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Malabar Indian Cuisine

3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
+1 804-364-7077
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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“dosas” (5 reviews)
“naan” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had some south Indian vegetarian food Reasonably good and service is a plus point The owner himself enquirer about the food coming to the table ! Good choice for Indian cuisine when in Glen Allen VA

Thank Ramasprasad
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Attended a Valentine Day concert by pooja sah talwar. Malabar catered the food. Quite a few items...quality and service was very good :-)

Thank Asad Q
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've been eating at Malabar periodically over the last few years for both lunch and dinner. It never disappoints! It's a family friendly, casual atmosphere...nothing too upscale, but never falls short on flavors and variety. On the weekend they offer a buffet, providing the opportunity...More

Thank WatsonFam5
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Went for the lunch buffet, which was quite nice. Enjoyed some uncommon dishes; all of which were very tasty. The staff were very friendly and attentive. One of the few remaining family style Indian restaurants left in Richmond, as most are now more upscale. Nice...More

Thank DharmaKarmaVA
Reviewed 16 December 2016

On the day I went for lunch, they didn’t have the usual buffet, but instead they had a sampling of lots of little items. In the sampling was spicy eggplant, 2 types of curry, creamed spinach, chickpeas, curried potatoes, a serving of fried vegetables, a...More

Thank Just_a_normal_mom
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Eating here is like eating at someone's home. Delicious homemade cooking with friendly service! They spice their own chai tea and it's wonderful on a cold night!

Thank mrsnblanc
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice buffet choices for lunch. Not greasy or heavy like typical Indian restaurants in the U.S. Flavorful. Some items were a bit salty, and desserts are too sweet. Better than expected service.

Thank ajkl2c
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Malabar is one of the oldest Indian food restaurant in Richmond. It's better than a small joint restaurant set aside behind lauderdale drive near short pump. The South Indian (Dosa's) food is I believe the best so far in Richmond and same goes for some...More

Thank imashjr
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My family went here for lunch on a Saturday. When we walked in, there were no other customers, which worried us, but many more people came later. There was the smell of Indian food when we walked in. We had the buffet. Nothing was too...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Malabar has lots of local competition and can get overlooked, but each time I come here, I find the service & food excellent. They are better able to accommodate the different preferences that my husband & I have for spiciness - my husband likes spicy...More

Thank Virginiawanderer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
15:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3456 Lauderdale Dr, Richmond, VA 23233-7529
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-364-7077
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