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Nirvana

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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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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17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Wexford, Ireland
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a lovely meal here, just the two of us. The setting was lovely, the service was very good and the food was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant definitely.

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Thank Lisa C
Palermo
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545 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 861 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good "globalized" indian cuisine in Midtown in a calm and polite atmosphere. Maybe better for couples and small groups.

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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I usually order take out from here once per week. It's pretty good Indian food - certainly the best I've had within a couple of blocks from my office. The prices is good too - about 10 bucks for a set lunch on week days. I think they also have an all you can eat buffet, which I haven't tried.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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238 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not a 'destination' hotel, but if your hotel is nearby it is a good place for dinner. Spice level is to western taste, so if you like hot spiced food, tell them - or else it will be pretty mild. The portions are a good size, staff friendly.

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Thank BiddyNZ
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Really great food and super attentive staff. My sister and I loved the desserts! Will totally go back the next time I'm in NY.

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Somers, New York
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

On our spur of the moment NYC overnight at The Court hotel, we took to the street to find a place to eat. Great Indian Restaurant with wonderful attentive and no rush service. We ascended to the lovely small dining room and sat near a brick wall overlooking the street. Food was great - lamb korma - and an interesting... More 

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Thank Ilene1013
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Just up the road from the Shelburne Hotel, opposite side of the road. It was recommended by the hotel and it's worth it. Could have sat in but fancied a lazy evening in our room. Food very good and enjoyable. The king prawn pilau rice is awesome.

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Thank Bob W
New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I always go to Nirvana when I go to NYC. The food is excellent. They spice it down for the US consumer, which is fine ( you can always have it spicier), but to serve Masala Chai with cold milk on the side is the opposite of authentic. However, when I complained, Dominik offered to make me an authentic cup... More 

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I've been to some of the best high end Indians in Cardiff, Wales, and this up there with them for quality of food, taste and service. This meal was the best food we had out during our New York stay, by far. Pricey but worth it for a nice treat.

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Thank Adrian B
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have eaten here at least 6 times in last 6 mo. Love their butter chicken and garlic naan is warm and fresh. Friendly staff and you get plenty for leftovers.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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