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106 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2518
+1 206-683-9701
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“thali” (11 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
106 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2518
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in mainly because it was the nearest restaurant to our hotel that was still open - and what an extremely pleasant surprise. Everything was perfect and incredibly tasty. Servers helpful and really nice, a great selection of entrees, also a good cocktail list,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ken C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I normally don’t write reviews, let alone bad ones. But, this restaurant was so horrible, people need to be warned!!! Food: One of the worst Indian food I EVER tasted. That is from a guy who had eaten at 100s of Indian restaurants while traveling....More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mads I
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend suggested this place, as he knew I love Indian food. Nirmal’s is in a great location, right in Pioneer a square. The ambiance was beautiful, Christmas lights on all the trees outside, and the restaurant itself is beautiful. The samosas were good, but...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank daniellec22
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Friend recommended this place because 6 of us were going to Safeco field later that night. When I walked in I was immediately greeted with warm air and relaxing ambiance. The greeter pointed me to the area where 5 of my coolest friends were seated...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rider207
Reviewed November 26, 2018

This has got to be one of the best Indian restaurants we have ever visited. At the last minute my friend and I, was looking for a place to eat, on our last night in Seattle - we decided to go for Indian. Despite being...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dan B
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

This Indian restaurant is one of the best I have had the pleasure to dine out in. We found the menu small but every course we had was above our expectations. The evening was made even better by the excellent staff and the comprehensive wine...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A1608NWtonyc
Reviewed November 14, 2018

I visited Nirmal's during Seattle Restaurant Week and took advantage of the 3 courses for $33 offer. The physicial space is very nice and the overall vibe of the place is very friendly, with the owner coming around talking to everyone. I always appreciate it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SteveLikes_3_Stars
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Owner Oliver and Chef Ashish make this place a welcoming, warm place that serves up superbly crafted dishes and a menu that is constantly refreshed. I have eaten at Nirmal’s many, many times. Everyone I have brought there has uniformly loved the experience. Everything on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank P N
Reviewed October 16, 2018

The food is excellent and unique among Indian Restaurants. I'd call it upscale gourmet Indian. The food is milder and the menu is much more limited than the typical Indian restaurant. That isn't necessarily a bad thing. The flavors are exceptional and the quality perfect....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 678kenw
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Had a lovely meal here. That last stop on our road trip from Canada then to Seattle.Great service, fitted us in on a busy Friday night even though we had not booked.Pioneer Sq is a great area to find good food.Also no rip off service...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank scamps2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104-2518
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-683-9701
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Seattle’s “2016 Restaurant of the Year” is redefining Indian fine dining. From its daily changing 5-course Thali to an amazing variety of dinner specials, Nirmal’s aims to bring an experience built on great food, great ambiance, and attentive service making every diner feel at home.
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