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Malabar Restaurant (Indian & Nepalese cuisine)


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner


US$6 - US$31
Nepalese, Indian, Asian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only went here because of the positive feedback and reviews on trip advisor. The meal was ok maybe it was our fault we ordered a mild version of prawn curry. A bit bland and expensive really.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aotearoanewzealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn’t had Indian food in years and had a craving to try it once again. We weren’t disappointed. The service was very good, the food came quickly, and it was all delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Scotty779
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Certainly gets my vote as top restaurant. Charming staff, really great food and service. The menu has many items you do not see on “normal” menus. We had the fish dish and the prawn dish specials, cooked both ways and they were absolutely delicious. Each...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 644rong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really delicious meal. We had 2 curries, rice and 2 premium naan breads for $51. Absolutely stuffed full but we kept eating because it was so good. Great service too. Fast and friendly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank megjones43
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best food in NZ! During a recent 5-week trip to NZ we ate out at restaurants several times. We found Malabar to have the perfect combination of i) excellent service by polite, humble staff (Nepalese); ii) amazing tasting food; and iii) great value for money...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bryce R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been for dinner 3 times in the space of a few days . That says it all!! More Nepalese than Indian, wonderful flavors, not too heavy, big selection.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 842kevin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food expertly cooked using quality ingredients. Service is superb. Thoroughly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Waipuka
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

We visited at lunchtime and were blown away by the quality and service of this South Indian restaurant. Our 2 little boys also thoroughly enjoyed the modern twist and gave all the dishes we ordered a go - butter chicken was divine, buttery but not...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank envacation
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Great service, fantastic tikka masala. Reasonable price. Lots of good food in Taupo, this place is #1 for a reason.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RFA2249
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

We went here with family due to the outstanding reviews. I would give this 5 stars for the food & 3 stars for service. Once they remembered we were there they came good. Going back again to see if we can go all 5 star

Date of visit: January 2019
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16 March 2017|
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Response from malabarb2018 | Property representative |
Yes, we are BYO. you are most welcome.
31 January 2017|
Response from malabarb2018 | Property representative |
thanks for your question yes we do have tandoori oven
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