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346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
+1 212-983-0000
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been visiting nirvana for many years, and again visited last week during a business trip. Well located in midtown near grand central station. Very noisy bar downstairs, but restaurant upstairs is quite calm and noise level is fine for a restaurant that is often...More

Thank patsenoj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Sunday night and ate downstairs, but it was not loud because they didn’t have live music. I understand from other reviewers that the upstairs is ok when they have music downstairs. We loved the Tiger prawn appetizer, naan, chutney (2 types...More

Thank divefan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've tried a chicken with basmati rice, it was excellent. It's a different and beautiful place to be visited.

Thank Ddamf
Reviewed 28 January 2018

NYC has many Indian restaurants. Some are hypes, extremely expensive,un-authentic and treat guests with an attitude! Some are dirty and unhygenic.Against this background, Nirvana stands out shining! First and foremost, the decor is very pleasing and the seating is spacious, unlike many Indian restaurants where...More

1  Thank TorchofLove
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The service was slow. The pickle was fantastic and the paladins had a great flavor to them. I ordered a spicy lamb vindaloo and was surprised that it was just a spicy red sauce with lamb meat. Don’t get me wrong, it was yummy and...More

Thank Tiffany L
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Came here last week for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Doesn't look much from outside but we were taken upstairs to a lovely eating area inside. Staff were polite. There was a limited amount of beers on the menu (only two Indian beers) and I...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at this restaurant and it was super delicious. The man read was super delicious. Also the wine selection that they offer is very diverse and authentic. They even had wine from Israel on the wine list. It was a real nice intimate...More

Thank Jullian P
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We wanted to find a restaurant close to our hotel and did not have reservations at 8:00 pm. The staff were gracious and took us up to a cozy, quiet space on the second floor. We have eaten in many excellent Indian restaurants and this...More

Thank Cherie1955
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant as it was very close to our hotel and Indian being our favourite food. The waiter George was so friendly and helpful. Being jet lagged we opted for main courses only as we were very tired. The food all arrived freshly...More

Thank malagamolly
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

We arrived to NY late , found this restaurant close to our hotel , Indian cuisine is my favorite, the service deserves 5 stars .the food though is average nothing special..the chicken was under cooked , when we brought to our server attention he offered...More

Thank Majdi W
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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
3 November 2015|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
no it not related
17 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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