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Malabar American Cooking
Malabar American Cooking

Malabar American Cooking Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.malabaramericancooking.com
  • Email: info@malabaramericancooking.com
  • Phone: (916) 574-9074
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sa 10:00am-2:00pm
    Lunch: M-Th 11:00am-4:00pm;Su 10:00am-2:00pm
    Dinner: M-Sa 4:00pm-10:00pm;Su 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Contact: Suzanne (916) 574-9074
  • Entertainment: All NFL games during the season.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Interstate 5
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large private lot surrounding our free-standing restaurant.
A word from Malabar American Cooking
Our Goal is to provide each guest with a unique and satisfying dining experience simply based on what we believe people like to eat. We have created an extraordinary menu that offers choices from all walks of American life. With pride, our chefs use U.S.D.A. Choice and Certified Angus beef, fresh fish, sauces, marinades and dressings made from scratch, fresh hand cut vegetables prepared to order, garden fresh salads and home-made desserts. We know how hard you work for every dollar, so it’s important that you feel the great service and terrific cuisine is worth every penny. By offering over 20 entrees’ under $10 and a family friendly kids menu we want to fit your budget whether you're in for a quick bite with the family or doing a night on the town. We are equally proud of our bar with its unique cocktail menu, wine selections and wide range of draught and bottled beer. Please stop in or try our convenient curbside/take out service. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Nice comfortable atmosphere for our early dinner(5:30). Noise level was very low - perfect to chat. Service was good too. Our waitress checked on us a few times and was very nice when we decided to order dessert after she had already brought out check. We had the pulled pork sandwich and the steak sandwich. Both were good. Dessert was the cobbler - peach with vanilla ice cream. Also delicious."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "If you're looking for a spot for a great business lunch or lunch with friends this is the spot in North Natomas. Upscale feel, reasonable prices, great food, great service."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A group of us had a wonderful evening out. Excellent food. The server was available, but not overbearing. Never felt rushed. Malabar is one of my favorite eateries to host people for business."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Great spot to meet when coming from different areas near Sacramento. Comfortable booths. Not too loud. Friendly staff. Good food, average prices."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Early lunch today. Pulled Pork sandwich and peanut coleslaw was enjoyed by half of the party. Grilled prawn caesar was good although skimpy for some reason on the prawns this time. Reuben was perfect. Service was excellent as water was refilled as asked for. Pretty quiet as it was an early lunch, but table for 5 was awkward sizing with not really comfortable spacing for the group. Will come again."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Greatly enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. I held a meeting there with customers, and all parties had a great time!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Great spot, lovely atmosphere, prompt service. Great drinks reasonable prices, will be eating there regularly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Perfect place to have a meal before an event at the Sleep Train Arena. The food was very good again. Portions are large. The fish special was very good. Chris S. was our server and did a very good job."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Went here for Valentine's Day dinner, before a concert. Had a nice time. Margarita was all right, though from a mix, I believe. My Thai chicken salad was tasty. My friend's steak sandwich was a bit underdone, but she still enjoyed it. Servers were attentive but not too attentive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went there for Valentine's Day and was very pleased with the staff and their professionalism with the massive volume of customers they had at the time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was good, it is loud overall in the restaurant. The service was very poor. Complain to management they paid for our appetizer. Calamari was very chewy. They stated that it usually isn't that packed, so it may not be as loud on other occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and service were great. Just a little noisy if you are planning a hot date. We were with the kids do that didn't matter"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "While their food is not "over the top", it is consistently good. Very convenient for trips to or from the airport."
    Dined on 10/3/2013
  • "The food and service were excellent. We've come here several times and it it's always an enjoyable experience with a high level of service and great food."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "in a land of strip mall and fast food nice haven for a bit!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We ate there twice. Great food, seared ahi was fabulous. Highly recommen"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I have eaten lunch at Malabar a number of times and always enjoyed it; this was the first time I had dinner. Arrived at 6:15 on a Friday, had made a reservation and was seated almost immediately. Staff was pleasant, booth comfortable. However it was very noisy, although probably not surprising given the time and day of the week. Food and service were considerably better than average. Our meals arrived almost too quickly. We lingered after eating and the crowd thinned out and the noise level dropped to acceptable levels. The food isn't cheap, but good quality and generous portions; overall a decent value. I will be going back and will continue to recommend Malabar to my friends."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Service was slow, coffee cold and food had so many bell peppers, you couldn't taste anything else. Bacon not cooked to order, scrambled eggs didn't taste like eggs. I will give them credit for serving hot food. The waitress argued with my husband about the child coffee because she just made it. But when he put his finger in his cup, she brought fresh cups. Maybe they should stick to lunch and dinner and leave breakfast Ru IHOP!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Food was good. Service was OK. Not too memorable, although the hostess did remember to give us the vegetarian menu that she saw on Open Table request."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "we had 4 different appetizers...all were very good....service was above the norm and we enjoyed the dining.....definitely would recommend and we be returning for an encore."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Right off the I-5 near Sac Intl. Airport, met some friends from out of town for dinner. . Moderately priced and great menu variety. We will return to try more dishes."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Make reservations the day before if you are attending a Kings game. This place gets booked up quickly and you may end up waiting if you have more than a party of 2. The bar also gets packed so it's standing room only if you show up @ 6. Service was very good, food was good...just not cooked how we ordered it and we didn't have time to send it back for round two. Kings Martini was awesome! Tito's handmade Vodka, dry vermouth, and cream cheese olives...nice!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Lodging was in the nearby Homewood Suites, where I had stayed before. Malabar American Cooking is visible from Del Paso Road (no entrance), but not from the next street south... In a sea of fast food restaurants, Malabar American Cooking was quite a nice discovery for a more fine dining option in the immediate area. Although Malabar staff told me they've been in business for eight years, I didn't even notice their presence a couple of years ago. The restaurant is designed with flair, with a wide variety of nouveau American menu selections. There were three people in our party and everyone enjoyed the appetizer, main dish, and dessert! A destination to be visited again! :)"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We'd been to this restaurant for lunch and really enjoyed it so we went back for dinner on a Thursday night. Big mistake. There was apparently a rock concert at the Arena that night and the place was jammed. We had reserved a booth along the side but we still could hear each other. Food was good. But we'll not return in the evening."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Food was just okay - nothing special. Caesar salad tasted like the dressing was watered down."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "We ordered three entrees, which were all nopt very good. Fish and Chips full of grease! Crabcaake sliders had no taste and were all filling, no crab. Steak sandwich, not good meat, a lot of fat and bad taste."
    Dined on 10/14/2013
  • "Salmon left your mouth on fire...a bit over seasoned"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "From the moment i walked in, i was pleased with the greeting from the host, waitress, and food selection. The best part of my experience was the quick and friendly service, and the food was great!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The street appeal of this establishment might cause you to pass it by. Accessing the parking lot can be confusing. But don't let this stop you from getting great food at a good price. I dined late afternoon so it was quiet. My guess is that from happy hour on this place rocks!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "At least the carpet didn't smell this time. We stood at the reception area for 3 minutes. The hostess must have been on a break. Food is very good. Service was okay. We'll be back to try something else."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "Overall good food at a conveniently located restaurant"
    Dined on 8/27/2013