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Malabar American Cooking

2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
+1 916-574-9074
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Malabar was recommended to us by local hotel staff, I must say it was extremely disappointing. The only highlight of the meal was our waiter, John, his wit was assuming and quite entertaining. My husband and I both had the special, Halibut with Prawns over...More

Thank SandiG680
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, I wanted to touch base with you about your review. I'm sorry to hear if our cuisine did not live up to your expectations. To clarify, none of our fish is frozen or meals reheated. We use fresh ingredients and source locally whenever...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying nearby the front desk suggested Malabar. Very nice decor and ambiance. Would have been super with a date. Service was very good with no rush to my meal and a full bar to enjoy some time recharging my batteries, as it were. Shrimp and...More

Thank David F
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. I appreciate the feedback. Glad to hear Malabar was just the place to help you unwind & recharge. Ahi is one of our specialities so I'm pleased you had the opportunity to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate her for the first time on 6/23/17 and really enjoyed it. I loved the ambience and found the staff to be very friendly. I had the shrimp scampi linguini for dinner and it was delicious. It was brought out fairly quickly, nice and...More

Thank MCADAMA
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey there, Thanks for writing a great review about your first Malabar experience! I appreciate you sharing a detailed account of your visit & pleased to know it was enjoyable. Seafood is one of our specialities so it's rewarding to read your comments about our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived and entered, we immediately saw a disgusting mess on and around the first table in sight. That colored expectations even though the greeter said "kids!" But the food was way better than I initial impressions suggested. We tried ahi tuna (excellent), tortilla...More

Thank David G
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi David, I'm glad to know you were pleasantly surprised with our cuisine & service. We're definitely a family-friendly restaurant but work to maintain upscale meals so it's great to hear you enjoyed your choices! Our Ahi Tuna is one of my favorites too. Thank...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Spencer .... ask for him when there. He is awesome!! Food was great and restaurant is very convenient to Sacramento Airport (SMF). Try the Diablo shrimp and kale caesar. Specials every night.Happy hour is awesome.

Thank KABigBlue
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Hey there, Glad to know you enjoyed our bar service! I'll be sure to pass your warm compliments along to my staff. Thanks so much for your great review & kind recommendation. We hope to see you back soon! Take care.

Reviewed 7 June 2017

One of the best steaks I've ever had. If you are staying in Sacramento and looking for a nice restaurant this is the place to go!

Thank NCStateEng
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hello, Best steak you ever had? What a superb compliment! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with a stellar review. I'm glad to know you enjoyed your steak & hope you'll visit for another one again soon! Take caere.

Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had time to kill before our flight this past Sunday & found this place by accident. Wow, what a fantastic lunch! We hit during the Sunday brunch, but got a table no problem. We opted to order from the menu vs. the brunch &...More

Thank traveltosun
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Bottomless Mimosas and Sunday lunch? Sounds like you and your wife had a great pre-flight experience and we're incredibly happy to hear about it! We pride ourselves on our top-notch service, so I'm glad it made up for the experience you had the night before....More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

The ambience is great, the food excellent, the stake tacos were just like true authentic Mexican taste The chile relleno was excellent The chicken and salad was also great Definitely a great place for lunch and dinner

Thank wesajo
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! I'm happy to hear you tried a few of our menu items and thoroughly enjoyed them. We appreciate your recommendation and hope you'll join us again soon. Take care.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

We enjoyed a very nice dinner before our hotel stay for an early flight the next day. The restaurant is conveniently located by 3 hotels within shuttle service of the airport. The food was good, reasonably priced and our waiter was a comedian!

Thank Robert C
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hey there Robert, It's excellent to hear you enjoyed your meal with us - thanks so much for sharing your visit with an excellent review! Hope you enjoy your trip & think of us again next time you're in the area. Take care!

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Gave this place a try on the way to taking family to the airport. Then food was wonderful and very flavorful. Service was very prompt and attentive making sure we were taken care of. John B. Was our server and he was so funny and...More

Thank horseloverm
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thanks for the stellar reviews on both Yelp & TripAdvisor. We really appreciate the love!

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The Malabar has been open for many years - it was very popular when the Kings were in their "hay-days".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 10:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
    (Interstate 5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-574-9074
  • E-mail
Description
Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative twist. A Sacramento, CA favorite, you'll find something for everyone here!
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