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Malabar South Indian Restaurant in Darlinghurst

Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9332 1755
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

They don't hang around! We were in and out within the hour, which suited us. The food was tasty and the service good.

Thank Russ1470
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group for dinner and a friend ordered a mix of all the food. Every dish was delicious. The interior has two large posters of an old Indian Wedding which is something you ponder between eating and talking - all creating a...More

Thank FINDER22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite busy for a Monday night which is usually a good sign. Food is delicious although you might be left a little disappointed by the portion sizes if possessing a healthy appetite. Service is good although extremely quick which is great if you're in a...More

Thank SDonP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we've been there, this place has been well served by Indian patrons which is an indication of just how good it is. There is a great selection to choose from and the hot curry is hot curry (which is what you'd expect). Service...More

Thank RonSneesby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at Malabar for lunch with friends last week and the food was superb. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

Thank RossLaurie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read the good reviews of this restaurant and their promise on their website that if you order delivery from them, because they 'use their own drivers', the 'food will always be delivered'. Sounds great, but actually falls short of expectations. I ordered online, asked...More

Thank Steffi32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Held my brothers 50th birthday at this restaurant - the food was divine and the staff friendly, helpful and very accommodating. The biggest challenge is choosing what to order - its all so good. My husband recommends the duck !!

1  Thank 356gormanl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for sharing dishes with a group of people. The dishes are refined and delicious. This restaurant is a little gem just outside the crazy Kings Cross area and never disappoints.

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

Waiter was friendly and fast , we order 2 chicken bearyani was really testy meal ,the location is good also , must visit restaurant if you are fan of Indian food .

Thank Mohmed A
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I have given this place a review from last year and this time nothing has changed. Fantastic food combined with quality staff makes this place well worth a visit to lovers of good Indian Food. We will be returning here next time in Sydney.

Thank jeff_fay
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Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
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Denise F
4 October 2017|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
95% of the menu is glutenfree and we have plenty of dairyfree options. Welcome!
22 June 2017|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Hi, We are fully licensed and BYO bottled wine only. Regards Chef Mohammed
Sambhav J
27 December 2016|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Yes we do and within 5 km radius. To which suburb would you like to delivery to Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 1755
  • E-mail
The culinary corner stone in the heart of Darlinghurst, Malabar enjoys a long-held reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef Mohammed celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby farmer's market, where he collaborates with local growers. Chef Mohammed's innovative and skilfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions and delightful flavours, carefully married to our Australian wine list.
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