Like Atlantis and Atlanta before it, Bombay no longer exists on any map, but those who wish to tour the lost Indian city can still do so without having to visit Mumbai. Today's Groupon gets you $30 worth of healthy Indian fare for $15 at Bombay Spice Grill & Wine in North Phoenix. Bombay Spice serves authentic Indian dishes that are prepared without butter, ghee, or cream and superbly seasoned with cumin, turmeric, and coriander.
The Bombay Spice menu of low-fat dishes takes you on a spice-stalactited journey through a heart-healthy grotto. All plates are prepared using minimal amounts of 100% extra virgin olive oil instead of less healthy, more slatternly olive oils. Start with the chickpea ceviche ($7), which the Arizona Republic calls "reason alone to try Bombay." Next, you'll get to pick two dishes from 14 classic recipes (including beef tikka masala, chicken curry, lentils, and chicken keema) before selecting an edible base of your choice; get your order with a bowl of basmati or brown rice for $13, a lettuce wrap for $11, or a mix of rice, tomatoes, onion, and salad for $12 (an individual entree side costs $8). Most dishes are gluten-free. Vegan entree options include tofu masala and chickpea curry. Pickier palates can customize their flavors with specialty sauces (such as the signature Bombay hot sauce) that pair perfectly with Bombay Spice's fine herbs and fresh spices (ground daily). Roti and naan breads are also baked fresh daily.
Bombay Spice has the upbeat, modern atmosphere of a Bollywood romantic comedy, albeit without any item numbers featuring Aishwarya Rai and her soul-massaging eyes. The stylish, backlit wine bar serves 20 varieties of international grapy goodness (all wines are $20 a bottle and $6 a glass). Whatever you order, you can wine and dine without having to dip into your karma account; Bombay Spice donates a portion of the proceeds from each guest check to breast-cancer research and environmental charities.
- Bombay is a place where you could go on a date and not feel stressed when it's time to order. Nothing is overly spicy, strong or strange. – Erica Sagon, Arizona Republic
- Nothing’s fried. Dishes are prepared with olive oil instead of butter and heavy cream. There’s no cheese, either, but a few items contain non-fat yogurt. And best of all, you won’t be ready for a nap by the end of dinner — unless, of course, you indulge in one of their inexpensive bottles of wine. – Phoenix New Times
- I had a bowl of brown rice, cumin potatoes and tofu masala with a cool yogurt-cucumber-mint sauce on the side. It was fantastic! I can't wait to go back. – Kelly B., Yelp
- For my main course I tried one of the rice bowls with Beef Tikka and Eggplant. It was delicious and not too heavy. I recommend getting the sauce sampler, so you have five dipping selections to try—my favorite was the Raita. – Renny84, Urbanspoon
Executive chef Sunil Kumar's healthy twists on Indian dishes earned Marigold Maison the Best Food award at the 2009 Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Across the restaurant's menu, olive oil, instead of traditional ghee or butter, creates a heart-healthy base for classic Indian sauces including masala, curry, vindaloo, and spinach . Kitchen maestros top build-your-own wraps and bowls with these sauces, mingling basmati or brown rice with choice of chicken, tofu, or veggies. To compliment these dishes, customers can indulge in a mango lassi, Bombay spice iced tea, or fresh lemonade.
10810 North Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, Arizona 85028Get Directions