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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%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (34 reviews)
“butter chicken” (23 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
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

The entire staff was very warm and welcoming as soon as we walked in! Our starters were top notch! I usually hate mushrooms, but the taste was so superb and I would honestly eat 6793 plates of that mushroom manchurian if I could. Vivek, the...More

Thank Kpenn123
Reviewed 3 days ago

As a regular visitor to Durban, we always have Goble Road located Mali's on our list of curry gotos. We only have their vegetarian options which are so good. Our favourites are the veg biryani, aloo gobi masala, chana masala and dal tadka. All dishes...More

Thank jrh143
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have this feeling that the more emphasis on delivering great dishes, the less attention is spent on decor. Mali's is like that. There's very little faux Indian furnishing and fittings, just an honest to goodness place to eat. The food is superb and relatively...More

Thank ChrisCharlesCT
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good especially for vegetarian meals. Wide range of Indian veg. dishes some is rved in traditional South Indian style.

Thank tharum45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten many times in Indian restaurants around the world and this is one of the very best. The garlic naan are exceptional as are the curries. We particularly enjoyed the Chettinad sauce.

Thank RikC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Indian food at its best! Mali's was recommended to us by some friends. This is a definite 'Pay it Forward' recommendation. Absolutely delicious food. Generous portions, good quality meat, and a great selection of absolutely delicious vegetarian meals. You have to try the...More

Thank Priscilla D
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many years eating out we enjoyed good delicious home style food at Mali's Restaurant. The atmosphere and ambiance is ideal for family and couples. The staff and management were very warm and friendly. Their service was very good.

Thank gkistasami
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had one of the best meals in Durban here. Came with my boyfriend and honestly can’t describe how amazing it was. All the food was perfect- im not a lover of spicy food so had to ask for some help and our waiter happily obliged....More

Thank Leanne2510
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. Authentic North & South Indian Food 2. Ambiance is very cosy and warm 3. Undercover parking available for limited patrons. Security guard permanently on site, even when parked on the street. 4. Service is excellent. Quality of food is finger licking good. 5. Have...More

Thank Shiner R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After trying a number of Asian restaurants in Durban we came across Mali's which did not disappoint us with the food neither the service. It was absolutely the best and we highly recommend it.

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