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Malabar American Cooking

2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
+1 916-574-9074
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 8 min
All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a very nice dinner before our hotel stay for an early flight the next day. The restaurant is conveniently located by 3 hotels within shuttle service of the airport. The food was good, reasonably priced and our waiter was a comedian!

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gave this place a try on the way to taking family to the airport. Then food was wonderful and very flavorful. Service was very prompt and attentive making sure we were taken care of. John B. Was our server and he was so funny and...More

Thank horseloverm
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Thanks for the stellar reviews on both Yelp & TripAdvisor. We really appreciate the love!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to stop on the way to the airport. Very good selection of some good quality food, including Kobe beef. Looks like a good place to meet with friends for a drink too. Staff was friendly and facilities are very clean....More

Thank Derek K
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hey Derek, Thanks for your excellent review! Love that you used the words high end to describe Malabar. We work really hard to maintain a vast, high quality menu so it's great to see that reflect in your comments. I really appreciate you taking the...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Pros: Good Happy Hour Options, Food is decent and plentiful. Cons: Slow Service, Very Slow and often forgetful.More

Thank TheCATraveler
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for your review. While I'm glad you enjoyed our happy hour options, I'm sorry to hear if you experienced slow service during your visit. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. We appreciate all feedback as we rely on our customers to...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Ate here at 1130 on a Saturday and it was empty. Lighting was really low and it seemed to hide some of the defects in the dining area. The food was really good though, no complaints there. Service was prompt as well.

Thank Jeremy W
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy, Thanks for the review! I'm happy to hear you found our service and menu items to be top notch. We appreciate your feedback and hope you'll join us again soon. Wishing you the best.

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

After returning the rental car we took hotel shuttle for our overnight stay before an early flight the next morning and decided to find a spot to eat within walking distance. Malabar certainly exceeded our expectations! We both enjoyed a fresh salad and generous meals...More

Thank shvc50
MalabarJohn, General Manager at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write an excellent review! I'm happy to hear you and your guest both enjoyed your recent visit to Malabar. We love hosting a casual environment conveniently located to the airport, so it's great to know you both found...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

Malabar was a nice restaurant with low lighting, varied menu and friendly atmosphere. The menu had appetizers and a variety of entrees from salads, sliders, and main entrees of fish, meat and chicken.I was with a large group and we were able to make reservations.The...More

Thank Debstoryteller
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review for Malabar! It sounds like you and your large group enjoyed our ambiance and menu items and we're happy to hear it. We appreciate your compliments and hope you'll visit again soon. Take...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

I went here for a work dinner. The food was really delicious. I had the scallop risotto dish and it was cooked perfectly. The atmosphere was really modern. It was rather loud so not the place for people who can't hear well. Also our server...More

Thank lahanson
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was located next to our hotel and we visited for both lunch and dinner. Lunch was excellent with large portions and good selection. Dinner was terrific with a great crowd and atmosphere with choices from appetizers and pizzas to steaks and seafood. Full...More

Thank Jiminy12
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hey! Wow -- we love to know when guests come back twice in one day! Thanks so much for dining at Malabar and sharing your experience with an excellent review online. We truly appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear you all enjoyed yourselves and we...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

This venue is decent enough we have come here a few times because my parents enjoy a couple of the dishes in particular here and they bought a groupon that introduced them to this restaurant. The site itself looks fancy, but it's not although some...More

Thank KokoPowder
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this review

Hi KoKo, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor too. We appreciate your helpful feedback on the pre-planning of your event and the overall experience of the event itself. Thanks for sharing your Malabar experience again on TripAdvisor and adding...More

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How long in business
25 July 2015|
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Response from Travelhobbyist | Reviewed this property |
The Malabar has been open for many years - it was very popular when the Kings were in their "hay-days".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
    (Interstate 5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-574-9074
  • E-mail
Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative twist. A Sacramento, CA favorite, you'll find something for everyone here!