variety of dishes in the menu but our server was pretty helpful in assisting us choose our dishes.

Tried the mango lassi. Not the best one out there though.

Overall, I'd still recommend the resto as the food was tasty and it's different from the usual available cuisines. :)

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Jennie V.
4.0 Stars

First timer here! I just picked out the items that had pictures. Visual!

Eggplant barta - grilled eggplant, chopped and sauteed in onions, tomatoes, green peas and spices.

Chicken kadai pesawari - boneless chicken cooked with cubes of potato in light brown onion-cashew gravy

Both were good and very flavorful. The eggplant barta didn't taste anything like veggies, and the chicken kadai was very soft. They taste the same after a while though. Went well with the garlic naan we ordered.

Thanks for the goods, Kirby G!! Pretzels!
See you later, Pat G! Great surprise meet up! Haha!

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Lesley Ardelle V.
3.0 Stars

I wonder why Filipino food is given so much flak for not being presentable or “marketable?” They cite this as one of the reasons why Filipino food is not as mainstream as other Asian food such as Japanese, Chinese, Korean or Indian food. I can understand what they mean with the first 3: Japanese food is really pretty. Trust the Japanese to have an art to food arrangement: “Moritsuke.” Chinese and Korean food also follow their own traditions when it comes to food and how they arrange it on a plate. The aesthetics of Indian food, on the other hand, is a bit like that of Filipino food: a blob of food unceremoniously served in platters or small bowls. Unlike Filipino food, which is mostly colored brown or clay (adobo, kare-kare, lumpiang shanghai, tapa, longganisa, etc.), Indian food is very bright and colorful, thanks to the variety of spices that they use.

This is not a case of “what you see is what you get,” though, because even if Indian food is not pretty, it tastes so good - if you like spicy, exotic food. 128077 Like Filipinos, Indians, too, like to eat with their hands. 128588 Their assortment of curry dishes are best eaten with rice and/or pita or roti. They use the roti to scoop up the curry from the bowl.

There are only a few, select food items from Indian cuisine that I can really stomach. Indian food is heavily influenced by religion so many variants have no beef or pork (depends on the region), and most of their regional cuisines are classified as “vegetarian.” 128513 Limited beef and pork and an abundance of vegetables??! 128563 Gaahhhh.

However, I believe that it’s ok to go out of your comfort zone every once in a while, so when we were searching for a late-night, after-work-out snack, we ended up at New Bombay, at its original (restaurant) branch along H.V. Dela Costa Street in Salcedo Village, Makati. It started out as a cafeteria type place in Buendia Supermarket (according to their website), and this Salcedo Village branch is their first attempt as a full-pledged restaurant.

I wasn’t really craving for Indian food; I just wanted to try it out again, since the last time I was here was 4 years ago, pre-|ooloo. My first reaction upon setting foot inside? WOW. It looked so different…so NEW. The last time I was here, it was shabby and dark and a bit run down. Hehe. I'm glad that they decided to renovate to make it look like their newer and more posh The Columns Branch: bright lights & shiny, black, ornate chairs. 128522

When we were trying to decide what to eat, TWO waitresses helped us out. I noticed the same for the other customers. Why 2? I'm assuming that one is a trainee (the one wearing a white tshirt) and the other one is more senior (she was wearing a button down polo). Fashion discrimination ba? Haha! They were both pretty knowledgeable about the food, though, so the training must be going really well. Haha!

We ordered the chicken tikka masala (boneless chicken cubes in tomato and masala sauce) and the palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese), plus rice and plain tandoori roti. Both dishes were served looking like a gloppy mess (pictured above). The colors were vibrant, though, and it was tasty...so it was a colorful and tasty gloppy mess. 128540 They served it in a small metal bowl, similar to a dog dish. 128584 Eek. I'm sorry! But that's what it reminded me of! 128555

The palak paneer was bright green, as green as the Incredible Hulk. 128563 It tasted good, though, and I did as the Indians do, and scooped it up with a piece of roti. The roti was a bit dry & dense. I prefer the Singaporean roti, which is a bit flaky and buttery. 128523 The chicken tikka masala went perfectly with the rice. 128076

I wish I could have sampled more, to taste a variety of flavors, but the dishes were kinda expensive, around 300 each? Our total bill was Php 700+, for just the 2 of us. 128563 For a late night "snack" that I wasn't really craving for, it was too expensive.

I guess this place is nice for business meetings, if you want to impress a client with your "worldliness." Not exactly the best place to go to for pretty food presentation. Haha. I recommend that you order the dishes that I ordered, as they're on the safe side: not too spicy or exotic (except for the color, I guess). 128522

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Kam S.
5.0 Stars

Since fast food joints of this authentic Indian restaurant has been spreading like wildfire along the metro. I Thought of giving a few notes on this place.

I first tried new Bombay around 2009. It was in their first branch in makati. Yes I'm pertaining about their wing in Salcedo. For those people who are in love with their food and have only tried them in their glorietta branch and at the fort, well sorry to disappoint guys but I've tried both and neither comes close to the authenticity in their first branch.

For the times that I've gone there, I always see its owner. I guess that's the reason why the food there are cooked correctly. Strict supervision = sublime experience.

Whenever My family and I go there, i usually order their chicken/mutton Marsala. Mutton's a bit tough but it has that solid taste, so I suggest you order that if you're on the fun/adventurous side. If not, then the chicken will definitely do. Mushroom biryani's also delectable. I fancy mushrooms so I always enjoy eating this.

A lot of people go for water when they dine here because the food are fairly spicy (given). In my case I order (& I recommend) lassi which is their yogurt shake. It cuts though the spicy taste of their food and would make you eat more. Haha

New Bombay is definitely a must try to all the foodies out there. Flavors are diverse from what we usually have here, and the place would give you a little feel of India

PS
I'm only giving a 5-star rating to their Salcedo branch. The rest I'm giving them a 3.

Another PS
Expect to smell a little funny when going out :) hahahaha

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Alfred C.
4.0 Stars

Good authentic Indian food at an affordable price.

I'm actually just testing how the picture of my favorite dish, the fish garlic tikki (dry) and the whole wheat tandoori roti looks like. :)

Sorry if I don't do justice to this great dish :)

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Alfred C.
4.0 Stars

Authentic Indian food at a reasonable price!

Hard to go wrong here. Our dinner place last night. Owner supervised.

Samosas, whole wheat naan (bread), lassi, fish tiki (sp?), my personal favorite. Try them here. If you want to experiment on Indian food and not pay through the roof. Experiment here.

Service can be faster. I suspect the servers get too stuck in answering questions new to Indian food. 128077128077

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Pat P.
5.0 Stars

Chicken tika masala and the cheese naan! 128076128076128076 and they have a lot of vegetarian options too.

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