Malabari Kitchen in Minneapolis
Located near Cedar- Riverside, Malabari Kitchen is a gem of a find. The cuisine focuses on India’s rarely encountered southwestern coastal region of Malabar, a one-time center of the spice trade coveted for its black pepper. There’s a lot to enjoy about this place, not the least of which is the fresh, made-to-order, quality food and its aromatic effervescence.
The chicken biryani was arguably the best I’ve had in the Twin Cities. A heap of perfectly cooked rice was flavored and visibly tinged with an abundance of herbs and spices; nuggets of tender marinated chicken were hidden inside the rice;
and the preparation was served with condiments of mango chutney, hot pepper paste, and fresh raita—something I hadn’t previously been offered with this dish.
Malabari food has clearly been influenced by many countries as they came to the region. All dishes are authentic malabari dishes featuring fish, oysters, mussels and several different red meats.
Business Hours at Malabari Kitchen
|Tuesday||11:30am - 3:00pm / 5:30 - 9:00pm|
|Wednesday||11:30am - 3:00pm / 5:30 - 9:00pm|
|Thursday||11:30am - 3:00pm / 5:30 - 9:00pm|
|Friday||11:30am - 3:00pm / 5:30 - 9:00pm|
|Saturday||6:00pm - 9:30pm|
|Sunday||6:00pm - 9:30pm|