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Nirankar Restaurant

#257 of 3,170 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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174-176 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 1995
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Cobar, Australia
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit here. When we came here last November there was a big birthday party in the next area. The restaurant played "happy birthday"with all the patrons, including ourselves, joining in. The Indian family then shared their cake with everyone in the restaurant which was not only thoughtful but a good gesture from management since they'd now... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I can't fault this restaurant. From the welcome to the finish of the meal, everything was superb. I haven't had such warm and perfectly attentive service ( not too much .. just right) in years. The ambience was soothing and elegant. And the smells! The wine list covered all bases and the south Australian Riesling melded perfectly with our meals.... More 

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Bhim N, Manager at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you so much for your great experience with us, We really appreciated your sweet comment and it will help lots for us to move ahead with our best level of culinary JOBS More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Finding a good Indian restaurant in Australia I think is a bit tricky. Nirankar stands out however with some great tangy Northern Indian/Nepalese dishes. Very good, friendly and attentive waitstaff and a modern Indian atmosphere.

Thank Darryl C
Dartford, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Being British, we're quite spoilt for choice in terms of Indian food at home. This restaurant unfortunately didn't really even come close. It's not terrible by any means but it certainly isn't great. The chicken tikka starter was particularly dry. My partner and I both had a lamb madras that had abnormally fatty meat. On the plus side, the naan... More 

Thank James D
Bhim N, Manager at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear James, we at Nirankar team would like to wish you and your family merry Christmas and Happy new year as well as enjoyable holiday season. Sorry to hear about your bit of negative experience with those food items , really appreciated with your great comment and we accept as great feedback to improve it. Thank you and have great... More 

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Wanted vegetarian options and the "veg banquet" was excellent value: variety, no factory sauces, properly described and executed dishes and *really* good dhal. Gulab jamun also delicious: light and not sickly sweet.

Thank Elleron540
Bhim N, Owner at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you so much for the kind and sweet comment . Great to hear your good experience with us , hope you visit us next time. Happy New Year and lovely holiday. More 

Bengaluru, India
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Had dinner with a colleague on 7th of this month at Nirankar. This place has full fledged Indian menu of both vegetarian and non vegetarian courses. The taste is no different than any north Indian restaurant in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai. Had assorted Indian Breads ( not a standard option) containing normal Roti, Garlic Nan and Normal Nan with mixed veg.... More 

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Bhim N, Manager at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you so much for your great experience with us and your sweet words for us. have a lovely time and Happy New year 2017. More 

Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were in the adina hotel across the road. So this joint was just handy for some takeaway. Now we are very fussy about our indian food, and there are not too many places that actually do real indian curries. But.....these guys did not disappoint. I only wish we had booked a table to get a good feel for the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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231 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Went with a work team. Very nice Indian food, enjoyed a banquet. Plenty of food for everyone, all good quality. Not cheap for a lunch, but very nice.

1 Thank Cameron S
Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

This may not be fair but we generally judge an Indian restaurant on the quality of the Butter Chicken, and this one was just average. It was too tomato flavoured for my liking, and the kids were underwhelmed too. On the other hand, the Lamb Rogan Josh was very good. No complaints either about the size of the servings or... More 

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193 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

This restaurant serves terrific Nepalese and Indian food. Try the Nepalese as it's harder to get good Nepalese food. It was our first time in this restaurant so we sought guidance on quantities. We were misled, being told to order rice when we already had Naan bread. The rice and the bread were perfectly cooked but we had way too... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Nepalese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Buffet, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174-176 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 1995
Top Indian & Nepali Restaurant in Melbourne CBD Nirankar, being a leading Restaurant in local community for 22 years and offers a wide range of traditional and authentic Indian and Nepalese food in a warm & homely environment. Nirankar Restaurant recently bought by Neupane Hospitality Group and made a massive renovations so now restaurant has new management, new looks and new menu. The new team behind the scenes has 22 year's experience in culinary fields, managing restaurants and cooking foods. The chefs are already worked in very successful restaurants and cafes around Melbourne in Nepalese and Indian Cuisine. Nirankar is an authentic and modern Indian and Nepalese Bar, Function and fine dining Restaurant in Melbourne CBD. Nirankar is the perfect venue for special celebration, corporate conference and seminar or business meeting, cocktail party, relaxing and romantic evening, a quite dinner or a takeaway. Our friendly professional staff will ensure that you are not disappointed. At Nirankar, we strive to always use the freshest produce, and give the best value for money. We pride ourselves on our vast array of dishes, combining various herbs & spices which create tastes and aromas that are diverse and unusual, from fiery hot to delicately sublime. With mild to hot curries and lightly spiced as well as more about flavours, the menu will appeal to all connoisseurs of this traditional cuisine. Nirankar is a fully licensed restaurant with variety of wines and drinks menu. Restaurant seating capacity is 110. Come and savour the difference and may Nirankar (Eternal Bliss) always be with you.

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