Mali Restaurant

4.8
835 Reviews
$30 and under
Thai
According to Zagat, This "excellent" local spot where Va-Highlanders meet is known for its "great patio" and "good, reasonably priced sushi and Thai food"; it's a mystery why it's "rarely crowded", but "those who love it" and want to keep it all to themselves "hope it stays that way."

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 835 people are saying
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Spiceman
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat the food was on point, every dish was amazing and the staff was vey knowledgeable about the menu and courteous, can’t wait to go back and let my friends know about this place.

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MadelineR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Mali for an easy date night and loved it. I ordered the chicken satay and fried rice and it was so good.

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Kathryn
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Six of us dined last evening together at one of our favorite restaurants MaLi. We all had a very enjoyable time. The service was very good and the appetizers, entrees, and drinks we ordered were all great. The edamame was nice and hot and the vegetable tempura was delicious. I ordered the eggplant entree extra spicy and it had just the right amount of heat in it. We know this is a challenging time for our local restaurants due to Covid. We appreciated the staff all wearing masks and people coming into and leaving the restaurant having masks on due to a sign on the door requiring them. We'll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were sharing memories of our best friend who passed away on Tuesday. At the young age of 51, she lost the battle with cancer. We brought her partner to our favorite place to eat to reminisce and share special memories. We had Mai Tais in her memory… her favorite! Cheers, Sharon! We miss you already! ❤️

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vipIlovegoodfood
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here about once a week/10 days and it is always a experience I look forward to. Consistency. Food and service. The staff is hard working but extremely pleasant and helpful. The kitchen send out delightful dishes and the sushi is amazing. If that isn’t enough, the decor is well appointed with a wide range of table choices and indoor, outdoor and bar seating. And the prep for Covid is spot on.
A neighborhood gem!

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JoshW
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it! Among the best Thai in Atlanta! Will definitely go back. Green curry beef and massaman chicken among our favorites.

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Terry
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was terrific The red curry I had was fabulous.

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vipdiningexpert
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little neighborhood restaurant with delicious food.

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viplarryp
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood restaurant that I frequent alone as well as when I have family and friends visiting. It never fails to impress!

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vipZeke
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As always, the food was excellent. My spouse and I love Mali’s and dine there often.

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JenniferB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time there. Great food. More of a chill restaurant vibe than I was expecting… fun with friends!

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vipBethB
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good, but this is the second time the service has been very slow. We waited too long to order our food and the server never checked on us until the very end - we missed reordering drinks, waters, etc that were needed. Several tables around us were having to wave their hands to get the servers attention. It was motive that a few servers were seeing them, yet ignoring them. Very odd.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Thai in Atlanta. Hands down.

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vipIlovegoodfood
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town!

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RobW
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and great service as always! Definitely a go-to for me.

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MichaelK
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good. Food and service were very good. It is a neighborhood institution.

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vipAtlantaFoodie
Atlanta
69 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to restaurant for Thai and sushi.

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TriciaG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service 👏 great food, love the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks and service

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vipvinotinto
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mali is a great neighborhood restaurant. The menu has a lot of variety. They have both sushi and Thai, and both types of food are delicious and healthy. It has a really nice atmosphere. Nice cocktails and beers and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sushi and cocktail were great

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Mail restaurant for my boyfriend’s birthday. The ambience was perfect, service, wonderful, and the food was excellent!

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Doonie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mali is always good. It's a favorite.

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EddieD
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food came out quickly but the order was wrong. We kept the wrong item. Would have been nice if they had comped it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best

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vipAtlantaFoodie
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The sushi and noodles were great. We started with basil and spring rolls, too. My friend's dish lacked enough vegetables and she had to request more for her dish. While we enjoyed the food, the service was a bit rushed but otherwise a nice experience.

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VeggieV
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the vegan spicy sushi and tofu golden vegetable curry and both were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent.

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vipEricF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was great! I love a good massaman curry and this place has it! We will definitely be back.

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vipRick
Western NC
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not so good. My wife and I were seated on the patio where there were several couples with children. A couple of the kids were crying and fussy, making the place very unpleasant. We both wanted a draft beer, but there was something wrong with the beer equipment so none were available. That would have been ok if they had decent bottled beer, but they don’t! They should have some bottled beers that are similar to the draft beers such as an IPA or two, but they don’t. So we were fed up and left without eating.

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MWB69
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife had a wonderful time. Everything was outstanding and we will certainly return.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was delicious and the service was great. It is a little pricey but still enjoyed it.

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FrankA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot speak about the interior of the restaurant, but the patio dining was lovely! The food was excellent. The drinks were quite good too. Well worth the money spent! A charming neighborhood as well. I am not from Atalanta, but I will go back to this restaurant if I should ever return.

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Mazza
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant is our go to. Love it. Usually the food is 5-star.

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vipAtldeuce
Atlanta
296 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and reliable. I find it odd that they charge extra for rice when dinning in. What does rice cost? 10 cents?

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good choice!

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vipIlovegoodfood
Atlanta
54 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual…excellent! Thank you!!

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Hermes
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. Great food and service! Definitely going back! Rainbow platter and Golden Vegetable were delicious!

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vipZeke
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve dined at Mali many times. They never disappoint. The food is always delicious, especially their specials. I had the Pan Pan Chicken. It was amazingly delicious. Just as you think you’ve had every way possible to prepare chicken, Mali raises the bar! I rated Mali down a little regarding ambience due to the flies out on the patio. My husband had the seafood bowl, which he said was wonderful. But I think his entree attracted the flies. But I’m not complaining because we chose to eat outside due to the area’s rising cases of Covid.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mali Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mali Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 874-1411.

Mali Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.