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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” (37 reviews)
“butter chicken” (24 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 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of curry my visit to Mali was eagerly awaited. An extensive menu and the small bowel of lamb curry was delicious, full of flavour at r110 as I remember. But here's the sour of the "sweet and sour" . The rice was...More

Thank keithblond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed stunning curries at Mali’s this evening! All of our meals were really delicious, flavors we so intricate and layered. Really special! Would recommend them any day!

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Indian cuisine, great service and ideal if you are looking for a good curry in Durban. Give it a try.

Thank KubeshnieG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Durban several times and eaten at several Indian restaurants I can say Mali’s did not disappoint. The mushroom starter was excellent and the curry I had was very spicy and tasty. My father in law would have preferred it a bit more spicy...More

Thank discostar23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we phoned to book they were full but able to fit us in at 8 pm. This place is popular and deserves to be. Our party of 6 ordered a selection of mains and shared. All delicious, with flavours coming through, not just chilli!...More

Thank petercot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You need to make reservations. Best Indian in Durban. We had a little if everything and it was great. A must stop for those who crave Indian food.

Thank maryannintanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A proper Durban Curry is what you will get, I had lamb, my lady chicken. I requested mild and got hot, my lady asked for hot and got very hot. Go, you shall not be sorry, booking essential.

Thank KelvinZulu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place seems very popular with tourists. Being a local we tried it out. We had to make a reservation. We have eaten authentic Indian food abroad and Mail's in my opinion serves their own kind of food. The meals were average. We waited long...More

Thank Sandragov
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very tasty south Indian cuisine. The waiter gave us very good advice on what to order. Will definitely go there again. There is secure parking next to the restaurant behind gates, manned by a security guard.

Thank DoctorLindy
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Food is always good. Service - what can I Say, the staff (incl the Chef) always go out of their way to make your visit worth while! The Chef created a meal for someone who doesn't eat any spice- very accommodating!

Thank FoodTrav786
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Questions & Answers
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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