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“Superb”

Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen
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Ranked #5 of 138 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $45
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 7 November 2023

Ordered takeaway. Delivered on time. Love chowmein and momo. Wow, delicious food in town. Will try the fried rice next time.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Malabar Beyond India, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Dear Voyager
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 team!
Thank you very much

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Reviewed 3 November 2023

A must every time we pass through Taupo. It’s been a few months but wow it gets better and better.
Excellent friendly service kicks off with complimentary poppadom while you check out the excellent menu. We always choose our favourite trio of chicken, and steamed momo to share as starters. The dipping sauce/chutney is marketable! Onto the duo of lamb for a main and the best curry sauce we’ve tasted for years. Washed down with a beer and mojito wow! This place just combines Nepal and India perfectly. For those not into spice there is something for everyone (and kids also) Advice for recommendations from the great team recommended. Absolutely, we’ll be back .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Malabar Beyond India, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Dear Beven
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 team!
Thank you very much

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Reviewed 20 October 2023

Our meal was an absolute 10 out of 10!! I have never tried Nepalese cuisine before so asked for two recommendations. So much flavour! We will definitely be back. The service was wonderful too, thank you so much :)

Date of visit: September 2023
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Malabar Beyond India, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Dear Customer
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 team!
Thank you very much

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Reviewed 4 October 2023

Wow
Honestly one of the best meals I have ever had.
Got a platter for starters
Then Chicken Tika and the most amazing naan bread sundried tomato, olives and cheese.
Would highly recommend.
Awesome service and a tasty red wine.
Thank you Malabar 😊😊

Date of visit: October 2023
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Malabar Beyond India, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2023

Dear Road
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 team!
Thank you very much

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Reviewed 29 September 2023

We had a Takeaway/delivery the other evening as the restaurant appeared to have great reviews.
We were very disappointed - the food was delivered over an hour after it was supposed to be and the curries had way to much sauce with very little "substance"
We would not eat here again

Date of visit: September 2023
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Malabar Beyond India, Owner at Malabar Nepalese and Indian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2023

Dear Jill


We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to share your feedback, Customer satisfaction is our top priority. We are extremely sorry that the delivery was little bit late.

The restaurant was full and in addition to that there were huge takeaways and delivery orders same time. I think the delivery guy has explained you that the online ordering machine had a issues and we got your order 20min late. which made the order late.We would like to apologize for the delivery time. But regards with the portions there shouldn't be less we aways try to give the same and constant portion to every dine in and takeaway.

We deeply apologize for the bad experience that you had with us, Also we would like to request you to give us a chance to meet the expectation and I am sure I will personally look over it.

We hope to see you again.

Thank you very much

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