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Malabar Indian Cuisine

3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
+1 804-364-7077
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“dosas” (6 reviews)
“curry” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as we were having a stop over at a nearby hotel. The owners are very friendly and make sure you find everything to your satisfaction. The food can only be called excellent and we enjoyed a great, delicious dinner at this place....More

1  Thank etwinschm
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Had some south Indian vegetarian food Reasonably good and service is a plus point The owner himself enquirer about the food coming to the table ! Good choice for Indian cuisine when in Glen Allen VA

1  Thank Ramasprasad
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Attended a Valentine Day concert by pooja sah talwar. Malabar catered the food. Quite a few items...quality and service was very good :-)

1  Thank Asad Q
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been eating at Malabar periodically over the last few years for both lunch and dinner. It never disappoints! It's a family friendly, casual atmosphere...nothing too upscale, but never falls short on flavors and variety. On the weekend they offer a buffet, providing the opportunity...More

1  Thank WatsonFam5
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went for the lunch buffet, which was quite nice. Enjoyed some uncommon dishes; all of which were very tasty. The staff were very friendly and attentive. One of the few remaining family style Indian restaurants left in Richmond, as most are now more upscale. Nice...More

Thank DharmaKarmaVA
Reviewed 15 December 2016

On the day I went for lunch, they didn’t have the usual buffet, but instead they had a sampling of lots of little items. In the sampling was spicy eggplant, 2 types of curry, creamed spinach, chickpeas, curried potatoes, a serving of fried vegetables, a...More

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Eating here is like eating at someone's home. Delicious homemade cooking with friendly service! They spice their own chai tea and it's wonderful on a cold night!

Thank mrsnblanc
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice buffet choices for lunch. Not greasy or heavy like typical Indian restaurants in the U.S. Flavorful. Some items were a bit salty, and desserts are too sweet. Better than expected service.

Thank ajkl2c
Reviewed 16 July 2016 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...More

Thank imashjr
Reviewed 23 April 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...More

1  Thank Scott M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-364-7077
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