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Bombay Chowpatty

825 W. Royal Lane
Irving, TX 75039
972-677-7658
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  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30-10 p.m. Friday 24 hours Saturday noon-9:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snack Food
One of Irving’s top two places for chaat, along with Taj Chaat, is Bombay Chowpatty, named after a beach lined with street food vendors. The dining room showcases some of that airy atmosphere, with seats arranged food-hall style around a central open kitchen and many of the walls plastered with beach photos and Bollywood posters. Pav bhaji is a superb order here, as are the bit-of-everything lunch combos. If you just need a snack, go for sabudana vada, deep-fried patties of sago pearls, whole-seed spices and chives; they have the crisp bubbly texture of good tater tots.

Top pick: If you’re in the mood for a sandwich, skip the European-style sandwiches on a white bread and order a frankie, a rolled-up paratha filled with chopped veggies and spices. The paneer frankie here is a reliable and filling vegetarian lunch.

Fun fact: The fusion items, like the pizza dosa and pineapple-chocolate-cheese sandwich, are just as wild as they sound. The pizza dosa, for instance, contains enough oregano for five or six real pies. (We’re guessing this is the only Top 100 restaurant to serve a pineapple-chocolate-cheese sandwich.)

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