Seattle, Washington
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Can an upscale Indian restaurant not only survive but thrive in Seattle? The owners of Nirmal’s think so. Gita and Oliver Bangera named the Pioneer Square eatery for Bombay-born chef Nirmal Monteiro, who’s donned toques in Italy and Japan. The restaurant highlights the breadth of India’s culinary traditions rather than concentrating on any particular region. For a true sampling of the country’s flavors—and Monteiro’s impressive talents—order the daily rotating thali, an assortment of coordinated small plates that may include lemon-scented rice from the south, spicy pork vindaloo from the west, and white fish in pungent mustard oil from the northeast. Then come back tomorrow for round two.

Last Reviewed
010 2016

Address

106 Occidental Ave. S.
Seattle, WA

Contact

206/388-2196

Nirmal’s

Seattle, Washington
$$

Can an upscale Indian restaurant not only survive but thrive in Seattle? The owners of Nirmal’s think so. Gita and Oliver Bangera named the Pioneer Square eatery for Bombay-born chef Nirmal Monteiro, who’s donned toques in Italy and Japan. The restaurant highlights the breadth of India’s culinary traditions rather than concentrating on any particular region. For a true sampling of the country’s flavors—and Monteiro’s impressive talents—order the daily rotating thali, an assortment of coordinated small plates that may include lemon-scented rice from the south, spicy pork vindaloo from the west, and white fish in pungent mustard oil from the northeast. Then come back tomorrow for round two.

Last Reviewed
April 2016

Address

106 Occidental Ave. S.
Seattle, WA

Contact

206/388-2196