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Nirankar Restaurant

#234 of 3,150 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
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Bengaluru, India
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Had dinner with a colleague on 7th of this month at Nirankar. This place has full fledged Indian menu of both vegetarian and non vegetarian courses. The taste is no different than any north Indian restaurant in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai. Had assorted Indian Breads ( not a standard option) containing normal Roti, Garlic Nan and Normal Nan with mixed veg.... More 

1 Thank rajkumar1967
Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We were in the adina hotel across the road. So this joint was just handy for some takeaway. Now we are very fussy about our indian food, and there are not too many places that actually do real indian curries. But.....these guys did not disappoint. I only wish we had booked a table to get a good feel for the... More 

1 Thank 75Phil
Melbourne, Australia
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217 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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.

1 Thank Cameron S
Sydney, Australia
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180 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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179 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Neville B
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Surain M
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank PCdownunder
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Tonita_Toneva
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank 5c4r3834r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
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
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