Server was attentive, atmosphere
Server was attentive, atmosphere was nice, was a bit noisy though. We enjoyed our evening.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
So nice to have a vegan menu!
So nice to have a vegan menu! I also appreciate the wines by the glass.
The "vegan" salad was very nice, but had to be sent back as it included cheese.
3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
we were sat next to a table
we were sat next to a table that was having a birthday celebration, which if we had reservations we kinda exspected a little more preparedness..... they were a big croud and there were other tables we could have been set at. still love this resturant and will be coming back over and over i just think someone failed seating us where they did with enough heads up by having reservations, we were 2 couples on our first outting together and introducing the other couple to one of our favorite spots, but way too loud and distracting for the dinner get together we were wanting ...
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
North Natomas spot
Disappointed with some of our dishes. Service wasn't quite as efficent and slow.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the scallops with the
I had the scallops with the risotto, very creamy and the scallops were cooked perfect. Service was good, definitely will go again.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
will do again
Very accommodating and portions even on happy hour menu is generous. Drinks great.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent service. I come
Excellent service. I come hear every time I'm in Sacramento and their good service has been consistent, and their food is always tasty. Never a bad experience.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
It has been several months since I went to Malabar for lunch. Greatly improved since that time. Ruben sandwich was perfect.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time going to Malabar, and it was a pleasant experience. I went with a larger group with a couple of kids, the service was excellent, and the food was very good. Had a bit of a miscue with the cooking of a pork chop, but that was quickly taken care of at no expense and a couple free beers. The desert selections were also extremely good. I would definitely go back.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Malabar. Our server was absolutely great and the food was very good. We will definitely be back! Also loved the decor and the ambience created. Very enjoyable!
6/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always great food, good service
Have dined at Malabar many times and never disappointed. Most recently took my entire family for a graduation dinner. Reservation was ready at the appointed time despite restaurant obviously being full. Everyone enjoyed their meal, and Sherry our server handled the large group (ages 16-80) very well. Reasonable prices too. Total tab with pre-added in tip for large group was about $270, including liquor. Excellent value, very happy.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food here is always fantastic. Portions are perfect. And prices are reasonable. I would recommend the steak sandwich and the shrimp scampi linguine pasta. Both are very good.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit out of the way but worth the trip. Menu offers a wide selection of items and prices are reasonable. Although not very busy while there, service was slow, at least for our table. I'd go here again.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, reasonable prices.
I had never heard of this place before but found it when looking for a place to dine before a concert at Sleep Train. The bar area is very small and was very crowded (probably more so because of the concert) the drinks were average priced $8.50 for my frozen grape martini. The food portion were perfectly sized. We had some men in our group who are big eaters and they left full. While I didn't try the lettuce wraps they looked really good however we had to ask for more lettuce to finish them. The ahi tuna was fantastic and the calamari was just ok. For an entree I had the Thai salad with chicken. It was incredibly filling and flavorful. I would return to this place if in the area. They had lots of items on the menu I wouldn't mind trying.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch was very good
This was a second visit to the restaurant. First time had the tuna melt and tortilla soup and found both of them lacking in flavor. However did like the ambience for lunch and came back to try a second time. This time the food was excellent with a caesar salad with grilled shrimp top notch. Service could be more prompt, but day was totally enjoyable.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heading to the Arena?
We visited here for the first time on our way to the Arena. Waitstaff were swift, friendly, and never interrupted our dinner with questions or service until the moment was right (most inexperienced waitstaff get this wrong). My meal was a Caesar Salad (I asked if if it was prepared traditionally, with Anchovy & raw egg, or the supposedly 'safer' version (no egg bottle version), it didn't end up mattering much, it arrived and at that point the waiter informed me they were out of anchovies. My entree; Shrimp Scampi Linguini was good, but I couldn't keep my eyes off of my girlfriends meal. her Snapper looked like a million bucks and tasted great too!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot if you have time to dine
Malabar is my favorite place in Natomas for business meetings... they have great food and good service, but the kitchen can be a bit slow..... I am impressed how they cater to kids with carrot sticks and Ranch while they wait. ... all in all, a great meal as long as you're not in a rush. ... they have always been able to accommodate my reservations too, whether I'm early, late or have a change in the head count. ...
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good ,quick service
We stopped here on our way to Sacramento airport. We decided after an excellent meal to make this our stop every time. It's close, the service was great, very friendly, and excellent Peach Cobbler! Would definitely recommend. Price was right too!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice restaurant that feels
Nice restaurant that feels local and not like there is one in every shopping center in America. Solid food choices with nice variety that was well cooked with good flavors Service was outstanding from arrival through check for our party of nine, which is often difficult. Serving sizes were larger than they need to be, for example the Fish and Chips coud have fed three or four.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall good food at a conveniently
Overall good food at a conveniently located restaurant
8/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
YUM! What's not to like...!
Malabar is definitely a favorite. The food is so fresh tasting and visually appealing in addition to be absolutely delicious! This is a bit of a drive for me to get to, but worth it! They do parties (we've done Christmas parties various years) and always have the best success with Malabar. All I can say is, "You gotta try this place!" My personal favorite dish is the marinated skirt steak with the maple-berry chipotle sauce.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Ambiance
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!
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salmon left your mouth on
Salmon left your mouth on fire...a bit over seasoned
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Malabar American Cooking
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! :)
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM