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346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
+1 212-983-0000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“curry” (18 reviews)
“chicken” (24 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took refuge in Nirvana from the pouring rain that was left over from Hurricane Nate. My first time here so I ask the server for suggestions. After chatting a bit about what I like, we settled on Chicken Xacuti--a chicken curry from the Goa state...More

Thank MrMoose581
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service always over the top. Servers coordinated beautifully. Everyone quite friendly. Nice ambience. Any dish we have ordered over the years has been perfectly seasoned. Best Hendricks martinis!

Thank Morningkil
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate at this restaurant on our 2nd night in NYC, following a recommendation from another Trip Advisor reviewer. At first, we feared the noisy bar would put us off, but we were shown upstairs to a much quieter location, and attention was danced on...More

Thank StooDee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As huge indian food lovers, and after reading multiple good reviews we were looking forward to go to Nirvana. We ordered Chicken Tikka masala, vegetarian kofta and Naan. We were so disappointed. The Tikka masala sauce tasted like ketchup and was uneatable. The Vegetarian dish...More

Thank Tor-Øyvind L
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Perfect , great service and a great choice of food ,we crave 3 things on holiday,a good Indian , Chinese and Italian . In New York there are Indians a plenty , but this was great , spicy as it should be , but so...More

Thank shirley_duncalf
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I travel a lot and eat at Indian restaurants just about everywhere I go. I basically order the same thing each time. Samosa, palak paneer, chicken tikka masala, and garlic naan. The best of the group was the palak paneer which had a slight sweetness...More

Thank jfd118
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here.it was very very delicious .ver very friendly waiters .its very clean and price is really good .lunch buffet is really worth your money !!!

Thank Guzel16
Reviewed 25 August 2017

So - traveled to NYC this week, and this place was on my list. I recently visited India, and I love a reminder of the trip with food that is good and authentic. This restaurant didn't disappoint. I had Lamb Curry and Yellow Daal. Along...More

Thank themadhatter726
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best Indian meals I have had. We ordered vegetarian dishes to share. The spices were divine and it was not too oily. Servings were huge! But then that's the US - we took half of it back to our hotel...More

Thank nparletta
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Nirvana's original location on Central Park South closed years ago. It's new location on Lexington Ave. in midtown has a modern, sleek, welcoming decor. Downstairs is a generous bar and inviting modern lounge. The second floor dining area is comfortable, with clean lines and a...More

Thank chongo49
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Moksh S
13 May 2017|
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Response from BiddyNZ | Reviewed this property |
I suspect not. Most of the food had either meat, onions, garlic, eggplant, potato - I certainly don't remember seeing it mentioned on the menu. That said, we had a person with lots of allergies - she was specific about... More
4 November 2015|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
no it not related
18 September 2015|
Response from CJDish | Reviewed this property |
39th St and Lexington Avenue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
    (Between East 39th and 40th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-983-0000
  • E-mail
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Midtown Manhattan, Nirvana offers a unique and delectable Indian dining experience. Just a short walk from Grant Central, Nirvana frequently welcomes United Nations dignitaries and other high-profile clientele. Nirvana has a sleek, stylish interior design, highlighted by the exceptional Skylight Gallery Dining Room on the 2nd floor. The exposed brick walls and exotic aromas of Indian cuisine easily inspire a romantic dining atmosphere. The warm and welcoming lounge is a comfortable area in which to enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink from the bar, whilst relaxing in the enticing leather couches by the fireplace. Classic Indian dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala are available, alongside the chef's irresistible signature creations. These include the Rabbit Fiesta - a hearty Rabbit Stew with chilli, peas and chutney - as well as light Vegetable Samosas and Chicken Stir Fry.
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