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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

9.6/10
1696
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

Reviews

9.6/10
Excellent1696 reviews
9.7/10

Food

9.5/10

Service

9.3/10

Ambience

9-10

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  • Danielle N.
    Danielle N.

    24 June 202116 reviews

    10/10
  • Keith G.

    12 June 20211 review

    9/10
  • Sue G.

    10 June 202151 reviews

    9.5/10

    Great good speedy service and a lovely night

  • Jean-Claude N.

    7 June 20214 reviews

    10/10

    As usual, excellent food and attentive service.

  • Yogesh K.

    6 June 20211 review

    7/10
  • Stephen T.

    31 May 20219 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.

  • Neville d.

    27 May 20214 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.

  • Jonathan L.

    26 May 20211 review

    10/10

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

  • Zoohan G.

    20 May 20211 review

    4/10

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  • Liz B.

    19 May 20214 reviews

    10/10
  • Mark L.

    15 May 20211 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

  • Catherine M.

    14 May 20212 reviews

    9.5/10

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

  • Jen D.

    13 May 20211 review

    10/10

    Professional, delicious and convenient

  • Jordon D.

    9 May 20216 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food and service. Favorite Indian restaurant in Sydney!

  • Annie Yu

    8 May 202148 reviews

    8/10
  • Nik r.

    5 May 20211 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.

  • Sue G.

    5 May 202151 reviews

    9.5/10

    Delicious masala dosai. Great service and good atmosphere.

  • Alexander F.

    29 April 20212 reviews

    10/10

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

  • Wes B.

    24 April 20214 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

  • Casandra T.

    23 April 20213 reviews

    8/10
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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.

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