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#552 of 2,935 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Haarlemmerdijk 28, 1013 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I ordered Shahi chicken with coconut sauce not spicy for me and Madras for my husband and both dishes were great and delicious. The staff are very friendly and the bill was reasonable. Recommended.

Thank layla k
Grass Valley, California
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87 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Dinner for around €10 a person. Lots of food. Attentive service. My only complaint was there was very little lamb in the curry...primarily sauce.

Thank CAtrkr
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food, very nice spices and overall good quality. I really like the Indian cheese which was in the curry (I didn't have it before and because of this I didn't miss the meat as I only had vegetarian dishes). It's not really cheap and I think it's really noisy inside, sometimes I was a bit distracted from the conversation... More 

Thank Daniëlle R
Lyon, France
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 

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 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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.

Thank Blomma706
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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 

Thank Maxim L
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank David L
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank 22Penelope
Fernie, Canada
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Fernieskiir
Exeter, New Hampshire
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247 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jason K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighborhood Profile
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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