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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” (50 reviews)
“butter chicken” (31 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00 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 2 days ago

Place neat and tidy. Booking essential. Corkage applies for drinks taken in. Fantastic indian cuisine. Wide selection of food from starters to main & dessert. Enjoyed the hospitality. Food was delicious. Found parking to be limited though.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Rajin-Pillay
Reviewed 3 days ago

Awesome authentic Indian food. The waiter was excellent in suggesting meals. The ambience of the restaurant was awesome and was a pleasurable dining experience.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jitesh01za
Reviewed 3 days ago

The restaurant is popular for dishes like, prawn or fish curries with rice, they are champions in cooking this dish, it is so delicious that you wish to have some more, service is good, price is right.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sandanezwe
Reviewed 3 days ago

This restaurant is owner managed and their service is great! It is a small establishment and to avoid disappointment, I recommend that you make a booking. We enjoyed their dhal curry, naan bread, prawns in a chilli sauce and their fried rice. I did not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Choba14
Reviewed 5 days ago

we had 3 dinners here with a group of friends (5-7 people) so we had a chance to taste many dishes on the menu. Everything was excellent and the service very attentive. Good wine list. Nice ambiance. Well priced but stay away from the Amarula...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Fabio M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic Indian food, with a wide variety of choice with regards to the type of curry available. Lovely presentation and the waiter was excellent at guiding you to a good choice of meal depending on what you prefer and what is popular. A great experience...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T5832GJbarbaraa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having dined in some of the finest Indian restaurants elsewhere in the world, we did not have high hopes of this one. We were expecting to be served some South Indian specialties but, unfortunately, the chef was on vacation in India so they were not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tarkastad
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Brilliant, good ambiance and excellent food! The best curry in Durban! Can recommend without any reservations.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Basie52
Reviewed 4 November 2018

The restaurant was recommended to us by fans of the food. Two of my colleagues are Indian food fans and they loved their meals. The waiter made very good and well informed suggestions. We took takeaways and these were also enjoyed. It is very basic,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anton N
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We had a really good experience at this restaurant. The Rogan Josh Lamb was the best Rogan Josh I have ever tasted. The service was very friendly and very helpful. All in all it was a fabulous dining experience. If we ever come to Durban...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ChristianErikLeth
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Questions & Answers
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 malisi2013 | 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 malisi2013 | 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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
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
  • E-mail
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