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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Average price $45
9.2/10
1,305 reviews

Delicious Month Out Banquet Menu 49AUD

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Delicious Month Out Banquet Menu
$49

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.2/10
based on 1305 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. shel c.
    shel c.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent meal in a lovely setting. Service was spot on. The vegan dishes were excellent and appreciated the restaurant accepting BYO wine. I will definitely be back.

  2. Marilyn  V.
    Marilyn V.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, great atmosphere & piquant flavours - aa always - yum! Celebrating a friend’s birthday & they obliged by serving a cake I’d supplied complete with candles & turban.

  3. Rebecca P.
    Rebecca P.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, great atmosphere. Went here on a Sunday night and was perfect chilled meal.

  4. Sheila W.
    Sheila W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Great food in a lovely atmosphere. We have been to the crows nest restaurant quite a few times so decided to try this for a change. The service was polite and friendly but could have been a bit more attentive in terms of refilling drinks etc.

  5. Catherine H.
    Catherine H.
    • 11 reviews
    8.5/10

    The restaurant has tasty, but very mild, food. It was fun to have some different dosai variations. Served in lovely surroundings and perfect for a pre-theatre meal.

  6. Daphne M.
    Daphne M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place! Try the dosa and the palak paneer if you get the chance :)

  7. Shelly M.
    Shelly M.
    • 32 reviews
    9.5/10

    Excellent service- great food!

  8. Olivier R.
    Olivier R.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    The food and service are consistently high quality. This is one of our favorite Indian restaurants in town. Lots of vegan options, which is a plus

  9. Gavin  K.
    Gavin K.
    • one review
    10/10

    This place is always very good and reliable. We come here often and enjoy it each time. Good food, polite staff and the wine selection isn’t bad either if you don’t wish to BYO.

  10. Richard V.
    Richard V.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Good menu, good wine list at fair prices, and excellent service. We’ll be back soon.

  11. Larry C.
    Larry C.
    • 24 reviews
    8.5/10

    Tried many of the Vegan options - which were very good - in particular their signature dish starter and the butter 'chicken' amongst others. Only downsides was the waiter (who was outstanding in all other ways) allowed us to order more naan, roti and rice servings than was necesssary for 2 people - knowing the portion sizes (which are huge). The Pinot Grigio was brilliant but these servings (per glass could have been more generous). The way they enable you to select your tea is exceptional with a sampler kit to smell prior to ordering. Very clever concept.

  12. Shelly M.
    Shelly M.
    • 32 reviews
    10/10

    Always an enjoyable experience- a new dish of the week on the menu. A warm welcome.Delicious food, good service ! We look forward to returning soon!

  13. Angelina C.
    Angelina C.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious food and service. I recommend the chilli lamb cutlets! What a taste!

  14. Helena L.
    Helena L.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    This is our go to indian in our neighbourhood. Unfortunately last night everything we ordered seemed extra spicy (although they weren’t spicy dishes and ones we have pretty regularly) which is why I’m not giving it the 5 star rating I think it would normally be.

  15. James D.
    James D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Service was on point, staff were extremely efficient and did everything to make our experience the best. It was my birthday (never told the staff) but yet they brought out a small cake, this is due to the highly attentive staff, who adapted to the event we were having! Absolutely amazing

  16. Alex L.
    Alex L.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    Great food and service and amazing value for the wine!

  17. Bev R.
    Bev R.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    My favourite restaurant in Sydney. The staff are welcoming and efficient - good range of choices on the menu to suit all tastes - delicious food at reasonable prices. Surely the best Indian restaurant in Sydney!

  18. Liz B.
    Liz B.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    I really like Indian food in general. Out of all the other Indian restaurants I visit, Restaurant Malabar is by far my favourite. I go there frequently and have never been disappointed. Food is simply superb, the waiting staff is very friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is very relaxed. The prices are very reasonable considering you have proper table cloths and napkins. Presentation of the food is beautiful. I will remain one of their loyal customers and bring more people there to share this excellent dining experience.

  19. Lynne M.
    Lynne M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Great Indian food in a lovely space. We sat in the window for an early dinner, watched the passing parade of interesting happy people in Kings Cross. Perfectly charming evening.

  20. Louise T.
    Louise T.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Excellent food and service. The best Indian food in town! We loved every dish from the samosas to the succulent duck moilee, lamb khurumah and chicken makhani. Service was prompt but not rushed and very friendly. We will be back.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1/274 Victoria Street, 2010, Darlinghurst, Australia

Directions to get there

Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Sydney City

About the restaurant

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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