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Nirvana Indian Cuisine

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Neighbourhood:
Garden District
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4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
+1 504-894-9797
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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raleigh, nc
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After we placed our order we did not see our waiter until I called him to get our check at the end of the meal. He did not even swing by to offer to refill my water. Service was horrible. Even when we entered it seemed as if they were not very interested in our business. Now on to the... More 

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Cocoa
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This Indian restaurant does not disappoint it's status as 2016's Best of New Orleans Indian Food category. We went during the lunchtime hours and had the buffet, which had a nice sampling of a full menu of foods. The food was delicious and we will certainly be back.

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Thank SassyFerguson
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

get the "indian flag" - best dish EVER! saag panner and butter chicken are amazing - cocktails here are not the best, so pass on those..

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1 Thank ashley l
New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The best Indian restaurant I know of. Good service. It is a little farther down Magazine Street than the majority of the tourist area, so it's quiet and you'll have no problem finding a table.

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2 Thank Joeconstance
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had gone to the sister restaurant which was very Good. This was mediocre at best. Will not go again.

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Thank Peggy M
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

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!

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1 Thank Brandi W
Nagpur, India
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188 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

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.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

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.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 ).

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4308 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-2737
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-894-9797
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Garden District

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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.
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