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Malabar Indian Restaurant

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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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USD 7 - USD 43
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 March 2021 via mobile

I’ve been dining here for over 20 years and the experience just gets better and better. Last night we had both flawless food and flawless service. Just goes to show that sticking to a winning formula is the best option. The Malabar ticks all the...boxes .More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 24 January 2021 via mobile

These guys are well known for great dosai and the dosai won’t disappoint. The other curries we had were fairly average. The meat on the saag was overcooked and the prawn curry was so suit we could not eat it. Our waiter was chewing gum...with his mouth open behind his CV19 mask. It was pretty bad and really put us off. Overall it was an average experience.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 24 December 2020

Service 100% Food 100% Value fir money 100% Easy going and helpful gracious staff Quality has been consistent from the beginning Well done

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 18 December 2020

All the dishes we ordered were tasty. Accommodating, given the odd number in the group compared to servings per dish. Waiters helpful and not intrusive.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 24 July 2020 via mobile

Hadn’t been to Malabar in over 20 years! Well, I was reminded, very swiftly, of how GOOD it is! The space, the staff and ambience were exactly what was called for, on a cold, Sydney night. The service was prompt, efficient and thoughtful. The meal.......was delightful! We had the special paneer with black peppercorns... holy WOW!!!! Yum yum yum. Spinach and yoghurt, looked like desert!!! But my oh my!!! I’m craving it now. Prawns were the absolute standout!!! Seafood curry was amazing!!! Loved every moment, oh, and I got to keep my COVID,sign in, Malabar emblazoned, pen!!!! Winning!!! Very reasonable for the whole experience!!! Well most definitely be back!!!More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 20 July 2020

We thought we had found the best previously, but this tops it. The Dosai is by far the best I have ever had. We love indian food and have tried it in many different countries. These guys do it really well.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 July 2020 via mobile

You must, must, must get the vegetarian dosai! Then of course the prawn, lamb, chicken and dhal curries.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

You really can’t go wrong here, other than the occasional soggy papadum.. the food it always fresh and tasty. The masala dossai is next level good. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 10 June 2020 via mobile

It was such a great evening dining at Malabar with my friend. We enjoyed the food, the service and the overall ambiance very much. :)

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 26 March 2020

The Malabar achieves what few restaurants manage - serving consistently great food. The number of nearby imitators that have come and gone in this time is testament to Malabar’s success, as well as it’s many long time and regular customers. Wine lists are not a...‘thing’ with Asian restaurants but theirs is good, failing which their is a good bottle-o 3 doors down the road. If I had a minor issue, the food is not spicy enough but living in Asia I’ve got accustomed to that And free Limited time (evening) car parking in the council car park behind in Nicholson Street makes visiting easyMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Hi We came to your restaurant tonight and were very disappointed as we had rang and booked a high chair and when we got there we were told that because it's busy we can't have one and was offered a booster seat which is not the same!! The guy in the front desk (not sure if he's the owner or whatever, doesn't make a difference) was not very apologetic about the whole situation and just rudely explained that it's busy tonight and that they only have two chairs. I'm sorry but that's not my problem and I was not told at time of booking. So we had to leave which ruined our whole night as you can imagine we had a 2 year old and it's not easy to just wander around looking for another place to eat. And even when we walked out the guy at the front desk didn't seem to care, such bad customer service!! You might get a lot of people coming in but you have to remember if people have a bad experience they may not return and word of mouth spreads fast. We actually came last Sunday as well and again we had booked a high chair and when we arrived there were none available but we waited and was told we will get one soon and there was a nice waiter who sincerely apologised and made it worth the wait, much better than the treatment we got tonight!!!!!!! We didn't want to argue as it was late already. When are you expecting to get more high chairs so this doesn't happen again??? And can you please advise families who require high chairs at the time of booking that it's subject to availability so they are not made to wait. And maybe try and be more apologetic when you are not able to provide your customers with their requirements, instead of making them feel like it was their fault!!! I look forward to a reply. We came this weekend because we had a good time last weekend but from what happened tonight I don't know!!!!! Thanks Christina Katsiambirtas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malabar Indian Restaurant

Yes, Malabar Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Yes, Malabar Indian Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Malabar Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4