Mali Restaurant

4.8
830 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 830 people are saying
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JenniferB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best Thai in Atlanta. Hands down.

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vipIlovegoodfood
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in town!

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RobW
Atlanta
11 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
6 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
67 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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vinotinto
Atlanta
50 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
48 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
12 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
16 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
294 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
52 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
55 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.

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vipsammen89
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes, impressive food and drink selection, with solid service! I would go again!

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vipAndy
Atlanta
34 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mali continues to impress with the quality of food and high level of service. Sushi and Thai dishes are all so fresh and yummy.

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vipIlovegoodfood
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here!

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Please hire more staff or something
We waited forever to see our server. She was never around

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carolh
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio was very nice. Not too busy on a Thursday night. Ordered appetizers - basil roll and dumplings, which were very tasty. For entrees we had two different curry dishes which were very good and had good heat to them. Would definitely go back.

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TraciH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Enjoyed my meal as did my friend. Food was fresh, nicely prepared and very tasty. Especially enjoyed the spring rolls.

The staff was attentive. We sat outside so no true ambiance, but didn't matter with the quality and quantity of the food.

Would go back again.

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vipEricF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food.

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vipErika
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My experience was great and the patio seating was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always good and seems really fresh. Each time I have been there it's been a pleasant eating experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT!
Cool atmosphere! Great service!

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 830 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.