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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%
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“curry” (51 reviews)
“dosa” (21 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 yesterday

The most amazing Indian food in Durban! The staff are friendly and so accomodating - nothing is too much to make the meal enjoyable.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jenny8663
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had our company year end dinner at Mali’s. Food was perfect. Service was amazing. We had the attention of waiters all the time in spite of the restaurant being full. Food was prepared and presented perfectly. The best Indian food in Durban at the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KZN131160
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good service, delicious food and very reasonably prices, will be back , need to try all their meals.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank N8591RSmarkb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came wanting to try a dosa as they has been recommended as a house speciality. These are off until the chef returns. We felt the rest of the food was Ok but not great apart from the bread items which were wonderful. Maybe this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank NICK S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is simply the best in Durban when it comes to authentic Indian cuisine. It's South Indian dishes are simply too good as for a while we forgot that we are in Durban. The ambience is perfect for a relaxing evening. So my recommendation is...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Sivakumar A
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 12 December 2018

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 11 December 2018

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 11 December 2018

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 10 December 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
17 December 2018|
Response from tarkastad | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as the owner asks a specific question
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 .
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
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