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Nirankar Restaurant

#236 of 3,341 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Central Business District
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174-176 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9642 1995
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Goat curry - medium hot - highly recommended. All our dishes were also excellent. Try the momo's for starters. We'd go back.

Thank Shyop
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for a simple lunch on Friday - food was tasty, service friendly and the Pinot by the glass delicious. Excellent rogan josh and naan.

Thank John H
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding service very friendly food was delicious will be visiting again when visiting Melbourne.

Thank portmac11
Canberra, Australia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner with tandoori mushrooms, khadi chicken, lamb biryani and some naan. All was good but I regret the chicken it was ok but I think next time I'll get the nepalese food based on the reviews. Will definitely be going back, great food overall and a really nice place with friendly staff.

Thank DebuNaPhil
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

I had a channa masala and roti and it was delicious and ready to take away in 10 mins with 20% discount for take away! Great find and quite busy so must be good i would eat again!

Thank MorrisMinor62
Cobar, Australia
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89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is our second visit here. When we came here last November there was a big birthday party in the next area. The restaurant played "happy birthday"with all the patrons, including ourselves, joining in. The Indian family then shared their cake with everyone in the restaurant which was not only thoughtful but a good gesture from management since they'd now... More 

Thank LnG270
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

I can't fault this restaurant. From the welcome to the finish of the meal, everything was superb. I haven't had such warm and perfectly attentive service ( not too much .. just right) in years. The ambience was soothing and elegant. And the smells! The wine list covered all bases and the south Australian Riesling melded perfectly with our meals.... More 

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Bhim N, Manager at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you so much for your great experience with us, We really appreciated your sweet comment and it will help lots for us to move ahead with our best level of culinary JOBS More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Finding a good Indian restaurant in Australia I think is a bit tricky. Nirankar stands out however with some great tangy Northern Indian/Nepalese dishes. Very good, friendly and attentive waitstaff and a modern Indian atmosphere.

Thank Darryl C
Dartford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Being British, we're quite spoilt for choice in terms of Indian food at home. This restaurant unfortunately didn't really even come close. It's not terrible by any means but it certainly isn't great. The chicken tikka starter was particularly dry. My partner and I both had a lamb madras that had abnormally fatty meat. On the plus side, the naan... More 

Thank James D
Bhim N, Manager at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear James, we at Nirankar team would like to wish you and your family merry Christmas and Happy new year as well as enjoyable holiday season. Sorry to hear about your bit of negative experience with those food items , really appreciated with your great comment and we accept as great feedback to improve it. Thank you and have great... More 

Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Wanted vegetarian options and the "veg banquet" was excellent value: variety, no factory sauces, properly described and executed dishes and *really* good dhal. Gulab jamun also delicious: light and not sickly sweet.

Thank Elleron540
Bhim N, Owner at Nirankar Restaurant, responded to this review

thank you so much for the kind and sweet comment . Great to hear your good experience with us , hope you visit us next time. Happy New Year and lovely holiday. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $21
Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Buffet, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174-176 Queen Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9642 1995
Top Indian & Nepali Restaurant in Melbourne CBD Nirankar, being a leading Restaurant in local community for 22 years and offers a wide range of traditional and authentic Indian and Nepalese food in a warm & homely environment. Nirankar Restaurant recently bought by Neupane Hospitality Group and made a massive renovations so now restaurant has new management, new looks and new menu. The new team behind the scenes has 22 year's experience in culinary fields, managing restaurants and cooking foods. The chefs are already worked in very successful restaurants and cafes around Melbourne in Nepalese and Indian Cuisine. Nirankar is an authentic and modern Indian and Nepalese Bar, Function and fine dining Restaurant in Melbourne CBD. Nirankar is the perfect venue for special celebration, corporate conference and seminar or business meeting, cocktail party, relaxing and romantic evening, a quite dinner or a takeaway. Our friendly professional staff will ensure that you are not disappointed. At Nirankar, we strive to always use the freshest produce, and give the best value for money. We pride ourselves on our vast array of dishes, combining various herbs & spices which create tastes and aromas that are diverse and unusual, from fiery hot to delicately sublime. With mild to hot curries and lightly spiced as well as more about flavours, the menu will appeal to all connoisseurs of this traditional cuisine. Nirankar is a fully licensed restaurant with variety of wines and drinks menu. Restaurant seating capacity is 110. Come and savour the difference and may Nirankar (Eternal Bliss) always be with you.

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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