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Bala Da Dhaba

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56 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
+61 3 9523 8683
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by Balah himself, and the meals as always came up to expectation. Always the meals are delicious, and the staff are very friendly. I would recommend them highly

Thank Jennifer M
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to this family restaurant a number of times and you have to say it stays constant. Very well cooked dishes but very small serves. Friendly staff add to the overall feeling but better value elsewhere.

Thank seniors2Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia
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228 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

The food was tasteless and very disappointing. Lamb rogan josh was fatty and had a funny after taste. It was very tough, lacked any tenderness. The chicken tikka had no taste , korma chicken very creamy. Roti and naan ok. Very overpriced for quality and quantity. Pleasant enough staff.

Thank Lions300
Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

It has been a Ripponlea feature for years, and just keeps performing. Good basic menu, fast and efficient service, great tasting food. Always delivers to expectation !!

Thank Jeremy7649
Birmingham, UK
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I only had a takeaway from from Bala Da Dhaba but it was really excellent. Living in Birmingham in the UK I am surrounded by top rate Indian restaurants and we do have quite a few to choose from, but Bala Da Dhaba has the authentic taste of India for me. I did the order online and they got back... More 

Thank Roypee
Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I regularly eat takeaway here and eat the Delhi Chicken Curry. It is consistently amazing, I have never been disappointed. Bala is the owner and is dedicated to great service and great food.

Thank easty01
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66 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Last 10 years missed good indo Chinese. This place was a real surprise! Very good Chinese and sumptuous fillings! I recommend it to everyone!!!

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Best chicken korma ever. Great staff my family and I go all the time. If you order mild there is no spice at all great for kids

Thank Izzey F
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

This is our regular Indian joint, not by proximity, but by choice. The bhaji is awesome and their vindaloo and saag are the best going around.

Thank Joshua C
Melbourne, Australia
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543 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Not much to look at more a little café with a few tables but the food is some of the best Indian I have had for a long time. There are specials but also an extensive menu with a wide range of Indian food including Nepalese style dishes Prices are very reasonable & if you can't finish a dish you... More 

Thank DeniseLock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 56 Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, Glen Eira, Victoria 3185, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Glen Eira  >  Elsternwick
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9523 8683

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