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Restaurant Malabar

#123 of 1,605 Restaurants in Zurich
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Wallisellenstrasse 11, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
+41 44 311 31 17
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 00:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Im a lover of indian food and have tried many indian restaurants around the world. Its a nice cosy restaurant but on a pricy side The food was more swissified for my liking and the service was very rushed.

Thank Mark S
Zurich, Switzerland
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good South Indian food, seems to be cooked to perfection as all spices blend in well. Some dishes (ex. Biryani) maybe slightly spicy for European taste, so please check while ordering. My personal favourite was the 'Chicken Nilgiri' which I've tried at other restaurants but tasted best here. Try for a table on the right side when you enter. The... More 

Thank Linu73
Zürich, Schweiz
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our family went to Malabar to celebrate a birthday. We love Indian cuisine, and made reservation for Friday evening at Malabar. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere, the nice decoration (kind of nice modern indian), and we loved the food. Especially the Thali dishes. Compared to other restaurants we thought the prices are a little bit high, but the nice atmosphere... More 

1 Thank Berta45
1 review
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Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

While the service was slightly unorganized - we had to change seats because of a "larger group" who never came, then we had to repeat our order. The food made up for it completely: We had the Malabar Mix for entrées with wonderful exotic sauces and chicken, cooked to perfection. Then we had Chicken Biryani and Chicken Masala. The former... More 

1 Thank Thomas R
Northampton, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

What a fabulous, lively restaurant this is. Already busy at just after 7pm but we were greeted warmly and allocated a table. The food was absolutely delicious, beautifully presented and full of flavour. Not the cheapest of places to eat but this is Zurich. Would recommend a visit and would return again.

Thank Karen B
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. After trying several Indian restaurants in Zurich, we had come to terms with the idea that when it came to Indian, we would always get average food at not so affordable prices. Even when it is not in the lower price range, the quality of the food is amazing and the service is great.... More 

Thank Wilma N
Darmstadt, Germany
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154 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The lamb vindaloo was nice and spicy but the meat not so tender. It would have been nice if the waiter had pointed out when I ordered, that rice was not included (given it often is in many restaurants) - I had to then order when the food came (but it came fast). The naan was of the "flat" type,... More 

1 Thank simmondsi
Heidelberg, Germany
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Indian food offered at Malabar has a South India touch to it; i e it differs from the typical Indian restaurants in Europe. The ingredients were well prepared and the dishes tasty.

Thank Martin P
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Food is ok nothing great and not worth the money. The service is good and staff are very friendly. The cost of a 2 course meal with just water cost me £45.00 and I had a prawn salad and tandoori fish.... Total rip off... The food was worth only£10-£15 max

Thank Imranfarid
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I visited with the family. We liked the food ... a bit more spicy than expected. Advise you to try butter checkin and nan bread. No problem with car parking .... the place is in front of a big parking space. Price .... high $$$ about CHF 35/ person

Thank Sam H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$50
Indian, Asian, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wallisellenstrasse 11, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich
  • Phone Number: +41 44 311 31 17
We offer a high quality Indian cuisine based on fresh and saisonal ingredients. Our menus include contemporary gourmet interpretations as well as a selected range of Indian classics: South Indian Thalis, Curries, Tandoori and a big range of vegetarian dishes. We offer vegan or halal preparations on request.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?