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Malabar South Indian Restaurant in Darlinghurst

Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9332 1755
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dosas” (54 reviews)
“rogan josh” (6 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
All hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dosai, we had Bangalore and kheema, followed by the goan fish curry and the eggplant and potato, both very good. Yes they have vindaloo and Rogan josh, tikka and tandoori, but we tried the more unusual dishes on the recommendation of other reviewers and...More

Thank psouthall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Variety of different foods, something that our group were all able to share. Good ambience. It was busy, yet food delivery was timely and it wasn't particularly noisy - you could have conversations without shouting.

Thank nf07132082
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really lovely evening to celebrate my daughter's confirmation (her choice). Great presentation, obvious attention to cleanliness and professionalism. Food was great, we tried a lot of different things we haven't had before and we loved it all. We will be back for sure ... many...More

Thank JRCSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With out a doubt the best Indian restaurant on the South side of the Bridge it is really hard to work out why they have "just got it". I guess the fact they have been around for a long time and they do care about...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This chic, elegant restaurant has an amazing dishes. Very authentic and friendly staff, even the chef came to every table to check how's everything going. Well located and very easy to find. Highly recommended!!! Five stars!

Thank Fera657
Reviewed 19 May 2017

For more than 20 years enjoying different cultural foods, Malabar Restaurant wins my #1 Indian Restaurant vote. They are humble and amazing with attention to detail, service, atmosphere and seasonal top end quality and variety. It is a great experience. The minute you walk in,...More

Thank clira100
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Lovely gem in Sydney. Suitable for vegan and meat eaters alike. the meals were fresh and very tasty. Staff were attentive and helpful at identifying the dishes on the menu. We had a lovely anniversary meal and my husband was impressed by the food, not...More

Thank Kashmir P
Reviewed 11 May 2017

After over fifteen years, the Malabar is still, hands down, my favourite Indian restaurant in NSW. The dosais (especially the Bangalore Masala Dosai and the Kheema Dosai) are must-haves. Also try the chaat and palak paneer and if you can handle the heat, Goan fish...More

Thank magicalmama
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Wow! Could not be more blown away by our experience here. We arrived back to our Airbnb late after an event, and desperately trying to find somewhere that the kitchen was still open at 9.30pm on a Sunday! Malabar was still busy and I can...More

1  Thank Annie D
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Went to this restaurant after being at the theatre round the corner. Very busy, but efficient friendly service. Having just spent 4w in India in January, this was our first Indian meal since our return. We were delighted with the food, very authentic, though in...More

Thank Wierra
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
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suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
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Do they have BYO
22 June 2017|
Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Hi, We are fully licensed and BYO bottled wine only. Regards Chef Mohammed
Sambhav J
do you have delivery facility?
27 December 2016|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Yes we do and within 5 km radius. To which suburb would you like to delivery to Regards
Sambhav J
hi, is it a pure vegetarian restaurant?
26 December 2016|
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Response from mrdom | Reviewed this property |
No, lots of meat dishes available. Plenty of veg dishes available too, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 1755
  • E-mail
The culinary corner stone in the heart of Darlinghurst, Malabar enjoys a long-held reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef Mohammed celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby farmer's market, where he collaborates with local growers. Chef Mohammed's innovative and skilfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions and delightful flavours, carefully married to our Australian wine list.
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