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Basmati

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Calle Caro, 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 71 03 87
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1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Shahin Awal, the owner and chef of Basmati restaurant, is an excellent...
Shahin Awal, the owner and chef of Basmati restaurant, is an excellent ambassador for Indian food in Palma de Mallorca. For almost 20 years, diners in Palma de Mallorca, diners have enjoyed the flavours of India through Shahin?s cooking, whose success lies in dishes made from authentic family recipes. One of his specialities is Peshawar Nan, a bread made with dried fruits, honey, coconut and almonds. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, playing music that instantly transports you to India. The menu offers a wide variety of options both at lunchtime and in the evening.
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  • 437
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nothing from the outside and just on the edge of the nice part of town ! Fabulous fine dining Indian restaurant. The best I have ever eaten, no cream and no additives, just sublime. The owner / chef explains all the dishes as he serves them

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lesley S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing from the outside and just on the edge of the nice part of town ! Fabulous fine dining Indian restaurant. The best I have ever eaten, no cream and no additives, just sublime. The owner / chef explains all the dishes as he serves them

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Thank Lesley S
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Theres a lot of hype around this restaurant and I don't think its justified. The management are selling an experience in a rather forceful way. The food is good but the set menu and blurb that accompanies every course is rather over the top. Newcomers to the world of curry could be dazzled but if you have visited the plethora... More 

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Thank GDW2000
Majorca, Spain
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Verry nice deco. Verry nice food. Closed menu with good varieties. Verry nice service. Like to be in India. Probabely one of the best in Palma

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Thank jimy c
Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were @ Basmati for the New Years Eve Dinner. We had an excellent menu including wine and drinks for a very affordable price. As we enjoyed the food so much, we went back a few days later expecting an à la carte service. We were a bit disappointed about hearing that once again, we had a fix menu and... More 

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Thank Claudia C
Rugby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Small portions for the money you pay and seriously overrated on TA. If you like proper indian cuisine and curries, don't bother.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

One word... spectacular... authentic Indian food and so soooo good, dont miss the chance to visit! Everything from starter to dessert was very good, lovely staff.

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1 Thank Andrew M
Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Don't miss this place! Best indian food I have ever tasted!!!. Beautifull setting with rose petals everywhere, indian music in the back ground. Food was spicy but nit hot. Beef and chicken where so tender. Shahin Awal made us feel very welcome. Set menu incl. Wine and Water, Tee/ Coffe for €31 pp is a very fair price...

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Thank Eveline R
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Very nice setting and atmosphere, the owner is very friendly and helps you out with everything. he even showed us this home grown peppers in the garden in the back. the food was nice, though everything tasted kind of the same. if he would have added a little more creativity to his food I would have given 5 points

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Thank gansnam
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

I wanted Indian for a long time. Tried few places in Palma, but still looking for one to come back to. Basmati looked ok, but first thing that made me think was the degustation menu. No choice, but set of courses. Curry without much sauce, smothered in crispy fried onion ( yes, the one you'll find on your hot dog),... More 

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4 Thank CISoftware
Shahin A, Propietario at Basmati, responded to this review
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Hola, le deseo muchas suerte en su búsqueda y entendemos que no le gustara nuestro restaurante, no puede ser a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

As diners my family of four are one of the most awkward, two picky children and two of us with severe nut allergy. I read the reviews and did some homework before my arrival and received an email from Basmati who were really helpful and advised me to give plenty of warning so they could adjust their menu. We gave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Caro, 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca
  • Phone Number: +34 971 71 03 87

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 43
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Shahin Awal, the owner and chef of Basmati restaurant, is an excellent ambassador for Indian food in Palma de Mallorca. For almost 20 years, diners in Palma de Mallorca, diners have enjoyed the flavours of India through Shahin?s cooking, whose success lies in dishes made from authentic family recipes. One of his specialities is Peshawar Nan, a bread made with dried fruits, honey, coconut and almonds. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, playing music that instantly transports you to India. The menu offers a wide variety of options both at lunchtime and in the evening.
Open Hours
Monday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Friday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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