What a wonderful experience I had at this Indian restaurant. From the moment I walked in the service was really friendly and I felt really relaxed and genuinely welcome.
I was there for lunch by myself so I ordered the butter chicken and I had a choice of mild medium or hot. Excellent! So I chose medium to hot as I like some spice.
This dish was perfect, it was creamy and spicy and there was a lot of chicken in this dish. It’s the best butter chicken that I’ve ever eaten.
I ordered some roti bread w my meal and it was sooo delicious OMGosh hahaha It was absolutely amazing!! The roti was fresh and light, a little crispy… it was just perfect!
If you like Indian food this place is a must visit. I’m going back to try the goat curry. Yummo.
Tim E, Source: Zomato
Family favourite whenever we are in the CBD. Always good food and friendly staff.
Adrian Currie, Source: Google
Indian food was excellent. The grilled meat was soft and juicy, the mains were generous and filling. Service was attentive. The thing i enjoyed most was that i had choices beyond butter chicken, mango chickhen,etc all those “traditional” curries. I got to try new flavors which was really nice.
James Balestriere, Source: Google
The staff were brilliant and the food was absolutely great. The staff were incredibly attentive and modified their serving portions to our group size. The place was clean and nicely set up. The music was also quiet, which was nice as we went there for my mums birthday and wanted to talk to one another. Would definitely recommend
Rebekah, Source: Google
We loved it, excellent service, friendly staff who was very kind explaining us about the food. Perfect for a couple. Curry comes with rice and bread, flavours and varieties of both Indian and Nepalese dishes. Good selection of drinks
JT’s Stuffs, Source: Google
The staff at Nirankar were so nice and went above and beyond to create delicious meals that I could enjoy with my current dietary restrictions. It was such a treat to be able to eat such yummy food and feel looked after rather than an annoyance. Danyabhad! Mito cha! Namaste Nirankar 🙂
Fi Stevens, Source: Facebook
My first time here…loved it. Beautiful flavoured curry, perfect rice and delight of all delights, naan made from rice and corn instead of wheat, the thing I’ve missed most since I had to go gluten-free. I look forward to eating here again next time we come to Melbourne!
Ellyn Martin, Source: Facebook
Best kulfi i ever tasted. Made my day. Loved the food and hospitality. Thank you.
Su-bash Gurung, Source: Facebook
A treasure in the CBD. Incredibly authentic (okay, to a Westerner’s – who has visited India and savored its good on a limited basis – taste buds) food served by a largely engaging and friendly staff. The atmosphere is a little sterile and tame – not a bad thing – lacking some of the personality I associate with restaurants I dined in while in India. Regardless…it’s all about the food and it was amazing.
Jon Curtis, Source: Facebook
My partner and I went here tonight for our first dinner on our holiday in Melbourne. My partner is gluten intolerant and we were happy to see plenty of gluten free options and even gluten free naan – he can never eat naan! We were quickly attended to for our order and our food was on the table within 10 minutes. Delicious. Friendly staff. Lovely, romantic atmosphere. Would recommend
Sarah Parsons, Source: Facebook
Excellent food and friendly service. Having been coming back often and we’ve never had a bad experience. Their gluten free naan is the best we’ve ever had. Highly recommended. All dishes we’ve tried have been delicious.
We always come away stuffed. Keep up the great work!
Jonathan Atkins, Source: Google Places
Attentive and Friendly staff. The Goat Curry was to die for!
Paul Jackson, Source: Google Places
Absolutely first class. Service was top notch and atmosphere was second to none. Food was authentic Indian and catered for gluten and dairy free.
Dane Hollenkamp, Source: Google Places
We arrived like 20mins before the restaurant was closing after lunch but the staff were kind to take our order. The food was delicious!!so conveniently located. Highly recommend this place.
sarita iyengar, Source: Google Places
Very delicious food and quick service. I highly recommend others for this restaurant. Pls try kadai chicken.. It’s awesome.. Real indian taste..
Akash Rai, Source: Google Places
One of the best Indian food in Melbourne. Must try. Well done guys.
amit kumar, Source: Google Places
Staff is very welcome, the quality of the food is high. Would definitely come next time
Artem Moskvyak, Source: Google Places
Was delicious and pleasant atmosphere. Recommend
Lyn MacQuarrie, Source: Google Places
Manpreet Khaira, Source: Google Places
AMAZING cafe and deli next door
Dzenan Hadzi, Source: Google Places
Probably The best kahadi paneer iv had in Aus
Abhishek Tripathi, Source: Google Places
Great atmosphere, food and good service.
Alex Faber, Source: Google Places
I had my 30th at Nirankar on Queen. Exquisite curries! Creamy, Spicey, Fluffy rice – It was a feast of the Senses. Great service too.
It’s a little tucked out of the way so it can be nice and private if you are after space. Or maybe it was just a Tuesday night.
Kieran KJG, Source: Google Places
Got takeaway. Food was great and made fast, service was friendly.
Aidan Davis, Source: Google Places
Went on a quiet night and liked the friendly service. The food was very tasty and I could taste all of the complex flavours that should be in each dish unlike at many other places. The place is really large with nice lighting.
Walking past the kitchen, it smells wonderful.
David Goodo, Source: Google Places
Atmosphere and styling were great, staff were all very polite and accommodating. Food was spectacular. Would definitely recommend and come again
Lauren Johns, Source: Google Places
Nirankar is by far one of the best Indian restaurants in Melbourne.
The food is just amazing and is always brought to the table well-presented.
The staff are lovely and welcoming. Service with a genuine smile.
Nirnankar has rapidly become one of our favourite places for a good meal out.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find better value for money around Melbourne.
Koen Schepkens, Source: Google Places
GREAT FOOD…….. I highly recommend this restaurant for Indian food in the CBD. I was particularly pleased how the waiter was happy for us to customize and change our dishes individually according to our liking.
Can’t complain to a customized meal …….highly recommend
Arjun Pandey, Source: Google Places
The service here was really great, I love how they seemed to know what I was thinking the entire time! That was only beat by the amazing food they served, I especially enjoyed the mutter makai mushroom dish as it was
incredibly flavorful, with just the right amount of spice. Yum. We will definitely be back soon.
Ben Johnson, Source: Google Places
From the moment me and my girlfriend walked in, we received a warm welcome from the Nirankar staff who was very passionate about hospitality and making their customers feel good. It was a wonderful experience as
the food was finger-licking good. The decor was amazing as well. I will definitely go back to Nirankar again.
Jeffy John, Source: Google Places
Really friendly with good food and service.
Greig Russell, Source: Google Places
I’ve lived around the corner for 2 years, have had everything on the menu. Love it all. I’ve been living in London for 10months and never found anything better. First meal back from my trip. Been craving it!!
David Ludlow, Source: Google Places
Fantastic!!! Lovely food and service. Lunch time special is best value going around.
Being from Tasmania – I wont get to visit again for a while, but will definitely pop in next time in Mlebourne. 11 out of 10
Nick Brown, Source: Google Places
Just went to this place. It was empty and had a change of management, so we feared the worst despite the reviews here. So just wanted to update the reviews and allay the fears, it’s still a great place!
Joshua Crick, Source: Google Places
This Indian cuisine restaurant has simply one of the best tasting foods I have ever tasted. It’s a must try for the people who still haven’t tasted their menu.
Darcy Lasseter, Source: Google Places
Went on a Monday night and it was nice and quiet. Had a lovely meal and really enjoyed the hospitality. The staff were great. Overall it was a well priced great Indian restaurant.
Levi Jahnke, Source: Google Places
Great food, great service here and nice ambiance. The location is a little bit hard to see, but it’s worth finding in Queens St.
anatoliy miloszinski, Source: Google Places
Great service and very friendly welcoming staff. The tandoori chicken is to die for. Good for Pommies who are looking for a good curry!
Kristian Miles, Source: Google Places
Nirankar did a fantastic job in catering for our business lunch.
The professionalism shown by Lijoy and the team in getting the food to our office, supplying plates and the selection of dishes were superb.
Everyone in our office commented on how good the food was from the Samosa’s to the Butter Chicken.
I would definitely recommend Nirankar to anyone looking for an authentic and tasty Indian experience.
Jason Goodrich, Source: Google Places
Couldn’t have dreamt of better service. Food was incredible. If you’re after Indian don’t go passed here
Lyle Taylor, Source: Google Places
This is one of my all time favourite Indian places. Brought my American friend here and she said it was the best Indian hands down across two continents
Danielle Djordjevic, Source: Google Places
Again at NIRANKAR INDIAN INSPIRED CUISINE and had a wonderfull dishes with real taste of India served professionally by the well mannered staff members.
A Great feeling of food i ever get by having dinner at Nirankar. i also recommend anyone who read my review to just try atleast one. THE GREAT TASTE!
Dhruv Sangwan, Source: Google Places
Excellent food, fantastic service and friendly environment. Will highly recommend and be back next time in Melbourne – January
david braby, Source: Google Places
Being a great food lover and a traveller, I have travelled different parts of the world and tatsted a wide variety of dishes, but I must say that Nirankar is one of the finest resturants in Melbourne in every aspects….their dishes
are really delicious .Thanks for giving me such a delicious evening
Rohit Radhakrishnan, Source: Google Places
The experience here was amazing. I am pleased with the food and the service, I would recommended to everyone, loved it
Andrea caceres, Source: Google Places
Excellent Service. Food was delicious. I can definitely recommend this restaurant.
Mark Johns, Source: Google Places
Very tasty indeed. The only mild negative was the naan. Everything else was bang on.
Ben Ralph, Source: Google Places
Nirankar is undoubtedly the best indian restaurant in melbourne. The fish fry, crab masala, tandoori items are the ones which i liked the most. Service is of top quality as well. LOVED it guys.
Devi Prasad Acharya, Source: Google Places
We had dinner with nirankar yesterday and it was fabulous, the leg of lamb incredible, we 7 of them enjoy the chicken vindaloo and fine service. I highly recommend this Indian restaurant, Best Indian food ever I had.
Alister McPherson, Source: Google Places
amazing dining, drinks and friendly staffs,good music and mood lights with ambience
Arjit Paudel, Source: Google Places
Fantastic food, satisfied my desires!
Great service and lovely Indian music
jordan Flick, Source: Google Places
This place is amazing, one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne, great food, great atmosphere and good value
Andrew Pyle, Source: Google Places
Really nice butter chicken and the staff are really nice and polite. we enjoyed our time defo will be returning some time next week
laura hardy, Source: Google Places
The best Indian curry in i had ever Try the panner chetinadu ohhh. I am a vegetarian and I found lots of options even they have a jain menu as well. Service is the best, the waiters are make sure we are enjoying our dinner. I
recommend this restaurant for all my friends, you will not disappointed.
Puru Bastola, Source: Google Places
HAD PANEER CHETTINAD AT THIS PLACE.
I HAVE NEVER HAD ANY BETTER PANEER DISH WHICH I HAD HERE.
Hiral Patel, Source: Google Places
I went with my family all together 8 people yesterday . Beautiful atmosphere, attentive,well arrange and quick service and food stiff very tasty , yummy and excellent wish you all success.
Rabina Shrestha, Source: Google Places
Nicholas Dare, Source: Google Places
Best indian resturant in MElbourne CBD. Very good Indian food amongmelbourne. I love your food – Thanks Nirankar.
jignesh patel, Source: Google Places
Superb food and atmosphere so good as well as staffs . Good job we well back and well recommend to our friends also.
Sunita Shrestha, Source: Google Places
Awesome food and service would definitely return.
Jen J, Source: Google Places
this place is amazing. I loved the food and the service keep it up .
thomson malayil, Source: Google Places
Excellent food!!! Yummy…..Crab Masala is Awesome…
George varghese, Source: Google Places
Great service, Great food, Great place!
Haley Crannitch, Source: Google Places
Food was good but you have to wait.
Mani Mehra, Source: Google Places
Great ambiance and friendly serves
Ben Arthur, Source: Google Places
Lijoy Kuruvilla, Source: Google Places
Having eaten at Nirankar many times before and at many other Indian Restaurants, I would have to say that this is best Indian food we have eaten. We ate there again last night and even though we stuffed ourselves to the
brim we were left still wanting more.
A Google User, Source: Google Places
Excellent food and good service. Definitely come back .
Sandra Smith, Source: Google Places
I wanted a good Indian restaurant to take my mother while she was in Melbourne so I wanted a highly rated place. I was pleased that Nirankar was exactly what we were after with great dishes and everything you’d expect from a good Indian restaurant. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Good experience, highly recommend.
James Heazlewood, Source: Google Places
Authentic Indian food at Melbourne with good ambience.
Had dinner with a colleague on 7th of this month at Nirankar. This place has full fledged Indian menu of both vegetarian and non vegetarian courses. The taste is no different than any north Indian restaurant in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai. Had assorted Indian Breads ( not a standard option) containing normal Roti, Garlic Nan and Normal Nan with mixed veg. My colleague had sheek kabab which was much relished. The staff are professional and courteous. A good dinner for two costed approx 60AUD.
Source: Trip Advisor, Oct 2016
Loved the Homemade Nepalese cuisine. Dinner was great: the delicious food; the attentive service; the reasonable prices; and the pleasant setting. But for the plastic table cloths, this would rate a ten out of ten.
Source: Trip Advisor, June 2016
Excellent selection of vegetarian options
So nice to have some unusual options over and above the usual saag. Can’t wait to go back! The service was excellent – we had someone with multiples allergies and the care taken was great.
Source: Trip Advisor, June 2016
Saturday night dinner with family and friends
Mouth watering dishes! Feels great and love the hustle in the restaurant Momos are delicious and the service is excellent.
Source: Trip Advisor, July 2016
Amazing Indian food…with gluten free naan!
For my wife, there is no going past the fast that she experienced naan bread for the first time in her life here. It was pretty close to the regular naan bread I’ve eaten over the years. The rest of our dinner was equally impressive. It was the first time I’ve visited an Indian restaurant and not finished the food because I simply ordered too much. the menu was incredibly appealing and we found ourselves unable to limit ourselves tot he food we knew/recognised. I’m glad we took some risks as everything we tried was simply amazing. When we return to Melbourne we will eat here again. Guaranteed.
Source: Trip Advisor, June 2016
Me and my boyfriend were on holiday in Melbourne on our last night we decided to have dinner in Indian Restaurant. We booked a table for 9:30pm, we were there late, but the staff was kind and friendly. Our waitress helped us for our choices for food and Indian beer. We tried one of the banquet, the food was amazing. We had perfect last night in Melbourne, thank you guys.
Source: Trip Advisor, June 2016
Amazing place, excellent from start to finish
From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, the whole meal was amazing. My son adores curry and has struggled to find a good curry in Melbourne – well now we have – I am Gluten Free and have never had such a welcoming response “nothing too much trouble” their whole menu is extremely comprehensive with enormous range of GF foods (best I have ever encountered). Food Second to none. Waiting staff excellent, encouraged us to take time between courses (we chose mid range banquet, and added a Madras). Nothing was too much trouble. Nice ambiance very clean. Extremely well priced for CBD in Melbourne. Would highly recommend
Source: Trip Advisor, May 2016
Fabulous food, great service in a lovely setting
I ate here in May, mid-week. The food was gorgeous, service prompt and portions generous. I was on my own, on business, and they were happy to leave me to eat at my lesiure and then relax with a book. Great spot, good value.
Source: Trip Advisor, May 2016
Wonderful and authentic
I’ve been lucky enough to have been to India and Nepal on 3 occasions now and my son in law is Napalese. This restaurant is the real deal and was a totally enjoyable dining experience with the service attentive and food came out as ordered. I asked for the Goat curry to be Med/Hot and it was with a generous serve with few bones. I will certainly return hopefully with my son in lawa as I know he will enjoy it. Go there!
Source: Trip Advisor, May 2016
We had a wonderful night
We had a wonderful night on Friday night. Thank you to yourself, Beegee and all your staff for looking after us so well. The food was very enjoyable and the service was great. We will certainly think about visiting your restaurant again in the future.
Source: Catering Customer
Really enjoyed the ambience, service and food here.
It is very rich and authentic Indian curry and there are also dishes you don’t normally find in other Indian restaurants.
Surprisingly good and reasonably priced.
This restaurant was a real surprise for me as I have walked past many times without a second glance. Upon entering I was surprised at how large the restaurant actually is as well as looking very clean, spacious and well appointed. It is certainly on the upper end of the scale for Indian & Nepalese restaurants. The tables are spacious chairs are comfortable with ample space between tables and waiters very attentive. We selected the banquet for 5 people and there was more than enough food for five men. Overall a great experience and well worth a return visit
An Indian surprise.
What a surprise to find this small family run nepalese indian restaurant in downtown Melbourne. The staff were so friendly and welcoming, the food was brilliantly home cooked, served in generous portions and full of flavour. Recommend this for a tasty curry, with a few interesting additions to the traditional menu.
Great food, great service, good price. We didn’t book but there was plenty of room. The waiter was very helpful in selecting the right dish for us and it came out in no time.
Indian and Nepalese food in CBD
Really good Indian cum Nepalese restaurants right in the center of the CBD. Tasty food with great service.
High Quality Indian
We only had a small takeaway order from this restaurant but everything was very nice. Will consider eating in next time we are in Melbourne.
Nepalese Style Indian. Lovely flavours.
Lovely food. Nepalese style. Had authentic Tandori Chicken Entree. Yumm, the flavour & colour was right through the meat. Tried the Nepalese Chilli chicken and Lamb Rogan Josh. Tip: Medium means true medium and is still quite hot for average people. Try one of their Cocktail Lassi’s.
Not being a fan of Indian food from way back and dreading this business lunch with overseas clients. Boy was I wrong. Had an excellent lunch , the service was good and the food great. Went for a Nepalese chicken & noodle dish . Great Roti with lentils and spinach with cottage cheese. The fish curry was yum. Would definitely go back.
By far the best Indian I’ve ever had. Highly recommend the sizzling mushrooms for entree. I went with colleagues and 3 of us had different hot masalas which we all raved about. Service was very friendly and efficient while the venue was cozy on a cold Melbourne night. Keep up the good work you Indians, I will be back !
Good authentic Indian food
Great authentic Indian food here. Very good selection and cooked to your desired heat tolerance. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed.
I would recommend this restaurant – I have been both at night and during the day
Good place and good food
Good location. Good food-very much Indian. Nice atmosphere.Very much homely and rich food. Good service with smiling face.
Stopped by for lunch a few days ago. I can honestly say that I found the food extremely tasty with flavours I have never experienced before. We had the Chicken Korma, tandoori prawns, raiti and garlic naan. All were sensational and I would highly recommend this venue.
They also had Dock It, a free mobile charging service which my partner and I both used as our mobile phones were just about out of charge. 4 Star for both service and food.
Best Indian food and service
We been in this restaurant 3 times. Every time the food was awesome , this time we have (spicy grill fish ,goat curry and garlic chilly prawn ) we never get disappointed and the service was very good and friendly. Highly recommended .
Excellent food and service
Had a lamb madras and chicken jalfrezi in Nirankar last night and we were in heaven. Always looking for good Indian food in Australia and this restaurant delivered. Good service. We will be returning when next in melbourne. Excellent.
Best Indian restaurant in this neighborhood
After trying several Indian restaurants in the heart of Melbourne, I think this is the best. I loved their Samosas and Chettinad chicken curry; the right amount of spice. The decor and the service are very good. The price is reasonable.
Best Indian Restaurant
we have looking for the perfect curry since living in Australia 2 years ago. We have just found it !! Gorgeous food ! Bhuna & chattinadu !! Thank you so much for your friendly hospitality – well be back.
Best Indian restaurant in Melbourne cbd
best curries ! wonderful staffs and the foods was delicious. Service was excellent and staffs were attentive. We start with spicy grill fish, and mixed kebab masala with was superb. After that for the main courses we have butter chicken, lamb shank, Asian tasting platter and Bombay beef curry taste and flavours are fantastic specially lamb shank.
I needed to find a quiet restaurant in Melbourne to eat out on my own and this suited very well. The place was quiet, but not empty, the waiters were attentive but not pushy, and the food was delicious. I would also take advantage of their takeaway menu another time, a good alternative if you want good food back at the hotel.
Fantastic service and food.
Excellent service and a beautiful meal. Very attentive service and felt very looked after. Definitely the best Indian I have ever had.