It is far from Tokyo's biggest, plushest or most sophisticated Indian restaurant, nor the most renowned. But many of Nirvanam's fans -- including those who should know best, expats from the subcontinent -- rate it as their favorite in the city. Or at the very least, top when it comes to the cooking of South India.
Nirvanam: Savor the subtle spice of South Indian cuisine
Name (J) ニルワナム
Lunch price range
¥1,000 - ¥2,000
Dinner price range
¥3,000 - ¥5,000
Some of the best South Indian food in town.
The chairs could be more comfortable.
Drinks Beer from ¥600; cocktails from ¥650; wine from ¥750/glass, ¥3,000/bottle; spirits ¥700.
Number of seats 48
BGM Subcontinental movie soundtracks.
Smoking Smoking permitted
Ohte Bldg. 2F, 3-19-7 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.); 6-10 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.); closed Sun.
Cash, Credit Card
Transport How to get there: Leaving Kamiyacho Station (Exit 3), turn left and walk in the direction of Atago Hills. Nirvanam is on the left after about 70 meters, above a 24-hour gyūdon restaurant. The entrance is right after a fast-food pasta restaurant, opposite a car park.