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USD 22 - USD 44
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Middle Eastern, Persian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews goat lamb shank entrees and mains curries small restaurant persian restaurant husband and wife team lovely couple amazing flavours dining experience relaxed atmosphere booked a table camel dips cuisine banquet cash
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend had recommended the zucchini starter which we shared, along with olives and goats cheese, and it was all delicious. We chose the camel and goat mains as we were looking to try something we wouldn't normally have at home and they were both...amazing. Be sure to ask about their sweet treats - we tried a couple with some Persian tea which was the perfect finish to a brilliant dining experience.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded today

It was fabulous having you both dine at Cafe Darya on your date night. Besides the few moments of entertainment provided by our neighbours, it was a lovely night and we really enjoyed your company. Thanks for your lovely review.

Reviewed 19 June 2021 via mobile

Cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Service was great, but the real star here is the food. The goat and prawn mains in particular were fantastic: delicious, well balanced Middle Eastern flavours. Unpretentious with a focus on the uncommon. Really enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: May 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your great review. We so look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne.

Reviewed 3 May 2021

Small intimate restaurant. My second visit in 5 years. Food and service was excellent the first time and I was not disappointed this time. Kerrie provided excellent service for all in the restaurant with food delivered promptly and extremely professionally. Food choice is both exotic...and wonderful. Would recommend to anyone.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2021

Thank you so much for your great review. We are really glad you enjoyed your experience. It was a delight having you back again and really enjoyed our chat. We look forward to seeing you at Cafe Darya next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 1 May 2021

We had dinner at Cafe Darya this evening and experienced the flavoursome food served. The flavours are very subtle and you need to eat slowly to enjoy the flavour develop in your mouth. Kerrie is very pleasant and her partner works hard in the kitchen...to ensure you experience authentic food.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

It was a pleasure having you dine at Cafe Darya last night. I really enjoyed our chat. We thank you for your lovely review and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Jindabyne.

Reviewed 27 March 2021

Our group of 6 loved the banquet because it saved struggling to decide which of the yummy options to have. We were all very happy with the beautifully presented and very tasty dishes. It’s always a great evening at Darya’s - relaxed atmosphere & excellent...food - amazingly good value.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2021

Thank you so much for your fabulous review! Love having your group and made more special by being locals. Thanks for your support.

Reviewed 20 February 2021

I return here as soon as I get to Jindabyne. The flavours are to die for and the food and surroundings are authentic.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 22 January 2021 via mobile

This is clearly one of the best Persian meals I have ever eaten. The flavours are superb. It is a small restaurant that you must book. Very worth the visit

Date of visit: January 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2021

Wow!!!!!! Incredible!! Thank you so much we love your amazing vote of confidence and your support. We so look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne.

Reviewed 22 January 2021

We travelled from Canberra to stay a few days in the Snowy’s. I had not heard of this place before but made a booking based on the Tripadvisor reviews. When we checked in to our accommodation, the restaurant was recommended to us, so I was...delighted to have already made a booking. It is a small, quaint little restaurant. As soon as you enter you get a waft of delicious spices. The food was absolutely delicious. I would like to dine again tonight, on our last night on the mountain, but they’re booked out! Testament to how good it is. It is hard to get into at times, so make sure you book ahead. Note - they are cash only payments at this time, so go prepared with cash in your wallet!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021

Nice decor, food was nice but the service was lacking. We had to open our own wine, got a disgruntled response when we rocked up 10 mins early and felt like we were being disciplined by Ms Trunchball..it may just have been a bad day.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Thanks for your review and glad that you enjoyed the decor and the food. We are BYO so I think that opening your own wine is par for the course. I know that as customers you are not concerned about how the restaurant is run...More

Reviewed 13 January 2021

It's hard to find words to describe this dining experience. Put it this way, if this restaurant was located in a capital city it would be famous. As it's been in Jindy for 20 years it is well known there, but wow what a find...for the uninitiated. Bookings are utterly essential. It's tiny and you need to plan ahead for this experience. This is a husband and wife team and the attention to detail in the food is incredible. The service is outstanding and the timing between sitting down, orders being taken and the dishes arriving at the table is spot on. The flavours, though not totally unusual to the Australian palate, are quite different to what you will find in other middle eastern cuisines. The food was described to me by the chef as taking in flavours from Turkey to India, but these dishes are not curries. They are utterly sublime and delicious with delicate flavours shining through but not overwhelming each other. Even the trio of dips was different and exciting to the palate. On chatting with Kerrie we asked her why would an Aussie girl and Iranian guy set up such a restaurant in Jindabyne. The answer is that her husband was once the National Iranian ski champion. Wow. Jindabyne is lucky they decided to put up their shingle here. Do not miss this one and bring your cash as credit cards are not accepted.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2021

Wow! Your review is amazing! We so appreciate all the great comments and suggestions. It was lovely chatting to you and we would love to see you again next time you are in Jindabyne!

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Muhammad K
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Hello Thank you for your enquiry but Cafe Darya does not serve halal food.
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24 July 2016|
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Response from CafeDarya | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your question. We are open Tuesday to Saturday during Winter. So we are closed Sundays and Mondays.
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Yes they certainly do have vegetarian options. We took a friend to dinner at Cafe Darya - and she is vegetarian. Our friend chose 2 or 3 entree options to share with the rest of us, and a main dish that was vegetarian as... More
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Yes, Cafe Darya offers takeaway services.

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Cafe Darya is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5