Modern Indian cuisine has its basis in the 5,000 year history of the country, shaped by regional, cultural, and colonial influences. The food of India is as incredibly diverse as the languages, people, traditions, and customs from across its vast heartland.

Nirmal’s is the culmination of a life long dream and desire of owners Oliver and Gita Bangera to showcase the true diversity of Indian cuisine. The focus at Nirmal’s is bringing authentic preparations but representing diverse regions of India. In the process Oliver and Gita wanted to expose and excite customers with a surprising array of never before seen dishes and preparation styles, thus living up to Nirmal’s core idea and philosophy of “Indian cuisine, Re-imagined!”.

Located in the historic Interurban building in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Nirmal’s surroundings reflect the same mix of tradition, adventure, and exciting culinary options that is a hallmark of our Owner’s extraordinary vision. To translate this vision, Executive Chef Ashish Bagul combines fresh local ingredients from the Pacific Northwest with traditional ingredients and spices from across India. The tastes are at once familiar, yet new and exciting. Prepare for a dining experience with diversity and subtlety of flavors not available in any other Indian restaurant!

At Nirmal’s, we believe that dining is more than just great food; it is the whole experience! Great food, great ambiance, excellent service, and sense of community are our mission. We embrace our community and surroundings, and we welcome you to join us as we continue to explore new possibilities in Indian cuisine.

Staying true to our vision has been recognized by the customers, local and national media through our many accolades. We are grateful, humbled, and deeply moved by these recognition’s. We thank everyone from the bottom of our heart for your continued support.

The journey has only begun. We invite you to join and stay with us on this journey as we continue our exploration of the amazing Indian culinary landscape. 🙂

Restaurant Hours


Monday – Friday: 11:00 am to 2 pm


Monday – Sunday: 5:30 pm to 10 pm