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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: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 26
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  • 5
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  • 7
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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
Unmissable in Palma,Mallorca.

We went here for lunch last week in mallorca after reading reviews but not really expecting it to be so amazing.First the owner met us at the door and as my wife is spanish he explained everything in perfect spanish to us.The atmosphere is authentic Indian and the menu is fixed ,you can choose full... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
jomac151
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Murcia, Spain
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  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Murcia, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We went here for lunch last week in mallorca after reading reviews but not really expecting it to be so amazing.First the owner met us at the door and as my wife is spanish he explained everything in perfect spanish to us.The atmosphere is authentic Indian and the menu is fixed ,you can choose full menu 31.50 € half menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit & we were not disappointed. The owner is so very welcoming & the food is to die for. If you like authentic Indian food, you'll love it here & not expensive.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Been here about 4 times now over the years. If you haven't been here GO. This about the best Indian you will get. It is a set menu, but don't let this put you off. The meal WILL be the best Indian you have eaten, especially for the price. The owner & staff make you feel so welcome you just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I loved all the flavours. They were all super fresh and tastey. I really liked the chicken tandoori and curry. All the flavours, presentation in the food has been thought out.

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Welcome was excellent, asking us if it was our first time, then explaining that there was only two menues, one full and one half (31 or 26 euros), with red wine included. We asked for white wine, but had to pay for that, a bottle being just 15 e. Srevice was excellent, the starters were light, pankora and salad, mid... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice little restaurant with good to very good service, average wine but very good food. This is good value for money but the choice is a little limited as I personally like to choose my own food and don't want to be limited to 3 dishes. The atmosphere is very good although a bit too dark to see what you... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I just recently moved to Palma and found this place by accident, while passing by with the bus. They only serve a fixed meal, wine and water are also included in the price, around €30 per Person. The Service was perfect and we felt very welcome. The quality of the food is great. I can only recommend to visit and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I am afraid I must disagree a bit with all the other rave reviews. The place was nice and cosy but the food didn't live up to my expectations after reading the other reviews. It could have been better seasoned and fx the naan bread was sweetened with honey and infused with coconut to a degree where it tasted more... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a really nice restaurant on a parallell street to Fabrica in Sta Catalina in Palma. You get two starters, a choise between three middle courses, four main courses and a dessert and to that wine, all for 31,50. The menu is fixed so dont be disapointed when you cant order your favorite curry, but dont let that stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We ate there last night. We arrived very late; getting there at 2253 hours. Upon arrival we entered an impressive bar and reception area; decor was splendid and felt like i had flown into the heart of india. We were then greeted by the head chef/owner who explained that our late arrival was not a problem. He spoke fluent english... 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: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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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