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346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
+1 212-983-0000
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“naans” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (23 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent indian food, some really spicy (which we like). The daal makhni was ok, but i've had better. Nice break from the typical options in NYC. Quite pricy

Thank frankolsendk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Nalli Ghost (Lamb SHank is very good and would recommend it a lot. Suggest you take a friend along. The portion is too big for a single person. The prices are very reasonable and the Restaurant has a great atmosphere and attentive staff.

Thank Reyaz M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For lovers of fine Indian food, NYC's Nirvana delivers on all fronts. Flavorful food, wonderful service and a nice setting all make this incredible restaurant an easy recommendation.

1  Thank fun-family-eatz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambient environment. Scored points with the team for introducing them to this place.. just perfect.. whether for teans or for romance.. The buffet of under $14 was value for money. Nice feiendly servers and wouldnt be complete without a vist to the restrooms.. Impeccable.....More

Thank devinewise
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Indian food is just amazing and this restaurant serves beauty and taste of Indian food in new York with its amazing menu and excellent service

Thank Anant K
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Went here with some business friends andc as very pleasantly surprised by the quality. Of food and the professional service that was afforded. Food was pleasently spiced and all the dishes. We're well made Price for the buffet was very fair and it was close...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We were hungry and passed Nirvana. Since we love Indian food, we went in. This is a long, narrow space, with a steep staircase leading upstairs, where we sat. Service was good and the menu extensive. I was in the mood for vegetarian so ordered...More

Thank Adeliegentoo
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I would call this upscale Indian. It's nice upstairs space. Quiet and intimate. They use modern white dishes instead of the humor usual copper plates. This little touch adds a touch of class. Good food in appropriate sized portions. The kofta is a stand out.

Thank Lungfruit
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Chose Nirvana for dinner as it was close to our hotel and we had a taste for something different. The upstairs dining room was quiet and clean, perfect for our purposes. We had the cauliflower appetizer, which was excellent. My wife had a curry chicken...More

Thank Neil P
Reviewed 1 June 2017

First off, I'm not a fan of a la carte at Indian restaurants. I prefer buffets or a meal that I can order that comes with 2 mains, rice and bread. I don't like having to order multiple separate dishes. I find it becomes very...More

Thank Patrizia D
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Response from BiddyNZ | Reviewed this property |
I suspect not. Most of the food had either meat, onions, garlic, eggplant, potato - I certainly don't remember seeing it mentioned on the menu. That said, we had a person with lots of allergies - she was specific about... More
4 November 2015|
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Response from Jennifer S | Reviewed this property |
no it not related
18 September 2015|
Response from CJDish | Reviewed this property |
39th St and Lexington Avenue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 346 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10016-0938
    (Between East 39th and 40th Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-983-0000
  • E-mail
One of the finest Indian restaurants in Midtown Manhattan, Nirvana offers a unique and delectable Indian dining experience. Just a short walk from Grant Central, Nirvana frequently welcomes United Nations dignitaries and other high-profile clientele. Nirvana has a sleek, stylish interior design, highlighted by the exceptional Skylight Gallery Dining Room on the 2nd floor. The exposed brick walls and exotic aromas of Indian cuisine easily inspire a romantic dining atmosphere. The warm and welcoming lounge is a comfortable area in which to enjoy a pre or post-dinner drink from the bar, whilst relaxing in the enticing leather couches by the fireplace. Classic Indian dishes such as Chicken Tikka Masala are available, alongside the chef's irresistible signature creations. These include the Rabbit Fiesta - a hearty Rabbit Stew with chilli, peas and chutney - as well as light Vegetable Samosas and Chicken Stir Fry.
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