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About Mali Restaurant

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."

961 Amsterdam Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30301
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
North Highland Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 874-1411

Website:
http://www.malirestaurant.com/

Private Party Contact:
Mannie Kachintagsa: (404) 874-1411

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mali Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Casual (9)
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Spicy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Vegan (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Romantic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Made reservation on open table arrived told wait or table in obviously closed lower level section. Went there specifically for a recently new menu item i enjoyed to find it was no longer on the menu. Not going back anytime soon.

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food4
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Another wonderful experience. Thank you.

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food5
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service5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great quality and service. A bit tough to find parking in the area though.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Bar Seating, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always consistent tasty Thai favorites in a great neighborhood location. The patio is always great when the weather is good.

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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was terrible. Asked for different things throughout our meal and never got them.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 9, 2017

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! We've been going to MaLi for 25+ years, and this is it ... absolutely the last visit!!! The owner has apparently opened a new restaurant in Brookhaven, and was not there - and when she has always been there in the past, MaLi ran very well - she ran a very tight ship. This night, we had a problem with everything. The service was pathetic ... we think the waiter was taking care of too many tables. The waiter got my wife's Pad Thai totally wrong ... had scallops (& shrimp) on it vs. the requested chicken (& shrimp) ... and when they "fixed" the order, there were very few pieces of chicken (& shrimp) ... i.e., we paid $15+ for noodles. The waiter never came by to refresh our drinks ... we had to chase down another waiter to get refills. The prices are astronomical, especially for the sushi (which, yes, was as good as always). We sat outside, and there were tables that went uncleaned for 10 minutes or more ... and during the meal, we had a screaming baby behind us (we said nothing), and the restaurant did not ask that she be taken out or walked. Lastly, after waiting more than 15 minutes after finishing our meal, we had to ask for the bill ($75+ for sushi and Pad Thai for 2, and no alcohol!), and the waiter never came to pick up our credit card after a 10 minute or so wait, so we finally walked up to the front cash register to check ourselves out. On our way out, we saw a woman who appeared to be in charge, and when she asked us why we were bringing our bill to the cash register, we started to tell her we were 25+ year customers and about how bad things had been, but she said nothing in response and only ran to chase down our waiter (presumably to find out what had occurred) and she never came back to us before we walked out. Bottom line - 25+ years of being a loyal customer of MaLi, and we'll never go back due to what we see as a deterioration of everything except possibly for the quality of the food (vs. quantities, prices, etc.).

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food3
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Food as always was delicious and service was great.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Mali is our favorite Thai/Sushi Restaurant and favorite sate night spot. The Moo Shu appetizer was amazing and tasted fresh. We also had two sushi rolls and some nigiri that were amazing. We love the ambiance. The only negative was that it took a little too long to get our drinks.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 19, 2017

ANOTHER GREAT EXPERIENCE AT MA LI
Ma Li is a neighborhood favorite of mine for AUTHENTIC Thai cuisine. I have never ordered any item on their extensive menu that did not have the ideal blend of Thai flavorings and seasonings. Service is always spot on, and the vibe is contemporary Asian. I love the fact that parking is free and plentiful--a rare treat in any intown neighborhood.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

our waiter was very helpful re gluten free options and my guest had seafood allergies; they were very accomodating.
Enjoyed the business lunch and it's quite affordable. Worth the drive.

Tags: Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Fantastic 5 stars! The food was the best Thai food

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Mali is always delicious and the staff are always pleasant and professional. Lots of variety in where to sit, including the awesome patio. Mali is a wonderful neighborhood go-to restaurant!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Four of us had a very nice meal at Mali. All food ordered was quite tasty and the massaman curry lovers were especially happy that this version had avocado rather than potato. Waitstaff were capable and friendly, and the ambiance is nice. Only one complaint -- We sat on the patio and were bothered by flies. I hope they can do something about that! Regardless, I'll be going back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food4
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We certainly over dressed for dinner on a Sunday evening! But, the food was excellent!
Our only complaints are with the VERY loud music and the angry service. I understand that servers are sometimes over taxed but, a surly server really impacts the dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating
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food5
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service1
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I always enjoy the tasty dishes at Mali, and the wine list is good. The restaurant's decor has been updated, so it's attractive and comfortable, and the table service is very attentive. But the volume of the "background" music was too high. We asked twice if it could be turned down a bit so that we could talk with our friends, but the volume remained the same. The loud music may be acceptable to others, but we will be reluctant to return since it doesn't make for a relaxing conversation.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Mali's has been consistent over the 20 years I've been going. We drive over 24 miles to eat at Mali's. I have found no Thai restaurant that is better than Mali's.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Organic, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Mali has been one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta for over a decade. The food is always fantastic and the service is usually equally great. However, this week was my first time having less than stellar service, but I'll give our server the benefit of the doubt in case she was new.
I highly recommend Mali and it really is the best thai/sushi restaurant in all of Atlanta.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service2
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Mali is always a good choice for Thai food. The service was quick and courteous. The food, as usual, was delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Spicy, Authentic
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Amazing every time!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 8, 2017

One of the best Thai and sushi places in Atlanta. I enjoy the food and the service....everyone's great. Love the sushi!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 7, 2017

A casual cozy spot with fresh delicious food, Mali quickly became our favorite Friday night place. Relaxing low-key way to start the weekend! We love exploring all the menu options (sushi, too). Don't forget to leave room for dessert. Loved the fried banana over coconut ice cream during our last visit. Parking is easy and we always find a spot in one of two lots -- or off-street. Lucky if you live nearby and can walk! Open for lunch, too -- a real neighborhood gem!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 19, 2017

We were a decent size group (10ppl) but for a Monday, they were very slow. Was told that the kitchen was backed up. But the food was very good, just had to wait awhile to enjoy it.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The service was excellent. The server was very patient and showed a genuine concern. I was adventurous and tried the grilled duck in red curry sauce and it was simply devine. I will definitely return.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Love the basil rolls and dining on the patio!

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food4
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We had our first date here years ago, and love returning every year. This year for our tenth anniversary! Delicious food every time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 2, 2017

AUTHENTIC THAI CUISINE SERVED IN A HOT NEIGHBORHOOD LOCATION

Ma LI is my go-to spot for the best Thai in the city. The flavors are delectable, and the staff is efficient and able to make spot-on recommendations. I usually start with a sushi roll and order one of the noodle dishes, but sometimes I just order sushi. They usually offer a few sushi specials that are creatively prepared and a departure from the normal selections. For those who do not typically enjoy Thai cuisine, there are several selections that should please their palate. There is plenty of free parking both in the main lot, across the street, and on street also.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Authentic, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Healthy, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Food was great, as always. Service was much slower and less attentive than usual. Have been here many times in the past and always had great visits.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I love dining at Mali but this time our food was 45 minutes late and the reason was the server forgot to put it in... that was very annoying but otherwise the food was excellent.

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food4
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service2
value3

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Best sushi around and great Thai food. Love to eat here when visiting my daughter.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Mali never disappoints. The food is fresh
and tasty. Service is great. Feels comfortable
and friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Food was delicious anf eere also really good

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Never disappoints. Food is consistently delicious.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Enjoyed Mali Thai food but the sushi was not that great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 18, 2017

This place made me fall in love with Thai food all over again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Best Thai Food in Atlanta. We frequent Mali's often. FRANTASTIC SERVICE!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I love this place! The drinks and food are excellent! The service is great!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Always delicious with great Thai and sushi options.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Wonderful Thai lunch experience. Good atmosphere, friendly service , nice location and plenty of parking ( there is a large parking lot across the street and many street spots).

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We love Mali...we drive from Brookhaven to aat at this healthy choice restaurant because the food just delicious and always consistent. 6 our of every 10 times we go out to eat with friends we find ourselves there.
Highly Recommend it and ask to seated upstairs, love this section the best.

Tags: Authentic, Vegan, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Mali is a hidden gem in a quiet part of our neighbourhood. Great food, attentive service and all in all a place in which I'd recommend to all my friends.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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