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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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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Often call in to this very attractive little restaurant at Darlinghurst as it just around the corner from Griffin theatre and a short walk from Kings Cross station. The prices are mid range but very reasonable for the quality and size of meals. Service is...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this restaurant. It is always consistently good. The food is tasty, with their unique dishes from Kerela making it a bit more interesting than your usual Indian restaurant. The waiters are friendly, knowledgeable and efficient, the room has great sound proofing making it...More

Thank sennimac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason that this place is ALWAYS busy.... the food and service is incredible. I have dinned here quite a few times and have never been disappointed, they are accommodating to any requests and also do poor generous wine serves ;) I decided...More

Thank Annabelle W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kerala cooking is different. This is exceptional taste away from Kerala. Fish, Lamb, Dosais all to die for. A bit overcrowded, but maybe that is not a bad thing. Service was almost instantaneous. The owner came over to welcome us. Suggested combinations. We were so...More

Thank Kochay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious Indian food, crisp white table cloths and service as Indians know how. Not a cheap eats place more a special evening venue. Add to that you get to watch the passing parade at the top of William Street Kings Cross, the fire engines may...More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for dinner for our anniversary date. The service was so friendly and accommodating. The waiter we had was informative and very funny! Ambience was perfect, dim and cosy. Busy night but could still hear each other well. Food was one of the...More

Thank age91a
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We hadn't expected to find such a fantastic restaurant only a 5 mins walk from our budget hotel so this was a true gem. Delicious food. Small meanie but especially great for veggies and vegans

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We came here for dinner and ordered the cauliflower bonda and beetroot vadai for appetizers- both were amazing! For our main course we had the fried eggplant and matthanga kootu (dal/pumpkin curry) with naan. We thought both were good, we just felt like the eggplant...More

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

In Sydney for a week. After dining at several highly recommended restaurants in the Kings Cross area, we decided on Indian, hoping for a reasonably priced vegetarian meal. This was far better than we anticipated. The potato dosa starter was delicious as were the mains...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This really is outstanding food as the packed room every night will attest to. Delicious, fresh, innovative Indian food as good as you get in London and Delhi Good wine list, great staff Go

Thank RabaulUSA
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
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Denise F
4 October 2017|
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Response from mooneyorbits11 | Reviewed this property |
Agree.Best to call and ask them.Very friendly but bookings are important espaecially on the weekend eves.
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
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Average prices
US$12 - US$35
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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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