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Balraj

Indian, Pakistani
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Haarlemmerdijk 28, 1013 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6251428
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great find

Stumbled across this place and we where grateful we did. Food was fantastic (would recommend trying the butter chicken). Couldn't fault the service. All in all a great place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Lorna W
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Stumbled across this place and we where grateful we did. Food was fantastic (would recommend trying the butter chicken). Couldn't fault the service. All in all a great place to eat.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Went there the other night, delicious food, lots of flavour and good service. I would definitely recommend a visit to this restaurant (which has recently celebrated its 37th anniversary!)

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Birmingham UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Balraj is the type of Indian Restaurant in the west that has remained unchanged since the 1960s. All the old standbys are there - rogan josh, tandoori etc with the obviously bolt-on addition of 'Baltis'. Fair enough, but the ingredients given for baltis were not anything we would recognise back in Birmingham - neither fresh coriander nor tomato being mentioned.... More 

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The fish balti curry, butter chicken or the navrattan mughalai? You can try them all because they are so delicious. Note that they have cheap 3 course menus for less than 20€! Good service, great food and if you cannot eat it all, just take it home.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Food was ok. Service was without any attention and you DO NOT CLEAN THE TABLE WITH MY USED TISUE. I am soory to the cook that we can not grant more than 2 stars.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Having lived in Amsterdam for a number of years, we generally avoid Indian restaurants in The Netherlands as they are usually very bland and not at all comparable to the quality of indian restaurant in the UK. THIS RESTAURANT IS NO EXCEPTION. We decided to give this one a try on our way home from work one evening, almost as... More 

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Jaipur
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Make a reservation as Balraj fills up fast especially on weekends. Good flavor, friendly service, apparently a local favorite.

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AUH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We were treated at this restaurant by our local hosts, restaurant considered to be quite popular? Like many places in central Amsterdam, this restaurant is small(narrow). It is family run and small. We had a lot of starters and the main courses (We were a very large group). The food I would say was average, the service OK, not really... More 

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Amsterdam
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Balraj is a small Indian restaurant. One of the oldest in town. It has a lay-out that's typical for Amsterdam called 'pijpela' (literally drawer for pipes) which means that it is a long and narrow place with two rows of tables and a corridor in the middle, It's situated at the Haarlemmerdijk which is a very nice, lively street. Balraj... More 

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The food was pretty good! Didn't get the feeling they like tourists that much (the owner clearly greeted the local clients differently). However, I thought the service was good too and that they were very polite. Would definitely go back for more!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Haarlemmerdijk 28, 1013 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020-6251428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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