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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

9.5/10
1879
1/274 Victoria Street, 2010 Darlinghurst (NSW)See map

Average price $45

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Restaurant menu

Chef Mohammed Sali
  • Average price $45
Garlic Pepper Rasam
$7.5
South indian soup based on fresh tamatoes and tamarind, flavored with whole garlic, pepper and curry leaves
Cauliflower & Potatoes Bonda 3pcs
$11
cauliflower florettes mixed with spicy potato, fresh coriander and chopped red onion
Spinach Chaat Served Chilled
$15
Chickpea coated baby spinach leaves drizzled in yoghurt, daye & tamarind chutney, fresh cariander and indian sev

Dietary options

, Gluten free, Halal,

User photos

Chicken Makhani
Vegan butter chicken, paratha and railway  chicken

Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent1880 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

9.1/10

Ambience

9-10

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Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review.

  • Suzi D.
    Suzi D.

    28 June 202218 reviews

    10/10
  • Karen T.
    Karen T.

    28 June 20221 review

    10/10
  • Greg C.
    Greg C.

    25 June 202231 reviews

    10/10

    Always great and BYO.!

  • Helen A
    Helen A

    25 June 20224 reviews

    9/10
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony M.

    23 June 20222 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Robert L.
    Robert L.

    7 June 2022166 reviews

    7/10
  • Beverley H.
    Beverley H.

    27 May 20225 reviews

    10/10
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron D.

    26 May 202232 reviews

    10/10

    Great as always! The only thing tonight is that the serving has shrunk significantly. Might be an isolated thing. Regardless, we will be back :)

  • David K.
    David K.

    21 May 20221 review

    10/10

    Excellent dining experience. Efficient service. Lovely food. Seamless interaction with staff.

  • Adriana V.
    Adriana V.

    8 May 20221 review

    10/10

    The best Masala Dosai and chicken Biryani and wonderful staff - always lovely dining here

  • David A.
    David A.

    6 May 202212 reviews

    10/10
  • Faye L.

    30 April 202211 reviews

    9.5/10

    Excellent overall. Food was delicious and the service was warm and welcoming. First time visit and will be back to try more of the South Indian dishes.

  • Wes B.

    30 April 20228 reviews

    10/10

    Great food, great service great staff that is why we are back regularly, it is well worth our half hour drive, it never disappoints us ever, well done Malabar

  • Desiree G.

    23 April 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Great restaurant. Food is very good. Service is excellent

  • Damian G.

    23 April 20221 review

    10/10

    Once again we were not disappointed. Wonderful flavours in the dishes we had tonight. Polite and attentive staff . Highly recommended this restaurant.

  • Jean-Claude C.
    Jean-Claude C.

    14 April 202232 reviews

    9.5/10

    I have eaten at this restaurant a few times, and I have never been disappointed: prompt and attentive service, well cooked dishes, probably one of the best Indian restos in town..

  • Debra A.

    10 April 20225 reviews

    9/10

    Lovely food, good service and atmosphere.

  • Greg C.
    Greg C.

    3 April 202231 reviews

    10/10

    Always great food and service and BYO to boot.

  • Tim M.

    2 April 20221 review

    10/10
  • Laura V.

    2 April 20221 review

    10/10

    I often go to Malabar xx love everything about it ❌

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How to get to the restaurant

1/274 Victoria Street, 2010, Darlinghurst (NSW), Australia

Public transport

Kings Cross Station - 3 min walk

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.

Features

Asian, Good for groups, Good wine list, , , Christmas and New Year, , , ,

Services

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BYO,

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