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Malabar South Indian Restaurant in Darlinghurst

Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9332 1755
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

This really is outstanding food as the packed room every night will attest to. Delicious, fresh, innovative Indian food as good as you get in London and Delhi Good wine list, great staff Go

Thank RabaulUSA
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love this place the peshwari naan is incredible. It can get busy because it's hard to find good Indian food in sydney and this place is up there. The vegetarian curries are melt in your mouth. The atmosphere in the restaurant is really nice...More

Thank fabiennemalti93
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really can't fault this place. I've been there now several times (lunch and dinner) and never had a bad experience. No matter how busy this place gets and believe me it gets really busy, the food was outstanding and so was the service. White...More

Thank lizburri
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten Indian Food across different Continents I was hoping that Malabar would live up to its culinary expectations. There is a marked difference between Northern and Southern Indian cuisine and the Malabar features South Indian specialties such as Dosai’s, a large selection of curries...More

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great experience there! The food was very delicious and came in a wide range of different dishes. The waiting service was absolutely amazing! We will be back.

Thank AlexWe_1992
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thursday night booking for 11 people (banquet), the food at Malabar is pretty good however the wait times between courses I felt was a little long.

Thank Stafford W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us ate here on a Friday night, pretty busy but only had a short wait for table and for food once we had ordered, everything was ordered was excellent, fresh and very tasty, dessert was lovely, for 6 of us main meals,...More

1  Thank 659steve
Reviewed 11 July 2017

WOW I love this restaurant. The food, the staff, the drinks and the atmosphere everything is perfect. Can’t wait for our next visit we haven’t stopped talking about this place since we left. Could not recommend enough

Thank sarahmc69
Reviewed 10 July 2017

have been three times and each time the food was fresh,delicious,plentiful and lovely staff in a warm modern environment

Thank mooneyorbits11
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Go to Colonial on corner of Crown & William. Amazing Indian food without the frustrating wait or refusal. We're converts.

Thank Darren Y
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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Questions & Answers
21 June 2017|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Hi, We are fully licensed and BYO bottled wine only. Regards Chef Mohammed
Sambhav J
26 December 2016|
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Response from Malabar S | Property representative |
Yes we do and within 5 km radius. To which suburb would you like to delivery to Regards
Sambhav J
26 December 2016|
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Response from mrdom | Reviewed this property |
No, lots of meat dishes available. Plenty of veg dishes available too, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 1 274 Victoria St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9332 1755
  • E-mail
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.
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