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La Porte des Indes

455 Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
2-647 86 51
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Ranked #898 of 2,309 restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $25 - $71
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Description: La Porte des Indes is widely celebrated as the best Indian restaurant in Brussels. Set in a beautifully converted Ixelles mansion on the heaving Avenue Louise, La Porte des Indes is decorated in rich wood carvings, warm red-toned colour scheme, masses of flowers and lush plantings, and Colonial style Indian furniture. The costumed waitstaff make the setting complete. This is another success from the Blue Elephant group, so you know the ingredients are of the highest quality. See for yourself. Roam the menu and try dishes like specialities starter of Crab Malabar, a warm salad of flaked crabmeat and corn kernels, main course of something classic like fiery chicken vindaloo and finish with a palate-freshening mango sorbet. Wines are thoughtfully matched to the dishes.
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English first
Caracas, Venezuela
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit La Porte des Indes during lunch in my recent day trip to Brusseles. I entered into the restaurant attracted by the daily menu board just in front the place where my car was parked. Was not expecting anything special. However, since I opened the main door was absolutely delighted with the place. The food... More

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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

La Porte des Indes is a white tablecloth Indian restaurant situated in an old and well-preserved townhouse on Avenue Louise. It’s particularly nice to be seated by the window overlooking the avenue. The food is very good and expertly prepared; spices are well cured and dishes cooked without excess oil. For those who like beer with Indian cuisine, the one... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This place used to be my favourite Indian restaurant in Brussels. When returning recently after 2 years, I was terribly disappointed. The place hasn't changed much, which is a nice way to say that it really needs to be refreshed. The food was really poor -- acceptable but no more than that. In contrast, the bill was shockingly high. So... More

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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

More than 150 euros for starter, main and coffee... really not worth it. I love Indian food and there are much better places than this one for 1/3 of the price and similar if not better quality and taste. Really not a great experience.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

It's ok, but it is not one of those restaurants you would write home about. I think it is super way over the top expensive for what you get. We went for restaurant week, menus of 28 euros a person, we managed to leave with a 78 euro bill adding on teas and water as drink... I would not go... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I am possibly a little bias as we live a short walk from La Porte des Indes, so have visited sufficient times before to get a feel for the place. I have never been disappointed. Whilst I am surprised at some of the more negative views here on this restaurant, I think there is a couple of common themese. My... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

As soon as you enter the building you feel you have been transported to India, the unique smell of spices and incense, the rich furnishings etc. The food is not the standard Indian fare, being beautifully presented and cleverly spiced to keep the subtle flavours of the ingredients without being too hot. It is more expensive than other Indian restaurants... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Had dinner there on a Saturday evening. The setting is actually nice ,but the food was bland,the service people asleep and the cost was way too high for the small portions. I guess it is difficult to find good indian food in continental Europe (in the UK you can !).How did they get into the Guide Michelin ??? The decor... More

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went to La Porte des Indes for dinner a few days ago. The setting is absolutely beautiful reminiscent of Colonial India with the antique pieces of art and the excellent hospitality and service. For starters we had the crab malabar, dahi wada, seekh kebab, chicken samosas and they were all delicious! The crab was my favorite- would definitely go... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My first encounter with La Porte was in London. I enjoyed that experience so much I had to try the one here, and I was not disappointed. The decor was not as elaborate as London, but it was very tasteful nonetheless. To build up our appetite we walked from the Grand Place to the restaurant, which took about 40 minutes.... More

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