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PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$30
CUISINES
Nepalese, Indian, Asian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Another visit after several months not visiting Taupo did not disappoint. No need to book, on a Friday night the restaurant was surprisingly able to accommodate us at short notice. The friendly helpful service was still a feature and great to be remembered and welcomed....No serious changes to the menu meant we were to get straight down to our favourites: the trio of Momo , the trio of chicken and Palek Paneer an absolute feast. Such a great meal we returned twice in 3 days. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit in Malabar, decided to give a try again. For real we were surprised that town wasn’t busy as we expected and hesitated a bit ti dine in.But we were hungry and decided to a go. For starter we had momo...and vegetable samosa, for mains we had Nepalese and India style Goat and Himalayan chicken. Both dishes were so tender and juicy we almost ate our plate . I would recommend this restaurant for every traveller who wants to try a fusion of Nepalese and Indian cuisine. You will get a worm welcome and nice gesture from staff for free. We will be back again guys!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the best curry in Malabar since we moved back to New Zealand from UK. Those mutter masala and madrash were the top. Can't forget to talk about the tangy mocktail we tried, just amazing. Keep up your hard work mates and would be...back again.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered a vegetarian curry with a friend. The vegetables seemed to be from a frozen pack and the curry did not have much flavour. I expected more from a Nepalese / Indian restaurant as this is my favorite cuisine.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were really friendly and food came out quick. The meal was very average. Would suggest rewording your platter option on the menu to avoid confusion.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Malabar B, Owner at Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Hemma, Really appreciate your time taken to review us. First, We are pretty sure you are not used to eating in any restaurants outdoor. Leaking plate until it gets thinner doesn't reflects an average food. Second, its clearly written that the price of platter...More

Reviewed 17 December 2021 via mobile

Very flavourful curries and dumplings. Service was friendly, fast and efficient. We got takeaways and enjoyed the meal immensely. Butter chicken was excellent! Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2021

Dear Karam Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we are so glad that you had a good experience with us. We look forward to see you again Thank you very much

Reviewed 11 December 2021

Returned to Malabar after two years delay. Well worth the wait. Top service and food. Love, love, loved the chicken korma. Well priced and top quality all round. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021 via mobile

Wow what an amazing dinning experience. They have a lot of different kinds of food to choose from the menu. We set for some chicken mo mo for stared and oh boy, So juicy and filling! If it was not for the fact thay we...had already order our main we would probably just have ordered and other plate staight away! For main we had some duck and chicken curry. The curry was amazing!!! I could not stop eating even though I was no longer hungry after all the mo mos and curry. If I was alone I would have licked my plate before leaving.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2021

Dear Supersaxen Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we are so glad that you had a good experience with us. We look forward to see you again Thank you very much

Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

Delicious food. The flavours are devine and great value. The staff are amazing! Extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating with our request.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2021

Dear Susan Thank you very much for your wonderful review, we are so glad that you had a good experience with us. We look forward to see you again Thank you very much

Reviewed 16 October 2021

The service is amazing and the food is nice as anything all my friends enjoyed it the drinks were good toMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2021

Dear Britney Thank you very much for your wonderful review, It was pleasure serving with you guys. We are so glad that you had a good experience with us. We really appreciate your time. Thank you for your local support for a small business Thank...More

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archietitch
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Yes, we are BYO. you are most welcome.
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thanks for your question yes we do have tandoori oven
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine)

Yes, Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine) offers takeaway services.

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Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine) is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5