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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (30 reviews)
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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 2 days ago via mobile

Based on the reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to come here for a Thursday lunch. The service was superb, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing. I ordered one Palak Paneer (R83.00) with a portion of Jeera Pulav (R45.00) - both were amazing!...More

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Indian restaurant I visited on my first night in Durban. Had amazing lamb curry to start my stay in Durban with.

Thank Sanja K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not as expected . The curries were not really spicy and tasty, too sweet and the roti very hard. The starters are expensive and very small portions. The drinks are expensive. I really heard a lot about this restaurant but it did not meet...More

Thank Shireet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were 2 adults lady friends with our 4 teenage kids. We had a great starter with Dahl and mushrooms - I can really recommend the mushrooms! For mains we had 2 fabulous lamb dishes a paneer with spinach and the rest had butter chicken....More

Thank aleth2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should have written this review long ago, while it was still fresh in my memory. However, I do know this - best Indian meal I have ever had ..... and I eat (and make) a lot of Indian food! Incredible experience for the taste-buds!

Thank joniwalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonight marked my third time enjoying great Indian food at Mali's. I visited in the past with work colleagues, and am glad that I had as good an experience on my own. The prawns were flavorful and the sauce - the Chettinad - was nice...More

Thank intrepidvoyager01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been on a business trip for a week in Durban and ate different curries throughout the week and Mali's was by far the best!!! The waiting staff are unbelievable, they will recommend a dish and believe me, take the recommendation. The food is flavorful, tasty...More

Thank WernSuz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I'm too spoiled by home curries or I had too high expectations but the chili chicken starter and chicken main was average. Nothing to write home about

Thank swaziboy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic and possibly the best Indian food experience . The quality and standard of food and presentation was excellent.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Mali's is an all time favourite of ours. Had a mushroom munchurian absolutely divine. Masala dosa paneer tikka masala and oh yeah the crispy paper dosa is a must have. The menu is quite exhaustive tat u can hace the food tat suits ur mood....More

Thank PumaSri
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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
Melanie Anne A
25 October 2016|
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Response from Malis I | Property representative |
Hi Please can you call 0313128535. Sorry not sure why you couldn't get hold of us .will wait for your call . Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 15:30
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17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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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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