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New Balal

#1,010 of 14,205 Restaurants in Paris
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Neighborhood:
Opera / Bourse
Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Persian
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25,rue Taitbout, Paris, France
01 42 46 53 67
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
Good food. Warm hospitality

I was pleasantly surprised by the food I had at new Balal. The best naan that I have had in a very long time. The lassi (yogurt drink) was amazingly good. The vegetarian dish was good. All of this served with apnapan (warm hospitality). Strongly recommend this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Sandeep1605
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The service was tremendously good. The people who run the restaurant are attentive and determined to make sure you enjoy your experience. I'm from Toronto, and I'm acclimatized to the Indian food there, so Paris-style Indian food seems under-spiced and excessively creamy - the saag was mixed with creme fraiche (?) or some other kind of gooey mess that made... More 

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Thank Karen C
Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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479 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Pleasant ambience, very convenient for the Opera or department stores yet in a tranquil street just off Boulevard Haussmann. Incredibly friendly staff and a warm welcome. Good choice of food nicely presented and nicely cooked, very generous portions (didn't need to eat anything for the rest of the day) As with all food in France it was not as spicy... More 

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Thank JANDDBritinParis
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by the food I had at new Balal. The best naan that I have had in a very long time. The lassi (yogurt drink) was amazingly good. The vegetarian dish was good. All of this served with apnapan (warm hospitality). Strongly recommend this place.

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Thank Sandeep1605
Long Valley, New Jersey
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Paris. The staff is friendly and always welcomes you with a handshake each time you come through the door. I love their butter chicken and the various types of naan to go along with it. The service is great and they make sure that you're always taken care of. I make sure... More 

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Thank Eric T
ahmedabad,Gujarat
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76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Before visiting Paris, I did check some of the restaurant around the Hotel we were staying and this was indeed the best one. While coming back from disney we stood at the Opera and were thinking of Dinner when we decided to go to New Balal for Dinner.It was a good 10 min walk and we were really hungry .... More 

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Thank Munifa
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted very pleasantly even though we arrived around the closing time. The food was good. The manager was very attentive and also walked us to the door when we were going even though he was in the middle of having food. He was extremely cordial ! Food was good but kulfi was excellent ! My husband ordered the... More 

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Thank Yashi M
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great food and service, we were there twice in two days. Avoid lunch time though, it will get too crowded. My children loved the naan and butter chicken. We especially love the biryani and rogan josh mutton. Must also try the spice tea, it's so good! Very close to Galeries Lafayette.

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Thank Azlin A
Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, Dominican Republic
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I've been in France for four days and this is the second time I come to eat dinner. The food is very good, the staff is very friendly and multilingual, and the kitchen is fast. We have eaten several dishes and have always enjoyed the food. This restaurant is in close proximity to the Marriott Opera.

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Thank WirelessPimp
Bahrain
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

we are in a short vacation in Paris, as a middle eastern we love indian so we looked to an indian resturant, new balal is good restaurant but for us we are addicted to indian food i have to say that the dishes are not rich in flavors and spices.

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Thank Alialmeerz06
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Really nice and tasty indian food ever had in whole europe. Nice ambience and decoration. Food quality is quite good and service is nice

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Thank Kinjal4

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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, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Opera / Bourse

Neighborhood Profile
Opera / Bourse
The neighborhood around Opéra and Bourse is a belle époque paradise of grand boulevards, refined arcades, and mass-market art-nouveau entertainment. Here, modern day workers continue to take advantage of the legacy that nobility and finance left in the 19th century. Brightly-lit brasseries, theaters, and cinemas sit side by side with French bistros predominating in one area and Japanese restaurants in another. The area is most famous for the Palais Garnier opera house and glamorous department stores.
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