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Malabar Indian Cuisine

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3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
+1 804-364-7077
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11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 21:30
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Ashland, Virginia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the lunch buffet, which was quite nice. Enjoyed some uncommon dishes; all of which were very tasty. The staff were very friendly and attentive. One of the few remaining family style Indian restaurants left in Richmond, as most are now more upscale. Nice to see that the quality of food and service has held up over the years... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the day I went for lunch, they didn’t have the usual buffet, but instead they had a sampling of lots of little items. In the sampling was spicy eggplant, 2 types of curry, creamed spinach, chickpeas, curried potatoes, a serving of fried vegetables, a serving of white rice and either a choice of roti or naan as a bread.... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Eating here is like eating at someone's home. Delicious homemade cooking with friendly service! They spice their own chai tea and it's wonderful on a cold night!

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Thank mrsnblanc
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice buffet choices for lunch. Not greasy or heavy like typical Indian restaurants in the U.S. Flavorful. Some items were a bit salty, and desserts are too sweet. Better than expected service.

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Thank Jayakrishna A
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Malabar is one of the oldest Indian food restaurant in Richmond. It's better than a small joint restaurant set aside behind lauderdale drive near short pump. The South Indian (Dosa's) food is I believe the best so far in Richmond and same goes for some North Indian dishes as well. Their Paneer Tikka Masala, Ennai Kathrikai is superbly delicious. I... More 

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Farmville, United States
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

My family went here for lunch on a Saturday. When we walked in, there were no other customers, which worried us, but many more people came later. There was the smell of Indian food when we walked in. We had the buffet. Nothing was too spicy, but there was still a variety of tastes. The bread is not on the... More 

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Richmond, VA
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Malabar has lots of local competition and can get overlooked, but each time I come here, I find the service & food excellent. They are better able to accommodate the different preferences that my husband & I have for spiciness - my husband likes spicy while I prefer mild. This is one of the very few Indian restaurants I have... More 

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Thank virginiawanderer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

If you like spicy this is the place for you. If you don't like spicy, also the place for you. if you're unfamiliar with Indian cuisine- ask. They have something on the buffet for you. and the Naan - fresh, delicious and buttery... writing this is making me hungry...

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Had dinner there last night for wife's birthday. Great as usual. I get the lamb vendaloo, excellent. Never busy, and don't understand why. Every time we go we enjoy it tremendously.

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Thank TBoningit
Richmond, Virginia
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170 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

A richmond institution for past several years. I must admit that we takeout from here all the time. I thought it was time to finally give them a review. We always order too much and I'm constatanly reminded how well everything is prepared. You can taylor the spiciness to your personal taste and I have yet to have them miss... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-364-7077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?