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Mali's Indian Restaurant

77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 312 8535
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (38 reviews)
“butter chicken” (24 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Service was excellent, food was amazing, ambiance was a bit lacking and an outdoor area would have been nice. The parking at the back was being worked on and so we had to park in the street, which is always hit and miss if your...More

Thank Lindsey B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Mushroom Manchurian was good. Paneer should be cut into smaller blocks. Tandoori chicken ok.drinks averagely priced. Restaurant decor very simple and located in an old house that was revamped.overall standard dining experience.

Thank Mahendra S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! I did not expect such divine food and such personal service! I wouldn't call the people who work there waiters, but rather people who bring you a taste of their culture in a bowl... it's feels like you have been invited to your Indian...More

Thank micfranmf
Reviewed 4 days ago

I felt like a curry, a delicious, tasty and flavourful curry and I got it at Mali's. They've conveniently put a Chef's Recommendation on the menu items and you can't go wrong. The starter was delicious, Potato Dosa was massive, and perfect. The Chicken Tikka...More

Thank Dylan R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of curry my visit to Mali was eagerly awaited. An extensive menu and the small bowel of lamb curry was delicious, full of flavour at r110 as I remember. But here's the sour of the "sweet and sour" . The rice was...More

Thank keithblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed stunning curries at Mali’s this evening! All of our meals were really delicious, flavors we so intricate and layered. Really special! Would recommend them any day!

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Indian cuisine, great service and ideal if you are looking for a good curry in Durban. Give it a try.

Thank KubeshnieG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Durban several times and eaten at several Indian restaurants I can say Mali’s did not disappoint. The mushroom starter was excellent and the curry I had was very spicy and tasty. My father in law would have preferred it a bit more spicy...More

Thank discostar23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we phoned to book they were full but able to fit us in at 8 pm. This place is popular and deserves to be. Our party of 6 ordered a selection of mains and shared. All delicious, with flavours coming through, not just chilli!...More

Thank petercot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You need to make reservations. Best Indian in Durban. We had a little if everything and it was great. A must stop for those who crave Indian food.

Thank maryannintanzania
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Questions & Answers
21 January 2018|
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Response from Violetvz | Reviewed this property |
It is certainly not a cheap restaurant - but for the R120 Dylan R is enough for 2 people sharing. We were 6 people and ordered 4 dishes and it was plenty for all....joepotter - it is worth it!
Nicolette W
14 March 2017|
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Response from Malis I | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are open on sundays . We are closed every Monday . December -we are open 7 days a week .
Malay D
14 January 2017|
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Response from Malis I | Property representative |
Hi we are a fine dining restaurant and don't have any baby facilities etc .We have wine glasses on the table and allot of deco that is not child friendly .The main reason we have that policy is because we have had past... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 312 8535
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