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Malabar Indian Cuisine

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3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
804-364-7077
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 22
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just right!

If you like spicy this is the place for you. If you don't like spicy, also the place for you. if you're unfamiliar with Indian cuisine- ask. They have something on the buffet for you. and the Naan - fresh, delicious and buttery... writing this is making me hungry...

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dave B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like spicy this is the place for you. If you don't like spicy, also the place for you. if you're unfamiliar with Indian cuisine- ask. They have something on the buffet for you. and the Naan - fresh, delicious and buttery... writing this is making me hungry...

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Thank Dave B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there last night for wife's birthday. Great as usual. I get the lamb vendaloo, excellent. Never busy, and don't understand why. Every time we go we enjoy it tremendously.

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Thank TBoningit
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A richmond institution for past several years. I must admit that we takeout from here all the time. I thought it was time to finally give them a review. We always order too much and I'm constatanly reminded how well everything is prepared. You can taylor the spiciness to your personal taste and I have yet to have them miss... More 

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Thank TStan91
Sandston, VA
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Went to the Malabar for lunch buffet. Excellent selection of choices today. Vegetable noodles was my favorite. Also a very tasty salad.

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Thank Riccirhino
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has the best Indian food I've ever had outside of London and New York!Make sure to get one of the Chat appetizers and ask for their coconut curry too. Fabulous family run and superb food. Worth the detour from 64 just a mile from the short pump mall.

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Thank Monica Q
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We were frequent visitors to the previous restaurant owned by the same couple - India House - which at the time was the best Indian restaurant in Richmond. After last night we decided this role goes to Malabar ... The food was excellent - the curries and palak paneer were perfectly differentiated in their spices which were distinctive and mesmerizing.... More 

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Thank B Il'Cibo B
Chennai (Madras), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

One of the worst places to eat in Richmond. They are not ready to serve to us. They behaved very roughly. They added tip on their own to the bill as we they knew we are not ready to pay it. All the food were worst

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Thank rukkunudeen r
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I tasted food in many restaurants.The food wass average...Mostly in other places the staffs will be humble.Malabar is one of the worst place ...they even dont how to repsect others....they changed my mood by their worst behaviour........

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Went to this restaurant for lunch with family and had buffet ! Food was good and so also the service ! Value for money if one is looking for simple ambience and good menu of Indian cuisines while in Richmond VA

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Thank Ramasprasad
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Flavorful lentil soup. Chicken korma had great flavor. Welcoming staff Buffet didn't look appealing so we ordered off the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-364-7077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?