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Nirvana Restaurant

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6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
08 8981 2025
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are locals and used to frequent Nirvana, er, frequently. Although the food was quite nice it didn't have the depth of flavour that I was hoping for. The service, while friendly enough, was decidedly slow and my husband was ignored for several minutes at the bar (where he was the only person standing) because the staff member was rushing... More 

Thank Heather H
Sydney Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our last night in Darwin and we needed a quick and easy meal near to our hotel. Nirvana filled that requirement perfectly but not only that the staff were prompt and courteous but the chef provided some simple but delicious Malaysian and Thai food which hit the spot. We did not try the Indian food on the menu but we... More 

Thank RobertBrindley
Darwin, Australia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Service and food left a lot to be desired. The restaurant is a bit of a maze and quite dark which I guess adds to the ambience but because we were kind of hidden around a corner in a group of maybe 6 tables, we seemed to get forgotten about by the attendants, it was a Saturday evening and quite... More 

Thank emmadilemma2016
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Good food. Ordered spicy quail, green curry and kang kong. Flavour was balanced, just enough coconut cream for the flavour. Quail was okay, wasn't crispy and spicy enough. Service was below standard, need to ask to clear entree, cleaned the table, waitress walked past our table a few times with no other orders, do not offer us any drinks, nor... More 

Thank jwysl
Central Coast
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My Husband & i had dinner here and the food was delicious service was Excellent and it has a wonderful atmosphere

Thank cocoCentralCoast
Melbourne, Australia
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129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

We went there with family and friends and it was a great night. They look after groups very well with either shared plates or individual meals. We had three curries and they were all good. The building has an interesting atmosphere and slightly old world rustic charm. The staff looked after us and kept checking on how we were going.... More 

Thank geldav
Darwin, Australia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here 10 years, haven't been in a while after having a few visits with very slow service but thought I'd try again out of some 'local loyalty'. They've certainly lost something of the local atmosphere and service. Freezing aircon straight on us, one waitress says flat out no, can't change it.. next says no worries and proceeds to... More 

Thank Rhys83
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Ate here last night and was pleasantly surprised. Was starving hungry and walking towards CBD spotted this place with neon lights and live music. Thought to myself maybe? Maybe not ? Walked in and instantly I thought yes!!! Was shown to my seat and provided with menu of good options. Couple of musos started playing some blues - not too... More 

Thank Garry789
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Tucked away in a side street is one of Darwin's best kept secrets. We went to Nirvana on a Monday, it was a public holiday so it was pretty bust, we'd no reservation but they managed to fit us in. The decoration of the restaurant is excellent and it's a nice place to chill out. The staff were friendly but... More 

Thank hunters1
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

A great ambience, decorated very quirkily, enjoyed playing connect 4 whilst waiting for our table. Service okay considering it was a busy night. Food - great flavours! Only complaints are that the Tom yum soup only included 3 prawns, but was delicious, and that the chicken in the pandan chicken dish didn't seem to be of the greatest quality, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
6:30 pm - 2:00 am
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

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