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Bombay Street Food is expanding already. The still-new Columbia Heights restaurant from restaurateur Asad Sheikh debuted at the end of 2018. Next stop, Capitol Hill. Skeikh expects to launch the same concept this summer at 524 8th St. SE. The address was mostly recently home to Garrison, which closed in January.
Where some restaurateurs are retreating, Sheikh seems to run right into the fire. Both Columbia Heights and Barracks Row have seen their fair share of restaurant turnover in recent years.
The menu at Bombay Street Food 2 will mirror the offerings in Columbia Heights. That means Indo-Chinese classics like gobi manchurian; familiar curries like butter chicken; fun-to-eat kati rolls; and one of the most generous thalis in the city. The sampler platter includes up to ten dishes for two people to share for $35. A vegetarian version of the sampler platter will also be offered.
When it opens, Bombay Street Food 2 will serve lunch and dinner. The dining room and patio seat a total of 75 people.
Bombay Street Food 2, 524 8th St. SE; bombaystreetfood.us