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6 Dashwood Crescent (entrance via Smith Street), Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
08 8981 2025
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6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An atmosphere hard to top

Came here for the 2nd time but the first time for a meal. Food was quite tasty. Surprised by the type of cuisine on offer (asian fusion) but cannot complain about anything. Drinks list is pretty solid. The live music is probably the best in Darwin

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Jason W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Came here for the 2nd time but the first time for a meal. Food was quite tasty. Surprised by the type of cuisine on offer (asian fusion) but cannot complain about anything. Drinks list is pretty solid. The live music is probably the best in Darwin

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great restaurant, the food is full of flavor, we had vindaloo, korma lamb cutlets all superb. Setting is nice, good atmosphere, staff are good, only one small criticism the live band was a little loud for a sit down meal with company. Tips don't over order (great portion size), don't sit close to the band.

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Inverloch, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A great mix of food available, staff choose to spread diners around the place but were attentive and gave great service, the meals were fantastic. In all the meal was the best we had in a week of dining out in Darwin.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Have been to Nirvana before and enjoyed the meal. But last nights food was terrible, not flavoursome and not an accurate representation of traditional Indian dishes. The raita was more like a salsa and the curries tasted as if they were out of a jar, with poorly prepared and undercooked vegetables and fatty meat. Lovely service just terrible food.

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Darwin, Australia
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Service is good, and food ok. Atmosphere is nice but can get a bit too cosy in there when a few people get in there. Did find that the drink prices are a little high but I think that is the way it is going everywhere now. ovar all ok.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nirvana is hands down our favourite restaurant in Darwin, it has an amazing atmosphere and really friendly/prompt service which enables you to really settle in. Start off with a $18 (so cheap) jug of red sangria, it's really flavoursome and smooth, easily the best I've ever had (and I've tried a lot of sangria). Our favourite dishes are the spring... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nirvana is a restaurant that would not be to everyone's taste, the decor is different, but if you like spicy food, it is terrific. You can choose from India, Malaysian or Thai food. All food is well cooked and very tasty. The size of the portions do not look large, but when you try to eat them, it is quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nirvana is a nice venue not only because of the variety of cuisine, but also because of the atmosphere. The layout of the restaurant is great because the restaurant caters to group functions, casual catch-ups and is also a nice place to go on a date. There aren't many venues in Darwin where musicians can jam to a live audience,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My partner and I ate here for the first time the other night and it was WONDERFUL! From the outside it looked interesting and we always wanted to try it, so we did. Happy we went it. They serve 3 types of food, Indian, Malaysian and Thai. We shared Pad Thai and Salt and Pepper Squid. Both were super yummy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Visited on 2nd Jul 15 (a Thursday night) at 6pm and did an online booking. We walked in and were immediately impressed by the greeting, service and just the atmosphere of the whole place. I ordered the chicken satay for entree and butter chicken for main with roti and rice. Portions were plenty but both dishes weren't what I hoped... More 

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Additional Information about Nirvana Restaurant

Address: 6 Dashwood Crescent (entrance via Smith Street), Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8981 2025
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Open Hours:
Monday 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 6:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Address: 6 Dashwood Crescent (entrance via Smith Street), Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: 08 8981 2025
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:30 pm - 2:00 am

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