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Cafe Darya

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Old Town Centre | 2 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
+61 2 6457 1867
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here as a group of friends. We had booked (the restaurant is quite small) and they opened just for us. We did a fixed menu and the food was absolutely delicious. The service fast and efficient (even though they did not have staff) and at the end they apologised for not having the time to talk to us.... More 

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Thank Paula B
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was our pleasure having your group dine at Cafe Darya and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in the Snowy Mountains. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe Darya is a small family run restaurant that has seriously awesome food. The food is unlike any other place I have been and can best be described as Persian family style food, similar to what you would get if you visited a traditional Persian family for dinner. The flavors are amazing and each dish is like adventure for your... More 

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1 Thank Brad L
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Fabulous review! Thanks so much. Really loved your 'downsides' comments - so quirky! Hope to see you next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We come to Jindabyne on ski business and always try to eat at Cafe Darya. It's always busy and they often turn people away because they only seat a maximum of 24 people. The owner the chef and his wife do all the cooking and front of house, hence the limit on numbers and this ensures the excellent service. It... More 

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Thank billski039
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! It was a delight having you and your wife dine with us and we look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we really enjoyed our meal this evening at Cafe darya.I cannot fault a thing .the food was delicious and obviously cooked by someone who cares about what he produces .the service was perfect and the proprietors were friendly .i would recommend it to anyone who travels through Jindabyne and I wish we had something like this where we live

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Thank shirley c
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

It was a delight having you and your partner eat with us recently. We really appreciate your lovely comments and look forward to seeing you next time you are in the Snowy Mountains. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

4 of us came here for a well deserved dinner after a day hike around Kosciuszko. We were met by the couple who own and run the restaurant and ate a fantastic dinner. We had the zucchini, duo of hot dips and the pastries as apps - all delicious - followed by goat, shredded chicken, stewed beef and venison meatballs... More 

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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you so muich for your lovely review and your great comments on the night. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in the Snowy Mountains. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

We were pretty excited about this place, it's apparently hard to book and we read a lot of good reviews. But a couple things really let us down tonight, I was expecting so much more, and unfortunately we left underwhelmed. We asked about the banquet $40pp (inc corkage) so I asked what was the cost for the kids they said... More 

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CafeDarya, Manager at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Hello, thank you kindly for your review however, there are some major details we need to address which on your behalf you failed to mention and also take into consideration. Firstly, previous to the night, you called to book a table for five people, we initially said that a booking over four people (adults), we only do a banquet at... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great family run restaurant in the first shopping Centre. Persian food was unique with lots of different combinations of authentic food to try. The 3 of us shared 3 entrees and 2 mains and found this plenty. The food is rich and filing Excellent

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1 Thank Stuart M
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your fantastic comments and great review. We really look forward to seeing you at Cafe Darya next time you are in Jindabyne. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Restaurant run by a passionate family. Food and service clearly from people who understand what hospitality is and not many do!! Check out for sure. Mike.

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Thank Michael H
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

Your review and great comments are very much appreciated and made all the more special knowing that they come from a fellow restaurateur. Thank you for coming to Cafe Darya and also for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We hope to see you again when you are next in Jindabyne. More 

North Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Cafe Darya has a lovely ambience, the small size is great and the Persian rugs on the walls added to the atmosphere. The waitress (daughter of the owners/chef) is knowledgeable and helpful. Timing for each course was good, and even the bill was presented in a beautiful little casket. Each of the dishes we had was delicious, for me the... More 

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Thank cindysas
CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience and meal at Cafe Darya. We look forward to seeing you agian. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Apart from Birchwood during the day, this is the only place to eat in Jindabyne that we enjoyed and returned too. Home cooked-with- love food, full flavours and worth waiting to get into.. You must book it's tiny!

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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this review

We truly enjoyed having your family come to our restaurant twice during your stay and appreciate your lovely comments. We look forward to seeing you next time your visit the Snowy Mountains. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$50
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Town Centre | 2 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, New South Wales 2627, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Jindabyne
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6457 1867
Description
An authentic Persian restaurant set in the beautiful surrounds of Lake Jindabyne and the NSW Snowy Mountains. After a hard day on the ski slopes, come and indulge yourself in the exotic flavours and warm intimate ambience of Cafe Darya.Check out our new website!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?