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Mali's Indian Restaurant

77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 312 8535
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

In general the food is good - but sometimes the standards slip. Another concern is the spicing - maybe artificial coloring used - as the hands stain easily.

Thank chuturgoon
Reviewed yesterday

This is probably the best Indian Restaurant I have experienced. The food is extremely tasty and very well presented. The restaurant's atmosphere is one of being quaint. The staff are very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys Indian food.

Thank bianca19881223
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The atmosphere was cosy, I hosted around 10 doctors who enjoyed their meals. Amongst us were vegetarians who were well catered for with tasty meals from starters to mains to deserts. Although I’m Muslim I didn’t partake in the meals as alcohol is served on...More

Thank Anee786
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal. One of the guests was a Mr Know it all I gave been here before. Thank goodness we were able to use the waiters knowledge and choose a meal for each of our selves. The waiter was most helpful. Their...More

Thank Althea I
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was on a business trip to Durban and decided to visit this place with my colleagues on the basis of trip advisor ranking, as I was really wanting to eat authentic Indian food. Thumbs up to the choice that I had made. The food...More

Thank Tejpal V
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited this place during a holiday visit to Durban. Had decided to go to this place on the basis of recommendations and its ranking on trip advisor and after visiting this place, felt that it was worth visiting and was a good decision. Starting from...More

Thank tejaswini91
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being from Cape Town we always look for a good Indian Restauant in Durban and this time we found it. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the whole experience was a treat. Highly recommended.

Thank Zelda H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a special feeling when you find home away from home....the food here tastes just like at home😋😋😋 You just cannot miss this place..try their recommended dishes and you will surely love them. What also stands out is the great service and special thanks to...More

Thank 293harshv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, my husband and I visited this restaurant on the recommendations of my local friends and even some fellow travelers. Rarely I love Indian food out of India. But food here was bang on. We really enjoyed our dinner. Food was fantastic. Service was impeccable...More

Thank samirapathare
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, me and and my wife decided to visit Mali's while at Durban. Everyone recommended us the restaurant and boy were we happy! Awesome food. Awesome service and great ambience! The staff is friendly and helpful. True to it's name. It's a good fine dine...More

Thank Akshay P
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Questions & Answers
21 January 2018|
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Response from maryannintanzania | Reviewed this property |
Pricy but worth it.
Nicolette W
14 March 2017|
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Response from Malis I | Property representative |
Hi Yes we are open on sundays . We are closed every Monday . December -we are open 7 days a week .
Malay D
14 January 2017|
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Response from Malis I | Property representative |
Hi we are a fine dining restaurant and don't have any baby facilities etc .We have wine glasses on the table and allot of deco that is not child friendly .The main reason we have that policy is because we have had past... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 15:30
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: +27 31 312 8535
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