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Shri Balaji Bhavan

5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
+1 713-783-1126
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“dosas” (9 reviews)
“thali” (6 reviews)
“pani puri” (2 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very authentic vegetarian Indian restaurant where all the food prepared to order, nothing pre-made. I have been here several times at different times of the day and it is always busy but I have never been rushed to order. Everyone there, including...More

Thank nurse420
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Have been to this place recently but have never come out with happy tummy in last couple of visits. The amount of spices they add to the curries is unbearable for normal Indian to eat. The rava dosa was dry and hard (not crispy). The...More

Thank Raman K
Aakash L, Owner at Shri Balaji Bhavan, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Raman K., Thank you leaving us your feedback. We’re sad to read that you feel that our standard has gone down. I can assure you every item that you mentioned your feedback we will have a look at and have a word with our chefs...More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious spicy south indian vegetarian food. Food had a very nice spice level and was very tasty. We had Dosas and a Thali. Both were good portions and tasty. Will definitely go back there. Seating was nice and the restaurant did not smell like some...More

Thank STravelsHappy
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Loads of South Indian options. Mirchi bajji and halwa were the best. Buttermilk was good too. Surely a value for money place.More

Thank jayanti_dj
Management response:Responded 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We take every customer feedback very serious as it gives us very good insights on what we are doing right or wrong. We are very pleased to read that you enjoyed our Mirchi Bhajia and Halwa!...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We went there after watching movie around 9:30 pm on Saturday and it was 80% packed .Ordered food on time but food arrived almost 30 minutes late and that also one dish first and second after 5 minutes,third another five minutes. around 10 pm, they...More

Thank sagardip
Management response:Responded 25 May 2017

Sagar Dip, Thank you so much for taking the time off of your busy schedule to give us your feedback. We take every customer's feedback very serious as it gives us great insights on what we're doing right and/or wrong. That being said, please accept...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017

My wife and I recently visited Houston to attend a family wedding between March 3-6. We went to Sri Balaji Bhavan twice. On our first visit my wife wife tried their Madras Thali. My wife enjoyed the authentic flavors of each dish as well as...More

Thank Tawn1219
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Had two meals here and the quality was excellent. It is a self service style restaurant and very authentic Indian tase. Only mistake was when I asked for a mango lassi with no sugar, I got one tasting like pure cane sugar, while my colleague...More

Thank Ram S
Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place is by far my favorite go-to restaurant for Dosas (Indian crepe) and Chaats. I still need to try their Thali, which I've heard wonderful things about, but right now I cannot get enough of their Dosa and Chaats. I won't give this place...More

Thank pshah8922
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Had a bad feeling when we saw four cooks in the kitchen fighting. We should have left. If you want to eat chat, etc., then there are better places nearby. The price was right but the quality was not. I ordered one of the lunch...More

Thank Pratim B
Management response:Responded 14 November 2016

Pratim B., First off I would like to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to write us a review. It is our belief that regardless if the review that we receive is a positive one or a negative one, sites...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

we were looking for some good choole bhature and online (tripadvisor) said this was the best place to get it so we decided to try it out. Overall, the place provides some nice vegetarian Indian and South Indian options. While mostly South Indian, there were...More

Thank 0504Traveller
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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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: +1 713-783-1126
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For over 20 years, we have been serving Houston the best South Indian food this city has to offer. We strive in making the freshest and most authentic South Indian food! For the past 4 years we have made the Houston Chronicle, Alison Cook's Houston's Top 100 restaurants, and for 2016 the Houston Press named us as the best Indian restaurant in Houston, Texas. Have you had your Dosa yet? No? Don't wait, come in and dine with us today!!!
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