Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Average price $45
1,127 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 1127 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

    Excellent as always - beautiful food.

  2. Tony M.
    • 4 reviews

    Always great food & service

  3. Andrew B.
    • one review

    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

    Wonderful as always

  5. Oliver B.
    • 7 reviews

    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

    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

    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. Samara S.
    • one review

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

  9. A A.
    • 296 reviews

    Spice was muted. Didn’t hit the spot.

  10. Judy R.
    • 2 reviews

    Always enjoyable and delicious food

  11. Omali P.
    • 7 reviews

    Excellent food and service, as always!

  12. A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Perfect as always!

  13. A A.
    • 274 reviews

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

  14. A A.
    • 254 reviews

    Excellent as always. My favourite Indian Restaurant in Sydney.

  15. Nikhil C.
    • 12 reviews

    Great as always!

  16. A A.
    • 270 reviews

    Always good and great vibe

  17. A A.
    • 254 reviews

    I love the coconut naan. Not to be missed.

  18. A A.
    • 287 reviews

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

  19. A A.
    • 277 reviews

    Food was delicious as always - this is why we keep coming back . They have quite a few vegan options too which we really appreciate.

  20. A A.
    • 274 reviews

    Love the food and the service.

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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