South indian soup based on fresh tamatoes and tamarind, flavored with whole garlic, pepper and curry leaves
(*) cauliflower florettes mixed with spicy potato, fresh coriander and chopped red onion
Chickpea coated baby spinach leaves drizzled in yoghurt, daye & tamarind chutney, fresh cariander and indian sev
All our food was excellent very tasty okra/vegetable curry/chicken tikis/spinach chat/chops/lamb roganjosh delicious not greasy & fresh hot. Service was very efficient. Will definitely be back
Naan was undercooked but rest of meal was delicious.
Can not beat Malabar for an awesome and authentic Indian meal
Vegan butter chicken had a weird sweet taste. The actual texture of the large lumps of "chicken" was also weird and not tasty. Other food (fish curry) good.
Food was delicious - really enjoyed the lentil and vegan butter chicken curries in particular. The garlic and coriander naan and the aloo kulcha were also great - I preferred these over the garlic and cheese naan. Loved the bangalore dosai as well. In short - you can't go wrong with any of the dishes! A little pricier than my usual casual meal out with friends but the food was excellent. Recommend!
For the other Brits missing a decent curry, this place has the best curry in Sydney!
I’ve been to Malabar lots of times. Every time, it’s reliably excellent. The food is fantastic, the service is particularly on point, and the ambience really makes for a fun night. We thoroughly recommend Malabar
This restaurant ticks all the boxes for an enjoyable dining experience. It never fails to deliver. I would rate Malabar the best local gem in Darlinghurst.
As always excellent food and great service
Our first time and very happy with service and food. The only disappointment was the Kerala Parotta...nothing like the fluffy light delight in Kerala, India.
Food was great as always although portions are a little on the small side and depending on where you sit service can be a tiny bit slower (we were right up the back). Mixed pickle is our favourite side dish although recently seems to be coming out with some of the mango stones
Excellent as always - beautiful food.
Always great food & service
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.
Wonderful as always
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
Goat curry is superb
Always amazing value. Large serves means that smaller dishes are a great way to dine unless really hungry. Good range of drinks but BYO a real plus.
Marvellous as always.
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.
1/274 Victoria Street, 2010, Darlinghurst, Australia
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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