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Evolution Cafe and Indian Restaurant

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$$ - $$$Indian, Cafe,
U 14 26-54 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
+61 2 6681 4095
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hot pot” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
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8:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Indian, Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
U 14 26-54 River St, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ordered takeaway delivered which was first of all exciting enough as no indian retsuarnts normally deliver to east ballina. Reasonably priced and authentic in flavour with prompt delivery within half hour of ordering would definitely order again the lamb korma was amazing

Thank kl1992
Reviewed 3 November 2017

For so long we have been waiting for a good Indian restaurant in this area. Finally we have found it! Amazing food and excellent service. We will be back!!!

Thank jdsol
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Well, Evolution, you've lost us. Luke warm coffee, almost 50 mins to have our meal placed in front of us, and taking a measly $2 off for half serve. I don't think so. Our waitress was lovely but whoever took our payment couldn't have cared...More

Thank LisaEdm
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful very tasty food, excellent service, good location and reasonable prices. Decor is plain but nice to have material table cloths and serviettes. Highly recommended.

Thank LesaSheather
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here for a while and was disappointed when I visited. Food was okay but hasn't got that specialness any more. Won't return as Ballina has more enjoyable places to eat.

1  Thank CherylBRousAustralia
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Single night stopover. Where to eat? The magnificent aromas drew us in. The spicing of the food and the obvious respect that the chef has for the spices, the other ingredients is obvious. The result was a stunning dinner totally unexpected. Ballina should be proud...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

We have eaten at Evolution café many times and is one of our favourite cafes in Ballina with a great food selection and fabulous coffee but last night we tried the Indian restaurant side of it for dinner. The food was great, service great and...More

Thank JackieN66
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed most of the restaurants in Ballina but none of them more than this incredible Indian experience of individual style and menu options. The freshness and original variety was just an incredible experience that tantalised our taste buds with flavours that were just...More

Thank Clemdausons
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and very friendly staff. We were visiting from interstate and would thoroughly recommend this restaurant. Have eaten quality food in India and this surpasses that. Thanks for a memorable meal.

Thank funtrav14
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6681 4095
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