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“Drinks and great service.”
Review of Malabar Restaurant

Malabar Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$28
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Granville, Ohio
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Drinks and great service.”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

A group of friends and I were looking for a place to get cocktails. Although this is more of a restaurant than a bar, we chose to go here via recommendation from another restaurant in the area. Although they were very busy, we were acknowledge immediately with polite service and offered water and seats until they were able to take our drink orders and clear us a table. The drinks were delicious, and I would definitely go again based off of the friendly service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Sydney
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Indian Gem”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

First day in NZ from Australia and we found ourselves dining at Malabars. The very friendly waiter suggested we just have all the starters as we were worried about over ordering. The starters came out in lots of two and were varied, beautifully fresh and delishly spiced. The timing of the delivery of each group of two dishes suited us perfectly as did the portion sizes which left you full but not uncomfortable. The service at Malabars is very professional and incredibly friendly and we would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

Visited May 2014
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“Best food in New Zealand”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

As the title suggests, last night I experienced the best food I have EVER had in New Zealand and I have lived here for nearly two years.

Along with my parents, we tried most of the small sharing plates with some salads and roti, and were increasingly more and more delighted with each dish that came out. The flavours were spot on, the portion sizes were enough that you felt full without being uncomfortable, and everything was presented beautifully.

As a bonus to the excellent food, the staff at Malabar were themselves excellent. Perfectly attentive, helpful and friendly.

When I am next in Hanmer Springs I will definitely be back

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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“Pretty good, nice fusion food”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

The Asian fusion style food here was pretty good, perhaps not quite worth the rather high end prices, but good none the less. Services was friendly and the food came out very quickly. Nice modern decor

  • Visited May 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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“Best Indian Food we have eaten!”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Malabar has the best Indian food I have eaten in NZ. It's menu showcases wonderful NZ food cooked with beautiful aromatic Indian spices.

We walked past at 7 pm to see a very full restaurant. The restaurant was buzzing and busy and we did not expect to get a table. The delightful hostess did everything to ensure we could have a table at 8.

The menu is a fusion of "NZ meets India" with wonderful sharing plates for entrees and superb main courses also to share. The Roganjosh lamb shank, in my mind, was the best dish on the menu! The wine list showcased NZ red and white wines which matched superbly the food

With the nice restaurant decor and excellent staff this dinner was a highlite of our weekend in Hanmer Springs!

  • Visited May 2014
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