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“Good value for money” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Maharani

La Maharani
4 Rue de la Bourse, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02.512.80.81
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Ranked #1,688 of 2,305 restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We went in family, service was good and speedy, we ordered thali (two with meat, one veggie). The restaurant is very well located in the centre of Brussels, besides the Bourse (old Stock Exchange), just one minute away from the Grand Place. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, among them many asian restaurants, but if you are looking for Indian food, you should not hesitate dropping there for a simple meal, fair price, without fuss.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

i visit this restaurant few times a year. and i have to say that i was surprised by the negative reviews. i think one can argue about the ambiance or if the waiters are smiling, but the food is good and the waiting time is even perfect comparing with other restaurants in brussels. in some restaurants in the city center it can happen that you wait one hour only for the starters.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lappeenranta, Finland
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Not so great food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The service was bit slow and the food was over priced (compared to similar food we had in Amsterdam). The waiter was bit offensive and didn't pay much attention to our table. The food too was not not very impressive. There is nothing much to write about this place.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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180 reviews 180 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
241 helpful votes 241 helpful votes
“Very Good dining experience, despite negative reviews”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

I was in the centre of Brussels with two other colleagues, one from Germany and one from Pakistan. Since my two suggestions for visiting two Greek restaurants in the neighborhood were dismissed as "expensive" alternatives, we entered La Maharani. I admit that (fortunately) I hadn't read the negative Tripadvisor reviews ... I wouldn't have entered if I had ... thus missing a very good dining experience. It's actually the first time that I visit a restaurant that is in the far bottom of Tripadvisor rankings. I don't like spicy food so I went for the chicken korma (coconut milk, "sweety"). Rice and "Nan" breads have to be ordered as extras. The portion was tiny but the sauce was really tasty. Including a beer, the cost is approx ~20EUR per person which is normal for the pricey Brussels. Environment is typical of a mid-level Indian restaraunt and service was efficient. The outcome from my visit to this restaraunt is that sometimes "random" restaurant selections may end up in an expectedly good dining experiences. So, take the "risk" for selections based purely on your intuition ... and ignore positive or negative reviews

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Worst experience”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Food was not upto the mark and service was bad. Long waiting time and waiters were busy all the time....

Visited April 2012
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