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Shri Balaji Bhavan

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!!!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 19 February 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...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank Trotskii
Reviewed 29 December 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.

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank P D
Reviewed 24 December 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...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank the787
Reviewed 2 July 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!!

Date of visit: July 2015
Thank LathasLover
Reviewed 21 June 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...More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 23 May 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...More

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank AshuS
Reviewed 10 March 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...More

Date of visit: March 2015
2  Thank snod73
Reviewed 29 December 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.

Date of visit: December 2014
4  Thank holidaytraveller982
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Their Bhel Puri & Dahi Puri is one of the best. If you like spicy then this is the place. We have visited Shri Balaji numerous times and every time the food was excellent. It is reasonably priced as well.

Date of visit: October 2014
4  Thank AAHou
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This place is unlike any other in HTX. Its a simple concept: Order, pay, number and pick up food. It's become an institution for dosas, thalis and their to-die-for samosa chaat. Firey and tangy, as it should be. Their home made chai teas are worth...More

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