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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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“curry” (42 reviews)
“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 1 week ago

We had a most enjoyable dinner here. The decor is authentic and the menu offers a wide variety of food. We received a tasty complimentary bowl of chick peas. The service is great. We shared a starter which was dragon chicken. It was a little...More

Thank Ellen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is OK but my wife and I bought take out after hearing about the restaurant via the internet The food is tasty though very expensive. There are other restaurants around with tastier food and much more reasonable

Thank naidoo665
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent. individual attention given was excellent. Overall service was excellent and the atmosphere was good.

Thank 251rameshm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Durban I’ve been to many an Indian restaurant over the years. I’ve also had the pleasure of visiting India on multiple occasions over the past year. And while there are a multitude of excellent Indian restaurants in Durban, Mali’s is the closrlest I’ve...More

Thank Warren P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eight of us went for dinner, ordering multiple dishes to share - each and every dish was outstanding! Will definitely be back ...... hopefully soon!

Thank Bittyw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The butter chicken curry is delicious. My boyfriend had the “Spicy Lamb curry “ 😂 the garlic nan bread is a must!

Thank CarmelBillson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become a favourite Indian Cuisine experience. The Mushroom starter is exceptional and all the fine food is delivered by knowledgeable service staff who give valuable insights to the dishes and offer well though out recommendations. Brilliant venue!!

Thank Arthur C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best Indian cuisine we ate during our stay in Durban. The starter portions were enormous and every dish was attractive and delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the various dishes and helped to individualize our choices. I had the...More

Thank Hendricks-Henley
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing bunch of staff who are quick to assist in deciding what to eat and whether or not to go mild or hot, my absolute excitement when my prawn dishes arrived and don’t even get me started on the delicious lamb. Portions are big enough...More

Thank Shivanee R
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Stop reading this and go book a table at Mali's now! We are (Australian) diehard lovers of Indian cuisine and eat it everywhere we travel when our cravings kicked in. We looked up "the best Indian restaurants in Durban" and this place did not disappoint!...More

Thank 466lukep
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Questions & Answers
21 January 2018|
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Response from virumpatel | Reviewed this property |
5-15 dollars per dish for two people
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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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