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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“dosai” (41 reviews)
“goan fish curry” (11 reviews)
“butter chicken” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 14:30 Hours
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
334 Pacific Hwy, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Was taken here by friends for the first time as they raved about the quality of the food. We travelled for over an hour and a half to get there and we were not disappointed by the quality of the food.

Thank Maurice I L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Didn’t book but arrived early and got a table,but it filled up quickly so booking is advisable.decor and setup was fine and lots of family s were enjoying the fare.Service was cheerful and Efficient but a slip up meant gap between first and main of...More

Thank probb
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Very exciting to see cockroaches just seconds after you ordered food. Gets you wondering that goes on in the place before, during and after you are eating. Very overpriced as well, so without the cockroaches it is still not worth it.More

Thank noob1985
WilsonVarghese, Owner at Malabar Crows Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Wonder where it came from, as the management was not notified of the incident.It, certainly is not exciting at all. 25 years and 6 months in the same location, we do understand the importance of keeping the premises clean and pest free. Monthly Pest Control...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018

When you head north across the Harbour Bridge to 'the other side' you more or less expect a more civilised class of eatery and in this respect the Malabar in Crows Nest does not disappoint. I ate here with a friend who has eaten at...More

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 26 April 2018

1 waitres for 20 people . Poor service . Overpriced food As regular customer very disappointed . Will not be patronising again

Thank Jan D
WilsonVarghese, Owner at Malabar Crows Nest, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Maharaja Bqt with 3 Entrees, 4 Mains(unlimited),Dessert and Tea/coffee at $55pp is what your group ordered. Price is clearly mentioned on the menu.Just can't figure out what the fuss is all about.

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Friendly, helpful staff with good service. As a group we ordered one of the banquets. Food was yummy with a good variety.

Thank Lianne W
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely indian with friendly staff. Service was good and food arrived very quickly and was tasty! The dosai crepe for starter with the potato was brilliant! Everyone enjoyed it. Good value for money and plenty of choice.

Thank Brannigans
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit last night to this restaurant on Pacific Highway at Crows Nest. The restaurant is large and looked clean. We were ushered upstairs - not a great ambiance up there especially as the restaurant was not that full and we were...More

1  Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 27 January 2018

:( A bit better than average, but not very good. Came here quite a few years ago (ten) and it was brilliant back then. I remember it being really full and popular, hard to get a reservation and the food and service was fantastic. Times...More

Thank RosiePoseyLips
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Rating the food: 6/10 Average Indian Food. We celebrated Christmas lunch here & opted for the lunch special which included Mini Dosai and 3 curries with rice & Naan Bread. The Dosai is their signature dish which I remembered from many years ago at a...More

Thank Yumcha_Addict
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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