Cuisine: Kerala, South Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

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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Last night at Radio Malabar was some of the very best and most beautifully prepared food we have ever had the joy to eat!

From the warm welcome on arrival to the friendly, obliging staff happy to recommend suggestions for our first Southern Indian experience, this night our made us feel like we'd gone to heaven. We couldn't have wished for a better dining experience! And those Dosas - you just HAVE to try them!

Thank you Radio Malabar team for making our wedding anniversary a very memorable and special one and to the chef - you are simply brilliant!

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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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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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This is a little gem of a restaurant in New Plymouth. Service was great, there's a nice atmosphere created by the decor and the food is fantastic...the Dosa is a must to try. Totally recommended and we'll be coming back! Thanks.

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I had heard a lot about this restaurant so decided to try it for myself. Ignore the outside appearance and step on in for some amazing flavoured food. All of our meals delicious and well worth a try. I will be back to try more of the menu again.

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Jinita Hales

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Stephanie Baeyertz

Delicious food and very good service

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We love visiting this quiet unassuming little place - food is full of flavour and authentic. Always a pleasurable experience.

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We had a wonderful evening at Radio Malabar, everything was just perfect from the ambience/music, brilliant service and divine food. This evening the Masala Dosas were to die for- every mouthful was delicious and the vegetarian paneer and fish curries we had were very tasty. What's great is our kids love it here too. Already planning our next visit!

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Elizabeth Lizzard Rogers

Lovely night, great food, we will be back.

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melvin jacobs

Food and service was top loved the food tasty as will be going back that's for sure

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Delicious, flavoursome food. We'll go again.

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Yvonne Webber

Food itself was excellent and plenty of it, great value.
Service was weird with some beers not available and some beef dishes that were on the menu not available either but overall very happy with our visit

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Katrina Townsend

Food was great. Our first first table experience, won't be our last.

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Natalie Anya

It was great, I wasn’t aware that drinks were not included in the half price but that’s not to worry as the meals were amazing and drinks weren’t too expensive anyway. What a lovely place to have a date night!

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Great selection. Great flavors.

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Victoria Lee

Excellent food and service. Would highly recommend!

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Anjana Naidu

The food was excellent. We got to try a lot of seafood selections from entree and main meal and dosa. The service was okay. The atmosphere was marginal.
Fish tawa fry on the main menu was delicious. I would go again but probably have takeaways.

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Lauralee Frank

Delicious!!! The food is soo good. I did get a bit annoyed as we had ordered quite a few starters and I really wish they had come out all together but unstead they came out 1 at a time sometimes quite spaced out. Also would be lovely to have a good selction of desserts they dont have the trio of desserts anymore even though it states it on their menu, so we didnt order any desserts.

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Jan-marie Tervoert

The food is soooo yummy and the service is great. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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Delicious food. Nice atmosphere!

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Last night at Radio Malabar was some of the very best and most beautifully prepared food we have ever had the joy to eat!

From the warm welcome on arrival to the friendly, obliging staff happy to recommend suggestions for our first Southern Indian experience, this night our made us feel like we'd gone to heaven. We couldn't have wished for a better dining experience! And those Dosas - you just HAVE to try them!

Thank you Radio Malabar team for making our wedding anniversary a very memorable and special one and to the chef - you are simply brilliant!

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The service and the meal was excellent. We will definitely be coming back here. A very tasty dining experience.

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Stella McCallum

Wonderful variety in menu, food was delicious and service fantastic. Thumbs up!

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Deb Taylor

Absolutely flavourful, yummy meals that are well priced! The service bemused us a wee bit ie had to open our own bubbly wine, and the mains came out before the starters plates were cleared (we helped with that ;) ). Cosy and casual are apt descriptions. Will definitely go back as the food was excellent!

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Great food and good service. Would definitely recommend

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Christina Scott

Amazing food, so tasty and my sister who lived in Malaysia for five years was having a hard time choosing as all her favorites were on the menu! Absolutely delicious, we'll go again.

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Rissa Marsden

Authentic, delicious food! Can’t wait to dine again!! A little gem right in the heart of Waiwhakaiho <3

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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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