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“Best Indian buffet in New Orleans” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nirvana Indian Cuisine

Nirvana Indian Cuisine
4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
+1 504-894-9797
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Ranked #886 of 1,628 Restaurants in New Orleans
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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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
New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Best Indian buffet in New Orleans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

At $10.90 for their all-you-can-eat lunchtime buffet, Nirvana cannot be beat! Buffet also available Thursday and Sunday evenings. You can also choose from the regular menu but I tend to go for the buffet as it is quick and tasty. I must have been there eight-ten times since my last review.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New Orleans, Louisiana
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70 restaurant reviews
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“Interesting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We had the distinct pleasure of visiting this restaurant with friends who were very familiar with the menu. I have eaten in several different Indian restaurants and realize that there are different regional styles. It appears that several different regional styles are represented here. The food was ordered for me so I don’t know all of the names. What I do know is that it was all good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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“Good value buffet!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Nirvana does a regular lunchtime all-you-can-eat buffet but also does one on Thursday and Sunday evenings. Soup, nan bread, good salad selection and about eight main course dishes which varies from day to day, and dessert. Last night we had rice, tandoori chicken, spinach & cheese, fried veggies, chicken curry, lentils, etc. Plenty of choices for vegetarians. Good value at $9.95!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Algiers, La
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“Good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Food was good just not what I am used to. there were very strong food/spice odors that made the visit uncomfortable. We had the buffet that had limited items

Visited March 2012
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Omaha, Nebraska
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“Not a good meal...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I went here thinking it would be a great Indian meal on Magazine Street with the other good restaurants.

I had Chicken Vindaloo which I expected to be spicy and flavorful. Unfortunately, it turned out to be very dry and not particularly good.

This may have been a one-time thing, but it certainly wasn't a great meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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