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About Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Follow the Spice Trail. The Malabar restaurants (there is one in Darlinghurst and also Crows Nest) takes its name from the Kerala region, known for its Indian spices such as pepper, cardamom, ginger, curry leaves and vanilla. This was the beginning of the famous Spice Trail, which went on to bring exotic flavours to every corner of the Earth. Today, that’s what Malabar Darlinghurst aims to do: show diners a real taste of South Indian cuisine. With over 22 years of experience, owner and chef Mohammed Sali personally picks all his ingredients daily, peeling onions, slicing beef and grounding spices all by hand. Mohammed’s creations are fragrant, filling and, as expected, spicy! You’ll find dosai (a crepe-style speciality) on almost every table, alongside a glass of creamy mango lassi and a basket of crisp golden naan. The décor matches the food – classic with a modern twist. It’s a fresh-feeling atmosphere, after the restaurant moved a few doors down in December. Malabar Darlinghurst: food fit for a maharajah! Best dish: Chemeen Paringikai dosai.

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dined on Sat, 14 Oct 2017

Great restaurant with lovely interior decor. Service was spot on and food was delicious - worth every cent!

dined on Wed, 11 Oct 2017

Absolutely brilliant authentic Indian cuisine. Keep an eye out for the head chef and owner who sets the very high standard for his team.

dined on Wed, 4 Oct 2017

Great birthday dinner

dined on Wed, 4 Oct 2017

Malabar is one of our favourite restaurants
Jon Nesling

dined on Mon, 2 Oct 2017

Can not recommend this place highly enough. Food was outstanding with service to match. Best Indian i've had in Australia
Craig Brown

dined on Sun, 1 Oct 2017

Thank you. It's always great good at Malabar

dined on Fri, 29 Sep 2017

Delicious food and amazing flavours. Great experience.

dined on Sun, 24 Sep 2017

Absolutely loved it, one of the best South Indian restaurants in Sydney.

dined on Sat, 16 Sep 2017

good indian restaurant

dined on Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Malabar is our go to restaurant for family celebrations and dinners for two. Always outstanding food and service!
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If India was Italy, this would be a great little trattoria, albeit one specialising in dosai. Malabar does a great job of this southern Indian classic - crisp pancake with the addictive tang of a cult

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Malabar serves South Indian cuisine such as dosai and thalis made with fresh seasonal produce in the heart of Darlinghurst. The food focuses on the Malabar region, also known as the 'spice trail'.

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Chef Sali offers a range of authentic dishes and dining options, including banquet-style eating that allows you to try a large selection of dishes. Tandoori chicken tikka features three tender pieces of chicken marinated

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