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Balraj

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Centrum
Indian, Middle Eastern, 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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  • 27
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 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
Reasonable and fresh

Was it fresh? Yes and was it Indian, well you have to remember if they did it spicy hot 'Indian style' you would not be able to eat it. I thought they managed the spice level very well and brought the flavors through. I would definitely eat there again. I was also pleasantly surprised at at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
Geraldine L
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Fayetteville, Georgia
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English first
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

title says it. but it's ok. for ordering, i prefer Vijaya. for dinner, my favorite is Mayur. but both are not close from this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The food here was delicious. My 3 kids tried it and loved it as well which is saying a lot! Their was plenty of food to go around for everyone. The staff were so so nice. Would definitely recommend!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This place has been there as long as I can remember and the quality is always good and fresh, and the place is always clean. It is family run and they are friendly, also not too expensive, and it's a very cozy place in the center of Amsterdam. I always bring visitors here when they come.

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Fayetteville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Was it fresh? Yes and was it Indian, well you have to remember if they did it spicy hot 'Indian style' you would not be able to eat it. I thought they managed the spice level very well and brought the flavors through. I would definitely eat there again. I was also pleasantly surprised at at the bill.

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Hertfordshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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 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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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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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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Additional Information about Balraj

Address: Haarlemmerdijk 28, 1013 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 020-6251428
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
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
Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani

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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>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 020-6251428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Middle Eastern, 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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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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