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Balti House

Albert Cuypstraat 41, 1072 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
020-6643038
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Ranked #1,055 of 2,239 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We haven't gone to the Balti House for a while, like 4 years, there are better Indian restaurants in Amsterdam, however this was a one-off, last minute choice. The service is pretty awful, extremely off-hand, and gives the idea you are doing them a favour. That, not withstanding, the place was very busy. Starters, the wonderful chicken wings, were terrific... More

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San Francisco, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Both the food and service were “OK” (not awful, but lacking). Clearly not much attention is spent on preparing the food or serving it. Tip for server: Never “show” disappointment with customers’ orders—a big “no no” anywhere (Amsterdam, NY, London or Mars).

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fancied a curry, this was across the road from our hotel and prices looked reasonable so thought we would give it a go. Weather was excellent so we sat outside which made for a good atmosphere. Lots of locals in which we thought was a good sign but they obviously like their curries bland in Amsterdam. The food wasn't bad,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Food wise not a great choice. Ingredients used were not fresh, that you could see and taste. Staff was not friendly too, bit more like...eat-pay-go quickly attitude.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

We were going to go to another indian restaurant in the area and our hotel reception suggested visiting here... It doesnt look fancy outside or inside at all, but the food was absolutley delicious! The restaurant was packed full of locals the entire time we were there, giving it a cosy relaxed vibe! The staff were friendly and attentive! Would... More

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Sheffield
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We were delighted to find this restaurant just a short walk from our hotel and ate here twice during our city break in Amsterdam. Service was prompt and friendly, portions were generously sized and food was tasty. Draft beer was deliciously cold and came with complimentary popadoms and dips . Very busy by 7.30 with people waiting outside for tables.... More

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Service here was good, food was good and plentiful. Menu was big, as was the drinks list. Not really much else to say, as it wasn't any better or worse than your usual Indian restaurant any place else.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The food was awesome and made to taste. The service were excellent! I would easily go back again next time I'm in town.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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247 reviews 247 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had dinner here the night we arrived -- we were suffering from jet lag and looking for comfort food. The Balti House provided the comfortable surroundings and easy dining that we were looking for. Service was good, and the prices were moderate. However, the food is very average. Next time I'm in town, I'd look for a better Indian... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Initially we had intended to eat in Leidseplein but the only Indian restaurants we could find in that area were tucked away down dodgy backstreets. Eventually after scouring our Lonely Planet guide we came across a recommendation for this place. It was a fair way out of the city centre but relatively easy to get to and worth the trip.... More

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