Bombay Bhel- Thornhill

4.2
109 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Indian
Bombay Bhel Thornhill, a Thornhill Reader’s Choice Award-winner for Best Indian Restaurant in Thornhill, has transformed the Indian cuisine scene in York Region, offering a mix of healthy, traditional and contemporary dishes in new and innovative ways. Located on Commerce Valley Drive, the family-owned business has been a popular dining destination for more than 20 years and offers a casual but classy experience with its tabletops of original art, covered in glass. Instead of staring at white linen, diners can view scenes of Indian mythology, village images or scenes of folk tales of the Punjab. Their culinary creations are rich and intense, yet never heavy or too spicy; tender, juicy butter chicken, sumptuous tandoori dishes, fish tikka and the famous Bombay Royal Platter. Come find out for yourself why Bombay Bhel Thornhill was voted #1 Indian Restaurant in Thornhill in 2011
What 109 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.2
Service
3.9
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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MelissaG
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We love this place and have been coming for many years. Amazing Indian food and fantastic service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was good. If your craving Indian food a good place to pop into. Atmosphere not the best. They ran out of quite a few things. No alcohol except for beer. Could be COVID issues. Prices very reasonable.

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Foodie
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good food, staff friendly and polite. The Butter Chicken is awesome but the curries are very good also. Easy to order online if you don't want to dine in. The beef samosas are delicious. Value for money, excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the best Indian restaurant we have ever been to. Food was outright amazing. Service was top notch. Clean. Followed all covid protocols. Can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Service was terrible. We didn’t get water until 30 mins in. Was left alone with appetizers for 1 hour. Had to go hunting for the wait staff most of the time. Restaurant was overall unclean. Washrooms were disgusting. Sinks hadn’t been cleaned in days. Soap dispenser wasn’t being used. Paper towel dispenser wasn’t being used. Lights haven’t been dusted in ages. Everything was overpriced and sweet. Even the spicy foods were sweet. Had to give back our biryani because it was sour. Overall a pretty bad experience and won’t be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food and menu selection
Really enjoyed everything but especially the tikka chicken

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food - made fresh to order
Raj (the owner) is always pleasant and personable. I have been coming there for the last 3 years and it always leaves a lasting impression.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal

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omuletu
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good variety of food and great service. Terrace is small on the sidewalk but very pleasant and shaded effectively with umbrellas.

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Emily
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

This is the best Indian Restaurant I have ever been to by a long shot. Server was fantastic. We asked for a reccomendation, he suggested a few dishes + an additional appetizer. We had the Beef Samosas, the Butter Chicken with Rice, The Vindaloo with Garlic Naan and the Tandoori Chicken Wings. For every bite we took of a new food the we were just shocked by how amazing it was. The Tandoori Chicken Wings completely ruined regular chicken wings for me now because I can never have anything else ever again they were that good, and the Butter Chicken my boyfriend cited as the best dish he had in years. Server was fantastic - super friendly and chatty, refilled our water plenty, gave great reccomendations. Service was incredibly fast but they still gave us space to finish our appetizers before the meal came. Overall one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. Patio is very average as it really is meant to be an indoor dining restaurant but its in a quiet spot so was still great.

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Elkayred
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Restaurant was cold .. most people kept their outdoor jackets on.. food was pretty good.. so was service .. ambiance was mediocre

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vipDave
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian I’ve ever had! Go for the food and you won’t be dissapoonted

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The Team did an excellent job accommodating us. All protocols are in place and felt very safe to be there. The food was delicious; very flavourful and portions are generous. Well done despite all current restrictions in place.

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SarahO73
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It had been years since I'd been to Bombay Bhel. I used to be a a lunch regular but then moved job locations and hadn't been back since. As I remembered, the food was incredible, service polite, friendly, prompt, and considerate. It's pricy but really the best curries I've had anywhere. Really great from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated very promptly based on our reservation time. Sanitizer when you enter the restaurant is available, all staff wearing face masks, every table is spaced out more than 8 ft apart, and sanitizer also available on our table. Everything from start to finish was perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing first meal after covid re-opening. Sanitizer at the door and at the table. Our servers name was Jaspreet and she was such a sweetheart. She followed all safety protocols. Food was out of this world. Beef samosa was mouth watering. The butter chicken definitely lives up to the hype if Toronto's BEST Butter Chicken.

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jayjay
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service and great value!

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vipAK12
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Spicy food. Good value for the price. Service could be better.

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LIlP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great.
It was clean and nice to see hand sanitizer all around.

Can’t wait to go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow. The service AND food was amazing. It was our first time out since the Covid-19 shutdown. The server was polite and gave tons of suggestions. Sanitizer as soon as you entered. Restaurant was spotless.The menu was a single use. Tables had santizer. New and updated menu. The Pav Bhaji was sensational. They even had Doubles, which are probably the best I've had in the GTA. Music was a good vibe.

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lazydip
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Decent Indian restaurant. The tables on the parking. The food is not fancy but tasty. Overall - if you are looking for cheap place to sit in - this is it.

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scriptmonkey
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was nice and not too hot when we were there, but the blaring 90s pop music may not be for everyone.

JP
JyotyP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Services is excellent. Food is amazing and authentic. Need to go back to try other food on the menu!! Must go!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for a casual date night and we were pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem. Amazing service, even better food.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb biryani wow. Butter chicken wow. Chilli chicken wow.... All with garlic naan... Best restaurant ever

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AlanC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have butter chicken samosa's on a hidden menu. You have to ask for them. UNREAL.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Butter chicken samosa are amazing. Followed by a hakka style chilli chicken and butter chicken. Both being easily the best we have ever had. Garlic naan is so fresh. Might be the best Indian food we have ever had

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foodiefromthenorth
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

Very cold inside restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Food, service, ambiance was all on point ... I will definitely be back

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Jlovefood
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The rice was a little undercooked. The garlic naan was great. Good portion. Prefer the goat curry to lamb vindaloo.

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PeonyGirl
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Food is good as usual. Their beef samosas is pretty much why we go there. Love their usual dishes like Tikka Masala (chicken, shrimp, lamb). Our waitress was a bit of an air head. She rarely came by and we waited long to place an order or receive napkins, utensils, etc. Last time we were there, same waitress, same service level no matter how small or large the group size! She would give the water to another table when we ordered the water! The food would arrive and we would have no utensils. We ordered Indian beer as we wanted authentic Indian beer but they gave us an "Indian" beer made in Toronto. Don't waste your money on alcohol in this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had to go 2 nights in a row. Yes, that's how good it was the first time. Hands down the best butter chicken EVER

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb Biryani, Butter Chicken , garlic naan... Wow. Absolutely mouthwatering.

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SusanK
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, very tasty. Lovely decor, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food, ambience, and everything was great. We were in no means in a rush, but the service (being greeted, getting water refills, receiving the bill, etc.) all took at least 2-3 times longer than any other restaurant we've been to, and we went at a time that there was only about 6 others in the restaurant. Overall, great food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lamb Biryani was so flavorful and tender. Butter chicken is easily the best I have EVER had... With garlic naan

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vipAlexC
Toronto
89 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great surprise. We didn't have much expectations but it turned out to be one of the best Indian restaurants I ever visited. Very authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food with amazing service. And the ambiance is very nice.

FAQs

Bombay Bhel- Thornhill does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats.

Bombay Bhel- Thornhill is rated 4.2 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.