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Nirvana Restaurant

Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Thai
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6 Dashwood Crescent (entrance via Smith Street), Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
08 8981 2025
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food

It was a nice feed - not what I expected but it was really good. Atmosphere is really nice and a lively vibe. We will be back and next time with the kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Reece R
via mobile
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Darwin, Australia
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the years i have dined at Nirvana regularly and always had an amazing time. The decor is quaint and romantic, the staff are well trained and lovely and the food is phenomenal. I get takeaway at least once a fortnight and if its my birthday my friends already know Nirvana is my choice. Tuesday nights there is a buzz... More 

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Thank Raepascoe
Darwin, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nirvana is a cult restaurant in Darwin serving absolutely magnificent Indian, Thai and Malaysian food. It is the most consistent food venue I have been to in more than 20 years. You choice of a table out the back which is a little more private or out fron where they have solo muso's mostly that are contemporary and very talented.... More 

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Thank Grant H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a nice feed - not what I expected but it was really good. Atmosphere is really nice and a lively vibe. We will be back and next time with the kids.

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Thank Reece R
Darwin, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting this place on numerous times over the past few years my partner and I visited here again this past week with 4 other people. We have always felt the food was nice, this time however the food was well below average. The beef massaman was very tough and over cooked, the prawn dish had little to no flavour... More 

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Thank Steve73
Humpty Doo, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

This is the 2nd time my family and I have dined at Nirvana. 1st time I couldn't stop raving about how delicious it was. This time though, the curry was not nice at all. My Son had butter chicken & if I hadn't ordered it myself, there is no way I would have ever even come close to guessing butter... More 

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Thank Rechellelisa
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I don't know how this place has any bad reviews; it was literally the best food I've ever had! Went for dinner on a Saturday night with a group of 6. We ordered a selection of mains and sides to share. They were all just delicious, but the massaman curry was amazing! Service was friendly and unassuming. It also worked... More 

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Thank Lucy D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Nirvana was, as always; sensational! Best restuarant in Darwin. Excellent for big groups, great variety of foods and the cocktails are to die for.

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Thank Caity S
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Great place to have a cocktail and listen to the live music, tapas or have dinner. Cocktails are a little pricey. The food is excellent!

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Thank BeccaEve
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I've been going to Nirvana for just under 10 years now! food has been consistently amazing this whole time! guaranteed the meals will taste the same at each visit which is also great. The staff are always attentive and efficient which can be a rare commodity in Darwin, I am looking forward to continuing eating at Nirvana for the next... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca P
Darwin, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We had a work function of 20 people last week and we had the banquet menu. The food was amazing and there was so much of it. Two of our party had to have gluten free food and they were catered for with no fuss at all. Every single one of us enjoyed the food and thought the service was... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?