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Reviewed 17 January 2024

100% recommend. Service was great, I ordered the dhal makhani so delicious and flavourful I will definitely be coming again.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

Cresting the hill into Maleny, I endeavoured to find something warm and tasty, Christmas Eve 2023.. Call it a Christmas miracle, but - wow! I was welcomed beautifully as a mid-evening walk-in to Daawat Maleny, and treated to the most fresh and yummy butter chicken......well.. ever! Add to this a perfect mango lassi and, well. How beautifully unexpected. Thank you🙏More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023 via mobile

Our absolute favourite place to have dinner in Maleny. Fantastic, flavoursome Indian food. BYO. Excellent for vegetarian.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 January 2023 via mobile

Visited twice: a restaurant order and a phone order Our curries were delicious - tasty, flavourful, satisfying More expensive than our usual haunts on the Sunshine Coast Generous rice serves

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 4 December 2022 via mobile

I believe this restaurant has changed hands. The food tonight was pitiful, sauce looked and tasted like it was from a bottle, not from an actual spice mix. Watery and no flavor. Very disappointing considering the price of a curry is not cheap at around...$23.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 November 2022

Came here in November 2022 for my hubby's birthday. We both love Indian so discovering this little gem in the wonderful Maleny was a treat! The food is absolutely delicious (we had Butter Chicken and Vindaloo) and were impressed at the wide selection of foods...and naans (definitely recommend the chilli naan for spice lovers). The staff was so lovely (my favourite was a question if we wanted Indian spicy or Aussie-spicy...always Indian spicy for me). This little authentic place leaves little to desire. Huge recommendations.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 15 November 2022 via mobile

Tables were not cleared after patrons left. We were kept waiting nearly an hour before our order being taken. Beef Rogan Josh and Prawn Sagagwala presented in a bowl of ‘slop’ rather than sauce. With the sense the sauce had been bulk made/and reheated with...either meat or prawns thrown in rather than cooked in fresh spices.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

Great takeaway and friendly staff. Wide range of choices and very authentic. Decor could do with an update - but can't detract from the quality of food.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 13 October 2022

Maleny is a charming small town, quaint and picturesque. Who would have thought we would find a superb Indian restaurant? A BYO eatery, we had the goat curry, rice and the best Palak Paneer I have tasted in years. Matched by the superb garlic and...cheese naan. Daawat is a culinary gem.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 December 2021 via mobile

Very tasty food - will be back! Service was excellent and fast. Really enjoyed the meal and the naan was super fresh and crispy!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 4 December 2021

Fish Madras: OK, sauce had no outstanding flavours. Not great, not bad. Malai Kofta: croquettes already falling to bits on arrival, resulting in an unappetising pinkish slurry which was also alarmingly sweet for a main course. Excellent choice for the toothless or those with serious...dental problems and/or a sugar dependency. Kashmiri Naan: Overly thick dough, resulting in uncooked paste in the middle. Loaded with sugar, but very little evidence of other promised ingredients (dried fruit, coconut, etc) . Left most of it. A disaster. Service was good, food very well priced, restaurant has pleasant atmosphere. Visited based on the reviews we read. Perhaps it was the head chef's night off, but these are not difficult dishes to make to a reasonable standard. I have eaten Indian food extensively all over the world, and made it myself for many years,so I have plenty to compare it with. Sorry, Daawat, this simply did not measure up on the night.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021

We were staying in town for a couple of nights and decided on ordering takeaway so we could take it back to the apartment. They have an online ordering system that is quick and easy to use. We ordered, chicken tikka masala, lamb korma and...a serving or coconut rice and rotti bread. The flavours of both meals had us drooling and the chicken melted in our mouths. The lamb however was a but dry and hard to chew. Overall happy with our meal and definitely the best cultural restaurant in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 1 October 2021

Amazing Indian for a great price. Vegetables were fresh and lots of vegetarian/vegan options. Naan were HUGE and wonderfully char grilled. We had takeaway but has a cute inside to dine-in.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 29 August 2021

My husband and I enjoyed a very good meal here on a busy Saturday evening. The service was good, and the main course delicious, with generous servings. We particularly appreciated the large number of vegetarian options. Our only tiny disappointment was that the entree (vegetarian...platter for 2) was not quite as tasty as the main course dishes, seeming to have very little spice, but the excellence of the 3 curries we tried more than made up for the ok entree.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Divine. Tasty. Delicious. Best Indian food I’ve had in some time. The food was simply delicious and the butter chicken is really amazing. Staff are lovely which makes it even better.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Yes, Daawat Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Daawat Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5