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La Porte des Indes

455 Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
2-647 86 51
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Ranked #829 of 2,491 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $25 - $71
Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This restaurant has a very nice deco and ambience, the food is ok, but it's not an Indian authentic food... and it's too expensive for what they offer!!! It's nice to go there ones to see and eat in the nice place but if u are really looking for an Indian authentic food it's not a good address and for... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Low key atmosphere, lovely service, tasty full lunch for 19 euros : I'll definitely be back for a full dinner!

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Dear Brigitte, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoy our lunch menu in “La Porte des Indes”, the quality of the service, special dishes prepared by our indian Chef and the charm of our restautant. We are looking forward to welcoming you for a full dinner soon. Kindest regards, Audrey Varnier More 

Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This is probably the best Indian restaurant in Brussels. Everything is so fresh and cooked to perfection, with rich taste and flavours. A little bit on the heavy side though. The atmosphere is beautiful and it does not feel cramped like most places in Brussels. The service is very polite, efficient and attentive without being overbearing. Be prepared that it... More 

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Dear Cleo, We would like thank you for taking the time to share your amazing comment on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed the charm of our restaurant, the food and the quality of the service. We dearly hope to welcome you again in our restaurant Kind regards, Audrey Varnier More 

Dublin, Ireland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

There are few Indian restaurants and even fewer good quality ones in Brussels, so I felt I was fairly safe in going to this one in the upmarket Avenue Louise area. Inside the general atmosphere and ambiance is good, and from the other customers present you would get the impression that this is considered a good restaurant - 'the place... More 

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The restaurant is gorgeous. The menu is quite extensive and those of us who were meat eaters had no difficulty. However the kitchen was out of most vegetables. Not as pleasant an experience for the vegetarians. Food was tasty but seemed overpriced for what it was. Overall pleasant but the lack of great choice of food for some of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

..food service and friendliness all are super top...flavors and freshness are superb...this a a fine dining establishment....

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Dear Dondaly, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor, particularly for this amazing comment !  We are delighted that you enjoyed the quality of the service, the food, and special dishes prepared by our Chef. We dearly hope to welcome you again in our restaurant Kindest Regards, Audrey VARNIER More 

Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We've been here a few times for dinner , and have been pretty impressed with the dishes they serve a la carte...it would certainly give the best Indian restaurants in Europe a run for its money. HOWEVER, the buffet is pretty average and does not justify the price tag in my opinion. Still a great option for ldinner if you... More 

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Dear BrusselsKing, Thank you for considering our restaurant as one of the best Indian restaurant in Europe! We are truly happy to hear that you fancy our “A la carte” dishes. However, we apologize for your disappointment regarding our buffet. To be sure, we traditionally use the same recipes for the buffet and "A la carte". But, it is true... More 

Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I love Indian food and this is the third time that I have been to La Porte des Indes. The last couple of times the food has been excellent and the location and atmosphere is always so very enjoyable. However, this time the food was not as good and , as a vegetarian, I felt slightly cheated knowing what I... More 

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Dear Sandra, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you are a regular guest in our restaurant and that you enjoy the whole experience “La Porte des Indes”. We apologize that you were a bit frustrated on your last visit. Usually, we offer a large choice of authentic and traditional vegetarian dishes to... More 

Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I shall start by saying that I am an INdian food lover, and sometimes I travel to London just to go to my favorite Indian restaurant. Unfortunately Brussels does not offer very good Indian eateries comparable to the ones in London. However, there are small Indian places where you can eat in Brussels at a reasonable price. La Porte des... More 

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Dear Patrizia, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear that your experience in our premises did not match your expectations. We would be happy to share a bit more of your experience, in order for us to improve the quality of our food. I sent you directly an e-mail as I want... More 

Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The food here is very good, prepared exactly how you would expect from a top Indian restaurant - some of the best Indian food I've had in Brussels. The staff are very friendly but it was a bit on the expensive side, so watch out when ordering.

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BlueBrussels, Directeur général at La Porte des Indes, responded to this review

Cher Jet, Thank you for sharing your fabulous comment on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to hear that you consider « La Porte des Indes Brussels » as your favourite Indian restaurant in town! We are truly happy that you enjoyed the high-quality preparations of our Chef and we will gladly share your fantastic experience with the whole team. On behalf... More 

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Additional Information about La Porte des Indes

Address: 455 Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
Phone Number: 2-647 86 51
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 71
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Bangladeshi

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