Meet our 2022 Hall of Fame Restaurant: Malabar Darlinghurst
Congratulations to Malabar South Indian Cuisine in Darlinghurst, TheFork’s 2022 Hall of Fame recipient.
This iconic Sydney establishment has been entered into TheFork Hall of Fame as part of our 2022 Dished Up Awards due to its consistently outstanding reviews and ratings from TheFork community - it is currently one of the highest rated restaurants in Australia, according to thousands of verified diners!
The Malabar Story
Since opening its doors in 2003, Malabar South Indian Cuisine has established itself as a cult favourite amongst Darlinghurst locals, thanks to its outstanding dishes and electric atmosphere. Head there any day of the week and you’ll find the dining room packed with satisfied diners getting their fix of what many regulars have deemed the city’s best Indian food.
So what’s the Malabar difference? For one, authenticity.
Owner and Chef Mohammed Sali personally picks all his ingredients daily and cooks everything onerously from scratch - peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices all by hand. His creations are fragrant, filling and (of course) spicy, providing an authentic and flavour-packed taste of South India.
Through his cooking, Mohammed aims to share the wisdom and skills of culinary traditions, preserving it for new generations to experience. Feast on specialties including Dosai, Barramundi Varuval and the signature Goan Fish Curry.
And it's not just the food that impresses. With vibrant floor to ceiling murals and historical artworks adorning the walls, dining at Malabar really is a treat for the senses.
What our diners are saying:
Malabar is our 'go-to' without question. As usual, the staff, food and vibe was so good. We've taken friends there, and then they return time after time.
- Suzi D.
I have been dining at Malabar Darlinghurst for years and have taken everyone I know there: work colleagues family, and can say it is one of the top restaurants in Sydney. Food is absolutely delicious and consistent more and more delicious every time.
- Sue A.
Excellent service that started already at the door. It was then something that progressed throughout the entire dinner by all personell.
- Joakim S.
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