Mali Restaurant

4.7
820 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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 820 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
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Doonie
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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
46 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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EricF
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
8 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
47 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
53 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
32 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
47 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
1 review
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
6 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
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was EXCELLENT!
Cool atmosphere! Great service!

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vipGoodMorningsider
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A neighborhood mainstay. Always tasty with consistently good service.

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vipAnitaA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Short and simple, I think if you want fresh sushi you should go elsewhere in Atlanta. Avoid the tuna sushi in particular.

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vipubetcha
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dishes have remained "top notch" for over 15 years since I started coming. Service varies with servers, but those who stay around are the best. Thank you, Joy, for continuing to bring joy in our lives.

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vipMichaelP
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food at Mali is always phenomenal and so good! Staff is very friendly and professional and can't wait to return.

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RobW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and great service! The Pad Thai was amazing!

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KellyJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

It was my first time. The food was good. I have had better. But, the food coupled with the beautiful ambiance, friendly staff, in a quiet neighborhood and convenient parking made this experience memorable for my family. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

It took over an hour to get our food, when many tables that were seated after us got theirs. Had to remind our waiter to check on our food and it finally came out ten minutes after that. There was a bug in my water and no one came by for so long for me to ask for another one. The food was okay, but I’ve definitely had way way better food at that price point. I get it that places are understaffed, so it might’ve been just been a fluke.. but my experience did not leave me wanting to come back or recommend it to others.

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Foodie411910
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We came here years ago on our first date and try to come back on our anniversary to celebrate whenever we can. Even after all this time, the food and drinks are consistently outstanding with attentive service. The patio is lovely and we felt very safe eating there last night, with the servers wearing masks and gloves. We even got the same table we had the very first time! Mali is perfect for a date night, gathering of friends or celebration!

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SueS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, delicious feed, great patio seating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mali is one of our favorites! It is true authentic Thai food …
Panang curry is out of this world. Everything is always delicious and consistent. The sushi is fresh and we always have great service. Joy is a beautiful person and has brought a bit of Thailand to Atlanta for us all to enjoy!

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vipWalter
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, the best cuisine and a casual dining atmosphere. A neighborhood gem and I highly recommend!

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BruceK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Father’s Day

FAQs

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

Mali Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 820 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.