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New Balal

25,rue Taitbout, Paris, France (Opéra)
01 42 46 53 67
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Ranked #3,309 of 12,521 restaurants in Paris
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Persian
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Opéra
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Opéra
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Los Angeles, California
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186 reviews 186 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The restaurant is convenient and beautiful, and the food doesn't disappoint. My spouse and I ordered several different things, and we were not a bit disappointed. When I remarked that I like it spicy, a very robust vegetarian sauce appeared, which was like nothing else I'd ever experienced - or enjoyed. I love Indian and Pakistani food, though I rarely... More

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
40 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Paris, France
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We arrived at about 7:30pm, which is early for dinner in Paris, but we had a film to catch at 10pm. The place was empty except for 2 other people. It filled up quickly though, which is a good sign. We were offered papadums and blue-coloured cocktails. The food was quite good.. The aloo gobi could've had a little more... More

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London
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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011 via mobile

Just around the corner from Gandhi ji's, I found this restaurant that the whole family enjoyed. We were made to feel welcome with a free glass of orange and a round of papadums. The food was exactly what I expected particularly the lamb dish.

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