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“Best Indian I have ever had” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Malabar Restaurant

Malabar Restaurant
Price range: US$6 - US$28
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Best Indian I have ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

My wife and I went to Malabars during our recent stay and we had heard good reviews about it. We got some fries to start and they were the most lovely fries I have ever had, so tasty! For mains we got some bhajis in dipping sauce which were so yum and a salad and butter chicken which had so much depth of flavour and naans. It was so nice and we cant wait to go back.
The restaurant itself was really nicely set out and felt really homely and the waiting staff was really nice and friendly.
Cant wait to go back and take some of our family there. The menu is also really excellent and caters for a wide variety of people.

Visited July 2014
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“Coffee is important”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Pretty awful coffee. Coffee is the pick me up of a lot of travelers so serving staff and barristers need to know how to clean machines to stop bitter taste and gritty coffee.

Visited July 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“vegetarian friendly!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Excellent service and great food. Despite the limited vegetarian options on the menu, they can make some of the meat dishes vegetarian as well - just ask.

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Thank star6582
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Beautiful food in a chic setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

The food was beautiful. Generous portions served piping hot . What made the food so nice was the subtlety of the spices, which meant that each dish had its own flavour. The service was attentive and accommodating , the restaurant was chic and modern, we could not fault the charm of the place. Highly recommend it!

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Thank Fangwallah
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Great food, great service, great time!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Had a fantastic night out! All food came out promptly with lovely service from all staff. For starters we had onion and spinach bajjis and they were delish. Followed by crispy duck and the lamb shanks for our mains which were equally full of flavour and very enjoyable, both visually and in taste. Finished with a lovely cappuccino and black tea.

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