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Nirvana Indian Cuisine

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4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
+1 504-894-9797
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Established in 1982 Welcome to the Nirvana Indian Cuisine. Please take a...
Established in 1982 Welcome to the Nirvana Indian Cuisine. Please take a few minutes to look around. The paintings and sculptures you are seeing are windows to India's ancient spiritual world. After visiting the curry houses of Europe, especially of London, my late father (Har G. Keswani) was inspired to bring Indian culture and food to New Orleans. Since 1982, the Keswani family has presented the unique cuisine of India to the New Orleans community. Enjoy your piece of Nirvana Anjay Keswani
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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
Good Indian restaurant

This was my first trip to US and I was missing Indian food a lot before one evening, I along with two of my colleagues went to Nirvana. Food was very tasty and menu comes with lot of varieties of Indian veg and no veg food. We ordered CHOLE MASALA, BUTTER NAAN and BIRYANI and all the dishes were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I could eat Indian food all week long if I lived next to Nirvanas. I dined in several times over the last year and always had a great experience. The service has always been good and the food has always been delicious. Their Chicken Tikka Masala and their Lamb Achari are two of my favorites. I never got the opportunity... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wonderful selection of vegetarian and chicken favorites the Tandoori Chicken is delectable and the fresh baked naan is almost worth the cost of the buffet itself. Convenient to uptown and the warehouse district this is a no brainer for quality lunch fare.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

New Orleans is known for its amazing food. That's not true when it comes to Indian cuisine. Nirvana is the best Indian restaurant in the area, but their primary competition would be the curried chicken salad at Whole Foods. I loved this place as a kid and young adult. Now with other Indian and Pakistani restaurants under my belt, Nirvana... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This was my first trip to US and I was missing Indian food a lot before one evening, I along with two of my colleagues went to Nirvana. Food was very tasty and menu comes with lot of varieties of Indian veg and no veg food. We ordered CHOLE MASALA, BUTTER NAAN and BIRYANI and all the dishes were very... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place offers excellent Indian dishes, with lots of different types of naan and some wonderful vegetarian choices. The lunch buffet is hit or miss, and sometimes not as hot as it should be, but if you order off the menu, you will not be disappointed.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went to Nirvana several years ago. On this trip, as we were close to Magazine Street and craving some ethnic food, remembered Nirvana. Arrived half an hour before the afternoon buffet ended and it looked a little old up so decided to order off the menu. Had something entirely new to us, Sabji Kali Milch, described as vegetables in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

Fish saag unbeatable service impecable. Tranquile atmosphere mullagatany soup superior very helpful and amiable staff

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Houston, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Somehow, not so impressed. I mean I liked the food and atmosphere. A bit overpriced. Average service at best.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We went for dinner. Ordered spicy chicken biriyani. They asked Indian spicy or normal spicy. We replied as Indian spicy. After a long time they brought a biriyani. We couldn't eat because he mixed the raw chilly sauce instead of spicy chicken masala. When we asked him, the manager said this is the way the Indian biriyani use to be... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I am an Indian food lover, and always look for a good Indian meal if I can chose the restaurant. However, we were a bit doubtful when we first saw the place; the interior a bit on the cheap side, too bright, and not very cosy. As we sat down we did not receive the usual complimentary papadams, but had... More 

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Additional Information about Nirvana Indian Cuisine

Address: 4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
Phone Number: +1 504-894-9797
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans
  • Phone Number: +1 504-894-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Description

Established in 1982 Welcome to the Nirvana Indian Cuisine. Please take a few minutes to look around. The paintings and sculptures you are seeing are windows to India's ancient spiritual world. After visiting the curry houses of Europe, especially of London, my late father (Har G. Keswani) was inspired to bring Indian culture and food to New Orleans. Since 1982, the Keswani family has presented the unique cuisine of India to the New Orleans community. Enjoy your piece of Nirvana Anjay Keswani
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?