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5655 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77036-2213
+1 713-783-1126
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11:00 - 21:30
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New Jersey
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank jayanti_dj
Management response:

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! If you have any questions/concerns, please feel free to email me at ShriBalajiBhavan@gmail.com. Thank you... More 

Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 were putting up chairs on empty table like closing restaurant. We just finished food and... More 

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Thank sagardip
Management response:

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 my sincerely apologies for your food taking 30 minutes to arrive. After reading your review,... More 

Vista, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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 the chapati, rice and desert. I enjoyed the Chana Bhatura. The chana flavor was spicy... More 

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Thank Tawn1219
Chennai (Madras), India
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 had no sugar in his tea :)

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Thank Ram S
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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 5 stars however, because I feel like they need to redo this place. It looks... More 

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Thank pshah8922
Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 special, masala dosa which was not a good idea. It was too oily and the... More 

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Thank Pratim B
Management response:

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 like TripAdvisor.com give us a good understanding on what it is we are doing right... More 

Kenner, Louisiana
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414 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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 some North Indian dishes as well. The choole bhature were alright - the bhature were... More 

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Thank 0504Traveller
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

If you're not familiar with Southern Indian food, you may want to take a friend who is to interpret the menu. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about, but the food is outstanding. They serve it Indian style - on banana leaves. Expect to wait in line, but you can be sure that the food is worth the wait.

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Thank Kathy K
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good & budget restaurant if you can tolerate food full of hot spices & chilly. No concept of customer service and it is ok, given it is such a budget restaurant.

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Thank Rohan D
Sugar Land, Texas
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 gets the job done. Nothing more. The location of this place is not the best,... More 

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Thank Trotskii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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
Description
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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