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Indian Wine bar

Malabar @ Darlinghurst

9.4/10
1911
1/274 Victoria Street, 2010 Darlinghurst (NSW)See map

Average price A$45

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This restaurant is following the relevant safety practices*:
Air renewal system
Card payments accepted
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Contactless, digital or single use menus
Extra cleaning services implemented at the tables, toilets and kitchen
Food served only at the table
Government training by staff completed
Guest spacing 1,5m
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Restaurant menu

Chef Mohammed Sali
  • Average price A$45
  • American express Welcome
Garlic Pepper Rasam
A$7.5
South indian soup based on fresh tamatoes and tamarind, flavored with whole garlic, pepper and curry leaves
Cauliflower & Potatoes Bonda 3pcs
A$11
cauliflower florettes mixed with spicy potato, fresh coriander and chopped red onion
Spinach Chaat Served Chilled
A$15
Chickpea coated baby spinach leaves drizzled in yoghurt, daye & tamarind chutney, fresh cariander and indian sev

Dietary options

Gluten free, Halal, , , , , Vegan, Vegetarian dishes

User photos

Chicken Makhani
Vegan butter chicken, paratha and railway  chicken

Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent1911 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.3/10

Service

9.2/10

Ambience

9-10

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5-6

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  • Daryl F.
    Daryl F.

    August 10, 20221 review

    8.5/10

    Always good and more than reliable. We are regulars. Greet service

  • PETER K.
    PETER K.

    August 7, 20221 review

    9/10

    Delicious food, with lots of choice and friendly staff. We enjoyed the evening.

  • Juan G.
    Juan G.

    August 6, 20221 review

    9/10

    Good food, but kind of standard, the service is just perfect and the ambient as well, value for money is 10

  • Stephen P.
    Stephen P.

    August 6, 20222 reviews

    10/10
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.

    August 5, 20222 reviews

    10/10

    The Malabar Darlinghurst is an excellent Indian curry restaurant with great service and in a very convenient location. Our third visit. Always good.

  • Jean-Claude C.
    Jean-Claude C.

    August 3, 202237 reviews

    10/10

    This is my favourite Indian food resto in Sydney. Well cooked spicy food, promptly served, a good simple wine list. A great dinner experience..

  • Wes B.
    Wes B.

    July 16, 202210 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Patricia S.
    Patricia S.

    July 13, 20223 reviews

    10/10

    Delicious food!

  • Cassandra J.
    Cassandra J.

    July 10, 20221 review

    10/10

    The maître

  • Anthony H.
    Anthony H.

    July 4, 20223 reviews

    10/10
  • Octavio P.
    Octavio P.

    July 2, 20221 review

    10/10

    My second time having dinner at malabar at it was amazing and great as the first time. Really good food, great service and good place to visit. Highly recommend

  • David G.
    David G.

    July 1, 20224 reviews

    8/10

    Good Indian food we have the Goan Fish Curry, Chicken Murkani and Paneer with spinach

  • Suzi D.
    Suzi D.

    June 28, 202219 reviews

    10/10
  • Karen T.
    Karen T.

    June 28, 20221 review

    10/10
  • Greg C.
    Greg C.

    June 25, 202231 reviews

    10/10

    Always great and BYO.!

  • Helen A
    Helen A

    June 25, 20224 reviews

    9/10
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony M.

    June 23, 20222 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Robert L.
    Robert L.

    June 7, 2022168 reviews

    7/10
  • Beverley H.
    Beverley H.

    May 27, 20225 reviews

    10/10
  • Aaron D.
    Aaron D.

    May 26, 202234 reviews

    10/10

    Great as always! The only thing tonight is that the serving has shrunk significantly. Might be an isolated thing. Regardless, we will be back :)

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How to get to the restaurant

1/274 Victoria Street, 2010, Darlinghurst (NSW), Australia

Public transport

Kings Cross Station - 3 min walk

About the restaurant

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.

Features

Asian, Good for groups, Romantic, , Christmas and New Year, , , , , Father's Day, Travelers' Choice 2020

Services

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, , , Wheelchair Accessible

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