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$$ - $$$
Indian, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options
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Calle Caro 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
+34 971 71 03 87
13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 19:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was nicely decorated with roses and candles. For dinner they serve a menu chosen by the chef. It was an amazing cuisine and full of flavor. Drinks were included and the price was very affordable. Excellent service and the extraordinary cooking made our dinner a very pleasant experience. Please try!!

Thank Philip W
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience. Food excellent and charming host. The chef/owner comes and explains the food. It is a set menu with a bottle of wine for €31.5. And is incredible value. The restaurant is beautifully designed and very comfortable. There is such attention to detail. Even the water jug is a delight. I highly recommend this experience.

1 Thank Louize H
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attractive interior. On being seated the owner advised that it was a set menu and my heart sank slightly since I generally want to choose my own food, but it turned out I need not have worried, the whole evening was superb. Great dishes and an inclusive bottle of excellent red wine that worked so well with the food. On... More 

Thank Andrew M
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Basmati on the last day of our visit in Palma. Everything from the service to the food was superb. There is a set menu from drinks to starters to the main course, last course and desert and all were fantastic. The chef attends on the table and explains the food in detail. The setting of the restaurant... More 

Thank Sina M
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134 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our favourite food is Indian so we were looking forward to our visit to this restaurant and we weren’t disappointed. This is an excellent Indian restaurant. The furnishings are beautiful; the petals scattered on all the tables is a lovely touch and the intimate lighting adds to the great ambience. They serve a set menu each evening which includes a... More 

Thank Valerie K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon basmati last night as we planned to go elsewhere but they were fully booked and for this I am grateful as we would never have found this lovely place! From the entrance to the decor you can tell the owner takes pride in his restaurant. We were greeted by the chef who informed us that it wasn't... More 

Thank Jessica M
Derby, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Myself and my partner went here last night following trip advisor reviews. It was fantastic. The menu changes every night. We were not presented with a menu, they explained they would serve up 4 courses of the menu that night and offered preferences on meat etc (and asked about allergies). We both had a pakora and onion bhaji first, followed... More 

Thank Laurakate1
Shahin A, Propietario at Basmati, responded to this review

Hi Laura, thank you very much for your review. It's very important for us. Best regards. Shahin More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This really is a gem. Beautiful tasty food and we were treated so well by all the staff as if we were Royalty. I have eaten a lot of Indian food but this really is quite differrent. You taste as many herbs as you do spices. I cannot recommend this highly enough.

1 Thank Julian H
Shahin A, Propietario at Basmati, responded to this review

Thank you very much Julio for for review. It's comforting for us. Best regards More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The starters were nothing short of amazing - some of the best Indian food I've ever had and the staff were very friendly. Unfortunately there were a few things that let it down. I will say now though that despite my criticisms it was a positive experience and I do highly recommend it if only for the starters as they... More 

Thank Alex M
Shahin A, Propietario at Basmati, responded to this review

Hi Alex, we like to receive constructive reviews and we will consider your comments for future. I hope to see you soon in our House. Regards More 

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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We arrived on time, but the restaurant was very busy. We were asked if we would mind having a drink while we wait for our table. That was fine and they kindly gave us the drink for free. The food was very nice and price acceptable too. We would go back. although 8pm probably not a good idea as it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$43
Indian, Bangladeshi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
13:00 - 15:15
20:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Caro 7, 07013 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Balearic Islands  >  Majorca  >  Palma de Mallorca
  • Phone Number: +34 971 71 03 87
Shahin Awal, the owner and chef of Basmati restaurant, is an excellent ambassador for Indian food in Palma de Mallorca. For almost 20 years, diners in Palma de Mallorca, diners have enjoyed the flavours of India through Shahin?s cooking, whose success lies in dishes made from authentic family recipes. One of his specialities is Peshawar Nan, a bread made with dried fruits, honey, coconut and almonds. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, playing music that instantly transports you to India. The menu offers a wide variety of options both at lunchtime and in the evening.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?