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Nirvana

4.2
373 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
There is that dimension where there is neither earth, nor water, nor fire, nor wind; neither dimension of the infinitude of space, nor dimension of the infinitude of consciousness, nor dimension of nothingness, nor dimension of neither perception nor non-perception; neither this world, nor the next world, nor sun, nor moon. And there, I say, there is neither coming, nor going, nor stasis; neither passing away nor arising; without stance, without foundation, without support. -Buddha, on Nirvana

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 983-0000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Jeevan
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Private party facilities
Weddings, sweet sixteen parties, graduation, luncheons, baby/bridal showers, birthday parties, holiday parties, and more, can all take place on-site at the restaurant.
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Private party contact
Anil: (212) 983-0000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between East 39th and 40th Streets
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 373 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gaucherj (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Great wine flights and food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was great. Service was great and friendly

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vipsrk49 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Sat downstairs because they were having a party upstairs. Not used to being squashed when eating here but all was good
Food is always fresh and delicious. Service was fine although our regular servers must have been working the party. Enjoyed the meal. Will certainly return

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Bludo64 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Lento il servizio
Buona cucina indiana
Attenzione quando vi chiedono la gradazione di piccante!!!

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vipdiscerningpalate (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Authentic Indian cuisine located in the Midtown East/Grand Central area. My husband ordered the tandoori chicken & i had the lamb korma....both were delicious & the chicken was very moist :) We also had 2 orders of the keema naan which was very good with a side of raita. I would recommend Nirvana for good, authentic Indian food.

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Km12 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

All the Vegiterian curry were made very poorly. Lots of water than quality ingredients. Not so special for Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Great meal and atmosphere

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vipDamienNY (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Service is accommodating and waiters couldn’t be nicer but can be spotty Food is outstanding. One of my favorite Indian restaurants. I was so happy to see their reopening 10 years ago from their Central Pk West days It’s the best in nyc.

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DanNan (Toronto)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

A very lovely dining experience. Food was outstanding and a nice departure from all the steakhouses around Grand Central Station.
Would go again, no questions asked.

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vipNewYorkJJ (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

We didn’t eat here.

We left at 7:30, after waiting thirty minutes for our 7pm reservation. A private party had booked upstairs, leaving available only the few tables downstairs.

Why three stars? On the positive side, the host and hostess seemed genuinely concerned with the situation and comped our bar drinks. On the negative side, another couple was seated ahead of us after we had been promised “the next table.” I also found interesting the fact that Open Table showed the availability of reservations at 7:30, the time we left when Nirvana was unable to seat us.

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Jenkins1 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on October 2, 2017

I love this Resturant. When I am in town for work I always dine at Nirvana!! Great food! Great ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and service were both excellent! There was no wait and they gave us a great table by the window.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Was impressed with interesting vegetarian menu and overall ambiance.

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vipLobij (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We love Indian food, and Nirvana was probably the best we've ever had in NYC. From the creative cocktails to the welcoming staff, everything at Nirvana surpassed our expectations. Be prepared for spicier than you think for "medium spicy" items. The Chana (split pea) side dish was surprisingly hot! Go to Nirvana with an empty stomach--you'll want to try a little of everything. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Was very tasty and enjoyed the meal. The tandoori chicken was very good. Could have cut it off the bone with a spoon.

Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Appetizers were okay, but the lamb saag, lamb korma, and other entrees were quite bland

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2017

Great food with a nice ambiance. Variety of food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

Muy buena opción para comer comida india en NYC. Volveremos!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 10, 2017

Visited for the first time whilst on holiday. Great find and would definitely recommend as the food was delicious and very reasonably priced.

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vipRozA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

As always, dinner here is a great experience. Tables are far enough apart so that you can have a conversation without whispering so that the people at the next table can't hear you. The service and food is wonderful and you never feel rushed. Great for spending time with friends you haven't seen in a while.

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