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Malabar American Cooking

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2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669 (Interstate 5)
+1 916-574-9074
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative...
Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative twist. A Sacramento, CA favorite, you'll find something for everyone here!
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent meal

Malabar has good atmosphere and the gentlemen who seated us was very pleasant. The filet was excellent, very tender and cooked perfectly. The only reason for the rating of 4 rather than 5 is the server was very abrupt. She was efficient but not very personable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
sb7516
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Kalamazoo, MI
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Kalamazoo, MI
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Malabar has good atmosphere and the gentlemen who seated us was very pleasant. The filet was excellent, very tender and cooked perfectly. The only reason for the rating of 4 rather than 5 is the server was very abrupt. She was efficient but not very personable.

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us so much! You deserve only the best of the best, so we certainly hope you may consider returning so we can show you that five-star experience we know we can provide for you. Thanks for reaching out, Malabar American Cooking Team More 

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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Dined at Malabar for the first time tonight. Service was great. The atmosphere was welcoming and their Mai Tai's are pretty darn good! I ordered the steak sandwich. It was PERFECT! Served exactly as I ordered it medium rare. The meat was so tender it practically melted in my mouth. The accompaning roll was grilled perfectly and complimented the sandwich.... More 

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Michelle, thank you for giving us a shot! Nothing beats knowing you enjoyed a PERFECT steak sandwich with us -- we're so flattered! We can't wait to welcome you back so you can give some of our other menu items a shot. Kindest regards, Malabar American Cooking Team More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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308 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

But good size portions and varied menu. I ordered the mixed greens salad, the scallops with carbonara risotto and the malabar sundae. They bring good sourdough bread and butter to the table as well. I only had water to drink. The salad was a good sized serving and was very good. The risotto had 4 large seared scallops and a... More 

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Robyn, thanks for choosing to dine with us, and we're glad you enjoyed your dinner with us so much. It's awesome to know you got an appetizer, main, and dessert -- that's the way to do it! Please know that we take the quality of all our ingredients very seriously, and would never serve up something we felt wasn't the... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Just a short walk from the hotels off of I-5. This is basically the only restaurant close to our hotel (a lot of fast food around). We were seated quickly, and for a bar & grill it is family/kid friendly. The food was good; no complaints from the salads that were ordered, the enchiladas were barely warm and lacked flavor,... More 

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

We're glad to have been a convenient restaurant to head over to, and that you enjoyed your salads, but we sure wish our enchiladas had blown you away the way they should have. We're very sorry for falling short of your expectations -- that's definitely not the norm for us. That said, it's great that you enjoyed yourselves nonetheless, and... More 

Auburn, California
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Restaurant is great. Good food. Not the place for a conversation, unless off hours - before Happy Hour or after the Arena event crowd has left.

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out -- we're so glad you enjoyed some great food with us! We hope to welcome you back one day. 'Til then, take care! Best, Malabar American Cooking Team More 

Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Malabar has excellent food, and accommodated our 6-person reservation on a 1-hour notice, even though they had graduation parties that night. This is the 2nd time I've eaten here in the past year. The first time was for their great happy hour....lots of items and very good prices on their food offerings as well as good drinks offers too. In... More 

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to reach out to us -- I'm glad you think so highly of our food, and it's great to know we were able to accommodate you and your group despite the conditions. Sorry that our service was a bit on the slower side, however. We take pride in serving you fresh, made-to-order dishes, and as... More 

Kirkland
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Probably the best restaurant in this suburban enclave, somewhat near the airport and adjacent to several hotel properties

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Roger, thanks for making our entire day with one sentence -- nothing beats knowing you think of us as the best restaurant in the entire area. We can't wait to invite you back over! Best wishes, Malabar American Cooking Team More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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169 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Parking is ample. Very clean. As you enter you are cordially greeted. The atmosphere is active, a little noisy for my liking but.. The menu is varied, the service is good. The food was fresh and seasoned though on the salty side, though tasty. The bar is well stocked and the root beer was refreshing. The rating should be between... More 

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Edward, we're so glad there were some definite highlights to your visit. That said, we take pride in using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients in the dishes we serve you, which is why prices stand as they do. We sure hope to welcome you back one day and show you that we are, indeed, of showing you a completely outstanding... More 

San Jose, California
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Senior citizen talking to other seniors: This is a very nice place for our crowd--clean, quiet, excellent service, good variety on the menu. No obnoxious music, convenient parking, good rest rooms, friendly people everywhere. On our list of favorites in Sacramento.

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

We sure are delighted to be on your list of favorites in all of Sacramento! Thank you so much for recommending us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another great experience. Warm regards, Malabar American Cooking Team More 

Sacramento, California
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277 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For a pre-Kings game treat, or any weekday happy hour for that matter, the Happy Hour appetizer and drink menu at Malabar can't be beat. They have a nice selection of reasonably priced food selections, plus daily specials like Taco Tuesday or Fifty Cent Wings Wednesday. And specials on drinks as well. We especially like the Chicken tacos, and the... More 

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MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

George, there's nothing like knowing our Happy Hour menus are unbeatable in your eyes! You deserve awesome food and service each time you're over, and we're glad to know you're a fan. Please come back soon for those tacos and lettuce cups -- Kings game or no Kings game! Warm regards, Malabar American Cooking Team More 

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Additional Information about Malabar American Cooking

Address: 2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
Phone Number: +1 916-574-9074
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
    (Interstate 5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-574-9074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business

Description

Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative twist. A Sacramento, CA favorite, you'll find something for everyone here!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?