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Malabar Indian Restaurant

9.4/10
1083
334 Pacific Highway, 2065 Crows Nest (NSW)See map

Average price $47

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Restaurant menu

Chef Ben John
  • Average price $47
Patti Samosa
$8.5
2 pieces. Filo pastry, green peas & spiced potatoes. (Contains Gluten)
Onion Bhaji
$10.5
4 pieces. Fritters with sliced onions, gram flour, ginger & garlic. (Contains Gluten)
Sambar Vadai
$10.5
3 pieces. Lentil doughnuts with onion, cumin seeds, ginger & peppercorns.

Dietary options

, Gluten free, Halal,

Popular dishes

Bangalore Dosai

Mini Masala dosai

$12

Regular Dosai

Regular Masala Dosai

$20

Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji

$10.5

Sambar Vada

Sambar Vadai

$10.5

Spinach Chaat

Spinach Chaat

$15.5

Mysore Chilli Chops

Mysore Chilli Chops

$28.5

Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

$26

Malai Kofta

$21

Chicken Biryani

Chicken Biryani

$24

Chiily Pickle

Chilli Pickle

$3.5

Malabar Prawn

$29

Onion Tomato Kachumber

Onion and Tomato Katchumber

$5

Carrot Halwa

Carrot Halwa

$6

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun

$5

Chicken Chettinad

Chicken Chettinad

$24

User photos

Dosa
Kerala Beef Curry, Konkan Prawn, Naan and Rice
Bangalore Dosai
Eggplant and potato;  Malabar prawns

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Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent1084 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.4/10

Service

8.8/10

Ambience

9-10

7-8

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3-4

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Only users who have booked on the platforms or a booking module of TheFork group and who have dined in this restaurant can leave a rating, with or without a review.

  • Maureen F.
    Maureen F.

    6 August 20221 review

    10/10
  • Sachiko I.
    Sachiko I.

    6 August 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Everything was perfect! We’ll go again! Thanks! Ttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Peter M.
    Peter M.

    29 July 202218 reviews

    8/10

    Always good quality

  • Paula K.
    Paula K.

    27 July 20222 reviews

    9/10

    Great dosai. Attentive service. Pleasant atmosphere. Well run restaurant

  • Robyn J.
    Robyn J.

    23 July 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Consistently great food and service. Kheema Dosai is the best in Sydney. Have been going to Malabar for many years and have never been disappointed. Highly recommend.

  • Andy M.
    Andy M.

    22 July 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Service excellent, food was delightful good experience thanks..

  • Bev D.
    Bev D.

    14 July 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Always good, never disappoints after many years of visits. Fossil is our

  • Daniel W.
    Daniel W.

    14 July 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Gaby G.
    Gaby G.

    11 July 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Always have delicious food and great service here.

  • Christopher T.
    Christopher T.

    10 July 20221 review

    10/10

    Delightful staff. Delicious food. Quick service. Lovely ambience. My partner and I spent a lovely Sunday evening dining at Malabar. Their dosais are heavenly.

  • Mark H.
    Mark H.

    9 July 20221 review

    9/10

    Excelent as always, we've been loyal customers for decades & the Malabar has never been a disappointment. It was a full house last night & a tad noisey but that was not a deterrent.

  • Peter D.
    Peter D.

    8 July 20228 reviews

    9/10

    Excellent and authentic Indian food.

  • Peter M.
    Peter M.

    1 July 202218 reviews

    8/10

    Always good quality food

  • Jasmine L.
    Jasmine L.

    25 June 20221 review

    5/10

    It’s not what it used to be. Must be different chef. We won’t be going back any time soon unfortunately.

  • Sam C.
    Sam C.

    24 June 202217 reviews

    10/10

    Always great service and tasty food. Make sure to order the South Indian dishes.

  • Kishani A.
    Kishani A.

    24 June 20221 review

    10/10
  • David W.
    David W.

    15 June 20224 reviews

    9.5/10

    Delicious South Indian food, always a good venue to meet friends over dinner

  • PRAMESH K.
    PRAMESH K.

    12 June 20221 review

    10/10

    Authentic South Indian high quality food served efficiently in a nice ambience. I keep returning and I am aware of a number of people who do the same. One of the best Indian restaurants in Sydney.

  • Tor P.
    Tor P.

    11 June 202219 reviews

    10/10

    We have been going here for years and have found the food to be of a consistently high standard. The service is always efficient and polite. We will be returning.

  • Dipika D.
    Dipika D.

    4 June 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The food and service at Malabar was excellent. We really enjoyed the meal and highly recommend it. Very good variety and the Dosas were superb as were the all the dishes we ordered.

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Opening time
Open today

Monday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Saturday
05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
05:30 PM - 09:00 PM

How to get to the restaurant

334 Pacific Highway, 2065, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Free Parking for 2 Hours in Nicholson St Car Park.Free off st Parking right in front of the restaurant after 7.00 pm. Clearway till 7.00 pm.

Street Parking (Pacific Highway).

Crows Nest, Lower North Shore, St Leonards

About the restaurant

Smell the spices

The Malabar restaurants (you can find one in Darlinghurst as well) take their name from the Kerala region, known for its Indian spices such as pepper, cardamon, ginger, curry leaves and vanilla. This was the start of the famous Spice Trail, which went on to bring exotic flavours to every corner of the Earth. Today, that's what Malabar aims to do: show diners a real taste of South Indian cuisine. Owner and chef, Mohammed Sali has had 22 years of experience and continues to personally pick all of his ingredients daily; peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices by hand. Mohammed's creations are fragrant, filling and, as expected, spicy!

Dosai's (crepe-style specialties) can be found on almost every table, along with a glass of creamy mango lassi, that other diners use to wash down the heat! You'll also spy the happiness on children's faces when they smell the garlic naan coming their way.

Best dish: bangalore dosai - hand-mashed potatoes sprinkled with chilli, sesame seed and coconut flakes

Features

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