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Shri Balaji Bhavan

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5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you're not familiar with Southern Indian food, you may want to take a friend who is to interpret the menu. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food is outstanding. They serve it Indian style - on banana leaves. Expect to wait in line, but you can be sure that the food is worth the wait.

Thank Kathy K
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Good & budget restaurant if you can tolerate food full of hot spices & chilly. No concept of customer service and it is ok, given it is such a budget restaurant.

Thank Rohan D
Sugar Land, Texas
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Our experiences here tend to be consistent. The quality of the food is excellent, and that's what keeps us returning. When it gets busy, sometimes the wait times are long - as much as 45 minutes. The service is acceptable, but not overly courteous. It gets the job done. Nothing more. The location of this place is not the best,... More 

Thank Trotskii
Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This restaurant has been in Houston for nearly 40 hours and they have good food at great price. They have south indian food with chaat and other options. It is completely vegetarian.

Thank P D
Indore, India
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Shri balaji Bhavan at Hillcroft St. is a paradise for Indian food lovers and moreover who are vegetarian only. They offer nearly 80 different items on their menu from North to South Indian dishes. They are relatively very cheap as compared to Indian restaurants in Dallas or Austin area. However, since they are cheap don't expect their quality to be... More 

Thank the787
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Good place for Indian fast food..well reasonably fast food. Typical South Indian fare served here. We typically have Mysore masala dosa or Paav Bhaji dosa. Both are hot and spicy. Idli and dosa are good. Sambar is really good. Highly recommend it!!

Thank LathasLover
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good taste, Good quality and reasonable price over the years. They have variety of options to choose from such as -chaats , regular south indian tiffin items. They used to be always crowded but has eased up due to competition now. Spacewise its a little cramped and dark and noisy, but the good food compensates for all of that. If... More 

Thank CosmicDancer D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Whenever I visit Houston, this is one of the restaurant I visit. It is very simple restaurant in so called little India of Houston i.e. Hillcroft. I wont call it a pure or authentic South Indian Restaurant, yet it serves South Indian various varieties of Dosas, Idlies, Uttapams. It also serves thalis. It needs a bit more of cleaniness. Filter... More 

Thank AshuS
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179 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best dosa in Houston!! They now have now Saag Panneer Dosa! Superb taste! We have been here countless times. They have now added a "Falafel Sandwich". It was pretty good. Its basically a sandwich made with Masala vada and presented like an actual falafel sandwich in pita bread with salad, sauces, etc. highly highly recommended.

2 Thank snod73
New York City, New York
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

To be honest I am not even sure what I ate but it was all so good! We ordered A LOT of food and it was all scrumptious! Go and try some new things; at these prices you can afford to experiment. Yum yum yum.

4 Thank holidaytraveller982

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: 713-783-1126

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