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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: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    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
Very good Indian restaurant

I really can recommend this restaurant. Very good authentic indian food. They are there for ages now and the guests are a mix of locals, tourists and so. Friendly service and a good price quality. Located in one of the trendiest streets of Amsterdam.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hertfordshire, UK
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Our group of 4 were split on whether this was a good Indian restaurant or not. Not spicy enough, too spicy for some. The cost was low, the food ok, the service good and timely.

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Mumbai
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Was a frequent visitor to this place when I travelled to Amsterdam. Its a great place got North Indian Food

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I really can recommend this restaurant. Very good authentic indian food. They are there for ages now and the guests are a mix of locals, tourists and so. Friendly service and a good price quality. Located in one of the trendiest streets of Amsterdam.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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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?