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Cafe Darya

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Old Town Centre | 2 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
+61 2 6457 1867
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant run by a passionate family. Food and service clearly from people who understand what hospitality is and not many do!! Check out for sure. Mike.

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Thank Michael H
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Your review and great comments are very much appreciated and made all the more special knowing that they come from a fellow restaurateur. Thank you for coming to Cafe Darya and also for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope to see you again when you are next in Jindabyne. More 

North Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cafe Darya has a lovely ambience, the small size is great and the Persian rugs on the walls added to the atmosphere. The waitress (daughter of the owners/chef) is knowledgeable and helpful. Timing for each course was good, and even the bill was presented in a beautiful little casket. Each of the dishes we had was delicious, for me the... More 

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Thank cindysas
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience and meal at Cafe Darya. We look forward to seeing you agian. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from Birchwood during the day, this is the only place to eat in Jindabyne that we enjoyed and returned too. Home cooked-with- love food, full flavours and worth waiting to get into.. You must book it's tiny!

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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We truly enjoyed having your family come to our restaurant twice during your stay and appreciate your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you next time your visit the Snowy Mountains. More 

Windang, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, really enjoyed the zucchini for starter, shared the lamb shanks and duck for mains, a lot of flavour. My brother eats big portions and was satisfied at the end of ours meals. Thankyou we will visit again for sure!

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Thank Snowfeind
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and that you felt full and satisfyed with your selection. That means a lot to us. We thank you for your lovely review and hope to see you again next time you are in the Snowy Mountains. More 

Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Jjndabyne for 10 years and to Cafe Darya for almost as long. Once again this year the food was delicious. As a party of 5 we had the banquet - a delightful way to eat as you get to try things you might not otherwise order. The goosht kubideh entree is a must - wonderful... More 

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Thank Tina M
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you for another beautiful review. Always an absolute pleasure to have you and your friends come to dine at Cafe Darya. We thank you so much for your fabulous patronage over the last 10 years and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food is amazing, so tasty and different and textured. There is food on this menu i have never seen anywhere else. The combinations of flavours are unique but work incredibly well together. The place is intimate, as in tiny, and we booked 2 weeks ahead to make sure we got a table. Love this restaurant.

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Thank Anita K
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you for your amazing review! We so much appreciate all your fabulous comments and look forward to seeing you next time you are in town More 

Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Booked for dinner during the busy period of Snow season, the food was truly amazing but the portions were a little small to share, great service with a smile and very quick to get your order on the table, highly recommend this to anyone wanting an intimate dinner out.

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Thank Graeme G
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and lovely comments. We hope to see you next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

Cooma, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Darya is truly gold! The food was dynamite, scrumptious, impeccable and above all crave-able! We were lucky to get a table as someone else cancelled (a huge loss for them!) and asked for the chef to choose for us! $40 a head including corkage (BYO) and Turkish delight for desert - every morsel was on point and delicious! Service... More 

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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Your outstanding review has left us with big grins on our faces! Thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

It was so nice to go to a restaurant where the menu has been so well thought out. The food was served as though I was in a Persian family home. It was great! We had the zucchini entree, wild goat and the vegetarian dish for the mains, and Turkish delight for desert. We met another couple who eat here... More 

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Thank Melissa H
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your experiience at Cafe Darya. Thank you for the lovely comments in your review and on the night and we look forward to seeing you both again next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Quite unexpected to find a restaurant of this quality outside of a major city and they will even cater for pescetarians. The restaurant is small and personal and the owners/hosts make it a special eating experience. Wonderful food, and well worth a visit.

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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review and great comments. We really hope to see you next time you visit Jindabyne. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$23 - $50
Cuisine
Persian, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Town Centre | 2 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Jindabyne
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6457 1867
Description
An authentic Persian restaurant set in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Jindabyne and the NSW Snowy Mountains. After a hard day on the ski slopes, come and indulge yourself in the exotic flavours and warm intimate ambience of Cafe Darya.Check out our new website!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?