Cuisine: Indian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Malabar offers exceptional aristocrat Indian cuisine in a relaxed and charming setting.

At Malabar they challenge the notion that Indian cuisine can only be created using age old recopies and ideas.

Their menu offers a wide selection of choices to suit every taste.

They believe that Indian food should constantly evolve and adapt. The team creates dishes combining Indian ingredients with local produce an Indian cooking techniques with European design template which produces a distinctive layering of flavours.

Malabar has been winning rave reviews from locals and visitors alive, since it opened in 2014.

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Malabar Beyond India
40 Tuwharetoa Street
Taupo 3330

Open Hours:
Mondays to Sunday: 3pm to late.

Phone: 07 376 5454
Website: www.malabartaupo.com

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Malabar Beyond India
Location: Taupo
Cuisine: Indian
Mains: $15 - $25

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Friendly service and great food, definitely worth a return visit.

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Kaylene Carson

Delicious food and great service! Totally recommend.

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Great food and value. Would definitely go back. Both goat curry and palak paneer were delicious.

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Bridie Witton

Always great food and service - a taste experience!

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Allan Robertson

Beautiful spicy flavours and colourful dishes made this a really good dining experience. The staff (owners?) took time to chat with us and other diners about the food on offer and their easygoing and efficient service was welcome. Very enjoyable and we will definitely visit Malabar again

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Ting Xu

We ordered fish for starters, duo lamb and Nepalese goat for main course, chocolate Sunday and mango kulfi for dessert. The food was very tasty and the service was very tentative. Would recommend this restaurant in Taupo.

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Ferne Walden

I definitely recommend 'The Malabar' to anyone who wants an authentic Indian dining experience with divine food and awesome service.

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Jackie Later

One of the best meals we have had in a long time! The team there are delightful. Highly recommended!

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Anne Van Houten

Absolutely delicious meal and great service. This is our favorite Indian restaurant!

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Natalie June

Food was fantastic and came out promptly. Good prices too.

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Food excellent,Staff absolutely lovely
Highly recommended

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Lorraine Chave

What a wonderful evening! Food was simply delicious...! our waitress knew her menu and was a great help....the 3 of us thoroughly enjoyed everything about the restaurant and we will be back...oh yes! we WILL be back...thank you for this foodie experience :-)

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This was TRULY the best Indian I have ever had! Fantastic food, friendly service... can't fault a thing!

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Lovely food.Tender, creamy pieces of chicken. Loved the chicken lolly pops.Staff were very friendly.Just need fans going as it became quite hot in the restaurant.

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Dian Smith

Beautiful friendly staff. Quick service and the yummiest food by far.

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Moe Koroheke

Enjoyed all that we ordered, would definitely recommend to others, will be back!

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Absolutely amazing food best India I have tried on nz and I have tried a lot
Great atmosphere and friendly with the kids an absolute must Try if in taupo or live in taupo
You won’t regret and you will be back for more! We will be
Thank you for the wonderful dining experience

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Heather Sumpter

Service was excellent and the food some of the best Indian food we have enjoyed in several months!! Above average and highly recommended!

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This restaurant is tucked in the ‘restaurant street’ in Taupo so you are spoilt for choice. Luckily we choose the best restaurant! The food was superb and the wait staff were great with our kids. Highlight for me was the trio of tandoori chicken for entree. Outstanding. You won’t be disappointed dining here.

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Very good value for money. Every dish was yummy. Our kids enjoyed it too. The restaurant was nice and tidy.

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Such a great location and the food was super tasty

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Dian Smith

The most delicious Indian food I’ve had in ages. Lovely friendly staff.

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Great meal and service

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Ian Gordon

We had a great time, the atmosphere was very pleasant and the food was absolutely delicious. The lady serving us was so helpful, thanks

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Maree Ginger

Lovely food and friendly service. Great with kids :) Enjoyed by all

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Definitely the best curry we have ever had in NZ! Super kid friendly! Highly recommend!

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As usual, good curry and very friendly service.

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Adric Ng

Thank you First Table and Malabar (Taupo) for making a great dinner experience last night. From making reservation online to dinning at the restaurant is a blast. It was so easy to book and to see availability online. The dinning experience was great. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly, before we enter the restaurant. Just fantastic!!

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Lorraine Chave

What can we say...? Other than I wish we had not left it as long as we did in-between visits to this restaurant!
We arrived to a very warm welcome from the staff - our drinks order came quickly - and when we browsed the menu realised there had been a change in ownership/chef: The emphasis was now more on Nepalese dishes and of course, Indian dishes.
I went straight to the Chicken Tikka Trio - and couldn't have been happier [actually, I could have eaten that all evening :-)]..Hubby went for the Samosa's...beautifully presented and delicious! For mains we had the Chicken Korma [himself] and I had the Lamb with Lemongrass and Coconut Cream Curry...medium heat for me and all I could think was 'I have died and gone to curry heaven'....
Our waiters were delightful and also knowledgeable about the dishes - the atmosphere was soothing and relaxing.
Would we go back...? Oh absolutely definitely we will be back! AND we will take guests with us.
Well done 'Malabar Beyond India'.....!

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Chae Randell

Awesome service and the food was delicious

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Jackie Later

Tonight my son tried a medium hot meal after the lovely waiter explaining the different heats... he loved it! The food was fabulous and the service was amazing - we will definitely recommend Malabar Beyond India to all our friends! Thanks for a great experience

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Mike Bond

We were first timers at Malabar India and all 4 of us were really impressed.
Great service, atmosphere and the food was outstanding.
We would definitely go there again next time we are in Taupo

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Lovely meal in a nice environment

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Great food and service, thank you. We will be back!

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rosie bowie

This restaurant is a great experience. Delicious authentic tasty fresh foods and excellent service
The best Indian restaurant I have been to in NZ

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We live locally and went with our children. Good recommendations and also friendly and fast service from the team, their glasses of wine are very generous so great value for money!

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Lynda Fairley

our first time there and will certainly be back . The service and food was great, lots of selection and defineatly top Indian food. Drinks very well priced and a decent glass full.

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Great food and service, will be coming back.

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Chanelle Knight

Absolutely delicious meal and fantastic service! We will definitely be back.

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Libbie Faith

Three of us each had a different curry and all curries were delicious! Great service, warm restaurant, amazing food - we will definitely be back!

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Tracey Berrington-Smith

Highly recommend Malabar - delicious flavours, nice presentation, great service!

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The food was all so authentic and amazing, the best indian food i’ve ever had and I highly recommend it!

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Graham Keates

Had a wonderful dinner at Malabar. The restaurant has an amazing atmosphere and the service is world class. My partner had clay oven roasted prawns for entree which she said were the best prawns she ever had. They also cater to all allergies including dairy free which is amazing I have not come across an Indian restaurant who caters to dairy free. Both curries were delicious with just the right amount of spice, fresh and tasty naan bread. All in all it was a 5 star experience.

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Cheryl Turner

Great evening, fab food, definitely be back

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Bridie Witton

Dining at Malabar is a relaxing experience, though the food has the wow factor as it is sooo delicious. The service is great - friendly and attentive. We keep going back!

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Food and service both excellent. Definitely go again

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Jude Sherning

We LOVE Malabar. I look forward to the next visit already. I recommend this restaurant without hesitation.

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Tessa Anderson

Great food, friendly staff, kids enjoyed it too. We will definitely be returning.

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Really tasty food with good service and nice non-intrusive background music. We had to remind the management that ours was a First Table meal, but no hassles at all. It was a very good meal at a fantastic price. I recommend the restaurant without reservation.

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Jackie Later

What a night! Exceptional service, amazing food and a great ambiance! We took our young sons out for dinner and they absolutely loved it - we will definitely be back! Highly recommended

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