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Cafe Darya

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Old Town Centre | 2 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
+61 2 6457 1867
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Rockhampton, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we loved your food and service was way above average as well. Unfortunately we only discovered cafe on last night there but will be back.

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Thank rae-sesaurchins
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Went here last week after a few drinks at the pub. Mains (goat and lamb) were tasty, Persian food is so good! The entrees (egg and the salad/dip) weren't to my taste. Service was polite, friendly, and professional but slow unfortunately. Serving sizes were also small for what we paid. I would have expected more from the entrees. The $30... More 

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1 Thank Joseph Z
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your comments. We apologise for the delay it took to serve your mains. With only two of us cooking, plating and serving, it tends to slow down a bit especially later in the evening and when we have late walk-ins, such as your group. We thank you for your comment about Persian food... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Was recommended and they were right great meal and we asked them to feed us without looking st the menu . That was the best way to enjoy

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Thank Phill B
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We are so pleased that your experience at Cafe Darya lived up to the recommendation you received. Thank you so much for your comments and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went to the restaurant for dinner. If you eat inside the restaurant, it is a minimum $30.00 spend per person. To avoid that, sit outside away from the restaurant. My partner wanted to the Duck, but they had sold out. We did arrive late (due to daylight saving). We left rather than choosing something else that wasn't what was... More 

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Thank Trudy P
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Once again, our restaurant is given a 2 star review for a totally inane reason. As can be seen in your review, WE DID NOTHING WRONG! But still, you give us a 2 star review! We didn't treat you poorly, we didn't serve you burnt food, we made space for you - yet you treat us with such disdain. I... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Our meal tonight is one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant. Everything from the timing, the service, the ambiance, and especially the food was wonderful.

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Thank nikki b
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We are so honoured to hear that you consider your meal at Cafe Darya to be one of the best you have ever had in a restaurant. We were delighted to have you dine with us and look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a surprise to find such a wonderful authentic family run restaurant in this ski town. The service, food , presentation and customer care was outstanding. We were blessed to stumble on this gem. All recipes are from the grandmother on the fathers side of the family & the authenticity shows. Ask the staff to do a banquet of their... More 

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Thank Deb H
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us at Cafe Darya. It was a delight having you dine with us and we thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

As usual totally brilliant food and service .... love this place, always visit when in tiwn and never disappointed

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Thank doodahs
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review. We really look forward to seeing you again at Cafe Darya next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

Cooma, Australia
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Our second visit to this absolute gem of a restaurant! This time we visited 2 days before Christmas - and the service, not to mention the mouthwatering food was outstanding! We tried the dips and fritters for entree, beautifully made, served and tasted incredible! Mains were served with loads of perfect rice. Braised Camel with dates, chick peas and chilies,... More 

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Thank Allysiak
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure having you and your husband dine again at Cafe Darya just before Christmas. We thank you very much for your beautiful review and wish you all the best for 2017. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I had read about the true Persian nature of Darya, and I can say that it was an incredibly rare treat to have food cooked with the experience of generations and the love and care that makes it special. Throw out what you think Persian food might be, don't knock back something on the menu that you think you know... More 

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Thank Hugh O
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Wow! What an absolutely wonderful review! We thank you so much for all your fantastic comments and recommendations about Cafe Darya, we very much appreciate them and we also love the fact that you enjoyed your experience so much. We really look forward to seeing you next time you are in the Snowy Mountains. More 

Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We came here as a group of friends. We had booked (the restaurant is quite small) and they opened just for us. We did a fixed menu and the food was absolutely delicious. The service fast and efficient (even though they did not have staff) and at the end they apologised for not having the time to talk to us.... More 

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Thank Paula B
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was our pleasure having your group dine at Cafe Darya and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in the Snowy Mountains. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$50
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Town Centre | 2 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Jindabyne
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6457 1867
Description
An authentic Persian restaurant set in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Jindabyne and the NSW Snowy Mountains. After a hard day on the ski slopes, come and indulge yourself in the exotic flavours and warm intimate ambience of Cafe Darya.Check out our new website!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?