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Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

This is our favourite Indian restaurant in New Zealand. Trust me, we’ve tried them all. No one does it better. They’re also really nice people!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Called in for takeaway but decided to dine in. Delicious curry and friendly efficient and very quick service. Large serving sizes with heaps of Naan bread. Yum!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 1 September 2023

The service and food was delicious. We love it so much we have recommended it to other family members and now they come here too. Thank you for the genuine greeting, tasty dishes and affordability.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023 via mobile

The Kerala Lamb curry was served with perfectly cooked rice and accompanied by a delicious Pashwari Naam bread. I took half the bread home, it was too tasty to waste. It was a chilly evening and I was cold, the staff member put on a...radiant heater and directed me to the warmest seat, like a really fine host.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 December 2022

Food at Malabar is yummy specially tikka masala one of my favourite. Their spice is unique & cooked with so much care. Never had an issue with the flavour since day 1, tastes authentic until today. Staff are friendly & taking orders over the phone...has never been a problem. Great communication & yummy food. Well done. Malabar. Shuaib khanMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2020 via mobile

We tried this place for takeaway because it’s so close to home. The curries were good (nothing mindblowing, but good). But the service... The order according to website prices should have been $32.80 but when my partner returned they had charged him $39.50 for 2...medium curries and a naan. Given this price increase, if the 2 curries had been upgraded to larges and an extra naan added, it would have met the deal for $33 and saved us 6.50. But they never said anything and gladly charged us more. This put a sour taste in our mouths and means we won’t be returning - there are enough other good curry houses in town.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

Highly recommended for anyone looking for South Indian delicacies. Very close to dishes you will find in south India especially Kerala. Suggest you order items that aren’t usually found in Indian restaurants here- you can thank me later.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 19 August 2019

Excellent service and clean restaurant, masala dosa was really nice and enjoyed Malabar special biriyani..best curry in town..really liked it..dine in was full and they were busy but still yummy food.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 25 April 2019

Do not get carried away with the name...the food served is really BAAAAD and does NOT represent the rich flavours of Malabar / Kerala. We had to wait 25 minutes to receive a basic Masala Dosa and the other unappetising food and there was only...another couple in this small unclean place. I really feel sorry for the few diners who did stop by for a take-away. Please don't go anywhere near the wash basin / toilet cause you will be shocked...and that's putting it mildly!! Overall--2/10More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 March 2019

Restaurant isn't huge and the tables / chairs are a little basic, but clean. Ordered the chicken tikka kebab and chicken jalfrezi with naan bread. Food was really tasty, portions were generous (just the main would have easily been enough food) and the naan bread...was delicious. Best part was the price - very good value. There were a few people entering to get takeaways but this is separate to the dining area. Overall, a nice meal and great value for money.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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  • Value: 4.5