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“Good vegetarian food in downtown Vienna...15 mins from Arcotel Kaiserwasser” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nirvana

Nirvana
Rotenturm strasse 16-18, Vienna 1010, Austria (Old University Quarter)
0043 1 513 30 75
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Ranked #1,250 of 3,012 Restaurants in Vienna
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old University Quarter
London, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good vegetarian food in downtown Vienna...15 mins from Arcotel Kaiserwasser”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Ambience: Has an outside sitting area (downside is the smokers)
Service:prompt but not very personable
Appetizers: were great (samosa), piping hot; neither too spicy nor bland. Served with what appeared to be various chutneys but were not authentic (tamarind date chutney was too sour), although acceptable by European standards for such cuisine
Vegetarian thali: was good but curries somewhat on the saltier side
Vegetarian mains:were Ok.
Naans were the softest we've ever had-excellent
Dessert: mango shrikand was horrible and did not taste anything like it should.
Do not order mango lassi. It tastes nothing like the real thing...

Very expensive compared to others in the area

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Tumkur, Karnataka, India
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Indian food was vey good. The ambience was good. The staff were very friendly .It was a bit over priced. The deserts were ok.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Terrible Experience”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We absolutely hated our experience in this restaurant primarily because of the staff! When we reached the restaurant, we were told to wait for 10 mins. After 10 minutes when we inquired if the seats were available, they told us it will take another 20 minutes. We were totally exhausted from our day's excursion and it was not possible to go around looking for another Indian place. So we decided to wait. Ultimately after 30 mins we finally got a chance to enter. But our woes were far from over! While we patiently waited nobody came to take our order. Ultimately my husband had to get up and approach the manager and request him to take our order. The guy was extremely rude and asked us to wait! Interestingly he was quite gracious with the non-Indian guests! Finally we ordered but again had to wait for another 30 minutes to get a glimpse of food and the water bottle that we had ordered. This entire experience had already left an extremely bitter taste in our mouth even before tasting the actual food. The food itself was quite ordinary and bland! Moreover it was also over priced. Overall it was a forgettable evening. Never in my life would I like to visit this place again!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hyderabad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Indian food in Vienna.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had a short time to see around Vienna and were looking forward to some Indian food after 6 days of other cuisine. Looked around on map and found this and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. Out of the 3 of us, one stays in US and his comment was that this Indian food tastes better than what it does in Austin. The thali was a great combination of different dishes and great taste. Made our evening.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Good food but overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Waitress needs to be more presentable it seems as she didn't hv good sleep and has not combed her hair for years....food was ok can be called authentic but nothing like great it is overpriced too

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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