Balraj

Haarlemmerdijk 28 1013 JD Amsterdam Netherlands Map
Average price €21.00
8,4 /10
99 reviews
136 reviews

About the restaurant Balraj

Decades of Indian tradition in Amsterdam

With 38 years this is the oldest Indian restaurant of Amsterdam! On the wall you see pictures of Ghandi, Vishnu and other wise people. In the narrow restaurant the owner Jasbir and his traditionally dressed wife indrawatie welcome you with open arms. They are specialised in curries, many vegetarian dishes and a lot milder like indian home-cooking. Real stand out dishes are the onion bhadji, butter chicken and indian rice pudding!

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€21.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Balraj

How to get there?

  • Car park Paid parking in the neighborhood

Opening time

Monday untill Saturday 11:30 - 22:30
- Lunch 11:30 - 16:00
- Dinner 16:00 - 22:30
Sunday 16:00 - 22:30
- Dinner 16:00 - 22:30

Services

  • Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (60 maximum number of guests.)
  • Can be privatized , Caters
Very good
8,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    16
  • 9
    28
  • 8
    33
  • 7
    13
  • < 7
    9
Food
8,9
Service
8,5
Setting
7,4
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Moderate
Waiting time
Fast
4/99 reviews
Kevin P.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 28 Jan 2017
Simply the best Indian restaurant in Amsterdam
Elly D.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 21 Nov 2015
ordered vegan samosa and navrattan byriani. Although stated on the menu as medium spicy,.it was just very sweet, nothing additional that anyone could call medium spicy. I spent 2 months in India and almost all dishes there are spicy, or at least medium spicy. The indian kitchen uses many fresh spices and other outstanding ingredients, but i didn't find any of them in the dishes served in the restaurant. Also the vegan navrattan byriani was supposed to come with homemade cheese, I think I detected 1 tiny piece floating inside the sauce, but was hardly recognizable . The dall which was served with it, was without much taste as well. Overall I think the menu was overpriced, regarding the quality of the food. I probably should have gone for one of the meat dishes, but I am vegan and therefore thought Indian kitchen is a good choice,
AnnaAlicia .
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,8 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 19 Oct 2013
Me friend recommended me to go to this restaurant. I did not like Indian food so much, but my opinion changed when I ate at Balraj.
I was really surprised when I took my first bite, the food was so tasteful! I will never forget it..
I started with the Chicken Samosa, it was so good that I wanted more. But I decided to wait for the Chicken Madras, because my friend recommended me to order this. He didn't lie when he said it tasted wonderful..I also had the Bhindi Bhaji because the waiter told me this was new and he thought I would like it!
The restaurant looked very Indian and it was great to sit there and enjoy the atmosphere..I will devinitely will go back as soon as the opportunity comes!
Tomi T.
Explorer
(3 reviews)
Average Rating
7,8 /10
Food
9
Service
7
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 10 Aug 2013
Simply the best Indian in town. Usually we choose takeaway instead of eating in, the restaurant itself is a bit dated and cramped. Service is very upbeat and considerate. Excellent value as 2 portions easily feeds 3+ people, and if you are fan of the super spicy, these guys can deliver.
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