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Nirvana Restaurant

6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 2025
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tom Yum was very small very salty very few mushrooms mainly lettuce. I would suggest order anything else avoid the Tom yum, it cost $9.50 for a cup size soup

Thank richardperth2002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolutely one of the best in Darwin. A little funky and certainly unexpected when you see it from the outside. The staff are always knowledgeable and courteous. We haven't found a dish we don't like yet and recommend it to any travellers...More

Thank Brett M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here for years. New owners now and appear more enthusiastic. Menu has been reduced dramatically however the old favorites have been kept. I have to say though very very stingy with the meat. Very disappointing had mabey 5 or 6 pieces of diced...More

Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Had dinner at Nirvana last night for my hubby's birthday with our 13 year old son. Dinner was wonderful and the open mic session that started just after 9 was FANTASTIC! It is so wonderful to have such a great venue in Darwin that supports...More

Thank Joanna_M_21
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Laid back vibe, friendly staff and the best Thai/Indian/Malaysian food around. Have been coming here on and off for 15 years and never leave disappointed. Servings are v generous and seriously yum. Located on the edge of the CBD, it's an easy...More

Thank itchyfeet6728
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Friendly service, good cocktails and the food was wonderful. In a bit of a dodgy part of town but worth the visit.

Thank BecciBird
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

We used to love going to Nirvana - the food was always consistently good. Fast forward a few years, and although the same owner, it has gone downhill. Firstly, we were sat on bench chairs - so uncomfortable and my back hurt for the next...More

Thank DarwinGirl1973
Reviewed 29 July 2017

The meals are nice with quite a bit to choose from, The service was good the decor is a bit Boho which is really nice. If we didn't know how to find the place it could be a bit difficult as its off the street...More

Thank ges87
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Walking I to this place I immediately felt as if I was in an old school bar. It has a very warm, inviting, comfortable vibe. Was greeted by very friendly staff who knocked up a very good Mai Tai cocktail. The guys were very generous...More

1  Thank Snooper238
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I don't know what all the people are raving about here (on the Tripadvisor reviews) but the food in this place is very average. I had the Thai Penang Chicken Curry and it was not good at all - this is my favourite Thai meal....More

1  Thank Simon C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 2025
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