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Nirvana

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346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938 (Between East 39th and 40th Streets)
+1 212-983-0000
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Today
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Restaurant was quiet on Sunday night, great for conversation. Food was well-seasoned and plentiful. Easy walk from Grand Central Terminal.

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Thank WildRose79
Haßfurt
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately 'GOOD' is no option for evaluating a restaurant at TripAdvisor, but it would be my choice for the NIRVANA, which is close to Central Station in Midtown Manhattan. It's tasty, it's typical, it's delicious. But compared to other restaurants it is not 'VERY' good. Very similar to indian restaurants in Germany I can tell, and definitely worth a visit.... More 

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Thank Michael L
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fab restaurant sat on Lexington. Great decor, staff are so friendly and welcoming. My partner is vegetarian and they couldn't be more accommodating in changing the menu. Food was incredible and freshly made. Tastes were incredible and portion sizes were good. Restaurant is very cosy and lit by candles which makes it very romantic....

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Thank Gemma T
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with some friends for lunch, we ordered two mojitos but it took around 20 minutes for the drinks to come. Actually, the food came before the drinks which was so surprising!! The dhal makhani and paneer was good !!

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Thank Menaka G
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found it on Trip Advisor and went there on a sunday night. The entrance looks a bit sketchy and the restaurant decor is nothing special. When the food came it was clear that these guys were only focusing on the taste. The chicken tikka was the best I ever had. It was succulent and tasty and I highly recommend it,... More 

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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for dinner on the recommendation of our daughter and son in law. Friendly staff and very tasty food although the portions were huge, share a rice between two!

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Thank catsarecool372
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Dropped in for dinner close to 9pm on our way back to our hotel (just around the corner) and the staff could not have been nicer - food was wonderful and very reasonably priced.

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Washington, DC
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139 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I dined twice at Nirvana during a recent stay in New York, both at dinner and for the fantastically priced $15.30 lunch buffet, including tax.The menu selection is expansive; they have every favorite dish imaginable. The samosas are finely breaded and filled with oodles of spicy vegetables, so that you can savor the filling and aren't overwhelmed with the usual... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped here for dinner before heading to the theater. With contemporary lighting and chic decor, Nirvana has all the ingredients for delivering a trendy vibe but you need people (patrons) to do that. Maybe it was just a slow night, but we went on a Saturday evening and there weren't that many tables filled. When I dine out, I like... More 

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South Floorida
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A dinner for mom and dad while the kids fended for themselves. Excellent food. Above excellent service. And a romantic atmosphere. What else could you want. Oh yes. A full bar. It is a little expensive but considering the number of waiter staff on hand and its location in a high rent district this is not unexpected. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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