Bombay Cafe
Fairfax, VA
11213 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 352-8282


July 12th, 2014 was the South Asian queer group's (KhushDC) 20th anniversary Gala event in Washington, DC. I was participating in this event selling my books and the food at this even was catered by Bombay Cafe, Fairfax, VA.

For appetizers we had green cilantro chutney and tamarind chutney, both of them were good. We had tandoori chicken tikkas, skewered chicken kebabs, fish fry, and chaat. I liked the chutneys, they were fresh and not spicy. The appetizers were all amazing, loved the smokiness in chicken tikkas and the saltiness in skewered chicken kebabs. The fish fry was perhaps the best dish of the night, perfectly seasoned, the fish pieces were melting in my mouth.

For dinner, we had lentils (dal), paneer butter masala and chicken tikka masala, cauliflower subzi, some rice and naan bread. The paneer butter masala was good, but every other dish was average. Cauliflower was greasy, and rice was lumpy. Naan was not good at all, which was quite dissappointing. Naan felt like it was bought from a store and not made in the restaurant itself.

Finally, for dessert, we had gulab jamuns. Point to note here is that gulab jamuns are difficult to make, and they did an amazing job with gulab jamuns. The balls were perfectly shaped and fried and the dense and utterly sweet sugar syrup was perfectly made.

Overall, great appetizers and great dessert. The entrees were not impressive at all.

Thank you Bombay Cafe!