346 Lexington Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001640.74989 -73.97718
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Murray Hill
Better than the Rest by Far – I've had a lot of Indian food in New York and I have to say this place stands out. Food is far from ordinary and you just can't the dishes you get here anywhere else. It's a real treat.
The bartender remembered my drink when I came back! It's a very special place.
Amazing Buffet – I dropped in here during a lunch break to meet a friend. Very convenient location to all Manhattan neighborhoods. We ended up staying for a long time enjoying all the the wonderful breads, curries, and desserts at the buffet. In fact, the manager was nice enough to recommend some wine to go with the fish curry (my favorite) and it was a great relaxing meal.
I think the best thing about the meals is the abundance of different breads and rices really allows you to taste things you've tasted before in new ways. Definitely going back.
Mouth WATERING food!!!!! – I went here for my friends anniversary dinner party and had an incredible dinner. The food is delicious, we had the tandoori seekh kebabs, and they even brought us an extra serving because they thought the initial serving was too small (although we were stuffed!) The staff was very nice and helped us celebrate our special day.
The ambience is very romantic and it made our day. Can't wait to go back and I definitely recommend this place!
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!! – I have tried many Indian Restaurants in Newyork,finally we came to Nirvana with my family on a special occasion on the recommendation of a friend.I was not so excited as I didn't expect anything special.
In the restaurant the hostess guide us to the upstairs Dining Room it was so.........beautiful.The food was excellent, better than the food in India.They served with a complimentary appetizer in the beginning,it was awesome.Wait staff was very attentive and friendly.Anyhow we had a great time there.I will definitely recommend this place.This place is suitable for parties family gatherings etc.
Nirvana leaves much to be desired – Well, I wish I could say something really good about this place, but I am sorry to confess- I was really disappointed. I came there with my husband to have a romantic dinner. I was sure it would be as nice as it was two years ago-when the guys just opened the business...But I was mistaken-now the place seems to be more like a fast food restaurant with low and slow service. Too loud, too crowded, the waiter (I think it was the manager, because he was in a shirt and a tie)was gloomy and ignorant. The food was not properly cooked. The mango lassi was too fat and contained too much sugar. So, all in all, we were really upset about the service and the place. Maybe the guys should try to run another business not a restaurant one?
Fraud! – Food was good, but not for the price. The place is dishonest. We came with a food "coupon" that we paid for and was told we could not use it since our reservation was made on OpenTable. This was not printed or disclosed anywhere. That reeks of fraud and dishonesty.
Fantastic buffet and a la carte choices in Midtown – I have been to this restaurant four times already times, and each time I have been with an eclectic crowd of varying tastes, and Nirvana has delivered on every occasion!
Firstly, the restaurant has a wonderful modern asian ambiance. The restaurant is by no means small but the seating still manages to be very intimate.
The staff is attentive and the house cocktails were very good.
My favorite entrees are Fish Moilee and Tandoori Lamb Chops. In appetizers, the Lamb Potato Croquettes and Rosemary Malai Chicken was simply delicious.
This restaurant really scores on its well executed dishes and unique modern but yet traditional flare, among Indian restaurants that are out here in NYC.
Not only a restaurant but also a bar – Nirvana serves some of the best Indian food in Nyc. Must try the mouth watering rosemary malai chicken, the nalli ghost which is a supple soft lamb shank and the indulgent golab jamun.
Nirvana, not your typical Indian restaurant, it is the perfect blend of east meets west while keeping its authenticity. The bar downs stairs is a great finish to a great dinner. A chilled lounge with delicious cocktails and fabulous bar stuff.
Great experience – Dining area is in the upstairs of the restaurant, with a nice lounging area in the downstairs/entrance level.
I was there for dinner with a friend. The service was very attentive, with the manager (owner?) coming over to check on us during our meal. Food was very well prepared, with the spices just right. The tandoori chicken seemed a bit dry, but the spices/sauce and other dishes were near perfect and made up for it. Overall a very pleasant dining experience. Would make a great spot to bring a date too.
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