Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30
Ranked: #3 of 10 restaurants in Taranaki

Specialising in Indian food from the south-west, Radio Malabar bring only the most authentic Indian dishes to New Plymouth in New Zealand.

Radio Malabar is influenced and inspired by the Kerala cuisine from the Malabar Coast, a narrow coastline that stretches along the south-west of India. Because of its rich history as a major trading center for the world, the Malabar Coast has a delicious infusion of south Indian and cosmopolitan cuisines.

Perfect for vegetarians, meat-eaters and seafood-lovers alike, Radio Malabar cooks up an exotic array of traditional and contemporary dishes. Try their famous Dosa, a crispy pancake filled with delicious stuffing and traditionally served with lentil curry and coconut chutney. Or if you fancy a Chef’s Special dish, their Malabar Special Dhum Biriyani is a delicious take on the classic Biriyani and well-loved by the locals.

Whatever your favourite Indian dish, you’ll love the excellent cuisine and warm service at Radio Malabar, located in New Plymouth just an hour away from the Mount Taranaki National Park.

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Radio Malabar
633 Devon Road
Waiwhakaiho
New Plymouth 4312

Open Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tues - Sun: 11am - 1:30pm // 5pm - 9.30pm

Phone: +64 6 758 4073
Website: www.radiomalabar.nz

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Radio Malabar
Location: New Plymouth
Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian
Mains: $15 - $30

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Our first experience at this restaurant and with First Table. Great food and service, will def be back again.
Thanks Radio Malabar

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Anthony Joines

Good food and helpful team as always

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Jo Chapman

Lovely food, a nice change from the usual Indian food we're used to. Quick service and helpful staff.

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Kristin Saunders

Fantastic food & service as always. We are never dissapointed. One of our favourite indian restaurants to dine at. Thanks, see you next time

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Exceptional dining, great food and atmosphere!

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Paula Finderup

Great service, great food, relaxed atmosphere. Really enjoyed our meal.

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My family of four had a fabulous dining experience at Radio Malabar. The southern indian Masala dosa and vege bites were delicious. The children enjoyed the drum and Xmas tree and the staff were very tolerant and attentive. We had lamb and butter chicken, prawns and paratha bread as mains and they were so delicious with generous portions such that we were able to take them away and have another nights dinner just by cooking up some rice. Many thanks for a delicious dining experience!

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Nice food, thanks

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Jenni Lindsay

Such a lovely evening, a return visit for us but first time for my daughter and her husband. The biriyani was so delicious as were all the dishes and our waiter was very attentive and pleasant. Will definitely be returning. Thanks again. :)

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Brianne Haydon

We went here on a friends recommendation, the food was very tasty and our waiter was friendly and we weren’t made to feel bad that we were there using a discount voucher - which has happened at other places. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his meal and wants to make it our “regular”. We will definitely go back. Thanks.

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Lauralee Frank

The food here was absolutely delicious great way to spend our anniversary.
I was disappointed that they are not doing the trio desserts anymore, that would have topped the meal and even though that small issue I will still give the 5 stars as the food was

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Jacob Linn

SUCH GOOD INDIAN FOOD! One of the best curry's I've had at an Indian restaurant in New Zealand. Cute and well presented restaurant with helpful and knowledgeable staff. It's out of the centre or town and off the main road next to a liquor store - not where you'd expect a place of such high quality. Highly recommend. Do not be put off by location or it potentially being quiet.

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Dianne Somers

Delicious food served with a smile. We don't go often but every time is a pleasure.

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Marguerite Weir

The staff were very friendly and welcoming. Their knowledge of the menu was helpful although too many choices for me. The food was delicious and we would definitely return to try more of their dishes. Couldn’t eat all the food as we had entree’s as well as mains so worth going if you have bigger appetites;)

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Kristin Saunders

Excellent food & great service as always. The food is always flavoursome & fresh. We cant get enough of it which keeps us coming back. Thank you!

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Excellent service and great food.

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Celine Jan

The food was absolutely delicious and the service impeccable, really lovely people! We had a fantastic dining experience. Thank you Radio Malabar!

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Kathryn George

We loved the service! The food that was recommended by our waiter was delicious and there was plenty of it. A lovely way to spend our anniversary!

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Paratha bread was amazing!

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We dined here with our two sons and really enjoyed our evening. There were lots of delicious gluten free options including mushrooms/vegetable and chicken in chickpea batter, entrees. I also recommend the fish cooked in banana leaves and my husband had a beautiful lamb dish in an amazing sauce. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgable. Thanks for a great evening Radio Mala bar, we'll be back:-)

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Superb meals and fantastic service. My daughters and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We will be back!

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Food was delicious, and service was great. Will definitely be returning soon.

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Toni Meredith

A family run business with very attentive service. Huge selection to choose from and we weren't disappointed with the flavours and portion sizes either!! Nice atmosphere too.

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Sandy Heydon

Scrumptious flavours good size portions and attentive staff .relaxed atmosphere and easy parking options

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Kalpana Mohanavelu

Really liked the Kerala beef fry chef special and prawn curry

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Jenni Lindsay

A repeat visit and, again, delicious food and excellent, friendly service. Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Brenda Hill

Lovely meal, delisious flavors an excellent service. Will be back

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Great food (it always is here !) the waitress was super friendly and a lot of fun - we will go back again (and again) and happily recommend as a great place for curry !

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Warm and inviting. Great service and delicious food

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we where very surprised about the south indian cuisine ,our thoughts excellent tasting food and will dine again at this restaurant . regards Jaap /Carla Loevendie

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Judith Manson

The menu is extensive, and having much of the menu being gluten free was good for our group. Food was delicious, and we had good polite service.

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We had a really lovely evening with our young son here. The food was delicious and lots of great gluten free options. The waiter was friendly and helpful. I would really recommend the kerala veg, malala mushroom, kerala xhemeen prawn and houseboat prawn moiled. Also the chicken chettinadu and Paratha were great:-)
We will be back:-)

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Jenni Lindsay

Really would recommend this restaurant; the food was delicious. I had the lamb curry and the meat could only be described as succulent! Too much to eat on the night but it was equally delicious re-heated the next day. The entree's were very much enjoyed especially the Chicken Spring Dosa, will have that next time as definite meal envy!! Very attentive service as well. Thanks for a lovely early evening.

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Debbie Jones

We have been to Radio Malabar on numerous occasions and have some favourite dishes we tend to order. However tonight we tried some completely new dishes for us and they were delicious and completely different in character. Service was excellent as always. A real gem that's worth heading just outside the main New Plymouth strip for.

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Best food we've had in ages.. every dish was delicious, the kids loved it too. Great service and the ambience made us feel warm and welcome. Will certainly be going back again very soon.

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Karyn Fairburn

Enjoyed our meals. Nice atmosphere. Loved the paratha!

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Julia Ray

The food was yum. I had a lamb dish for a change. i Always go for chicken. To be honest i have had better lamb but the flavor was lovely. The kids had butter chicken. They enjoyed it. The dosa starter was lovely. Definatly something id have again. Lots to choose from and good portion sizes too. Quick service..
My only critissism, our cutlery was not replaced after the starter. Had to steal off anther table and the restaurant music was shocking! Like 70's elevator music. Maybe something traditional to go with the food and the decor would be more fitting.

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Hayley Yates

A delicious meal! Each of us tried something new and we're not disappointed. A very calm and welcoming environment in the restaurant.

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Karen Glenny

Great authentic Southern Indian restaurant! Really enjoyed the food and service. We were even able to order a ‘kiwi style’ butter chicken for one of the kids. Good recommendation on what to order from the waiter. We will definitely visit again! Thanks

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wonderful!

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Alice Turnbull

Delicious food as always—probably the best Indian food in New Plymouth. Try the Kerala Beef or the Chicken Chettinadu for sure. Small downside was they only had one of the three desserts available.

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Sandra Sole

We arrived at Radio Malaba..ordered our drinks they arrived, then ordered our meal and the power went off...lol
After waiting awhile the owner said for us to make our way to there other restaurant Tangra Street, and we could still use our first table voucher...we had a lovely meal...food was great and our waiter was pretty good...Radio Malaba we will be back to try again...so the ratings above are Tangra Street..

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Charlene Foong

Awesome recommendations from staff member. Food and service was really good. Enjoyed my time there.

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Food was fantastic. Awesome flavours and great service. Venue could be heated a bit better but overall the evening was excellent. Thanks.

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Joseph Baker

Yummy food, nice setting! Great price !

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Food was awesome. They weren't quite ready for us at 5.30. But the nice food and excellent service made up for it.

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Curries were superb, good portions, highly recommend them. We had a very enjoyable evening and will return.

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Fantastic food, well worth trying out.

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Outstanding - has to be best curry in town !

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Sandy Heydon

Authentic Indian dining experience super flavours and great service

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