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Malabar Crows Nest

334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9906 7343
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dosas” (68 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 21:30All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We all had a delicious meal, and would definitely be back. Their famous dosais are not to be missed!

Thank nixxelpixxel
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Friendly and helpful service. Great ambience, one of the few restaurants that you can hear yourself think even when it's full. Excellent food - extremely tasty, every meal a winner. Particularly liked the host curry.

1  Thank Peterk9999
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Over the years I've dined here many times, perhaps ten or so times in the last ten years. The food is always very good, the service is prompt and polite, and the restaurant is always busy, presumably with many return customers like myself. Plenty of...More

1  Thank Justin K
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend the Vindaloo if you like spicy. Other specialties are the dosai, Mysore chilli chops and goat curry. All excellent and restaurant is pretty full most nights

Thank KylieAC
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Haven't been for years but things haven't changed. These people are professional. Attentive but not over the top. Excellent meals. Calm environment... god i love carpet in a restaurant. Will be back soon.

1  Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Midweek dinner with a small group of friends. The food is very good and being Indian, some of it can be spicy so ask if in doubt. Licensed and BYO wine with very reasonable corkage. Plenty of parking in the side streets, probably a bit...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We went here with friends and were not disappointed. The service was friendly and fast without being obtrusive. We ordered a mini dosa each based on all the good reviews and loved them, although they were rather large! The rest of the meal was delicious,...More

Thank Tottydownunder
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

South Indian is our preferred region for India quisines. We visited on recommendation and were not disappointed. We were there for lunch and had the lunch special as recommended with a couple of extra entree's. Crispy Barramundi was great. The Masala Dosa's and accompaniments were...More

1  Thank Dinkumguy
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ordered takeaway from here and it was really nice food, took a long time to get it but the wait was worth it.. really nice flavours!

Thank andiamo2017
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Have been here seversl times over the last few years. The quality of the food is really excellent. The dosai is recommended but it's large. I advise the mini dosai if you want to sample the other delights on offer. Two set price banquets on...More

2  Thank Mikefor01
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Hi We came to your restaurant tonight and were very disappointed as we had rang and booked a high chair and when we got there we were told that because it's busy we can't have one and was offered a booster seat which is not the same!! The guy in the front desk (not sure if he's the owner or whatever, doesn't make a difference) was not very apologetic about the whole situation and just rudely explained that it's busy tonight and that they only have two chairs. I'm sorry but that's not my problem and I was not told at time of booking. So we had to leave which ruined our whole night as you can imagine we had a 2 year old and it's not easy to just wander around looking for another place to eat. And even when we walked out the guy at the front desk didn't seem to care, such bad customer service!! You might get a lot of people coming in but you have to remember if people have a bad experience they may not return and word of mouth spreads fast. We actually came last Sunday as well and again we had booked a high chair and when we arrived there were none available but we waited and was told we will get one soon and there was a nice waiter who sincerely apologised and made it worth the wait, much better than the treatment we got tonight!!!!!!! We didn't want to argue as it was late already. When are you expecting to get more high chairs so this doesn't happen again??? And can you please advise families who require high chairs at the time of booking that it's subject to availability so they are not made to wait. And maybe try and be more apologetic when you are not able to provide your customers with their requirements, instead of making them feel like it was their fault!!! I look forward to a reply. We came this weekend because we had a good time last weekend but from what happened tonight I don't know!!!!! Thanks Christina Katsiambirtas
9 April 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9906 7343
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