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Basmati Restaurante Hindu

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 5
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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
Unique atmosphere, lovely food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Corpolibero
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Seville, Spain
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As soon as we arrived, the chef took time to explain how things worked. Basmati essentially has a set menu, with some options for main courses, and this includes wine and dessert. As a non meat eater, I was relieved to learn that vegetarian options were also available. Fish/seafood may also be available by prior arrangement as chef does not... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We were spending a long weekend in Palma and wanted a special place to eat on the Friday night. As a group of friends, we often eat curry so we thought this would be ideal. Usually Trip Advisor reviews are reliable but this has got to be the exception. On arrival we liked the rose petals on the floor and... More 

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Shahin A, Propietario at Basmati Restaurante Hindu, responded to this review
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Hola, realmente no veo donde está la crítica. Ustedes pidieron vino blanco y tuvieron vino blanco. Pidieron carne blanca y... More 

Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Whenever friends come,I insist we visit the basmati.They are never disappointed, and as for myself. I never get tired of this place. The food is great.Recommended

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Took my wife to meet the wonderfull Mr. Shahin and taste his loving offerings, the first time i ate here the meal was amazing, second time around much to my deep joy, the food was even better, the sublime fish dish that we had was a family recipe, Mr Shahin, you mother must be so proud of her son!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Excellent Service! Delicious Menu! Yes, its in a higher price level but you will have a wonderful time! It deserves the good ranking!

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Excellent food Excellent Service Excellent Decor.... I came to Palma without knowing what it is and Thanks to the owner of this place Mr.Shahin now I have seen 80% of Palma ... And the most imp thing before all An Excellent Human Being...!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I went for a weekend city beak to Palma and on the Friday evening we discovered this amazing place by chance. The food was totally gorgeous and plentiful, the wine flowed all evening, the surroundings were beautiful and reminded me of my time in Rajasthan and the staff were attentive without being obtrusive and the price so... 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, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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?