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Shri Balaji Bhavan

5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
+1 713-783-1126
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • 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 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.

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.

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

2  Thank Nadira B
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Their snacks were so mouth-watering that we ate more than we could digest. We had all the finger foods from bhel puri, Pani puri, sev puri, samosas, vada pav, dahi puri, chats and just too many to mention. Just one thing, please do not try...More

2  Thank Hritesh M
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

When at the Galleria, we starting searching Trip Advisor for an Indian Restaurant. We found this one and can't say enough about the food. My husband and three family members new to Houston ( all originally from South India) and I really enjoyed the authentic...More

1  Thank Cherie G
Reviewed 20 March 2014 via mobile

Food was good but missed the spice and the crispness in the food. The food was average and good to eat and have an healthy lunch / dinner.

Thank Neel P
Reviewed 31 October 2013

They serve serve Indian vegetarian food. So it is not like eating vegetarian food in a non-vegetarian restaurant (where one never knows if oil is mixed up, or utensils, are mixed up etc.) I am not sure if it is south indian or north or...More

1  Thank willowbrooksam
Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

Great South Indian food. Good masala dosa. They also have a good combination plate. Reasonably price. But expect long waits

1  Thank ASB052
Reviewed 18 June 2013

The dosas here are just superb!! In fact, anything we eat here has always tasted excellent. The place is so busy throughout the day. Once we reached at 9Pm; and they were literally running out of food.!! Superb food. If you want a hole-in-the-wall Indian...More

2  Thank snod73
Reviewed 28 May 2013

This restaurent serves delicious spicy south indian food at low prices. The only thing that I wish they could improve is the look and feel of the place. The seats are not comfortable and the service is spotty. If you care only about food then...More

1  Thank Anshuman J
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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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