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Shri Balaji Bhavan

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5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
713-783-1126
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Taste continues to be awesome

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
snod73
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  • Families with children
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

They serve serve Indian vegetarian food. So it is not like eating vegetarian food in a non-vegetarian restaurant (where one never knows if oil is mixed up, or utensils, are mixed up etc.) I am not sure if it is south indian or north or combo but the food is spicy (that is if you tell them - low spice).... More 

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Great South Indian food. Good masala dosa. They also have a good combination plate. Reasonably price. But expect long waits

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Top Contributor
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75 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The dosas here are just superb!! In fact, anything we eat here has always tasted excellent. The place is so busy throughout the day. Once we reached at 9Pm; and they were literally running out of food.!! Superb food. If you want a hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant, then this is it!!

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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 0 - 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?