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Balraj

#575 of 2,860 Restaurants in Amsterdam
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Centrum
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Haarlemmerdijk 28, 1013 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6251428
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Lyon, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Balraj will remain one of the best Indian restaurant I've been to. We went there with friends on an evening while looking for something still open after 10 PM and what a dicovery! The food is great, staff are really friendly and the price is cheap, even more once you tasted it. We tried the Butter Chicken and the... More 

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Thank Vincent F
Hamburg, Germany
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't eat at indian restaurants very often so I am not an expert in this kind of food but for me and my Mum the food was great! The dishes we had were very delicious, everything had a different distinctive taste. The staff is friendly and the prices are good as well.

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Thank Blomma706
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited since it is near our place and has a good rating. Nothing like we had before, papadums were not really papadums and our curries were not really curries... Stuffed pirhata is also something they never heard of just like the lime soda... We tend to have at least one meal out in an Indian place everywhere we go besides... More 

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Thank Maxim L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food at a reasonable price and very friendly staff made this a nice start to our holiday. Busy when we arrived at around 8.

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Thank David L
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

An excellent place for dinner. The food was great, plenty of choice, warm ad friendly welcoming atmosphere and staff, cosy. Perfect for a rather cold Friday night indian dinner!

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Thank 22Penelope
Fernie, Canada
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110 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Just arrived in Amsterdam and we are in a very nice apartment just around the corner from Balraj. The apartment owner recommended Balraj. It was an excellent recommendation!! We each had different lamb dishes with a side of garlic naan.. All were very tasty, with spicing done to order.. I have a feeling we will return before we leave Amsterdam... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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247 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

My wife visited for dinner. She enjoyed her meal more than I did, but I am not saying my meal was not good. The service was pretty good, felt it could have been a bit better. The price was a bit more than other restaurants in the same level. It is located on a street with many options, and it... More 

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Thank Jason K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Stumbled upon this restaurant and so happy that we did. The food was delicious, you could taste the freshness of the ingredients. I had the Prawn Saag it was perfect and the garlic naan was so light and fluffy. Small family run restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Mayflower19
Terneuzen, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the better curry houses in town. They assess their own spiciness on a scale of 1 to 5, and this is rating on which you can rely! We took one @ 4, one @ 5, and it was just on either side of that border between a slight sweat & something with a tingle & mopping the... More 

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Thank BobBakker
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I went there with two people that spent a lot of time in india. they both agreed that this restaurant has some of the best indian food they ever had. the food really was very good and so was the service. definetly coming again when in amsterdam.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haarlemmerdijk 28, 1013 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 020-6251428

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighborhood Profile
Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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