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Malabar Indian Restaurant

9.4/10
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334 Pacific Highway, 2065 Crows Nest (NSW)See map

Average price A$47

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Restaurant menu

Chef Ben John
  • Average price A$47
  • American express Welcome
Patti Samosa
A$8.5
2 pieces. Filo pastry, green peas & spiced potatoes. (Contains Gluten)
Onion Bhaji
A$10.5
4 pieces. Fritters with sliced onions, gram flour, ginger & garlic. (Contains Gluten)
Sambar Vadai
A$10.5
3 pieces. Lentil doughnuts with onion, cumin seeds, ginger & peppercorns.

Dietary options

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

User photos

Eggplant and potato;  Malabar prawns

Reviews

9.4/10
Excellent768 reviews
9.6/10

Food

9.4/10

Service

8.9/10

Ambience

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  • Gary H.

    October 18, 20214 reviews

    10/10

    Guess I'm biased--eating here about 25 years. Great!

  • Rosemary K.

    October 18, 20215 reviews

    10/10

    Great service and great food

  • Ramesh K.

    October 18, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Excellent dosas - one of the best I have had, even compared to India. Wonderful customer service, friendly and responsive. Looking toward to coming back again.

  • Edward M.

    October 17, 20219 reviews

    10/10

    Best food and service and ambience. Definitely recommend.

  • Tor P.

    October 15, 20219 reviews

    10/10
  • Robert E.

    October 15, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Delish food, thoughtful service, wonderfully varied banquet meal. We will be back again soon.

  • Tanya S.

    October 12, 20215 reviews

    9.5/10

    Always lovely staff to serve us and honest in recommendations and quantities to order. Food full of flavour and delicious. Always a trusted option for a good meal

  • Eleanor D.

    June 18, 20212 reviews

    10/10
  • Adam F.

    June 16, 20211 review

    10/10

    Been coming to this place for years and will continue to do so… if you love Indian food, you will love this place :-) I would recommend that you could order anything and it will be delicious

  • Abhijit R.

    June 14, 20211 review

    10/10

    Excellent quality and service. Ordered the Pepper Prawns starters and they were mouth watering. Also the Malabar Parathas were great with Prawns Balchao. Hot and delicious.

  • Joanne C.

    June 12, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Food was amazing, service was quick and friendly, couldn't have asked for better!

  • Matthew F.

    June 7, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Went here for my son's birthday. The service was excellent and the food even better. Make sure you have the Masala Dosai, its incredible. The price was reasonable as well.

  • Annita J.

    June 6, 20211 review

    6.5/10

    Fry pod was great, service was good at time of ordering but after that was next to impossible to get a waiter’s attention. Prices are on the high side which is prohibitive for repeat business

  • Wendy R.

    June 5, 20212 reviews

    9.5/10

    A gem... I have been coming here for 25 years. Enough said :)

  • Jenelle P.

    June 4, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Is still as good as when we went there regularly 20 years ago. Deliciius food, great service. The dosai are absolutely delicious. Wish we lived closer and could go more often

  • Teresa M.

    June 2, 20212 reviews

    10/10

    The food was excellent, we didn't have to wait long for our meal, the wait staff were charming, reasonable price, a bit noisy but otherwise great

  • Colin M.

    May 30, 20212 reviews

    9.5/10
  • Robert P.

    May 28, 20211 review

    9.5/10

    Great food, excellent service, & BYO, most enjoyable!!...….........…..............................….......................…........

  • Veronica C.

    May 24, 20211 review

    10/10
  • Pam P.

    May 22, 20211 review

    9/10
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Opening time

Monday to Friday and Sunday Lunch from 12.00pm to 2.30 pm.

Monday to Wednesday and Sunday from 5.30pm to 9.00pm.

Thursday to Saturday from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.

How to get to the restaurant

334 Pacific Highway, 2065, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia

Directions to get there

Free Parking for 2 Hours in Nicholson St Car Park.Free off st Parking right in front of the restaurant after 7.00 pm. Clearway till 7.00 pm.

Street Parking (Pacific Highway).

About the restaurant

Smell the spices

The Malabar restaurants (you can find one in Darlinghurst as well) take their name from the Kerala region, known for its Indian spices such as pepper, cardamon, ginger, curry leaves and vanilla. This was the start of the famous Spice Trail, which went on to bring exotic flavours to every corner of the Earth. Today, that’s what Malabar aims to do: show diners a real taste of South Indian cuisine. Owner and chef, Mohammed Sali has had 22 years of experience and continues to personally pick all of his ingredients daily; peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices by hand. Mohammed’s creations are fragrant, filling and, as expected, spicy!

Dosai’s (crepe-style specialties) can be found on almost every table, along with a glass of creamy mango lassi, that other diners use to wash down the heat! You’ll also spy the happiness on children’s faces when they smell the garlic naan coming their way.

Best dish: bangalore dosai - hand-mashed potatoes sprinkled with chilli, sesame seed and coconut flakes

Features

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You can reserve the restaurant for a private event (Max. 60 people)

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