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“Excellent Balti Fare” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Balraj

Balraj
Ranked #622 of 3,376 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Centrum
Jaipur
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent Balti Fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Make a reservation as Balraj fills up fast especially on weekends. Good flavor, friendly service, apparently a local favorite.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Claire W
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
AUH
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97 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Narrow , small restaurant.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We were treated at this restaurant by our local hosts, restaurant considered to be quite popular?
Like many places in central Amsterdam, this restaurant is small(narrow). It is family run and small. We had a lot of starters and the main courses (We were a very large group). The food I would say was average, the service OK, not really geared up to serve large groups. Considering the speed at which this small kitchen delivers and the fact that the food tastes pre-prepared and reheated, I would rate it just average. But awash in an European city, longing for Indian food? Then its OK , you can get by on this. Like many of the Indian restaurants here, the rice will be slightly undercooked , the biryani has lettuce sprinkled on it etc.(common among the restaurants here, but otherwise OK if you have no other options.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Missingbear
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Amsterdam
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56 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food in typical Amsterdam-style restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Balraj is a small Indian restaurant. One of the oldest in town. It has a lay-out that's typical for Amsterdam called 'pijpela' (literally drawer for pipes) which means that it is a long and narrow place with two rows of tables and a corridor in the middle, It's situated at the Haarlemmerdijk which is a very nice, lively street. Balraj is visited by a mix of locals and tourists and it's always crowded, so making a reservation is a must. It has a nice not to long menu with several all time Indian favourites. Especially the tandoori dishes are recommendable. The service is excellent and friendly, so are the prices.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Halley23
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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great place to get your curry fix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The food was pretty good! Didn't get the feeling they like tourists that much (the owner clearly greeted the local clients differently). However, I thought the service was good too and that they were very polite. Would definitely go back for more!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Isabela052013
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“The better Indian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

Good variety of Indian dishes all served with naan bread, rice and daal. Vegetarian for under €13. Now my first choice when in the area and looking for quick dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Psasha
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