Despite its rather insalubrious location behind Luna Park and opposite the Acland Street public toilets, Bala's is undeniably the most popular takeaway outlet in St Kilda if not all Melbourne. Bala's interior design is more non-existent than hard on the eye. Fast, Asian street food is what it is about, and patrons are not encouraged to hang around. Locals love the food and many survive on a weekly diet of Bala's either fresh or reheated. The quality varies from day to day, but the dishes remain consistent; yellow curry tofu and mushrooms, panang curry beef, pakoras.
- Feature: Vegetarian
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard
- Takeout Available: Yes
- Nearest Train: Belford street / Acland street