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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Average price $45
9.1/10
1,135 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

Excellent
9.1/10
based on 1135 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :9.1/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :9/10
  1. Glenn P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent as always - beautiful food.

  2. Tony M.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Always great food & service

  3. Andrew B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Brilliant as always, our favourite restaurant in Sydney. Great room, great service, excellent food. Always packed (for good reason) and a good selection of daily specials.

  4. Tansyn P.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    Wonderful as always

  5. Oliver B.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Awesome- neighbourhood gem. Always busy with a great atmosphere. Food is top notch and service is great. Can’t fault it. We come as often as we can

  6. Ian R.
    • one review
    8/10

    Malabar is a constant. Always reliable, always welcoming, always excellent food standards and ingredients. It's also BYO. Malabar is our go-to Indian restaurant in the east.

  7. Andrew L.
    • 3 reviews
    4/10

    Food portions are very small and over priced, quality of the food itself is lacking given the price for such a small dish, Malabar used to be one of the best Indian places to eat a couple years ago, now it's below average in taste and over priced

  8. Sarah D.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food is delicious, its BYO which is always great and the staff were really friendly! Great place would highly recommend if you want a decent Indian.

  9. Samara S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Delicious. Vegan butter chicken is amazing. Friendly and efficient service despite the restaurant being full and busy. Great, buzzing atmosphere.

  10. A A.
    • 296 reviews
    3.75/10

    Spice was muted. Didn’t hit the spot.

  11. Judy R.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Always enjoyable and delicious food

  12. Omali P.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service, as always!

  13. A A.
    • 264 reviews
    9/10

    Perfect as always!

  14. A A.
    • 274 reviews
    8/10

    We enjoyed the dosai, naan and various curries! Will definitely be returning again.

  15. A A.
    • 253 reviews
    8.5/10

    Excellent as always. My favourite Indian Restaurant in Sydney.

  16. Nikhil C.
    • 12 reviews
    8.25/10

    Great as always!

  17. STELLA G.
    • one review
    10/10

    I have been a fan of Malabar for many years. The food is well cooked and complexly spiced without being overpowered by chilli and there is a variety of interesting South Indian dishes. The service is always efficient and warm. The decor is clever with attention to noise minimisation and creation of atmosphere without cutting out light whilst diverting attention from the street outside.

  18. A A.
    • 270 reviews
    9/10

    Always good and great vibe

  19. A A.
    • 254 reviews
    9.25/10

    I love the coconut naan. Not to be missed.

  20. A A.
    • 287 reviews
    8.75/10

    Best Indian food I have ever had. Big call I know, but it is true.

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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