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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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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (42 reviews)
“butter chicken” (25 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
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LOCATION
77 Smiso Nkwanyana Road | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 508 reviews

Reviewed today 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

Thank tarkastad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Basie52
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Anton N
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank ChristianErikLeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been visiting Durban regularly for over 20 years (wife’s from there) and when I do I seek out Indian food. This place reminded me more of the Indian restaurants we used to enjoy when living in California than typical Durban Indian restaurants. Mali’s is...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant using TripAdvisor. Thanks to the reviewers. This place is immaculate clean and management is superior. We enjoyed traditional Indian dishes. The chicken tikka was something we hadn’t tasted in India too. Really recommend this place to everyone.

Thank dhanharish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a customer dinner. Starters were suggested by the waiter. Excellent taste. Mains came and was just as good. I will visit Mali in the future to experiment more. Great food and value for money.

Thank Wynand N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered dosa to go from Malis. Having been told about how good there food is we were keen to try it out. When we ordered we were told that dosa is best in the restaurant. We werent staying far from the restaurant. The dosa...More

1  Thank saunders290
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Malis famous for its spicy and sensational dishes, shows off its culinary gems in the finest and not basic at all menu. Classic India flavors of garlic, cilantro, finest masalas and chilies come alive in this vibrant and colorful restaurant. With the restaurant being full...More

Thank ClaudetteAnnP
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Malis is the place where one can expect a true blend of taste and service. There is safe parking in the back which gave me the peace of mind. I highly recommend a booking as this place was buzzing . Loved the way the dosa...More

Thank meekshalallan
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Questions & Answers
joepotter60
21 January 2018|
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Response from maryannintanzania | Reviewed this property |
Pricy but worth it.
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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 .
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
有泊車位, 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, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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