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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Outstanding meal and exceptional service

We had a brilliant meal at Basmati. The chef/owner went beyond the call of duty for us. We popped in one day to check out what was on the menu as I'm a real fuss about my food and mainly vegetarian. Although that days menu did not work for me he was so great about it and suggested he create... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
jimettes
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London
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a brilliant meal at Basmati. The chef/owner went beyond the call of duty for us. We popped in one day to check out what was on the menu as I'm a real fuss about my food and mainly vegetarian. Although that days menu did not work for me he was so great about it and suggested he create... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It is what nearly all of the reviews say it is. It's good! Nice atmosphere, very nice staff, very good food and lots of red wine to drink. Our 1st time last night and we both loved it. We are in Palma for just 4 nights, if I had more time I would go back for sure. If you like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had the most delicious meal here- and such a special and heart warming experience. The chef/owner served us with great care and took time to talk us through the menu and all the individual dishes- dishes that were carefully put together, influenced by his Bangladesh roots. None of the food contains milk, cream or any colourings or preservatives and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were 77 people and visited the restaurant for dinner. They have fixed menu but more choice are available in the menu. We have had a nice vegetarian food. The food was tasty. The service was excellent. Hotel is having Nice ambience. Owner was himself attending the customers and suggesting the right choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Food was very tasty. The service was excellent. Personal attention was there. Nice ambience. Owner was himself attending the customers and suggesting the right choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excellent set menu with lots of variety and great flavours. Service was good and excellent value including a bottle of wine c£30 each

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York, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a find! Lovely restaurant where the owner comes out and talks you through the meal for the evening - don't expect to go here and get your standard Balti or Madras. It's a set menu with lots of variety, so prepare to be adventurous. We did the full set menu which comes with as much wine as you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've been in Mallorca for just three days, but I think this restaurant is definitely a "must", for a special dinner. The place has a great atmosphere, very romantic and intimate for a couple, but also nice for a little group of gourmets! The menu is not à la carte, so you can choose among maximum three rich tasting menus.... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Whenever you go to Basmati you get their set menu for the day. The price is around €30 and includes red wine and dessert. They sit you down and fill your water from the beak of a duck jug - very cute. Start on the red wine and soon the food arrives. It really is delicious. Lots of different herb... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The chef (or owner) explained the setup to us and was very accommodating about my mothers allergies. They don't do a la carte; only set menus but what a menu! I told the owner that it was some of the best Indian food I've ever had and I wasn't kidding. Make sure your hungry when you go cause the portions... More 

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Additional Information about Basmati

Address: Calle Caro, 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
Phone Number: +34 971 71 03 87
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 43
Cuisine: Indian

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups

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