A year and a half in the making and four months after the owner says his restaurant was ready to open (parking issues aside), Bombay Bistro will serve its first meals Sept. 13, with a lunch buffet starting at noon.
"We are ready," owner Kamal Walia told me today.
Walia said Bombay Bistro will serve buffets for lunch and dinner for the first week of operation in order to acquaint diners with chef Parveen Puri's northern Indian cuisine.
Parveen, a 30-year veteran whom Walia called "a well-polished guy who is versed in everything," was formerly head chef at Gaylord restaurant in San Francisco.
Bombay Bistro is at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Stevens Street in Tacoma.
If you're wondering about those people you may have seen dining at Bombay Bistro, Walia says his restaurant has already booked 20 private parties.