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US$6 - US$29
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Nepalese, Indian, Asian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious, and well priced - a few Nepalese dishes which made the menu more interesting. The staff were very friendly, and we enjoyed our visit.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Malabar B, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear jacui We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback, Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.it means the world to our entire...More

Reviewed 26 June 2022 via mobile

Sunday night of holiday weekend and we were eating out. Saw reviews for Mandala and went without booking. Meal was delicious. We shared the Thai seafood curry and Lamb duo. Couldn’t eat any more. Food was delicious. No liquour license this week meant non alcoholic...drinks only. Not a problem for us but put at least one grouo off while we were there. Attentive service. Delicious food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Malabar B, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Welling We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback, Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.it means the world to our entire...More

Reviewed 1 May 2022

Anniversary dinner with my husband. We've visited 5 times and each time have something different.I had paneer dish of cottage cheese in spinach puree it was soooo good. My husband had seafood curry with huge prawns rice and naan,as well as Momo dumplings. $54.00 well...spent.Everything is made from scratch.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Malabar B, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear 63lizt We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback, Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.it means the world to our entire...More

Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

We looked on Trip Advisor for a good curry house in Taupo and found Malabar. When we walked in we realised that we had done exactly the same thing a couple of years before and we’re very happy! The meal was great last time and...the same this, service was with a smile and it is very close to the town centre. Recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Malabar B, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear paddy We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback, Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to serving you again soon.it means the world to our entire...More

Reviewed 22 March 2022

We had a delicious meal at Malabar on our cycle trip to Taupo. We had just finished 3 days riding the Great Lakes trails and were really looking forward to good hot curry meal to refuel . There are a lot of Indian restaurants in...Taupo and it would seem a lot of them are very good, however we weren’t sure which one to try. In the end we went with the advice of our accomodation provider and it was a great choice. We only needed two mains between us and decided on a chicken tikka masala and the Nepalese lamb duo. We ordered medium spice after speaking to our waiter and it was just the right amount of spice for us. The meals were generous and very tasty and the waiter was very polite and helpful. I would certainly go back again for another meal if back in Taupo.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Dear Silverferncaro 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 8 February 2022

Best curry I've had in a long time. Papadi Chhat is amazing. its a burst of flavors. Papadi Chhat is Nepalese street food, crispy pastry loaded with potato, topped with tamarind sauce and crispy noodle.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2022

Dear Ingulele 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 31 January 2022

Amazing food and fantastic customer service! Definitely recommend when in Taupo. Great for kids too.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2022

Dear Paula 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 24 January 2022

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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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2022

Dear Beven T Thank you very much for your wonderful review, It was pleasure seeing you both after long time.. We look forward to see you all again with your car grand son Thank you very much

Reviewed 19 January 2022 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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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2022

Dear Dashanrana 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 18 January 2022

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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Malabar B, Manager at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2022

Dear Maxk 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

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Yes, we are BYO. you are most welcome.
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Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5