Yesterday a concerned luncher commented that Menupages had Bombay Bistro, the newish all you can eat Indian buffet on 52nd btw. 3rd+Lex, listed as closed. Well, no need to worry, I walked by yesterday and they are 100% open. They have changed their phone number from the one they opened with (it’s now 212-593-5425), and the owners used to own Diwan (on 48th St.) which *is* closed, so that’s probably where the confusion happened. It would have been a huge disappointment (and surprise) if this new standout Indian buffet had closed months after it had opened. Rest easy my gluttonous friends… all is right with the world.
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Grub Street is reporting that Bombay Bistro, the new Indian buffet I wrote about earlier today, is in fact owned by the same people who own Jackson Diner in Queens: “When we called Diwan’s old number we were connected to the new bistro. A rep told us that Diwan’s original owners, who also operate Jackson Diner, are behind Bombay Bistro.”
The strange thing is I had a whole conversation about this yesterday with two different people at the Bombay Bistro- without letting them know why I was asking. Here’s how it went:
If there is one thing that Midtown is not lacking in, it’s the all you can eat Indian buffet- and while we don’t really have any buffets that are under $10 anymore, there are still enough $11 buffets to make the $15+ buffets not worth it (as far as I’m concerned). So, I never paid much attention to Diwan, the upscale Indian restaurant owned by the same people who own Jackson Diner in Queens- which apparently closed last September (Diwan, not the Jackson Diner- obviously). I am interested, however, in this bit of news: Diwan’s manager of 15 years, has gone on to open his own Indian Restaurant on 52nd btw. Lex+3rd called Bombay Bistro… and their lunchtime buffet is $10.95. So, with the buffet team in tow, I headed over to this newly opened buffet to take it for a test drive.