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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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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Thank Lions300
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 !!

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Thank Jeremy7649
Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Roypee
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank easty01
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank YOGESH G
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Izzey F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Joshua C
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank DeniseLock
Brighton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

We eat regularly at Indian Restaurants around Melbourne but this little family run restaurant in Ripponlea, takes the cake. The food is always fresh and they will cook to any taste, even me who is a chilli fiend to my wife who is a very mild palate. The meals are huge and inexpensive, their drinks are very reasonably priced. My... More 

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Thank Brian D
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Four of us for dinner. A smile and welcome as we enter. All staff beautifully presented and SMILING. So good to see. Restaurant about 60% full. Order entrées - pakora, lamb cutlets and tandoori chicken. All tender, flavoursome filling. Mains - chicken korma, beef rendang, lamb vindaloo, rice and naan. I know, I know....we over ordered. Now I have to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?