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US$4 - US$14
Mediterranean, Healthy, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Grill, Street Food
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten some middle eastern food in the past, but Balabite is different, The pita bread is soft and scrumptious as was the choice of sauces and salads. The malabi dessert is very good and is a must try.

Date of visit: September 2021
Guide54503108122, Owner at Balabite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Toda , Many Thanks Nigel, we're very happy you enjoyed Balabite homemade pita breads & dips & dishes , we're looking forward to see you soon again :) Kind Regards

Reviewed 17 May 2021 via mobile

Have read reviews on this place and wanted to try it, we had brunch there, my husband had the falafel pita pocket and I had the hummus plate with chicken and fresh pita. The pita is beautiful, warm straight out of the oven and light,...hummus plate was great and my husband said his falafels were the best he had. Only thing I needed was something spicy to heat mine up and some lemon to add citrus but overall for the price it was great, staff were lovely as well! Will be back next time I’m in Townsville.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Guide54503108122, Owner at Balabite, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2021

Toda , Many Thanks for the feedback :) we're very happy you enjoyed Balabite Israeli street food , we recommend to order next time our homemade spicy dip , jalapeños & israeli pickles Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

Came here for lunch while on a stop over in Townsville. Myself & my partner fancied something different. Food was below average- We both ordered a hummus plate. Which is exactly what is was, a plate of hummus served with some meat & a cold...pitta on the side. Which wasn’t even toasted or warmed. I order the chicken hummus plate, which was 100% not chicken, nor was it 100% freshly cooked. My partner ordered the lamb, and again not freshly cooked. Hummus & meat, no salad in sight. Extremely poor standard of food. Especially for somewhere that isn’t exactly cheap. I must say, I was extremely surprised to read so many positive reviews then on trip advisor - it really would make you question the authenticity of some reviews. Avoid this place if you can!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Guide54503108122, Owner at Balabite, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

Shalom Lorraine1122 , Thank you for visit at Balabite Israeli street food , We sorry to hear that the experience was not up to your standards. your description of the meal is not sounds real! - The meat / aromatic chicken served with the hummus...More

Reviewed 31 March 2021

Best take away I have had in Townsville. The flavour of your food is incredible. The presentation of the food was fantastic, even in the takeaway containers. It was worth every penny, such a good feed. It was a tad cold but we do live...20min from the restaurant. We defiently will be ordering again and will be our go to place when we head to the strand.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Guide54503108122, Owner at Balabite, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2021

TODA TODA , Many Thanks Erica for the review , we're so happy to hear this & looking forward to see you soon at Balabite , Shalom

Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

Wow - Balabite is amazing. Best food we’ve had on our holiday. Lots of great healthy and delicious choices. We both got pittas - pulled lamb and the aromatic chicken. It was absolutely amazing. Choose your dips, salads and sauces. Homemade apple and cinnamon drink...was beautiful. Rice pudding dish for dessert was my favourite. The young guy that served us was so friendly and helpful with choices So glad we ate here.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Guide54503108122, Owner at Balabite, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Toda , Many Thanks JonnBoy3bw , We're looking forward to see you soon again :) Have a great holiday.

Reviewed 16 January 2021

We saw some reviews and thought we would try it. the display was full of colourful fresh salads and several types of hommus. My husband and son had a lamb based pita which they said was delicious. I had a vegetarian plate of salads and...dips. Generous portions. We can see why they had a steady stream of customers.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 December 2020

I was told about this Israeli restaurant in Townsville of all places and went with some trepidation. I ordered the beef with Cous Cous and vegies The place is more like a very casual cafe than a restaurant but it stops there. The good: The...food is excellent in quality and value for money. Beside the physical (Bain marie, plates, tables etc) you would easily think the quality was fine dining. The beef was extremely flavorsome, the vegies cooked really well. Good selection for vegetarians as well. The Bad Hard to pick to be honest. The seats swere comfy. Atmosphere fine and i would call the pricing cheap for what I received. It does not pretend to be anything other than what it is. The photo of the shuk made it feel very homely and easily could think I was in Israel -- so no bads here which I would recommend changing. The Ugly Perhaps lack of parking? - but if that is my only ugly then they must be doing something correctly. The Verdict - Would I go again ? Living in Melbourne most of the year it is hard to get to but certainly I not only would recommend and will ensure I go back. Kudos to allMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020 via mobile

The main complaint about this place was the service, the menu was a bit confusing and when we asked for direction, the young girl couldn’t have been less helpful or in knowledgeable about the menu options, we got there at 7.30pm & the salad options...left were scraps, was advised there was no more coleslaw for example yet 15 mins later, they restocked the salad options & it included coleslaw so I can only assume she was too lazy to go out back to get a fresh container, all v strangeMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

We found this cafe on one of our trips to Townsville and always go back at least once per visit. Good selection,freshnand flavoursome

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Found this little beauty on trip advisor and in the hotel checkin folder. Intrigued to try something different as we had no kids (who don’t eat anything new). Staff were amazing, and food was so fresh and yummy. Traditional food and easy options for vegans...and cute outdoor dining area. Easy walk back to hotel, belly full and satisfied. The main dish is my pick - so filling, healthy and for $15 you can’t beat it !!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Guide54503108122, Owner at Balabite, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2020

Toda, Many thanks for the review , we're looking forward to see you soon at Balabite - Israeli street food :)

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Balabite is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5