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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: 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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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 8
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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
Most recent review
Outstanding

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

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

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Houston, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Berkeley, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nirvana is located Uptown giving you a break from the tourist bustle downtown. We dined on Nirvana's outdoor patio. They offer a dinner buffet as well as a good variety on their menu. Service is attentive and friendly, the food is fresh and delicious. If you enjoy Indian food Nirvana will be an oasis, a break from Southern fare.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We enjoyed are dnner at Nirvana. It was a business dinner so taste was all we were after...and we got that 10fold. Not great place for atmosphere or romance it's kind of frayed around the edges and has a slight Denny's feel to it despite kitschy Indian decor. Bottom line, Food? Great! Price? A little high. Atmosphere? pedestrian

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Chandigarh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

It was my first visit to this restaurant. It was decorated nicely with Indian touch visible clearly. The service was good and most of the servers seem to be either Indian or Asian as they were able to understand Hindi as well. I ordered tea first but it was not really good and I didn't enjoy it. After that I... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Have not been in a while but I am so glad I made it back. I am normally stuck on the same items over and over again but I wanted to try something new so I got the Lamb Sikander which was thinly sliced leg of lamb sautéed with onions and tomatoes. It was amazing the flavors just jumped out,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited this restaurant because there was no other offering Indian cuisine. The buffet is something you should definitely avoid. The food is stone cold. And yeah, if you order a LA carte, they bring your check way before they serve you the food. So my opinion - pls try your best to avoid it.

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Houston, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

NOLA is known for cuisine, but not for the breadth that might be found in a Houston, NY, Chicago, or the like, so a great non-Cajun/Creole/Southern joint is always welcome. With a name like Nirvana, you might expect a blissful experience. And on previous visits, they came close. The food is actually tasty and replicates an authentic experience very well,... More 

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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 0 - 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?