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Malabar Crows Nest

334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
+61 2 9906 7343
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“dosa” (21 reviews)
“goan fish curry” (10 reviews)
“chops” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with my family. We ordered two dosas (Masala/Bangalore). Being set in Crows Nest (relatively expensive area), menu price for items are on higher side. Despite the high price, setup of restaurant is not posh enough. Dosa's were really good, however, accompanying Sambar/Cocunut...More

Thank Abhijeet S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had high hopes for this place as the reviews I read were very good and we went in a group with some Nepalese friends who were also excited to try. There wasn't anything stand out bad in our food but not great either. The food...More

Thank nfarris2017
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Met up with friends in this local restaurant which we hadn't visited before. It specialises in South Indian cuisine so expect dosahs and typical Kerala fare. However, those who hanker after the typical Vindaloo, Kormah, Masla will not be disappointed. The food is well seasoned...More

Thank Simon E
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had a large group and so had sn upstairs private room. Food was plentiful and tasty and waiters quick to provide new plates and jugs of water. A good night!

1  Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 7 November 2017

My group and I (14people in total) had a dinner here last night. We went for the banquet meal which consists of a good variety of their signature dishes. We all had our fill with the food with plenty of leftovers. My favourite is the...More

2  Thank AngelaTeh
Reviewed 1 November 2017

My husband and I always save up our dinners out for Indian food and tend to spoil ourselves once every couple of months with a trip to Malabar. This place is warm and friendly, the service is great and the food is delicious. You can...More

Thank Hattie C
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There are six version of Dosai on the menu. Dosai is also written as Dosa. This is an ancient South Indian pancake made from fermented batter. It is served hot with various fillings. If you could try them all then so much the better! Fortunately...More

2  Thank WellTravelledAussie2
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Worst curry I've had so far in Sydney. Portions tiny and not enjoyable. Not comparable to Parramatta- Harris Park is much better value and authentic.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We cross the bridge to go to Malabar in Crows Nest. Have been going there for about 5 years, now we maybe in a rut because we always order a large Marsala Dosi and a butter chicken to share, and it's always good. Never had...More

Thank Carollyn D
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I'll start this review with a disclosure that I just moved from the UK, where Indian food is both cheap and extremely high quality. For that reason, I was a bit skeptical that Malabar would deliver, but was pleasantly surprised when they did. The daal...More

Thank Erik R
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Hi We came to your restaurant tonight and were very disappointed as we had rang and booked a high chair and when we got there we were told that because it's busy we can't have one and was offered a booster seat which is not the same!! The guy in the front desk (not sure if he's the owner or whatever, doesn't make a difference) was not very apologetic about the whole situation and just rudely explained that it's busy tonight and that they only have two chairs. I'm sorry but that's not my problem and I was not told at time of booking. So we had to leave which ruined our whole night as you can imagine we had a 2 year old and it's not easy to just wander around looking for another place to eat. And even when we walked out the guy at the front desk didn't seem to care, such bad customer service!! You might get a lot of people coming in but you have to remember if people have a bad experience they may not return and word of mouth spreads fast. We actually came last Sunday as well and again we had booked a high chair and when we arrived there were none available but we waited and was told we will get one soon and there was a nice waiter who sincerely apologised and made it worth the wait, much better than the treatment we got tonight!!!!!!! We didn't want to argue as it was late already. When are you expecting to get more high chairs so this doesn't happen again??? And can you please advise families who require high chairs at the time of booking that it's subject to availability so they are not made to wait. And maybe try and be more apologetic when you are not able to provide your customers with their requirements, instead of making them feel like it was their fault!!! I look forward to a reply. We came this weekend because we had a good time last weekend but from what happened tonight I don't know!!!!! Thanks Christina Katsiambirtas
9 April 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  North Sydney  >  Crows Nest
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9906 7343
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