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“Great food. Amazing service.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malabar Restaurant

Malabar Restaurant
Price range: US$6 - US$28
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Oxford, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food. Amazing service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

After our third visit to Malabar I thought its time for a review. The food is amazing, so many unique fused flavour combinations. Our table shared entrees of fish cakes, cashew salad, onion bhajis and spring rolls. And we had mains including the Salmon and the Crispy Duck. All exquisite. And the service was so good. The restaurant was busy but we were still waited on with quick and friendly service. At one point we had three different wait staff do something to our table within about 30 seconds. We will be back for sure!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good food, slightly expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Ordered take-away. Food was generally good, however very much on the steep side. Quite expensive and not sure on the value for money. Some dishes can be very oily as well (which is probably why they taste so good!)

Visited June 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Just delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The only place we ever dine in Hanmer Malabar always delivers delicious food in an Indian/Asian fusion style. Attentive service and a great wine list too!

Visited June 2014
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Thank MelF17
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“AMAZING!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

We came here for my husbands 30th birthday. I emailed ahead to mention it was his bday etc and the wonderfull owners arranged bubbles on arrival, flowers and candles on the table. We forgot to menion we were bringing our 4 month old, however it was no bother to them. we were given a lovely private table and 5 * service. The food and service were impecable & we were made to feel so very welcome. I forget the female owners name but she took care of us for the evening and made us feel so special. I can't reccomend this family friendly, wonderful resturant enough. lovely owners, staff and food!

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Thank Janna R
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2 reviews
“10 out of 10”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014 via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful dinner at your restaurant. Our family thoroughly enjoyed our meal & wonderful table service.
The food we ordered was very nice, very tasty & quick to arrive after ordering.
Bruce, Sue, Ness & Stuart
Mackay/Cairns

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Thank Sue M
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