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Shri Balaji Bhavan Pure Vegetarian Restaurant

Map & Directions 5655 Hillcroft St.
Houston, TX 77036
  • Health, Indian, Vegetarian
  • Mon 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM Wed - Sun 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


Houston Press' Description

Nestled between sari shops and South Asian grocery stores on Hillcroft, this popular spot offers fresh and fiery-hot vegetarian fare in the tradition of South India. Shri Balaji Bhavan's inexpensive menu, sparkling tile floors and thumping Bombay pop draw a diverse crowd of Indian foodies. The popular Madras thali includes seven stainless-steel cups filled with an assortment of dishes flavored with tamarind, coconut and walloping peppers. Other favorites include the dal fry, dosas and chaats. The handmade breads are excellent.

Member Reviews

  • on 05/06/09

    Shri Balaji Bhavan serves up some excellent Southern Indian comfort food that has not been dumbed down for the masses. The staff is friendly and willing to help navigate the menu, if you're not familiar with Indian food. Thali, or sampler platters of sorts, are a great way to try a number of things if you can't commit. There is also an impressive list of chaat — the bhel puri is... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Dj Dholi D. on 02/23/11

    Best Restaurant in town!!!

  • Houston Press on 01/25/11

    2010 Best of Houston® Winner: Best Indian Restaurant: The supremely authentic cuisine here is also supremely delicious, form the delicate dosai and spicy samosas to the tangy bhel puri!

  • Eater on 07/30/12

    Cheap, delicious, Indian vegetarian food. Popular among local chefs for dosas, samosas and rice dishes. [Eater 38 Member]

  • Aditya A. on 03/18/14

    Tea and wada sambar were really nice but bhel was really bad.

  • Venkatesha R. on 11/10/13

    Avg place. Mysore masala is good


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