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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

9.5/10
1762
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

Chicken Makhani
Vegan butter chicken, paratha and railway  chicken

Reviews

9.5/10
Excellent1763 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.4/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

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  • Craig S.

    14 January 20221 review

    10/10

    Great food, service fabulous and very friendly. Good time to come as everyone is on holiday ! Make the most of

  • Paul C.

    11 January 20224 reviews

    8/10

    Barramundi was great!

  • Adam W.

    9 January 20221 review

    9.5/10

    One of the best Indian restaurants in town - consistently good food Service staff are very good Good value for money XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  • Beverley H.

    8 January 20224 reviews

    10/10
  • Jenny G.

    7 January 20226 reviews

    10/10

    Love the Malabar, food is brilliant and the staff are lovely x

  • Darren Y

    31 December 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Fabulous.

  • Cfaig S.

    28 December 20212 reviews

    5/10
  • Sarah C.

    27 December 20211 review

    8.5/10

    Super busy which made it hard to get service but the food was superb.

  • Anand C.

    24 December 20211 review

    6/10

    Food is really sad here. Nothing felt fresh. Chicken was very evidently days old and reheated/ refried. Parotta is frozen. Thali items were sad in taste. Everything other than food is ok.

  • Peter M.

    23 December 20211 review

    10/10

    We are regular Customers for good reason. Food is the best.

  • Peter J.

    22 December 20211 review

    10/10

    Lovely food with great staff. Well worth its reputation as one of the best, if not the best, Indian restaurant in sydney.

  • Wendy Y.

    18 December 20219 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Phil S
    Phil S

    17 December 20211 review

    10/10

    Good food and service an enjoyable night had by all thank you

  • Jonathan L.

    15 December 20213 reviews

    10/10

    Always good. I miss having printed menu.

  • Wendy Y.

    11 December 20219 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Ryan J.

    8 December 20213 reviews

    9.5/10

    you need to have 1-2 physical menus on hand, no one likes the phone experience. you need to have 1-2 physical menus on hand, no one likes the phone experience.

  • Sue G.

    8 December 202159 reviews

    9.5/10

    Another great meal at Malabar. The mandala dosai was absolutely delicious. I also enjoyed the mixed vegetable curry. Beautiful food and good service.

  • Des g.

    8 December 20219 reviews

    7.5/10

    Service was not as good as usual. Quite a few small mistakes but overall food very tasty

  • Cheryl N.

    7 December 20214 reviews

    9.5/10

    Malabar consistently serve great and different Indian cuisine. The service is caring and efficient with good beverage choices too. A quick pre theatre meal is also no trouble to this team. We’ll done

  • Raj L.

    4 December 202141 reviews

    9.5/10

    Excellent food and good service

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More information

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.

Features

Asian, Good wine list, , , Christmas and New Year, , , ,

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