2648 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Score

9.2
2648 reviews
Recommended
(9.5)
Food
(9.2)
Service
(9.2)
Value for money
(8.8)
Atmosphere
(8.9)

dined on Fri, 23 Aug 2019

(9)
Wonderful restaurant and will be back! It was packed when I went on a Friday night. The chicken makhani was delicious and I loved the garlic cheese naan! Courteous service and food came efficiently.

dined on Sat, 17 Aug 2019

(10)
Great service and fabulous food. A local gem to be enjoyed again and again.

dined on Thu, 8 Aug 2019

(9)
One of our favourite venues, for food and hospitality. It was my husband's birthday, after the obligatory pops and dips and a nice cold glass of Kingfisher he had is go to Lamb Verutha and my favourite vendakkai masala (baby okra), rice, garlic naan and more beer. A very happy birthday.

dined on Sat, 27 Jul 2019

(10)
I have lost count of the number of times that I have dined at Malabar. Every time I come the service and food is always first-rate. There is a wide selection of Indian food and the wine list is extensive. It is my favourite Indian restaurant in Sydney.

dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

(9)
Delicious Indian food and very reasonably priced. Restaurant seems to be very popular as it was packed on a Friday night. Friendly service with a smile. Nice ambience and mood lighting. Tables a little close to one another so lacks a bit in privacy if you are on a date. Otherwise great place for good food!
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dined on Fri, 19 Jul 2019

(9)
This is my favourite restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs. I often bring my friends to choose from the excellent selection of dishes. I can't think of another restaurant that provides such an excellent menu. The staff is also first rate.....never disappointed!!!

dined on Thu, 18 Jul 2019

(9)
Always solid Indian fare with a wide and interesting selection. Many Indian restaurants try to offer every Indian dish someone can think of which rarely works. Malabar does not and is all the better for it.
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About Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Follow the Spice Trail. The Malabar restaurants (there is one in Darlinghurst and also Crows Nest) takes its name from the Kerala region, known for its Indian spices such as pepper, cardamom, ginger, curry leaves and vanilla. This was the beginning of the famous Spice Trail, which went on to bring exotic flavours to every corner of the Earth. Today, that’s what Malabar Darlinghurst aims to do: show diners a real taste of South Indian cuisine. With over 22 years of experience, owner and chef Mohammed Sali personally picks all his ingredients daily, peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices all by hand. Mohammed’s creations are fragrant, filling and, as expected, spicy! You’ll find dosai (a crepe-style speciality) on almost every table, alongside a glass of creamy mango lassi and a basket of crisp golden naan. The décor matches the food – classic with a modern twist. It’s a fresh-feeling atmosphere, after the restaurant moved a few doors down in December. Malabar Darlinghurst: food fit for a maharajah! Best dish: Chemeen Paringikai dosai.

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