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Balraj

#498 of 2,834 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 3 weeks ago 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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44 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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245 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 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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49 reviews
23 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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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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11 reviews
9 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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Thank NY603
Vreeland, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in Amterdam. We have been to several Indian restaurants throughout Amsterdam, but neither of them is as good Balraj. First of all, the number of dishchoices is quite admirable considering small kitchen they have and the little amount of time it takes for the food to be served. Second of all, the... More 

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Murrieta, California
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80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Balraj was highly recommended by a local. Every time we come to Amsterdam (which is one to two times a year ) we eat here. Family owned. Nice dining experience. Relaxed atmosphere. Always lots of locals and repeat customers. We always order the chicken masala and garlic non bread. The meal comes with wonderful rice and lentils. One meal can... More 

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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
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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