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New Balal

#1,994 of 13,696 Restaurants in Paris
Neighborhood:
Opera / Bourse
Indian, Pakistani, Persian
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25,rue Taitbout, Paris, France
01 42 46 53 67
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple Honest Good Food.

Very traditional in decor, nothing glitsy nothing fancy, perfectly acceptable. Staff were very helpful, food is spot on. finished it all, very centrally located without extortionate prices. For non complicated simple Indian subcontinental food that isn't stupidly priced, visit New Balal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
Kalchoudhury
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Very traditional in decor, nothing glitsy nothing fancy, perfectly acceptable. Staff were very helpful, food is spot on. finished it all, very centrally located without extortionate prices. For non complicated simple Indian subcontinental food that isn't stupidly priced, visit New Balal.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Close to gallerie lafayette..very hospitable and courteous staff..the food was good..loved the ambience..value for money in a city like Paris..

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had dinner here based on some positive reviews and was not disappointed. The staff was very helpful and the good very tasty.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My husband and I have always said the best Indian restaurant outside of India was in London but this one was just as good if not better! There are 3 locations in Paris and we had our wonderful dinner at Rue Taitbout which is right around the corner from the Le Banke Hotel. Service was great, the nan fresh, chutney... More 

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Switzerland
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176 reviews 176 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food offered in this restaurant may not satisfy Indian food purists, but was excellent for our taste, as we don't seek extremely spicy and hot dishes. Guests are welcomed in the New Balal with a Blue Curaçao cocktail and some spicy appetizers. The menu offers a large variety of Indian and Pakistani food. We had a fish kebab as... More 

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Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Cenrally located restaurant,vert tasty food ,having lot of varieties to eat.if u have big group ,for bath room u have wait long,otherwise excellent food

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

I love Indian food and we have had some nice experiences in other restaurants in Paris, so we decided to take my mother in law to this restaurant. Unfortunately, the food was tasteless, the service was not the best and it was kind of expensive. I would advise you to try other Indian restaurants in Paris!

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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

While i walk from office to hotel, couple of indian restaurents are in proximity. I tried this one for over 2 times and quiet disappointed. Chcken punjabi is horrible with big pieces which seems enot fresh and not enough ingredients to make it tasty and also pulau rice is like a plain rice .. Overall i was disappointed with quality... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Ambience -- average.. nothing to complain about.. nothing to be excited about... We had the Paneer Makhanwala -- it didn't really have the paneer, but had a different kind of cheese -- whatever it was, it got me asking for more. Breads are good and so it the service. They will try and customize to your tolerance level of spice..

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Scot in the MIdlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

I went to this restaurant with a friend during a week long trip to Paris. We went on the strength of the reviews here. But, I'm afraid to say, it didn't impress at all. The staff seemed friendly enough and gave us a complimentary drink and some poppadoms at the beginning. We ordered the Pakora and the Onion Bhajia to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25,rue Taitbout, Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Opera / Bourse
  • Neighborhood: Opera / Bourse
  • Phone Number: 01 42 46 53 67

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani, Persian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?