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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Our dining experience at Malabar Beyond India was first class, amazing service & the food was by far the best Indian my husband & I have ever eaten (we have tried a lot). The flavours they got into each individual meal was out of this world & the plating was beautiful. The meats were tender & melted in your mouth & omg the sauces were like silk when you put them in your mouth. Desserts were mouthwateringly delicious. We have definitely found our new favourite Indian restaurant, we live about 3.5 hrs south but will certainly be back on our next road trip! I could go on about Malabar all day we will be highly recommending everyone to visit. Keep up the wonderful food & service.

Bridgitte & Daniel Walls

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The food is amazing. The naan bread is the best I’ve ever had. Service comes with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. Loved it

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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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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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Fantastic food and outstanding service. We dined as a family of four and found it to be some of the best Indian/Nepalese food we’ve eaten. We will be stopping in for one last dinner before we leave Taupō. Highly recommended.

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Delicious food and exceptional service - would highly recommend !

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Our dining experience at Malabar Beyond India was first class, amazing service & the food was by far the best Indian my husband & I have ever eaten (we have tried a lot). The flavours they got into each individual meal was out of this world & the plating was beautiful. The meats were tender & melted in your mouth & omg the sauces were like silk when you put them in your mouth. Desserts were mouthwateringly delicious. We have definitely found our new favourite Indian restaurant, we live about 3.5 hrs south but will certainly be back on our next road trip! I could go on about Malabar all day we will be highly recommending everyone to visit. Keep up the wonderful food & service.

Bridgitte & Daniel Walls

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Definitely recommended...wonderful customer service and the food was absolutely delicious!!! Perfect blend of spices and creaminess, enjoyed every mouthful. We got a variety of dishes (about 6 or 7 of them) from mild to med/hot and all of them were yummy... Thumbs up for us, we'll be back for sure :)

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笙平 楊

The food is great and we really had a good time there. It definitely a good place to go.

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Janice Kosterman

The food and service is fabulous. Also the ambience of the place is lovely. Thank you.

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Lovely food and helpful service

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This is a hidden gem in taupo! Amazing food and the service is exceptional. Great portion sizes you wont walk away hungry! Enjoy

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Rosie Mary

Excellent food. Excellent customer service. Everything was great. We love the chaat starter and the lamb junglee.

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Janice Kosterman

Excellent service. The food was great and there was plenty of it. Great value. Would definitely go again.

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The meal was very good and the service very friendly. A good dining experience.

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The menu has a great variety to choose from. We opted for a seafood starter and chicken and lamb mains. The flavours of all three were just as described and executed perfectly!

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jo Swanepoel

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Food was lovely, great presentation, great service, attentive staff

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pleasant environment, good and friendly service. Interesting menu and tried some new dishes, very nice.

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Beautiful, mouth-watering food. Excellent, friendly service

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Lorraine Chave

We hadn't used 'First Table' for a while...time poor with visitors the past 4-5 months SO, because we were finally guest and commitment free, and we were heading to a stage play we decided to make an evening of it [especially as its a 40k trip in for us]....and visit one of our favourite restaurants: Malabar, with its menu from both India and Nepal - consistently 'does it' for us! The food was as always - divine! My husband [who, incidentally, is the worlds fussiest eater] and I had different Nepalese entrees...followed by main course.....washed down with a Kingfisher lager......and hubby raved about our meals! Only piece of advice? If you haven't been to Malabar yet - then DO go...!

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We were made to feel very welcome on entry. Great service and even better food. Not to be missed!!

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Gabrielle Purvis

The food was really excellent, out fast after being ordered and the wait staff lovely and friendly. Will definately go back.

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Food was freshly cooked. Delicious meal and friendly service.

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Outstanding food. Always great experience in every way.

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A tasty meal and great service at Malabar last night.

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Rebecca Miller

Interesting menu with some new dishes for me. I had the Kerala fish which was very good and my girls shared the chicken Tika masala and a prawn starter, both of which they enjoyed, we also had a beef Rogan Jus and a lamb palong. All of which were delicious and just the amount of chilli we wanted. The portions were good and the service excellent and friendly too. Would have liked some authentic Indian desserts to choose from. The mango kulfi was nice, but the rest of the choices seemed more Kiwi than Indian. We have lovely Indian sweet shops in Te Puke, so I've probably just been spoilt! Overall we had a great evening and I would definitely return.

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Great time staff were wonderful and food was delicious

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Martin Cazaubon

Warm friendly service, outstanding meal, fantastic value

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The food is amazing. The naan bread is the best I’ve ever had. Service comes with a smile and nothing was too much trouble. Loved it

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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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