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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.
New York, NY 10001
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Between East 39th and 40th Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Party Contact:
Anil: (212) 983-0000
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Nirvana Ratings and Reviews
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have been coming here for a long time .. amazing experience most of the time .. the service staff are helpful, polite with the right balance of service .. six stars for them
Food at the last visit was not at level of previously experienced; perhaps the chef was out, but definitely of lesser quality in execution ... past experiences served perfectly cooked and seasoned meats and seafood at the right sized portions .. my recent experience had me on undercooked and no flavor scallops, dull chicken (tasted more like frozen chicken breast out of the microwave and buried in tasty I must say sauce)
Regardless ... great place with one bad execution .. I will of course revisit ... hopefully the regular chef will be back
Welcome and service was good but food was tasteless , we tried to feed ourselves on frenchfries and ketchup after not being able to eat and upon ordering
No french fries and ketchup as last resort on this restaurant - they say its an Indian restaurant not serving these
The waiters could have been more helpful in choosing from the many choices since it was our first visit to this restaurant. It also took awhile for the food to arrive. Happily we were not in a rush, but a bit hungry. The food was good though, not too spicy and very flavorful.
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