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Restaurant Malabar

#117 of 1,578 Restaurants in Zurich
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Wallisellenstrasse 11, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
+41 44 311 31 17
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

While the service was slightly unorganized - we had to change seats because of a "larger group" who never came, then we had to repeat our order. The food made up for it completely: We had the Malabar Mix for entrées with wonderful exotic sauces and chicken, cooked to perfection. Then we had Chicken Biryani and Chicken Masala. The former... More 

1 Thank Thomas R
Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous, lively restaurant this is. Already busy at just after 7pm but we were greeted warmly and allocated a table. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and full of flavour. Not the cheapest of places to eat but this is Zurich. Would recommend a visit and would return again.

Thank Karen B
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. After trying several Indian restaurants in Zurich, we had come to terms with the idea that when it came to Indian, we would always get average food at not so affordable prices. Even when it is not in the lower price range, the quality of the food is amazing and the service is great.... More 

Thank Wilma N
Darmstadt, Germany
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147 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The lamb vindaloo was nice and spicy but the meat not so tender. It would have been nice if the waiter had pointed out when I ordered, that rice was not included (given it often is in many restaurants) - I had to then order when the food came (but it came fast). The naan was of the "flat" type,... More 

1 Thank simmondsi
Heidelberg, Germany
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Indian food offered at Malabar has a South India touch to it; i e it differs from the typical Indian restaurants in Europe. The ingredients were well prepared and the dishes tasty.

Thank Martin P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Food is ok nothing great and not worth the money. The service is good and staff are very friendly. The cost of a 2 course meal with just water cost me £45.00 and I had a prawn salad and tandoori fish.... Total rip off... The food was worth only£10-£15 max

Thank Imranfarid
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with the family. We liked the food ... a bit more spicy than expected. Advise you to try butter checkin and nan bread. No problem with car parking .... the place is in front of a big parking space. Price .... high $$$ about CHF 35/ person

Thank Sam H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Waiters and owner super kind and spending time explaining the dishes. Food is spicy but so delicious!!!! You must go if you pass by there. It's on a low key, down to earth vs. posh side of the spectrum but very nicely decorated. They have a terrasse so you can enjoy during summer:)

Thank serena_casanova
Zürich, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Went early on a weekday with the family, and the business was slow, with only a few tables in the cozy garden filled. Parking was easy on the restaurant's own slots. Service was friendly, helpful, and quick. We shared three dishes among four not-too-hungry people, with some additional rice and naan, and it was more than enough. All dishes were... More 

Thank LiviuH
Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The food was good every thing was good but service was slow excellent food the restaurant was pack and had a good experience

Thank Kchopra20

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 50
Indian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wallisellenstrasse 11, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 311 31 17
We offer a high quality Indian cuisine based on fresh and saisonal ingredients. Our menus include contemporary gourmet interpretations as well as a selected range of Indian classics: South Indian Thalis, Curries, Tandoori and a big range of vegetarian dishes. We offer vegan or halal preparations on request.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?