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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Average price $45
9.3/10
1,354 reviews

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $45 Special request
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 Cheat D. Served Chilled
$15

Chickpea coated baby spinach leaves drizzled in yoghurt, daye & tamarind chutney, fresh cariander and indian sev

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent
9.3/10
based on 1354 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.3/10
Service :9.3/10
Setting :9.2/10
  1. Danielle N.
    Danielle N.
    • 5 reviews
    10/10

    This was our first meal since restrictions have been lifted, and it was a perfect choice. Place was so clean and staff fully attentive! We got the spinach chaat to start which was the perfect opening for our mains! Delicious food and amazing recommendations from the staff, will be returning!

  2. Kerrie G.
    Kerrie G.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Always fab food and service a lovely restaurant

  3. Alison H.
    Alison H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place. Food is always reliably good and excellent quality. Service is always welcoming and professional. What makes it special is that the restaurant is always immaculate. Old school white linen feels like your being wined and dined in style and tasteful modern cozy decor shows the restaurant continually evolves without losing sight of what makes it special to diners. Unlike many other successful eateries they haven’t killed the goose that lays the golden egg by raising prices to ridiculous levels either, which is why people will keep coming back again and again. Great business sense in action. Can’t speak highly enough of this restaurant and NO I haven’t been paid to write this review and I don’t know them personally on any level ????

  4. Poonam P.
    Poonam P.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Beautiful ambience and great customer service. We had a veggie taali and a non veg Taali which was delightful- Food was good too :-) We be going back again.

  5. Andres S.
    Andres S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent everything

  6. Colin H.
    Colin H.
    • one review
    10/10

    As always the food and service was excellent. Always busy so i would recommend booking ahead. Easy destination to get to. Definitely recommend!

  7. Christopher B.
    Christopher B.
    • 29 reviews
    10/10

    Best Indian restaurant in Sydney, classy, spontaneous service and the food to die for. Will be back

  8. Robert W.
    Robert W.
    • one review
    10/10

    I’m a meat lover but decided to go vegetarian for a night. What an absolute treat to enjoy such fantastic vegetarian food. The staff are very sweet.

  9. Linzie B.
    Linzie B.
    • one review
    10/10

    We LOVE the food at Malabar, it's tasty, flavourful and there are just too many delicious options on the menu. The service is friendly and quick and there is a great atmosphere.

  10. Omali P.
    Omali P.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Amazing food and service! Loved the lamb biryani as a new special as an alternative to the chicken! Delicious! The chilli chicken and dosai are great entrees to have.

  11. Greg G.
    Greg G.
    • 14 reviews
    10/10

    We are repeat customers at Malabar although we hadn't been for a while as we've been away. Malabar never disappoints, consistently great food and service. We'll be back.

  12. Nicolas P.
    Nicolas P.
    • 4 reviews
    8/10

    Delicious Indian food with quick friendly service. Chicken tikka entree was very generous in size, and mains were great. Being a BYO restaurant is a plus

  13. Werner E. R.
    Werner E. R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Best Indian

  14. Werner E. R.
    Werner E. R.
    • 2 reviews
    9/10

    Best Indian Food in Town!

  15. shel c.
    shel c.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent meal in a lovely setting. Service was spot on. The vegan dishes were excellent and appreciated the restaurant accepting BYO wine. I will definitely be back.

  16. Marilyn  V.
    Marilyn V.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent service, great atmosphere & piquant flavours - aa always - yum! Celebrating a friend’s birthday & they obliged by serving a cake I’d supplied complete with candles & turban.

  17. Rebecca P.
    Rebecca P.
    • 7 reviews
    10/10

    Great food, great atmosphere. Went here on a Sunday night and was perfect chilled meal.

  18. Sheila W.
    Sheila W.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great food in a lovely atmosphere. We have been to the crows nest restaurant quite a few times so decided to try this for a change. The service was polite and friendly but could have been a bit more attentive in terms of refilling drinks etc.

  19. Catherine H.
    Catherine H.
    • 11 reviews
    8.5/10

    The restaurant has tasty, but very mild, food. It was fun to have some different dosai variations. Served in lovely surroundings and perfect for a pre-theatre meal.

  20. Daphne M.
    Daphne M.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Love this place! Try the dosa and the palak paneer if you get the chance :)

More information

How to get to the restaurant

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