Address: 514 Front Street, Santa Cruz 95060
Area: Santa Cruz
Phone: (831) 458-3023
Hours: Lunch Mon-Sat: 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner: Fri - Sat 5 pm - 9:30 pm, Sun - Thu 5 pm to 9 pm
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegetarian)
Restaurant Type: SriLankan
Vegan Dessert: No
Accepts credit card: Yes
Parking: Free public parking lot across the street. Metered street parking (daily, from 9 am to 8 pm).
Notes: Now serving dinner only. With seating for about 60 people, this rustic yet elegant ambiance is the perfect setting for their wonderful food. Remember, this is Santa Cruz so don't expect to dine quickly because service and food are a bit slow, but worth the wait if you're patient.
|Added by veganhobbit on 2007-02-10, Last update: 2009-10-04, Viewed 12009 times|
Average rating: 3.88 / 5.0 Based on 4 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)
|Had lunch here. Great decor/ambience. Awesome food, seasoned to perfection. Between my husband and I, we had the spicy potatoes, brocolli and tofu, gado gado, eggplant with soy chunks, columbo something. Everything was excellent. Huge portions for the price ($7.50 for 4 items + white or brown rice)||bunnygirl
|I've had bad experiences at Malabar since it moved. They were out of my fav dish (Tempeh Goreng) once and they made the peanut sauce 4x as spicy as usual another time. I still love the food (usually). Try the Raw Chocolate drink, but ask for no honey! It's divine. I went on "set menu Sunday" and it was weird, but good. However, the check came blank. We were told to "pay what we think is fair."||Vegan Des
|Food is delicious, and very reasonable for the quality. Beautiful decor. Much larger & nicer space than previous location. Try the tempeh gorang -- double yum! Service is a bit slow (as usual), otherwise I'd give them a 5-stars. One of my favorite places to eat in the Bay Area.||tammy
|I've only had dinner there so far, but did try the sample plate (SriLankan Plate.) New place is very nice. Looks like a total remodel. Big step up from the old locations. I'd give them a 5 for the food, and 2.5 for service. Place is always busy, but they refuse to get enough good staff in to handle everything and the owner always seems in a bad mood or short with the clients. Food sometimes arrives cold due to overloaded staff. If they could figure out service this place would be a solid 5 because of the food.||chris
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