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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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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Is MUCH better than its rating

I have eaten here a dozen times at it is my favorite mid-priced restaurant in Darwin. Always good south east Asian food, relaxing atmosphere all for a very reasonable price. I've never hands bad experience here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Camperdown Vic
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Last night my wife and I dined at the Nirvana Restaurant because it was a short walk from our accommodation. Upon arrival, we wondered if we at the right place because there was a band setting up in the front window. We were ushered through a labyrinth of rooms to be seated in a booth style table in an intimate... More 

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Darwin River, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Where do I start?? I have dined here 3 times now and I have to admit the food is great...but that's about it. I came here the first time on a Wednesday for dinner with friends and we loved the food and the atmosphere was really relaxed and it's nice to have a different place to go in Darwin. The... More 

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Darwin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I have eaten here a dozen times at it is my favorite mid-priced restaurant in Darwin. Always good south east Asian food, relaxing atmosphere all for a very reasonable price. I've never hands bad experience here.

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Gold Coast
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134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went here with a group last night and was impressed with the decor. There were 6 of us and ordered banquet 3. The food was exceptional and the service quick and friendly. We later went to the front bar and listened to some live music. The food and drink menu had allot of choice and we shall certainly be... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were a group of six so ordered a banquet both to spoke a lot of the menu but also to make it easier for the restaurant and staff. We were incredibly impressed by the flavour and quality of every single meal with assembly of Thai and Indian dishes a unique feature of this restaurant. The staff were very helpful.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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 14 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
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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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Restaurant Details

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: 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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