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Malabar Crows Nest

334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9906 7343
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“dosai” (41 reviews)
“goan fish curry” (11 reviews)
“butter chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very exciting to see cockroaches just seconds after you ordered food. Gets you wondering that goes on in the place before, during and after you are eating. Very overpriced as well, so without the cockroaches it is still not worth it.More

Thank noob1985
WilsonVarghese, Owner at Malabar Crows Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wonder where it came from, as the management was not notified of the incident.It, certainly is not exciting at all. 25 years and 6 months in the same location, we do understand the importance of keeping the premises clean and pest free. Monthly Pest Control...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you head north across the Harbour Bridge to 'the other side' you more or less expect a more civilised class of eatery and in this respect the Malabar in Crows Nest does not disappoint. I ate here with a friend who has eaten at...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

1 waitres for 20 people . Poor service . Overpriced food As regular customer very disappointed . Will not be patronising again

Thank Jan D
WilsonVarghese, Owner at Malabar Crows Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Maharaja Bqt with 3 Entrees, 4 Mains(unlimited),Dessert and Tea/coffee at $55pp is what your group ordered. Price is clearly mentioned on the menu.Just can't figure out what the fuss is all about.

Reviewed April 14, 2018

Friendly, helpful staff with good service. As a group we ordered one of the banquets. Food was yummy with a good variety.

Thank Lianne W
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lovely indian with friendly staff. Service was good and food arrived very quickly and was tasty! The dosai crepe for starter with the potato was brilliant! Everyone enjoyed it. Good value for money and plenty of choice.

Thank Brannigans
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit last night to this restaurant on Pacific Highway at Crows Nest. The restaurant is large and looked clean. We were ushered upstairs - not a great ambiance up there especially as the restaurant was not that full and we were...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed January 26, 2018

:( A bit better than average, but not very good. Came here quite a few years ago (ten) and it was brilliant back then. I remember it being really full and popular, hard to get a reservation and the food and service was fantastic. Times...More

Thank RosiePoseyLips
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Rating the food: 6/10 Average Indian Food. We celebrated Christmas lunch here & opted for the lunch special which included Mini Dosai and 3 curries with rice & Naan Bread. The Dosai is their signature dish which I remembered from many years ago at a...More

Thank Yumcha_Addict
Reviewed January 7, 2018

I went there with my family. We ordered two dosas (Masala/Bangalore). Being set in Crows Nest (relatively expensive area), menu price for items are on higher side. Despite the high price, setup of restaurant is not posh enough. Dosa's were really good, however, accompanying Sambar/Cocunut...More

Thank Abhijeet S
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Had high hopes for this place as the reviews I read were very good and we went in a group with some Nepalese friends who were also excited to try. There wasn't anything stand out bad in our food but not great either. The food...More

Thank nfarris2017
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Hi We came to your restaurant tonight and were very disappointed as we had rang and booked a high chair and when we got there we were told that because it's busy we can't have one and was offered a booster seat which is not the same!! The guy in the front desk (not sure if he's the owner or whatever, doesn't make a difference) was not very apologetic about the whole situation and just rudely explained that it's busy tonight and that they only have two chairs. I'm sorry but that's not my problem and I was not told at time of booking. So we had to leave which ruined our whole night as you can imagine we had a 2 year old and it's not easy to just wander around looking for another place to eat. And even when we walked out the guy at the front desk didn't seem to care, such bad customer service!! You might get a lot of people coming in but you have to remember if people have a bad experience they may not return and word of mouth spreads fast. We actually came last Sunday as well and again we had booked a high chair and when we arrived there were none available but we waited and was told we will get one soon and there was a nice waiter who sincerely apologised and made it worth the wait, much better than the treatment we got tonight!!!!!!! We didn't want to argue as it was late already. When are you expecting to get more high chairs so this doesn't happen again??? And can you please advise families who require high chairs at the time of booking that it's subject to availability so they are not made to wait. And maybe try and be more apologetic when you are not able to provide your customers with their requirements, instead of making them feel like it was their fault!!! I look forward to a reply. We came this weekend because we had a good time last weekend but from what happened tonight I don't know!!!!! Thanks Christina Katsiambirtas
April 9, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9906 7343
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