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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“curry” (32 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

As an indian female that cooks regularly, I have GOT say MALI'S is the best restaurant I have been to. The portions are large and every time I tried something different on the menu which has never disappointed us. Absolutely amazing.

Thank ClaudetteAnn P
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have to say...hands down....this is the first time I experienced Indian food that felt it was straight from the heart of India. The right blend of spices. The amazing aroma that made you felt hungry every time a dish was brought to our table....More

Thank Pearline H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a great experience we had at DURBANs best Indian Restaurant. Excellent service and the most delicious food is what you will get at Malis. Ordered the butter chicken, prawn chetinard, jeera rice & garlic naan.it was the best ever. My wife ordered the prawn...More

Thank trevor m
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was very nice .. best place to have India food... South India food is also awesome.... Must visit place for foodie..

Thank Sakshi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you really want to have a good curry, this is the place to visit,Especially the vegetarian dishes. Truly Authentic indian flavours!!

Thank rovarshh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently great food and service. We have been going for a number of years when we travel to Durban. Well worth a visit - but you have to book.

Thank youchoose312578
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience ever. Unfriendly especially to children , White bloke at the entrance more like a policeman.Starters ok, main meals not worth the wait. Charged cakeage fee of RIoo.oo NOT RECOMMEDED.More

Thank Uttam G
Malis I, Manager at Mali's Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi uttam , Our restaurant Is a fine dining restaurant and don't allow children under the age of 10 mainly for safety reasons .however if they kept seated at all times then we do allow them . I really feel you are against us for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good indian food here, the staff is really friendly! There is save parking behind the restaurant! I had the paneer butter masala, garlic naan, masala tea and mango lassi: everything just great :)

Thank MarilliM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on the reviews in tripadvisor, I have decided to visit Mali's India Restaurant when i was in Durban last month. It did not disappoint me. Tried few starters, naan with butter chicken and Jeera pulav. All the food was very tasty and the staff...More

Thank Vigneshrajesh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with my husband and son to dinner a few weeks ago. It was an excellent experience from start to finish. The waiters were attentive, and in spite of it being quite full, they were always on hand to attend to us. The three dishes...More

Thank SamDM81
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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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