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Malabar Indian Cuisine

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3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
+1 804-364-7077
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11:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 21:30
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Arlington, Virginia
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some south Indian vegetarian food Reasonably good and service is a plus point The owner himself enquirer about the food coming to the table ! Good choice for Indian cuisine when in Glen Allen VA

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Thank Ramasprasad
1 review
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Attended a Valentine Day concert by pooja sah talwar. Malabar catered the food. Quite a few items...quality and service was very good :-)

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Thank Asad Q
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I've been eating at Malabar periodically over the last few years for both lunch and dinner. It never disappoints! It's a family friendly, casual atmosphere...nothing too upscale, but never falls short on flavors and variety. On the weekend they offer a buffet, providing the opportunity for diners less familiar with Indian food a variety of options nicely explained. The buffet... More 

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Thank WatsonFam5
Ashland, Virginia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went for the lunch buffet, which was quite nice. Enjoyed some uncommon dishes; all of which were very tasty. The staff were very friendly and attentive. One of the few remaining family style Indian restaurants left in Richmond, as most are now more upscale. Nice to see that the quality of food and service has held up over the years... More 

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Thank DharmaKarmaVA
Richmond, Virginia
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169 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

On the day I went for lunch, they didn’t have the usual buffet, but instead they had a sampling of lots of little items. In the sampling was spicy eggplant, 2 types of curry, creamed spinach, chickpeas, curried potatoes, a serving of fried vegetables, a serving of white rice and either a choice of roti or naan as a bread.... More 

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Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Ashland, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Eating here is like eating at someone's home. Delicious homemade cooking with friendly service! They spice their own chai tea and it's wonderful on a cold night!

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Thank mrsnblanc
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Nice buffet choices for lunch. Not greasy or heavy like typical Indian restaurants in the U.S. Flavorful. Some items were a bit salty, and desserts are too sweet. Better than expected service.

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Thank Jayakrishna A
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Malabar is one of the oldest Indian food restaurant in Richmond. It's better than a small joint restaurant set aside behind lauderdale drive near short pump. The South Indian (Dosa's) food is I believe the best so far in Richmond and same goes for some North Indian dishes as well. Their Paneer Tikka Masala, Ennai Kathrikai is superbly delicious. I... More 

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Thank imashjr
Farmville, United States
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016

My family went here for lunch on a Saturday. When we walked in, there were no other customers, which worried us, but many more people came later. There was the smell of Indian food when we walked in. We had the buffet. Nothing was too spicy, but there was still a variety of tastes. The bread is not on the... More 

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Richmond, VA
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Malabar has lots of local competition and can get overlooked, but each time I come here, I find the service & food excellent. They are better able to accommodate the different preferences that my husband & I have for spiciness - my husband likes spicy while I prefer mild. This is one of the very few Indian restaurants I have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-364-7077

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?