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“Beautiful food!”

Malabar Restaurant (Indian & Nepalese cuisine)
Ranked #1 of 155 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$31
Cuisines: Indian, Fusion
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At The Malabar we bring to you the fine art of balancing taste, flavor and aroma. We capture the essence of traditional Indian & Nepalese cuisine and present it with contemporary flair. The result is a menu that’s authentic as well as innovative. We offer a blend of culturally rich cuisine of the Indian peninsula and the freshest New Zealand produce – prepared by our award -winning chef with a touch of his own alchemy.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is lovely, the service is great, they are very polite, friendly and wanting to make your experience there, perfect, we've been twice now with large groups and everything was perfect both times.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We followed the glowing reports from other Trip Advisor reviews.
The staff were very welcoming but rather overstretched. We thought the food fairly average and did not warrant the glowing reviews.

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Thank aged_snapper
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu of Indian dishes beautifully prepared and served, good portion sizes and freshly cooked - asked what level of spice you like mild to hot which is great for the less adventurous! Samosas were crisp and well filled, lovely fluffy rice and delicious korma. Malabar would be my local if it was back home

Thank HelenQM
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The goat curry was amazing! So was the chai tea - best I’ve had outside India! The staff were very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend

Thank BoinDe
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Probably our best Indian/Nepalese meal ever. We let our charming waiter choose our starters and mains and they came in a timely manner and were absolutely delicious. Definitely a must go to if you are in the area.

Thank zxcvbn1
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