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Total Score

8.7
530 reviews
Recommended
(9.1)
Food
(8.9)
Service
(8.7)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(7.9)
Kaivalya

dined on Wed, 3 Apr 2019

(9)
Love this place. Really good food. Would definitely go back.

dined on Sat, 16 Mar 2019

(5)
Made an online reservation for 5 people for a birthday dinner a week ago. Was given a corner table in a dark room and only 4 could sit in the table. Was asked to squeeze in a sit somehow as others have done it previously. Food was served without delay but not as good as our previous visits. Overall dissatisfied. Staff was friendly.

dined on Thu, 17 Jan 2019

(9)
Love this place and so do my Indian friends. Not the cheapest but not the most expensive either, but the food and quality does match the price. Take some BYO if you want to keep the cost down.

dined on Thu, 20 Dec 2018

(9)
Love coming here, have rediscovered it after moving away from Crows Nest and it is as good as I remember. Not the cheapest, but certainly good flavours and good food.

dined on Sun, 16 Jun 2019

(9)
Great food & service.
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About Malabar @ Crows Nest

Smell the spices The Malabar restaurants (you can find one in Darlinghurst as well) take their name from the Kerala region, known for its Indian spices such as pepper, cardamon, ginger, curry leaves and vanilla. This was the start of the famous Spice Trail, which went on to bring exotic flavours to every corner of the Earth. Today, that’s what Malabar aims to do: show diners a real taste of South Indian cuisine. Owner and chef, Mohammed Sali has had 22 years of experience and continues to personally pick all of his ingredients daily; peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices by hand. Mohammed’s creations are fragrant, filling and, as expected, spicy! Dosai’s (crepe-style specialties) can be found on almost every table, along with a glass of creamy mango lassi, that other diners use to wash down the heat! You’ll also spy the happiness on children’s faces when they smell the garlic naan coming their way. Best dish: bangalore dosai - hand-mashed potatoes sprinkled with chilli, sesame seed and coconut flakes

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