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Evolution Cafe and Indian Restaurant

$$ - $$$Indian, Cafe,
U 14 26-54 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6681 4095
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Indian, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 14 26-54 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on a Monday night , Yes Monday night , not only were we surprised they were open, we were blown away with the amazing food and service!!! When in Ballina, make the time to enjoy this restaurant!

1  Thank waynetownsendcon2017
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Such an incredible meal at Evolution Ballina. Have visited 3 times in the last two months, and I’m always amazed at how delicious it is. Great flavours and meat is always so tender. Would and have recommended to everyone!! You won’t be disappointed.

Thank kristableak52
Reviewed 5 August 2018

There is no doubt when we dined here the warmth and kindness that was shown by Ravi and his family was cooked deep into the food like a family meal.all we did was walk past and the smell took me back to an ancient place.exotic...More

Thank LucyJ269
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We love Indian food and test Indian restaurants in most towns we visit. Evolution Indian has now moved to our number one slot. The chicken vindaloo, rice, pappadums and raita were perfect for the two of us and good value at $26. When we are...More

Thank nswnorth
Reviewed 18 July 2018

A group of seven of us enjoyed a great dinner at this Indian restaurant. With several vegetarians in the group, we ordered a selection of vegetarian dishes - and enjoyed them all. The service was good and the waitress was both delightful and respectful. Will...More

Thank AtoshaC
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Meat was very dry, naan bread was doughy just not nice food. Not value for money, coconut rice was only nice dish

Thank burnsy2480
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

While in Ballina we had an impromptu meal here and it turned out to be the best curry we have had. Dhanvavaad_ thankyou!

Thank Lynda L
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Often have coffee here, I don’t mind if I’m not in a hurry because the service is often a bit slower than other places. The daily muffins areas on site and are great value for $$ they come beautifully presented. So you kind of get...More

Thank Eli2478
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Coffee by day Indian by night? Try to be too many things as Indian is poor 5 tiny pieces per expensive plate. The flavour of sauces I and everyon iI know have had better. Coffee is not as good as others. So am extra Star...More

Thank RobRiver
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Ballina has much better Indian fair than what Evolution is dishing up . Ballina India Kitchen also the Indian at East Ballina will be the only ones I will send a quid at

Thank tappo1964
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: U 14 26-54 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Ballina Shire  >  Ballina
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6681 4095
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