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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Nirvana for our five year anniversary, both the food and service were amazing! I highly recommend dining in, the atmosphere is delightful. The service staff is attentive and polite. Best meal I've had in a long time!

1 Thank Brandi W
Nagpur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is not just decorated in Indian style but also serves true Indian taste. The dishes are prepared by an expert cook from Mumbai as per the waiters.The range of veg dishes are also large.

1 Thank sks-ngp
Houston, Texas
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Naturally flavorful Indian cuisine set in a decorative ambiance. They offer you the choice of a buffet or a menu.The choice is diverse and you can take your pick as per your taste and mood. Parking available on the street outside.

2 Thank Khushboo_Golyan
Houston, Texas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nice ambience and good choice in the Menu. Their Kashmiri naan was good . So were the gravies . Bit spicy. Parking was a problem ( construction going on ).

3 Thank RashCAD
New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We visit Nirvana often for Buffet on Thursday and Sunday. I am Indian and have traveled over 50 countries. Being a vegetarian, and cook myself know Indian food very well. The Nirvana delivers good to worst Indian food. It depends on who is chef and what mood is he in!!. I don't believe there is someone supervision the quality and... More 

1 Thank ArmoniB
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Indian, perfectly balanced tastes, great ambiance, awesome location. Good service, good food, good deals.

2 Thank Mije H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

We ordered delivery on our last night. The restaurant doesn't offer delivery. It was through a delivery service called NOLA food delivery. The food was great and a nice break from the Cajun and Creole meals I'd been indulging in. Between three girls, we ordered 3 entrees and it was more than enough. We would've been fine with just 2... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

The food was good, the staff was friendly and it wasn't very far from downtown (convention center). Would've liked it even more if the menu had more appetizer options. The curry was delicious and very close to homemade taste.

1 Thank abhi2357
New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Nirvana's probably the best Indian food in the New Orleans area, but we don't have a lot of options. A couple of years ago, I'd probably have rated it a level higher, but the quality doesn't seem as high these days--especially on the lunch buffet. On our most recent visit, many things on the buffet looked and tasted the same.... More 

1 Thank NOmadfolk2
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We went here on Christmas 2015. My mom's first time for Indian Cuisine. It was wonderful. The food was excellent and came out hot. Service was good for a Holiday and the restaurant was bustling. We were treated so warmly! A definite go back to and recommended to anyone!

1 Thank Michelle541

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Pakistani
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.