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346 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.749951 -73.977173
nr. 40th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-983-0000 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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Sun-Thu, 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

28th St. to 55th St., FDR Dr. to Eighth Ave.


The vibe at Nirvana is mellow, reinforced by the first floor’s mod bar and lounge. The upstairs dining room’s walls are painted pale yellow and edged with a geometric frieze of red, black and gold. Tea lights on the beige tablecloth-clad tables set a romantic mood and an antique bronze bust of the Buddha himself imparts a meditative element. The extensive menu has all the familiar classics, from spicy vindaloos to tandoori entrées, as well as slow-cooked vegetable dishes. That said, there are notable offerings that fuse regional cooking styles and add their own creative twist. Crab shish kebab is one that works very well. The lump crab meat is formed around skewers and grilled in Northern fashion, while its seasoning (garlic, cumin seeds and garam masala) hails from the South. House specialties are original and well executed. The ridiculously named Nirvana Rabbit Fiesta offers wonderfully tender chunks of rabbit in a rich, coconut-based curry sauce replete with chilies.

Recommended Dishes

Crab shish kebab, $21; Nirvana rabbit fiesta, $30