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Nirvana Indian Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Garden District
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4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
+1 504-894-9797
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passable food. Service is unprofessional. Nice idea with the Indian flag colours but definitely an overkill with having 3 curries on the same platter.

Thank Ravi N
Lantana, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Above Average Food. Attentive Service for a buffet. Chicken was excellent. The restaurant has a very pleasant atmosphere. Good decor. Pleasant music and TV's on mute. Very reasonable price. I've been to a lot of Indian Buffets. I would rate this one as above average.

1 Thank jaybird276
New Orleans, Louisiana
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413 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrived to find a buffet set-up for lunch. the food was plentiful and varied. though most dishes tried were good, nothing was memorable. pricing for a buffet set-up was very fair. maybe that is why quite a few college kids from the area were taking advantage of this opportunity.

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Allahabad, India
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good Interiors. Great Service and Wow Indian food. Lucky to have authentic India breads in New Orleans.

1 Thank Vinkesh
Melbourne, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

First and foremost...look past the service. The food was delicious. We went for dinner and had a variety of dishes. They were full of flavor and decent portions. They even offered unlimited basmati white rice. As far as the service, we'll it was just ok. Not overly friendly. We had no napkins till halfway during the meal and no silverware... More 

1 Thank ajwick737
Taunton, Massachusetts
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134 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Good Indian food option on the Magazine street. The buffet spread was limited but food was good. The space though seemed congested. Made a reservation since it was New year's day.

1 Thank Kalyanfortius
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Terrible food and worse service. The waiter smirked and was impatient when we requested some time to look at the menu. He never bothered to come back after the food was served to see if we needed anything. The papdi Chaat was the worst we have eaten. We asked the waiter before ordering if it was the dahi papdi Chaat... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

When we first got there the host was a little unorganized with seating and take out at the hostess booth but finally pulled it together. From there things got better. We went to Nirvana about 8:00. The place was fairly busy but really picked up all tables full at 9:00. The service was very good and the food was excellent.... More 

1 Thank rachael a
Long Island, New York
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I used to live in New York and are used to good indian food. The atmosphere is lovely. The food is excellent if a bit spicy for me but i think that is just me as i am currently pregnant. Very flavorful and large portion sizes. The service was slow with the drinks but we were not... More 

1 Thank Alexis K
raleigh, nc
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

After we placed our order we did not see our waiter until I called him to get our check at the end of the meal. He did not even swing by to offer to refill my water. Service was horrible. Even when we entered it seemed as if they were not very interested in our business. Now on to the... 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
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighborhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-894-9797
Established in 1982

Welcome to the Nirvana Indian Cuisine. Please take a few minutes to look around. The paintings and sculptures you are seeing are windows to India's ancient spiritual world. After visiting the curry houses of Europe, especially of London, my late father (Har G. Keswani) was inspired to bring Indian culture and food to New Orleans. Since 1982, the Keswani family has presented the unique cuisine of India to the New Orleans community.
Enjoy your piece of Nirvana
Anjay Keswani

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

Neighborhood Profile
Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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