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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
8:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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
  • 24
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  • 5
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  • 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
A nice fixed menu indian restaurant

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

To celebrate our last evening of a great trip to Mallorca, we went to this Indian restaurant in the middle of Palma city. We were greated with style at the door and taken to our perfectly prpared table, full of rose petals. We were explained that there is no à la carte menue, but only one 4 course menu, that... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you are used to going for an Indian meal and always choose your favourite from the menu or deliberate over the many various choices this restaurant is a refreshing change. The chef provides you with his chosen dishes which are absolutely fantastic. The flavours are amazing and our family of four had the best night there. Well worth a... More 

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We decided to eat here after reading reviews and are so glad we did. What a unique dining experience. On arrival the chef / owner explains that your food will be unlike any other Indian food you have eaten and will be served as a set menu. There are 2 options (both 4 courses with wine) and you decide either... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have reviewed over 230 good restaurants on TA and only 2 before this were Indian , therefore it is not usually our preference , after reading TA reviews we had to go and no one is exaggerating because this is an experience not to miss . Do not be put off by the outside , it is not near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This was a fantastic experience. Great food and service. Good value for money. A set menu with different courses and a fantastic selection of curry dishes. Nice people and the chef was amazing. My daughter is a vegetarian and the chef made a special meny for her. My highest reccomendation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We visited last year and we made a beeline back to Basmati on this visit. It really is a great experience. The owner/chef is really delightful and takes great care to tell you the dishes he has prepared and how they have been spiced. It is a set menu but everything was absolutely delicious and we just about managed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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: 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?