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Nirvana Restaurant

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6 Dashwood Crescent | entrance via Smith Street, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 2025
Mon - Sat 18:30 - 02:00
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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105 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank ontheroad181
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We are locals and used to frequent Nirvana, er, frequently. Although the food was quite nice it didn't have the depth of flavour that I was hoping for. The service, while friendly enough, was decidedly slow and my husband was ignored for several minutes at the bar (where he was the only person standing) because the staff member was rushing... More 

Thank Heather H
Sydney Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Our last night in Darwin and we needed a quick and easy meal near to our hotel. Nirvana filled that requirement perfectly but not only that the staff were prompt and courteous but the chef provided some simple but delicious Malaysian and Thai food which hit the spot. We did not try the Indian food on the menu but we... More 

Thank RobertBrindley
Darwin, Australia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Service and food left a lot to be desired. The restaurant is a bit of a maze and quite dark which I guess adds to the ambience but because we were kind of hidden around a corner in a group of maybe 6 tables, we seemed to get forgotten about by the attendants, it was a Saturday evening and quite... More 

Thank emmadilemma2016
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. Ordered spicy quail, green curry and kang kong. Flavour was balanced, just enough coconut cream for the flavour. Quail was okay, wasn't crispy and spicy enough. Service was below standard, need to ask to clear entree, cleaned the table, waitress walked past our table a few times with no other orders, do not offer us any drinks, nor... More 

Thank jwysl
Central Coast
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My Husband & i had dinner here and the food was delicious service was Excellent and it has a wonderful atmosphere

Thank cocoCentralCoast
Melbourne, Australia
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137 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went there with family and friends and it was a great night. They look after groups very well with either shared plates or individual meals. We had three curries and they were all good. The building has an interesting atmosphere and slightly old world rustic charm. The staff looked after us and kept checking on how we were going.... More 

Thank geldav
Darwin, Australia
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Been coming here 10 years, haven't been in a while after having a few visits with very slow service but thought I'd try again out of some 'local loyalty'. They've certainly lost something of the local atmosphere and service. Freezing aircon straight on us, one waitress says flat out no, can't change it.. next says no worries and proceeds to... More 

Thank Rhys83

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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, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?