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Shri Balaji Bhavan

5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
713-783-1126
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Ranked #729 of 7,200 restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Indian, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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  • English first
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
144 reviews 144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

This restaurent serves delicious spicy south indian food at low prices. The only thing that I wish they could improve is the look and feel of the place. The seats are not comfortable and the service is spotty. If you care only about food then its the best.

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Houston, Texas
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11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Another top ethnic food gem in Houston. I have been here many times with friends, family, and kids. And it has been delicious and affordable every time. Yes, it can get crowded, but for a good reason. I consider it a good sign that it is usually full of Indians, who know what this food should taste like. It is... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I had high expectations of this place with it getting rave reviews from friends but found the fare to be average. Chaat was ok, not that great, mysore dosa and pesarettu were fine too. The place is always packed and the wait time is long. It was really loud too when we went. I would not recommend going here with... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I've been to Indian restaurants around the world and of course, in India--too much emphasis is given to ambience, atmosphere, service, utensils and place settings, and very little to the actual taste of a particular cuisine--whether it is Indian, Chinese, Mexican, the taste craved for by those who come from those lands, they don't much care for the setting, they... More

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