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La Porte des Indes

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Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Bangladeshi
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455 Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 86 51
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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: La Porte des Indes is widely celebrated as the best Indian restaurant in...
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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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great - just don't go for the buffet

I have been there a few times now and I had different experiences according to what I ate. If I ordered something from the menu, it was amazing, very nicely prepared and the service was very attentive. If I went to the buffet, it was only disappointment. I normally don't go for buffets at all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
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Sao Paulo, SP
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We ate here while in Brussels and I must say it was the nicest Indian restaurant I have ever been to. The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly, It will be hard to find an Indian restaurant nicer than this one.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stopped over in Brussels to have dinner at this legendary indian restaurant that has existed for 30 years. The interior alone is worth going there, you'll find typical indian elements all over the place in this 'turn of the century (1900's) environment' giving it a really colonial type touch. The place was packed with local people, the languages french... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been there a few times now and I had different experiences according to what I ate. If I ordered something from the menu, it was amazing, very nicely prepared and the service was very attentive. If I went to the buffet, it was only disappointment. I normally don't go for buffets at all, but I decided to get... More 

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Brussels
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46 reviews 46 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I ordered the pearls of india, 20 euros, a good samosa, a nice piece of tender (but slightly pink) piece of chicken, a very nice pakora,a very good scampi that tasted like it just came off a barbecue, and delicious crab, served with 4 sauces, all very good. then i had the thali, 33 euros, Naan, Rice, a curry of... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Went to this restaurant on a recommendation of a colleague. The deco and the ambience is nice and inviting. The food was nice as well. We started off with Murgh Malai Kebabs which were nice, tender and succulent. After that I settled for their Sakahari Thali option which was very nice and adequate for 1 person. My colleagues ordered a... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This place feels like you step into a different world... the decor, the service, it all makes you forget you're in rainy Brussels. The food is excellent. We had the tasting menu, which is really quite a pleasure. Too much food, though... A few points of improvement: Yes, the service could be faster... and the bathrooms have no sign, which... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

You can find prime quality Indian food at a very reasonable price, and remember this is Brussels. Good daily menu and nice "plate du jour" (metal of the day). And a truly Indian ambience. Very recomendable.

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

Dear PacoVerdera, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on TripAdvisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed the authentic indian dishes we served and the charm of our restaurant. We hope to welcome you again in our restaurant. Audrey Varnier More 

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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
77 reviews 77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 455 Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 86 51

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 78
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Bangladeshi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?