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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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3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Malabar is one of the oldest Indian food restaurant in Richmond. It's better than a small joint restaurant set aside behind lauderdale drive near short pump. The South Indian (Dosa's) food is I believe the best so far in Richmond and same goes for some North Indian dishes as well. Their Paneer Tikka Masala, Ennai Kathrikai is superbly delicious. I... More 

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Farmville, United States
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

My family went here for lunch on a Saturday. When we walked in, there were no other customers, which worried us, but many more people came later. There was the smell of Indian food when we walked in. We had the buffet. Nothing was too spicy, but there was still a variety of tastes. The bread is not on the... More 

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Richmond, VA
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Malabar has lots of local competition and can get overlooked, but each time I come here, I find the service & food excellent. They are better able to accommodate the different preferences that my husband & I have for spiciness - my husband likes spicy while I prefer mild. This is one of the very few Indian restaurants I have... More 

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Thank virginiawanderer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 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 38 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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Sandston, VA
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97 reviews
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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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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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Chennai (Madras), India
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111 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-364-7077

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