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304 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1AU, Scotland
01382 646888
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Ranked #54 of 288 Restaurants in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $49
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Indian restaurant specialising in Kerelan cusine. Contact phone number for restaurant is 01382 646888.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I have been to this small relatively relaxed and informal neighbourhood restaurant several times. The particular night I am referring to here was a cold Thursday one week after New Year and town was very quiet indeed. But the Malabar was almost full with friends, families and couples, testament to its popularity and reliability. Reliability does not mean that it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I have nothing but praise for this place. We managed to book a table at the last minute on Saturday - and as always the food and service were excellent. I've tried most dishes on this menu, but opted for Chicken Karahi this time, and I dare say I'll have it again in the future. Another contributor mentioned the death... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My table was booked for 8.30pm. When I arrived I was shown to my table by a waitress who did not look very happy. I then had to wait for a further 1/2 hour till my order was taken. At no time during this period was I asked if I wanted something to drink. The food after being ordered was... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

The Three Amigos visited the Malabar last night as is the custom every few weeks and yet again we cannot fault the place! Food was excellent and the staff are simply a credit to the restaurant. Tastes differ among people but for us the food is simply wonderful. We will be back in another few weeks time! Oh, and the... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Another great meal in the Malabar. No trip to Dundee, and we are here regularly, would be complete without a visit. Good atmosphere, great staff and fabulous, fresh food.

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Broughty Ferry, null, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we have been at different occasions and tried different variety of stuff there, but its just not rite. I was told last time that the Tikka masala was different from rest of Dundee.. Which turned out rite... I havent had Tikka Masala taking like sambhar in my life.. Thats just ripping off people who really dont know what the dish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Drove past this Indian it looked busy which is a sign it is good. Phoned up and we were lucky enough to get a table. One of the nicest Indians I've had. The portions were massive and prices were not overly expensive unlike some of the other Indians on the same road, the place had a nice atmosphere, they didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Malabar had a tough time in early 2014 with the death of a chef and then a few weeks closure, presumably while they decided what to do. Thankfully they reopened, and we finally have had a chance to visit. The good news is that nothing much has changed. The menu is still short enough to show they are not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly and a great range of meals the chef even came out as I told the waiter how great the meal was. deffenlatly one off the best in Dundee and Perth Road, Will be back. Not too pricely' and good atmosphere. Deffenlatly one to visit and enjoy.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Me and my girlfriend are lucky enough to live just round the corner and although we have never actually sat down for a meal we get a take away quite often! The food is always hot and the estimated time for pickup is always correct! The quality off the food is fantastic, true indian cuisine and the price is very... More 

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Address: 304 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1AU, Scotland
Phone Number: 01382 646888
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Dundee
Average Prices: USD 16 - 49
Cuisine: Indian

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