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Nirvana Restaurant

6 Dashwood Crescent (entrance via Smith Street), Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
08 8981 2025
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Ranked #70 of 238 restaurants in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Parap
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We went to Nirvana for dinner last Monday night. There were three of us and we decided to share dishes. We were seated in the front area which is looking fresher and more light than our last visit. Service was attentive without being over the top. Only complaint was that we did have a significant wait between starters and mains.... More

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Darwin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

8 if us went for a birthday dinner. The service was very poor. Very bad mannered staff. Food was average large chunks of potatoes instead of fish to act as filler disguised under claggy sauces. There is a wide range of drinks to suit any taste thank goodness as it too the taste of the food away

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Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We went for my cousins birthday, but we have mixed reviews. The meal itself was really good. We had a selection of starters and mains. The one thing letting it down was the service. We had to wait in line for 20minutes to get drinks as there was only 1 person serving, and she had a really poor attitude. I... More

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melbourne
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We should have known what was in store. Filthy car park entrance and very dark doorway entry to restaurant. The cigarette burn in my seat was another clue. Friends travelling with us had been here before and suggested it. Order was finally taken by staff member who obviously does not enjoy here job! and not long after food starts to... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Eight months of working through the Darwin restaurant scene and finally went to Nirvana last night. Wine list is poor. Wife's king prawns served in the shell and not deveined. Looked like they were swimming in milk. No finger bowl eeeww. The Dahl was lifeless and the gado gado was beyond disgusting. The roti was like cardboard. The blond waitress... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We didn't have a booking when we turned up and had to wait for a few minutes before a waiter came to find us seats. We were led to the back of the restaurant which was in fact a more private space but unfortunately away from the duo playing music at the front of the restaurant. Food was very and... More

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Darwin
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A firm favourite of ours, nothing fancy inside to look at. But the food and music can be unreal. Well worth the visit.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a very interesting place, hidden away and is more then what it looks from the road, foods good, atmosphere is good with live music sometimes.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Place was dirty, food was bland! Butter chicken Curry was just a mild curry flavour could have been any curry. Red duck curry was ok. Don't recommend !

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I dined here in late May 2014 on the recommendation of our son who worked in Darwin a number of years ago. He suggested we go for the music, unfortunately the night we went there wasn't any music. That didn't deter us, we greatly enjoyed our meals and drinks. We were made very welcome by the wait... More

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