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Nirvana Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 2025
18:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Sat 18:30 - 02:00
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing and reasonably priced. Funky bar / restaurant with a live duo band later in the evening. We shared the green thai chicken, red duck and beef massaman. All fantastic. And the Roti. Plenty for everyone! Service was efficient and quick considering everyone was walking in at the same time. Highly recommended for large groups or intimate couples.... More 

Thank Jojoviv
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had heard good things but had still taken us 18 months to go... Family visiting from interstate was a good motivator to finally visit. Atmosphere is awesome as soon as you walk in. We had been pre warned upon booking we would be on an 'outside table' as was already heavily booked. Staff were fantastic... Moved us to a... More 

Thank Lorzi P
Darwin, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh, the ambiance, selection, service and food (the FOOD) were great. We went in for one of few date nights (life gets in the way) and the expectation is unfortunately higher on such rare occasions. Nirvana nailed it. The vibes as you walk into the moody-lit entrance sets an immediate tone of 'relax, we've for this'; and they did. Our... More 

Thank MJDarwin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful evening with sensational service, world class food & wonderful ambience. Outrageously good Indian Korma, Penang curry & Nirvana bugs, simply a 'must do' in the Top End

Thank Kerri-Ann L
Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nirvana is a must, great atmosphere with live music after the meal. Beef Randang is a must and prepare to be spoilt. Excellent service with friendly staff looking after you and keeping your glass full.

Thank Peter C
Darwin, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

A great meal! A lot of variety with loads of choices, both mild or hot for food. Staff are very attentive and friendly. Live entertainment was also great!

Thank Broniques
Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I've never had a bad experience here! Amazing food, great service and delicious drinks - what more could you ask for on your birthday? We ordered Banquet 3 ((only $39 per head!)) for 6 people and couldn't have asked for more! 3 entrees and 6 mains! Enough food to be brought home for work lunches and so so reasonably priced.... More 

Thank jaime_elizabeth
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

went with a large group and had the $39 buffet set meal. Only complaint is that there was only one dish of the prawns so a lot of us didn't even get to have any cos the first few people had a few as they thought there would be another plate coming. the food itself was Ok except the chicken... More 

Thank NTtravellerz
Traralgon, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Me and some friends went out to dinner here last Friday night. And we where blown away!! Food was sensational and the staff where out standing. Especially our waitress Chantelle.

Thank Prue A
Darwin, Australia
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It's in the shame file that we have lived a ten minute walk from here for over 2 years and not been here. It is fabulous and we will be back frequently. It's quirky but the attention to detail is still there, it's Darwin and this place ticks all the boxes. The service is friendly and consistent, great cocktails, good... 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
Indian, Asian, Thai, Malaysian
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
18:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
  • Phone Number: +61 8 8981 2025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?