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Malabar South Indian Restaurant in Darlinghurst

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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The culinary corner stone in the heart of Darlinghurst, Malabar enjoys a long-held reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. Executive Chef Mohammed celebrates carefully sourced local ingredients from nearby farmer's market, where he collaborates with local growers. Chef Mohammed's innovative and skilfully executed dishes deliver intelligent compositions and delightful flavours, carefully married to our Australian wine list.
$10 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Indian, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Great food and lovely service! We got the food fast and it was not too spicy which was perfect! Recommend everyone:)

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Marianne E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best Indian food I have ever had - and I LOVE Indian food! We went here with some friends, it's obviously hugely popular as you have to book. The food flavours and incredible, what a wonderful experience for my taste buds! Highly...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kgreenwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked to this restaurant from our AirBnb in Rushcutters Bay. Fine dining, white table cloths, impeccable service. My husband had the special for lunch and I had a vegetable curry with nan. Most of the Indian food that we've had while traveling in Fiji...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank ReneeYoga
Reviewed May 19, 2019

I try to go to Malabar at least once a month. The food is excellent and the service is outstanding. Wonderful inexpensive lunches and truly fabulous dinners. If you want to eat in this great restaurant at night you must book in advance. It is...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Norman T
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

One of the most authentic Indian dining experiences since I was India over 25 years ago. Superb keema dosa and mixed vegetarian starter. Absolutely fantastic flavours and a lot of food! We then had railway and another chicken curry sharing a Roti and rice. All...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank gillk65
Reviewed April 28, 2019

What a fantastic Indian restaurant. The service is attentive and professional. Our table of six really enjoyed the recommended dishes and the suggested amount of food was perfect. The chicken tikka and beef vindaloo were the standout dishes. Throw in a very good wine list,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Dustin J
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Great friendly service, value for money and delicious food. We shared the beef vindaloo, the chicken makhani, an eggplant potato curry and spinach chaat. All hit the spot. Very reliable!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank lb0swell
Reviewed April 11, 2019 via mobile

We’re regulars here, Traditional dishes I love butter chicken. Waiters are Indian renounced for their good service and good service it is. The decor is interesting scenes of India, crisp white table cloths, everything us ‘just so’. We love to get a window seat and...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 802JenniferG
Reviewed April 6, 2019

This was to date the best Indian I have had in Sydney. Beat Abhi's. The depth of flavour is fantastic.Try the Goan Fish Curry. Lovely attentive and extremely polite service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jason2312
Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Late night meal at Malabar. The food was incredible - Goat curry, Naan, Tandoori Lamb (best I have had in a long time)

Date of visit: February 2019
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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney,
Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other
suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and
1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret
passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of
Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues
feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning.
Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small
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April 2, 2019|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Hello, Of course we can cook without onion! It would be an absolute pleasure. Can you please call the restaurant on 9332 1755 to discuss dishes and when you are planning to come? (One day's notice is required.) Thank you... More
Denise F
October 4, 2017|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
95% of the menu is glutenfree and we have plenty of dairyfree options. Welcome!
June 21, 2017|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Hi, We are fully licensed and BYO bottled wine only. Regards Chef Mohammed
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