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“A bit of a surprise”
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Balti House
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Ranked #1,018 of 3,853 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: De Pijp
Leeds, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A bit of a surprise”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

Initially we had intended to eat in Leidseplein but the only Indian restaurants we could find in that area were tucked away down dodgy backstreets. Eventually after scouring our Lonely Planet guide we came across a recommendation for this place. It was a fair way out of the city centre but relatively easy to get to and worth the trip.

The restaurant is quite small so it felt intimate and relaxed which we really appreciated after a hectic day. The staff were very friendly and even gave us a side of Bombay Potatoes on the house which was nice of them. The food was delicious and was also served quickly which is always a bonus. Prices were much cheaper than we had expected and I'd definitely go back if we were in the area.

  • Visited January 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Where's the spice?”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

Looking for somewhere to eat in Amsterdam is tricky due to the amount of choice! We chose the Balti House as it was already busy at 6 o clock.

Positives - great starters, hot wings and onion bhajis.Service very good. Amstel lager nice! Mains - my girlfriends chicken Tikka Massala wasnt bad, but my Chicken and Lamb Balti was not good. No spice and very bland.

Overall I felt the Balti House was expensive for what was served up and perhaps wished we had gone somewhere else.

  • Visited December 2013
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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Great food, lots of selection, good prices. We eat Indian a lot, and were impressed with their beef vindaloo - very spicy & delicious. Great homemade naan bread, cozy atmosphere. The servers were very friendly as well. All adds up to a great experience! If we lived in this city I could see this being a local favourite of ours.

  • Visited October 2013
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A very large choice of great tasting indian dishes”
Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

And... at a very affodable price.
If you are lucky with the weather, you can sit on their terrace (the curb actually), which is a nice touch to enjoy the special atmosphere of this famous area of Amsterdam: the Pijp.
I have visited this restaurant twice, I ll go again for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Gentil M
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San Francisco, California
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great spice”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were impressed with the great selection of dishes and very happy to receive our dishes full of spice and flavor. The service was straight forward/serious and efficient!
The restaurant is easy to find and clean.
We will return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank cre8Pinot
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