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Nirvana is not a heavenly abode that one goes to. Nirvana is a mindset that one exists in. So whether it's the department break for lunch or dinner for two; whether it's a hunger for curry or a thirst for lassi; whether you dine in, or take away, our food assures that you take away the peace of mind that comes with only the perfect blend of spices, at the perfect Nirvana.
The restaurant is actually closed down. I showed up and expecting my reservation but saw the restaurant was boarded up.
able to accommodate last minute reservation. Very attentive and friendly staff. Excellent menu and everything was delicious.
Great 25th Anniversary experience at Nirvana! Staff was exceptional as was the food and ambiance.
Nice big place can have large groups and seating. The food was delicious and service was good too
This was the first time my husband and I have eaten at this restaurant, and we were very pleased with everything about it. The atmosphere with table cloths and candles on the tables; the food was excellent and had a new, and difference flavoring from the Indian food we've eaten over the years and a nice new experience. Our waiter was welcoming and gave us the right amount of attention. We would recommend this to someone who enjoys Indian cuisine, and will visit it again ourselves.
Teníamos una reserva confirmada para el día 31 de diciembre a las 10:30 pm y me llamaron por teléfono a las 9:30 pm para decirme que cerraba a cocina a las 10:30 pm y que no iban a poder atendernos, de esta forma nos quedamos sin cena de Año Nuevo. Pésimo servicio puesto que dos días antes habían mandado un e mail de confirmación.
No lo recomendaría.
Been there many times, but this time the buffet was pretty poor. Near empty chafing dishes not filled during our hour there. Lids kept open, so some food congealed an all dishes got cold. Drinks and naan service was very good as usual.
Good food excellent service and comfortable environment.
Excellent presentation, and the food is even better then it looks.
Outstanding, respectful and courteous staff.
Highly recommend giving this restaurant shot, you won't be disappointed.
Been here multiple times and the food and service have always been great. We got in late last night, so we were the last ones there, but staff was still very attentive and fun.
There were four of us and we all love Indian food. This did not disappoint.
We began with poppadoms and a house-made chutney (orange marmalade base with a fiery pepper sauce add-in. MMM! This was followed by lentil dumplings and Manchurian cauliflower. WOW! the dumplings were OK, but the cauliflower was wonderful! Never had anything like that and highly recommend it.
Mains consisted of Afghani Chicken, Channa Masala, and Lamb Saag. All were accompanied by rice and a really garlicky Naan.
We only wish we had had more time in New York as we would have definitely returned. looking forward to our next trip up there to try again.
Delicious and creative dishes. Love this gem near Grand Central.
This place used to be much better...they’ve lost a step. Food was just ok and we waited forever for our food despite the place not being close to crowded.
Food was excellent though it was bit dark
Service was also great and chef was good enough to come and serve
Furniture was very old and falling apart, there were flies in the restaurant, and the ambiance was weird and unappealing
Our waiter George was fantastic. Very attentive and knowledgeable
Food taste at nirvana was excellent. We had a wide variety of dishes and all were delicious
Read great reviews and decided to stop on our way through Albany. So worth it!!! The spicy dosa was HUGE and came with delicious flavorful accompaniments. I'm a vegetarian and ordered the Vegetable Vindaloo - it was my max level of spice and so good (if you don't love spicy, this is not for you! Lol) My husband got the Fish Curry and loved it. Fish cooked perfectly. The Rosemary Naan was yummy too. Highly recommend this restaurant, wish we lived closer to go again!!
Great wines, great food and great atmosphere. A real gem on in then northern suburbs.
Staff was rude. They give you sparkling water at the beginning but don’t fall for it because they will charge you eight dollars.
Premium Indian cuisine. Good quality if not particularly fancy. Overall, very good food and experience.
Great lunch buffet!
Nice find on our conference trip to DC; food was quite good as was the service. Quiet place too.
Nirvana was an amazing restaurant. I highly recommend it. Great food, great service.
Food was excellent. Very authentic. Wine service was mediocre at best. My test for Indian restaurants is: how good is the bathroom? This one, like most Indian restaurants, failed miserably - designed poorly and maintained poorly
More lighting on the Stairs is needed. It's really dark when going up and down. (Especially going down the narrow stairs.
The food was what I would have expected, but the service was subpar. Our waitress barely paid attention to us and was judgy about our food choices. There was elevator music playing on the whole time. And the manager was pushy
One of midtown's best restaurant values! Great food, great service at a great price. What more could anyone want for a quick lunch in midtown? I consider myself a regular and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good Indian cuisine!
Always a pleasure to dine at the Nirvana. The service and food is always great!
Food was so oversalted. So disappointing.
The food was at beast, certainly sub-par. Ambiance was generally lifeless, with scant diners in the restaurant.
Not only were the cocktails good but the food was exceptional. Dishes served and spiced accordingly - it was such good food.
Great food and lovely friendly staff who were happy to advise us on the menu.
Good food. Excellent service. You have to walk 1 flight up to restaurant and 1 flight down steep dark stairs to get to the bathroom which was gross!
On hols in NYC, came across this place. Very nice. Good authentic curry.
We visit each time we come to NYC.
This is both approachable and very nice.
The entry through the bar is deceiving. It betrays how nice the restaurant upstairs is.
Great neighborhood gem. The food is VERY good, the service is excellent. The staff knows the menu well and are helpful with dietary requests and needs. Highly recommend.
Been here before but never during the week so was surprised to find they offer a wonderful buffet at lunchtime. As always, excellent service and great food.
Nirvana does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Nirvana is rated 4.1 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.