Nicolaus Balla

Chef
Nicolaus Balla

San Francisco

About Nicolaus Balla

Nicolaus Balla is the chef/co-owner of Duna, an eastern-european inspired restaurant. He opened two successful restaurants in the Bay Area. He is known to use local produce to making anything and everything by hand. He wass born in Michigan but spent some of his childhood in New York, moved to Hungary for part of high school, went to culinary school, and then traveled extensively in Japan while learning to make hand-crafted ingredient.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Nominee for Best Chef: West
    James Beard Foundation
  • Chef to Watch
    Esquire magazine
  • Three Stars
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • Bib Gourmand
    Michelin Guide
  • Co-author
    Bar Tartine: Techniques and Recipes
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

I found my heart in this
"I found my heart in this oven-baked Pain Perdu! Like if you agree ❤️ #FreshFromTheOven"
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We agree, the smell of baked
"We agree, the smell of baked thyme on dough is irresistible! Available on our Weekend Brunch Buffet! #ToBrunchesAndWeekends"
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Yummy vegan Kale Avocado
"Yummy vegan Kale Avocado Rolls!"
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