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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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“butter chicken” (25 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 4 days ago

Having not been here for a long time, met friends here for lunch and was looking forward to the experience. But was disappointed to find the portions were small...there were only a few pieces of meat in the delicious sauce. The portions of the others...More

Thank KLBTraveller
Malis I, Manager at Mali's Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Klb, Thanks for your review . You are the first person to complain about quantity in 4 years. Our portions are for 1 person and if you were expecting to order one meal and share it for 4 people it definitely won’t be enough....More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We asked the waiter to recommend dishes for us as we are from Johannesburg and would like to try something different from the northern Indian food we get there. Wow! Everything from the starters to the main courses, and Naan breads were truly amazing! Even...More

Thank louise l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place because of a TripAdvisor review. Thank you for that! The food was so good we ordered 3rds! And DO try the dragon chicken!!!!! Staff is awesome and ambience amazing. Little pricy but worth every penny.

Thank Craigh L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malis has a simple yet appealing setup. Attentive service, great food and excellent service. What more can one ask for 😀 Recommend an advance booing as it was busy on the day we dined!

Thank helendarcia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well situated, comfortable and relaxed with a great selection of authentic north and south Indian dishes.

Thank derek692017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the second time I visited this place and yet again this place amazed me with the amazing range of dishes, its authentic taste and the hospitality of the staff which has made me write a review for it again. Truly recommended to visit...More

Thank TejpalV3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great find! Great food, great service and offstreet parking. Never go to Durban wihout visiting Mali's.

Thank Lomari T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in love with this place, its food, and the hospitality. They have such delicious Indian savories along with the best crispy authentic dosas. Chicken chettinad is something that one shouldnt miss. The ambiance is very soothing. Recommend a prior booking to visit this...More

Thank GirjaB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On entering the restaurant, you are greeted with a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The service is excellent and on point. I was fasting and restricted to vegetarian meal, but I was not dissappointed, had the paneer tikka masala , the best I have ever had...More

Thank dharmeshk108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Felt like good vegetarian food; was in vicinity and googled Mali's. With no reservation was hosted and immediately seated although restaurant was busy. The food arrived promptly by well mannered waiters. Recommended.

Thank GodfreyDurban
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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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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