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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

9.6/10
1693
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

Vegan butter chicken, paratha and railway  chicken

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.6/10
based on 1693 reviews
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Quality of food :9.7/10
Service :9.5/10
Setting :9.3/10
  1. Keith G.
    Keith G.
    • one review
    9/10

    Food as usual was amazing.. no waiting at all at start of night.. only prob was that wait staff don’t look around when walking back and forth so u keep have to say .. can I have water etc.. other than that it’s superb

  2. Sue G.
    Sue G.
    • 51 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great good speedy service and a lovely night

  3. Jean-Claude N.
    Jean-Claude N.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    As usual, excellent food and attentive service.

  4. Yogesh K.
    Yogesh K.
    • one review
    7/10

    The place was a bit hot when we came in, and the temperature didn't improve much while we were there. The Food was good, but service was slow and portions were smaller than expected. Overall good, but if the above could be improved upon, the entire experience would have been great (instead of just good).

  5. Stephen T.
    Stephen T.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    We love Malabar, great curries, its always busy which tells you something. Top tip is the Indian Shiraz they have, very tasty and great value. Its a regular for us.

  6. Neville d.
    Neville d.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    All the food was delicious and the staff were friendly. The curries were very flavoursome and even the hotter dishes we had you could taste all the ingredients. Yum.

  7. Jonathan L.
    Jonathan L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Malabar has a high standard. Great glassware & linen tablecloths really top it off. Prices are reasonable

  8. Zoohan G.
    Zoohan G.
    • one review
    4/10

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  9. Liz B.
    Liz B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    I love Indian food and Restaurant Malabar has been my favourite restaurant for years. I go there frequently and have never been disappointed. The high standard of the food has always been consistent and so did the service. Over the years I took many of my friends there and they absolutely share my enthusiasm for this restaurant. I highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed!!!!!!

  10. Mark L.
    Mark L.
    • one review
    10/10

    Always fantastic and it has been for so many years. Best Indian in Sydney and delightful owners and staff. The local community are big supporters

  11. Catherine M.
    Catherine M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    I come here often for Indian. The food and service is great.

  12. Jen D.
    Jen D.
    • one review
    10/10

    Professional, delicious and convenient

  13. Jordon D.
    Jordon D.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent food and service. Favorite Indian restaurant in Sydney!

  14. Annie Y.
    Annie Y.
    • 48 reviews
    8/10

    We came here doe an early dinner and the restaurant already had a few diners already drinking and ordering food. Staff are friendly and the food came out quickly. We ordered a variety of curries and naan breads. We love their butter chicken but found their beef in the vindaloo tough. We were too full for dessert. Very nice to come into the restaurant rather than ordering delivery.

  15. Nik r.
    Nik r.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was excellent. The service was like being in a 5 star restaurant. I have to say this was one of the best experiences I’ve had. Highly recommended Indian.

  16. Sue G.
    Sue G.
    • 51 reviews
    9.5/10

    Delicious masala dosai. Great service and good atmosphere.

  17. Alexander F.
    Alexander F.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Loved the entire experience and look forward a return visits in a near future.

  18. Wes B.
    Wes B.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    We keep going back it is our GO TO INDIAN & the lady maitre d is always helpful she makes it happen. Food good service good If we go Indian we go Malabar

  19. Casandra T.
    Casandra T.
    • 3 reviews
    8/10

    This restaurant has been here for nearly 20 years and this is because the food is great. Came with a group of friends and definitely suggest booking as it does get busy. My only complaint is that they forgot 2 meals one starter and one main which we had to remind them to get. The servings are generous. It is BYO which is great. The highlights were Chicken Makhani and Spinach Chaat.

  20. Greg F.
    Greg F.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    It was fantastic to go out and see a bustling restaurant - this is one of our favourites as the food and service are always exceptional. Thank you for a lovely evening

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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

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 wine list, , Christmas and New Year, , , ,

Services

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