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Avenue Louise 455, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 86 51
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19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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Brussels, Belgium
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105 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had dinner at La Porte des Indes. We heard that the restaurant was one of the - if not the - best Indian restaurant in Brussels. This made our disappointment even bigger. On Saturday nights the restaurant offers a buffet which does not go cheap - 40 € per person - but with a relatively... More 

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Thank Jean Francois V
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their lunch deals were great, and food is delicious here. With them now closing for lunch, I find it a little expensive for what you get. The staff is very attentive and polite though (rare for Brussels) and ladies get flowers when they leave. Nice touch :)

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Thank Isabelle Giang D
Waterloo, Belgium
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food, service and atmosphere, friendly staff. On the more expensive end of Indian food but all was delicious. Book in advance as it can get busy to the end of the week and at the weekend.

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Thank Caz H
Brussels
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Food is absolutely delicious, atmosphere is very cosy (great for romantic/family dinner), service could be a bit better, as could the selection of wines. But overall, my favourite Indian resto in Brussels, been there a few times and will certainly go again!

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Thank Maria C
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We came here for a business dinner, quite a long ride from the centre of Brussels. Competent Indian cooking, although a bit stiff and directed towards business clients, but all the dishes were well done. Very polite and courteous staff. The décor and the setting look a bit Thai-influenced.

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Thank captrain_b
Reykjavik, Iceland
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111 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is excelent and the decorations cozy. The staff is very friendly and the service excellent. The wine selection is good for the food on offer. Good quality buffet and nice Indian red wine.

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Thank Adalheidur J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

excellent dishes and service, the restaurant is in old classical "maison de maître". your taste is also good on wine

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Thank Thierry M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Actually I had to leave and find a plan B - I couldnt eat there at all since they have nothing vegan. The staff was not even nice.

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1 Thank Mu N
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

It is very difficult to find an Indian, as opposed to Bangla/Silheti, restaurant anyway. In Brussels it is almost impossible. The main problem is that the "Belgian" taste, if there is such a thing, does not appreciate highly spiced or hot food, so inevitably the recipes for dishes is dumbed down so that what one is served barely resembles what... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

The smells from the kitchen were very promising when we first arrived, but unfortunately the dishes themselves didn't deliver. I had the Lamb Kebab as starter, which tasted somewhat bland. For main, I had the chicken biryani which had a little spiciness, not much else going for it in terms of flavour. As dessert, the trio of sorbets was pretty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$76
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Louise 455, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 86 51
Description
La Porte des Indes is widely celebrated as the best Indian restaurant in Brussels. Set in a beautifully converted Ixelles mansion on the heaving Avenue Louise, La Porte des Indes is decorated in rich wood carvings, warm red-toned colour scheme, masses of flowers and lush plantings, and Colonial style Indian furniture. The costumed waitstaff make the setting complete. This is another success from the Blue Elephant group, so you know the ingredients are of the highest quality. See for yourself. Roam the menu and try dishes like specialities starter of Crab Malabar, a warm salad of flaked crabmeat and corn kernels, main course of something classic like fiery chicken vindaloo and finish with a palate-freshening mango sorbet. Wines are thoughtfully matched to the dishes.

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