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Malabar American Cooking

2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
+1 916-574-9074
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here a few times as I have flown in and out of Sacramento and when I am staying at an airport hotel close by. I have always enjoyed the food here. It is tasty with some interesting flavor combinations. I find it...More

Thank Shellaree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were doing a Park & Fly at a nearby hotel! Decided to have dinner at Malabar's because it really different & we could walk to it! Menu was interesting, food "OK" but service was terrible! We will not go back, especially with all the...More

Thank Pam S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know where to start with this place. I know it’s a unique place for Natomas but it’s always missing something. It’s like a smokehouse and bistro mixed together. The food is not bad at all and they do have some very good items....More

Thank AmericanoO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok - its good. Very standard. But for the location if you are traveling, this meets the needs. Good cocktails, appetizers, and entrees i ordered shrimp scampi, and my friend ordered bacon wrapped meatloaf. Meals were great

Thank NickellFamilyTravel
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We were spending the night for a early morning flight. So we decided to try this establishment. The staff was friendly and efficient. The restaurant was clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. The menu selection is very good to excellent. Two of us had the...More

Thank Dave G
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dave, Thank you for your 4-star review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Come back and visit us soon. Take care.

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Our visit probably would have been fine if it weren't for an odd waiter (I believe his name is John) who kept calling me "beautiful" and kept telling us how "needy" he was for us to "have a good day". It was uncomfortable and very...More

Thank 2Klecks
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, I am sorry to hear about your experience with us. I will check in with my staff and get down to the bottom of your server. I know your experience wasn't good, but hopefully you will give us another chance to wow you with...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent American cuisine. Service hands up! Discovered my new favorite Zin wine Rambauer. Highly recommend.Happy Hour was still going on, but only good in the bar, @ the bar stools...

Thank Luz Z
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Hi Luz, Thank you for you 5-star review! I am glad you enjoyed your overall experience with us. We look forward to having you back again. Thank you, John Cook

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were traveling from Portland to Palm Springs and stayed overnight at a hotel a short distance from the Malabar. We didn’t want fast food so this seemed to be our best bet. We had to wait a few minutes for a table which is...More

Thank HaveOmaWillTravel
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hi, Thanks so much for your fantastic review! Your compliments are much appreciated and I'll make sure to pass along your kind words to my staff! All the best!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

I am not a fan of separate vegetarian or vegan menu. Why not have it in the regulator menu? Non-vegetarians don’t always want meat at every meal. However, I am always glad to see vegetarian options. Unfortunately the options here were uninspired and my selection...More

Thank ecogirl1000
MalabarJohn, Owner at Malabar American Cooking, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback on our vegetarian menu options. We welcome all in-house feedback and we use it to become better as an establishment. Take care.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I use to attend weekly meetings at Malabar in the private conference room. There was a nice preset menu, cost was a little high but not unreasonable, food was good, & service was good. Their reason I am giving a negative review is because the...More

2  Thank NoCalMina
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Response from Travelhobbyist | Reviewed this property |
The Malabar has been open for many years - it was very popular when the Kings were in their "hay-days".
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2960 Del Paso Rd, Sacramento, CA 95834-9669
    (Interstate 5)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-574-9074
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Malabar American Cooking serves classic American dishes with an innovative twist. A Sacramento, CA favorite, you'll find something for everyone here!
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