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Total Dimmi Score

9.1
2253 reviews
Recommended
(9.5)
Food
(9.1)
Service
(9.1)
Value for money
(8.6)
Atmosphere
(8.8)

dined on Sun, 12 Aug 2018

(9)
Always fabulous food & service. BYO is great too. Love it

dined on Sun, 12 Aug 2018

(10)
Rather surprised by the standards Malabar has kept over the years, superb food and service as always!

dined on Sat, 11 Aug 2018

(10)
This was our first time at this restaurant, however we are regulars at Malabar in Crows Nest. We really enjoyed our time here and loved our meal- it was delicious, as expected (since we are big fans of CN Malabar) and there was a bonus here re vegan food as they have a separate vegan menu (CN Malabar have vegan options and can veganise other dishes but it was easier to choose our courses with this special menu).

dined on Tue, 7 Aug 2018

(9)
I've been on the hunt for amazing Indian food in Sydney and I may just have found it. Great starters, great mains, decent wine list. But make sure you book, only just made it on a Tuesday night.
Ruth

dined on Mon, 6 Aug 2018

(9)
Delicious food and good service. Fun night out - easy to book and find.

dined on Sun, 5 Aug 2018

(10)
A very professionally managed restaurant that is reliable and consistent with its food quality and service. Mohammed and his team are truly to be congratulated.

dined on Sun, 29 Jul 2018

(10)
Top restaurant, wonderful food and service.

dined on Sat, 21 Jul 2018

(9)
We loved the menu at Malabar. Food was great quality but portions were on the small side (especially compared to Malabar Crows Nest!) The restaurant was really busy even at 6.30pm on a Saturday night so bookings are recommended to avoid missing out!
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Specials

Onam Lunch $40pp

Set Onam Menu for $40pp. A sampling platter of traditional vegetarian Onam Dishes. $10 for each meal will be donated to the victims of the Kerala floods. Menu : http://malabarcuisine.com.au/darlinghurst/onam2018/ No ala carte service on lunch Sunday 26.8.
When
26 Aug 2018
Sun 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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About Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Follow the Spice Trail. The Malabar restaurants (there is one in Darlinghurst and also Crows Nest) takes its name from the Kerala region, known for its Indian spices such as pepper, cardamom, ginger, curry leaves and vanilla. This was the beginning of the famous Spice Trail, which went on to bring exotic flavours to every corner of the Earth. Today, that’s what Malabar Darlinghurst aims to do: show diners a real taste of South Indian cuisine. With over 22 years of experience, owner and chef Mohammed Sali personally picks all his ingredients daily, peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices all by hand. Mohammed’s creations are fragrant, filling and, as expected, spicy! You’ll find dosai (a crepe-style speciality) on almost every table, alongside a glass of creamy mango lassi and a basket of crisp golden naan. The décor matches the food – classic with a modern twist. It’s a fresh-feeling atmosphere, after the restaurant moved a few doors down in December. Malabar Darlinghurst: food fit for a maharajah! Best dish: Chemeen Paringikai dosai.

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