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1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-5566
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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11:30 - 23:00 Hours
Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the lunch buffet very much. It was priced right and not overwhelming. The food was good with plenty of vegetarian options. Not that a server is necessary at a buffet, but ours was very quiet. We had to ask if we could just...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank packedlite
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I am a big fan of Indian food. While traveling, if there is an opportunity to have Indian food, I'll take it. We were early for dinner and the only table in the restaurant, but this didn't stop the staff from taking their time getting...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank i_am_brendanc
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The food at Nirvana is consistently good. I really liked the dosas and the samosas as well as the papadam and chutneys. Really excellent all around. I sometimes visit solo however, relatively late on a weeknight. The last time, the hostess tried to seat me...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank C K
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best Indian 🇮🇳 restaurant ever The chicken tikka masala is the best! They Also have fresh fruits 🍎 and a tasty 😋 Indian dessert And a copper water pitcher. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank podco4141
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Let us cut to the chase: this is by far the cleanest Indian restaurant I have ever been in. It almost caught me off guard because maybe this was a signal that there is no way on earth that the food would be authentic or...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 760es
Reviewed 1 April 2018

After our favorite Indian restaurant shut down last year, my wife and I have been looking for a new regular place. Many have been decent, but none great until we tried Nirvana. Everything was so flavorful, and the portions were large. The only thing not...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Fine Dining place with great authentic Indian Food. The Service was great and food so delicious makes it worth spending. Its a bit of expensive side but taste amazing and authentic. We ordered Vegetarian dishes and every one of them were amazing, i would suggest...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank networkvj
Reviewed 30 January 2018

The decor of the place will impress you with the lighting and seatings. The waitress was very cold. But I don't really mind as long as the food is delicious. I went their by a recommendation of a colleague who's non-Indian but loves Indian food....More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank buddhavaranasi
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Since I work in the area between Harvard and Porter Squares, I am always happy to see a new restaurant open up, and given that I love Indian food, a new Indian restaurant is especially welcome. Nirvana has been around for a few months and...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank DevorahLeah
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

It has literally been years and years since I have been to a restaurant for Indian food. I was so excited when a friend, born and brought up in India, suggested meeting at Nirvana restaurant for dinner. Mulligatawny soup and veggie samosas were ordered for...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank katzmat
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$10 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-5566
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Nirvana, an epicurean Indian restaurant in Cambridge presents traditional Indian cuisine with a contemporary flair. We boast a lunch buffet, outdoor seating during the warmer months and a full-service bar with craft cocktails that flatter our flavor rich dishes. Our head chef Paramjit Singh hails from Punjab, India where the tandoor method of cooking originated. He brings over 25 years of experience to our kitchen and combines traditional cooking methods with novel ingredients to create innovative meals for our guests. As an 80-seat restaurant on historic Massachusetts Avenue, Nirvana endeavors to promote a transcendent experience through food, drink and great company.
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