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Mali's Indian Restaurant

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77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
+27 31 312 8535
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12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 12:30 - 15:30
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mali is a yummy restaurant for a huge range of authentic Indian food.Some Chinese too. Good friendly service as well. The cherry on the top is really good value for money. All round, it doesn't get better than this

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a superb vegetarian meal here that included an aloo paratha starter and two main courses. Both the vegetarian Manchurian and paneer tikka masala were excellent and flavorful. I did however prefer the paneer dish as the veg balls/koftas were a tad gummy. We had these meals with both plain and butter naans that were flaky... More 

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Thank nadara859
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend Mali for great Indian food, warm atmosphere and welcome service. Order a range of dishes to share at your table so that you can taste as many dishes as possible!

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Thank SasTravel2014
Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is by far tHE BEST Indian Restaurant in Durban. I was so so Impressed. The Meals are Authentic and The Service is Amazing. The Venue is Beautiful and Simple and Intimate. It is Quite Pricey but So Worth It. I highly Recommend, Actually if You are in Durban Make a Trip of It.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mali's restaurant has excellent service and the Indian cuisine is fantastic. There is a south and north Indian cuisine available and other dishes on request. Also available for office lunch or dinner and year end functions. once tasted people will return to Mali's from far and wide.

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Thank dinog381
Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Authentic Indian food but not your typical KZN curries. As a local it is refreshing to go an Indian restaurant where the meals are slightly different to what you normally have but nonetheless very tasty and satisfying. The owners also make you feel welcome.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Group of 7 friends 4 hours of the very best Indian cuisine experience Absolutely the very best !! A privilege to share great food experiences This is one to experience Andre Schrenk

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Thank Andre S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband is indian and an excellent cook. We normally don't eat indian food out, since homecooking is still the best. But every once in a while we try an indian restaurant and we were very surprised how fabulous Malis food was. We had the curry shrimps which was just so rich, soft, spicy ..... that we will go back... More 

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Thank Monika R
Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I were truly impressed with this gem of a restauarnt. We had all vegetarian meals which were superb. The mushroom munchurian, veg munchurian and butter paneer masala was incredibly delicious. We were unable to finish our meals, totally stuffed , so portions are good! The service is par excellence. Will be back

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to visit Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town very often for business related tours as part of my company indiwear.com. I've being going to Mali's for about 3 years whenever I'm in SA and I love it! Amazing food and friendly service. Curries are authentic and delicious. I would recommend the Butter Chicken, it is mouth-watering. Atmosphere is warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 15:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 15:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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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  • Is there a dress code?
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