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“Number one in Taupo with good reason”

Malabar Restaurant (Indian & Nepalese cuisine)
Ranked #2 of 161 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 via mobile

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

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Waipuka
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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 greasy; popsicle chicken is a must for grill lovers, crisp and tender; parathi was just plain, non greasy and portioned right mop up the butter chicken; salt and pepper squid was incredible , particularly alongside the crunchy lentil salad it was served with; steamed veg was perfect for the little ones. We had the restaurant all to ourself and we loved it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank envacation
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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
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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
Thank GWL69
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Reviewed 10 January 2019 via mobile

We were a family of 5 and really enjoyed our experience here. Great samosa and curries. Light and tasty naan bread.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NZliving
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