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Nirankar Restaurant

#204 of 3,057 Restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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174-176 Queen St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with a work team. Very nice Indian food, enjoyed a banquet. Plenty of food for everyone, all good quality. Not cheap for a lunch, but very nice.

Thank Cam S
Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This may not be fair but we generally judge an Indian restaurant on the quality of the Butter Chicken, and this one was just average. It was too tomato flavoured for my liking, and the kids were underwhelmed too. On the other hand, the Lamb Rogan Josh was very good. No complaints either about the size of the servings or... More 

Thank Rammy888
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129 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This restaurant serves terrific Nepalese and Indian food. Try the Nepalese as it's harder to get good Nepalese food. It was our first time in this restaurant so we sought guidance on quantities. We were misled, being told to order rice when we already had Naan bread. The rice and the bread were perfectly cooked but we had way too... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Mouth watering dishes! Feels great and love the hustle in the restaurant! Momos are delicious and the service is excellent.

Thank Surain M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Loved the Homemade Nepalese cuisine. Dinner was great: the delicious food; the attentive service; the reasonable prices; and the pleasant setting. But for the plastic table cloths, this would rate a ten out of ten.

Thank PCdownunder
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were on Holiday in Melbourne on our last night we decided to have dinner in Indian Restaurant. We booked a table for 9:30pm, we were there late, but the staff was kind and friendly. Our waitress helped us for our choices for food and indian beer 🍻 We tried one of the banquet, the food was... More 

Thank Tonita_Toneva
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

For my wife, there is no going past the fact that she experienced naan bread for the first time in her life here. It was pretty close to the regular naan bread I've eaten over the years. The rest of our dinner was equally impressive. It was the first time I've visited an Indian restaurant and not finished the food... More 

Thank 5c4r3834r
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

So nice to have some unusual options over and above the usual saag. Can't wait to go back! The service was excellent - we had someone with multiples allergies and the care taken was great.

Thank Michelle O
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

From the moment we walked in until the moment we left , the whole meal was amazing. My son adores curry and has struggled to find a good curry in Melbourne - well now we have - I am Gluten Free and have never had such a welcoming response " nothing too much trouble" their whole menu is extremely comprehensive... More 

Thank Sandra B
Perth, Australia
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

I ate here in May, mid-week. The food was gorgeous, service prompt and portions generous. I was on my own, on business, and they were happy to leave me to eat at my leisure and then relax with a book. Great spot, good value.

Thank Family464

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
Nepali, Asian, 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, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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 St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 61396421995
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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Staying in Central Business District

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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.