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Garden Salad
$6.99
Lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, black olives and carrots, drizzled with olive oil and vinegar dressing
Balena’s Salad
$11.99
Chopped romaine lettuce, red onions, tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, black olives topped with grilled chicken, drizzled with our specialty sauce
Afghan Style Cheese & Garli
$5.99
Fresh baked flat bread topped with cheese, garlic & herbs
Perakai
$8.99
Traditional grilled turnover stuffed with mashed potato, green onion and herbs; served with a side of homemade yoghurt
Assorted Tea
$1.99
Orange Pekoe, Mint
Hot Chocolate
$2.99
Espresso Macchiato
$2.69
Espresso
$2.59
Cappuccino
$3.59
Café latte
$3.59
Coffee
$2.69
Sheen Chai
$2.49/$5.99
Afghan green tea with cardamom $2.49/$5.99 per teapot
Soft drinks
$1.99
Pop
Natural Water
$1.99
Sparkling Water
$2.99
Barbican
$2.99
Strawberry, Peach
Bottled Juice
$3.49
Apple, Orange, carrot
Mango Smoothie
$3.49
Turweh
$2.99
Natural Yoghurt Drink with mint
Baklava
$10.89
Pastry consisting of sheets of phyllo layered with chopped nuts, butter, and cinnamon, baked & soaked in honey or sugar syrup
Fernee
$6.99
Authentic dessert made with milk garnished with powdered pistachio & cardamom
Grilled Salmon Fillet
$17.99
Salmon Fillets grilled to perfection & garnished with our specialty garlic oregano dressing
Waziri Tandoori
$16.99
Mixed plate of one Chicken tikka skewer and one Shami skewer
Sultani
$16.99
Mixed plate of one Beef tenderloin skewer and one Shami skewer
Chapli Kabob(Beef or Chicken)
$14.49
2 Pieces of ground beef OR chicken finely seasoned with spices, aromatic herbs & coriander, grilled into utterly delicious patties
Shami(Beef or Chicken)
$14.99/ $13.99
2 Skewers of mixed ground meat seasoned with special herbs & spices, grilled to perfection
Tandoori Chicken Tikka
$14.99
Chunks of boneless chicken breast, marinated in Tandoori sauce and grilled to make for a heavenly recipe
Tikka
$14.99
Skewer of beef tenderloin lightly marinated & grilled to perfection
Lamb Chops
$20.99
Juicy lamb chops lightly marinated with fresh herbs, grilled to perfection for an authentic Afghan flavor
Churgburger (Chicken)
$10.99
Delicious chicken minced patty served on a bun layered with fries, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mayo, ketchup and house dressing
Yumburger(Beef)
$10.99
Succulent beef minced patty served on a bun layered with fries, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, mayo, ketchup and house dressing
Churg Qorma (Chicken)
$12.99
Chicken cuts cooked in our specialty home style tomato sauce and spices
Mix Platter
$44.99
Includes your choice of Fries or Rice, Garden Salad and Freshly baked Naan from our stone oven. 2 Tikka (Beef tenderloin) Skewers, 2 Shami Skewers, 2 Chicken Shami Skewers, 2 chapli kabobs, 1 Churg Qorma (Chicken) served with chutney & garlic dipping sauce; Full (Serves 6) $ 89.99 Half (Serves 3) $44.99
Balena Breakfast Lover
$14.99
Includes:​ ​Omelette, Sausage (halal), Fried Potatoes & Halwa  And your choice of: 1. Naan, Paratha or Toast 2.Tea, Shodu Chai (Milk tea) or Orange juice
Afghan Egg Karahi
$12.49
Classic Afghan egg Karahi, cooked with pieces of Shami Kabob and diced tomatoes, topped with fresh green chilies, served in sizzling cast iron dish with our freshly baked Naan
Classic 2 Eggs
$10.99
Two sunny-side up eggs and fried potatoes served with your choice of paratha, toast or freshly baked Naan
Home Style Omelette
$11.99
Egg Omelet filled with mix of cheese, bell peppers, mushroom & red onions, served with fried potatoes & your choice of toast or freshly baked Naan
Breakfast Sides
Halwa $4.99,  Paratha $1.99,  Naan $1.99,  Home-style,  Potatoes $3.99
Hot Beverages
Tea $1.99,  Shodu Chai(Milk-Tea) $2.99,  Coffee $2.69,  Hot Chocolate $2.99
Cold Drinks
Mango Smoothie $3.49,   Orange Juice $2.99
Balena Platter – Half
$49.49
Includes your choice of Fries or Rice, Garden Salad and Freshly baked Naan From our Stone Oven. 1 Tikka (Beef Tenderloin) Skewers, 1 Chicken Tikka Skewers, 2 Shami Skewers, 1 Churg Qorma (Chicken) served with Chutney & Garlic dipping sauce. Half Serves approximately 3 people.
Balena Platter – Full (ser
$98.99
Includes your choice of Fries or Rice, Afghan style Cheese bread, Garden Salad and Freshly baked Naan From our Stone Oven. 2 Tikka (Beef Tenderloin) Skewers, 2 Chicken Tikka Skewers, 4 Shami Skewers, 1 Churg Qorma (Chicken) served with Chutney & Garlic dipping sauce. Half Serves approximately 6 people.
Sesame Naan
$2.50
Fluffy flat bread sprinkled with sesame seeds
Naan
$1.99
Fluffy soft flat bread
Cucumber Yoghurt Salad
$3.99
Yoghurt with cucumber and herbs
Rice
$4.99
Plau Rice
Churg Qorma
$5.99
A hearty stew made with our mix of spices and succulent pieces of chicken
French Fries
$4.99
Mantoo
$14.99
Traditional Afghan meal of steamed dumplings stuffed with minced ground beef, onions, herbs & spices, topped with split lentil in tomato sauce, coriander & yoghurt
Qabili Palau with Lamb Shank*
$17.99
Slow cooked lamb shank & Palau rice, topped with fried sweet carrot strips, raisin, and almonds. Served with side of Kofta Saaland (Stew) (*subject to availability)
Churg Karahi (Chicken)
1 Lb $ 24.99 / 2 Lb $47.99
Chicken pieces traditionally cooked in Karahi (bowl) and served on a sizzling cast iron dish with side of freshly baked Naan & Salad
Shinwari Gad Karahi (Lamb or Goa
1 Lb $34.99 / 2 Lb $64.99
Lamb pieces traditionally cooked in Karahi (bowl) and served on a sizzling cast iron dish with side of freshly baked Naan & Salad
Nakhood Qorma
$9.99
Chickpeas cooked in pureed tomato sauce with traditional spices and herbs
Eggplant Borani
$12.99
Fried eggplant steamed in home-style tomato sauce & herbs, garnished with cilantro & garlic yoghurt sauce
Chicken Shami Wrap (Ground Chick
$7.99
Shami Wrap (Ground Beef)
$7.99
Tandoori Chicken Tikka
$7.99

Shinwari Gad Karahi

The Shinwari Afghans, well known for their culinary skills, come from a region famed for its karahi and barbecued meats. One celebrated dish from the region is Gad (lamb) Karahi, named after the utensil it is cooked in, Karahi (a heavy-based, deep cooking pot). Slow cooking and minimum use of ingredients give this historical dish its authentic flavors.

Chef’s Recipe