Malabari (Minneapolis, MN: West Bank)

malabari kitchen mn
After Thrillist came out with this article, David and I had to try Malabari.  Malabar is located on the southwestern coast of India. This restaurant has  Indian and Thai influences and offers sandwiches, curries and other entrees.  Although they don’t have a bar, we called ahead and brought our own wine in.  The space is cozy, and parties over 6 might not be able to sit together.
malabari kitchen mn
Above is the side of white rice and thoran (seasonal mixed vegetables) that comes with the entrees.
malabari kitchen mn
Njandu Curry (softshell crabs in spicy sauce, crabs marinated and cooked with a blend of dry roasted and ground coconut- coriander paste, $12.99) with the chappathi that comes with entrees.
malabari kitchen mn
Meen Curry (Kingfish simmered in a thick and creamy tomato and onion sauce with exotic malabari spices and kokam, $11.50) with the mashed and spiced yucca that comes with it. Warning: this dish is extremely spicy!  The server warned us about the spice level, but it is truly spicy so be careful.

Best Bets: Njandu Curry softshell crab

Cuisine: Indian
Bar: No, we brought wine
Vegetarian / Vegan / Gluten-Free: Yes / No / Yes
Entree Range: $6-14
Waiter Service: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Credit Cards: Yes
Parking: Street
Good for Groups: No

Malabari
414 1/2 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-339-9385
Tue-Fri: 11:30am – 3:00pm , 5:30 – 9:00pm / Sat-Sun: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

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