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172 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
+1 650-548-9966
11:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't had a bad meal yet and I'm quite picky about everything. Came back here last week and had; naan, pakoras, paneer tika (dry) and chicken korma. All were delicious and the service was great. As we were leaving and bus pulled up and a huge crowd arrived. Not sure what that was about but everyone on the bus was... More 

Thank Biglaugh
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit for well cooked and beautifully flavoured food. I chose what I usually eat in Scotland and was pleasantly surprised at how different the flavours were. Reasonably priced for what we ordered.

Thank SNtraveller47
Mesa, Arizona
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped in here on a whim today. No research, no recommendation. The lunch buffet was tasty with a good selection. The nan was prompt, fresh, and plentiful. The butter chicken was perfect, but the lamb curry had a lot of gristle and was not very tender. The lamb curry did have a very tasty sauce. The chai tea was... More 

Thank Barbara D
San Mateo, California
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The lady chef/owner is a great cook, delivering authentic and tasty Thai classics dishes. Services can be slow sometime as they have lots of take out orders, but you will definitely have a very good meal.

Thank Kallen C
Bangalore, India
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

When I entered the resturant around 8PM, no one was there. I should have recognised the omen and leave the place at the same moment. I did not listen to my head and ordered a Chicken Biryani which turned out to be worst food I ever tasted in my life. Chicken was raw and tasteless, not even boiled properly, and... More 

Thank SahilGupta12
Foster City, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Plz dnt go to Bombay Garden if you are looking for some lipsmacking delicious Indian food. It does not worth and too pricey compared to the quality server.I ordered chicken Biriyani and chicken tikka butter masala.. they were completely oil less and dry.And tasteless.. My roomie ordered idly and veg biriyani. They did disaster!! No idly .. only sambar.. forgot... More 

Thank Subarna K
Hyderabad, India
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

At San Mateo close to San fransisco this place is on 3 rd avenue..Indian cuisine well spread buffet with Tandoori chicken on menu..Good veg preparation too..Rice khichdi.,veg pakoras & Makhni daal worth a mention..Good for families.

Thank bninad
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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303 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

We dined here one day, while we were staying in San Mateo. The spread of Indian dishes was good. It is a small eatery in the heart of the city. Recommended for good quality food.

Thank Rajeshwar Dayal M
Pune, India
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

this restaurant is a must for all lovers of authentic indian food.they have reasonably priced buffet for lunch for only $12 per head and sometimes South Indian food is also included in the buffet lunch

Thank riya73
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Our group had our last Indian meal in USA at this place.Some of us-9-were vegetarians and they were served a Jain Meal-others had a mix of pakoras,salad,yogurt,dal rice, roated pieces of chicken, palak, paneer, papad,chicken curry and finished off with a nice strawberry icecream.They serve varitey of drinks and beers also, seating is good, a value for money place.Try it... More 

Thank shyamrupani

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Delivery, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-548-9966

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?