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5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
713-783-1126
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place for dosa

Good place for Indian fast food..well reasonably fast food. Typical South Indian fare served here. We typically have Mysore masala dosa or Paav Bhaji dosa. Both are hot and spicy. Idli and dosa are good. Sambar is really good. Highly recommend it!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LathasLover
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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Good place for Indian fast food..well reasonably fast food. Typical South Indian fare served here. We typically have Mysore masala dosa or Paav Bhaji dosa. Both are hot and spicy. Idli and dosa are good. Sambar is really good. Highly recommend it!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good taste, Good quality and reasonable price over the years. They have variety of options to choose from such as -chaats , regular south indian tiffin items. They used to be always crowded but has eased up due to competition now. Spacewise its a little cramped and dark and noisy, but the good food compensates for all of that. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Whenever I visit Houston, this is one of the restaurant I visit. It is very simple restaurant in so called little India of Houston i.e. Hillcroft. I wont call it a pure or authentic South Indian Restaurant, yet it serves South Indian various varieties of Dosas, Idlies, Uttapams. It also serves thalis. It needs a bit more of cleaniness. Filter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best dosa in Houston!! They now have now Saag Panneer Dosa! Superb taste! We have been here countless times. They have now added a "Falafel Sandwich". It was pretty good. Its basically a sandwich made with Masala vada and presented like an actual falafel sandwich in pita bread with salad, sauces, etc. highly highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

To be honest I am not even sure what I ate but it was all so good! We ordered A LOT of food and it was all scrumptious! Go and try some new things; at these prices you can afford to experiment. Yum yum yum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Their Bhel Puri & Dahi Puri is one of the best. If you like spicy then this is the place. We have visited Shri Balaji numerous times and every time the food was excellent. It is reasonably priced as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This place is unlike any other in HTX. Its a simple concept: Order, pay, number and pick up food. It's become an institution for dosas, thalis and their to-die-for samosa chaat. Firey and tangy, as it should be. Their home made chai teas are worth the 15 min wait. I've dined here more times than I can count and I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Their snacks were so mouth-watering that we ate more than we could digest. We had all the finger foods from bhel puri, Pani puri, sev puri, samosas, vada pav, dahi puri, chats and just too many to mention. Just one thing, please do not try their Pani puri if your stomach is not made of titanium. It's mega spicy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

When at the Galleria, we starting searching Trip Advisor for an Indian Restaurant. We found this one and can't say enough about the food. My husband and three family members new to Houston ( all originally from South India) and I really enjoyed the authentic food. The restaurant is very casual; you order at the counter, pay and they deliver... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Food was good but missed the spice and the crispness in the food. The food was average and good to eat and have an healthy lunch / dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-783-1126

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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