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AU$30 - AU$60
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Middle Eastern, Persian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely evening, eating authentic Persian food, home cooked by the owner and served by his wife. The restaurant is very small and numerous people were turned away while we were there, so make sure that you book! Fresh and delicious food at...a very reasonable price. Make sure you BYO wine.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 24 January 2024

The advertising says small and intimate, and that is very true. The restaurant is tucked into an odd shaped corner of the building which somehow adds to the feeling that this is a special and different place to eat. Special: husband and wife team doing...all the work, no staff. Special: amazingly tasty and interesting dishes with good variety. Special: appropriate music, not the radio or someone's collection of pop tunes. Wonderful: service and food. Very friendly and helpful explanations about the food. I tried the camel dish on the menu and it was fabulous. If you find you self in Jindabyne this is a wonderful place to have a meal. If, like me, you don't ever see cash, be aware that this restaurant is cash only for payment. You should book because the restaurant is quite small and you'll be reminded when you book about cash only and BYO alcohol.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2024

This is a beautiful review. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We really enjoyed having you and more so when we found out you were musicians. Thanks again!

Reviewed 5 September 2023

We couldn’t get a booking they were fully booked for the next 4 days It seems it’s a very sought after eating place.

Date of visit: August 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

So sorry you couldn't get in. We are only a tiny restaurant and fill up fast. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne

Reviewed 19 August 2023

This restaurant is one of a kind, and a very special dining experience. The cooking and service is all undertaken by a couple, and being a popular restaurant, do not expect fast food. The food isn’t fast - it’s delicious and chances are you will...not have dined on Persian food as authentic as this. We went on successive nights and loved everything we tried. I recommend the whole 3 courses. We are not adventurous, and stuck with the chicken, prawns, beef and vegetarian and everything was memorable. These are family recipes cooked with love and pride. Make sure you spent time on your meal and savour it. It’s BYO with a small corkage which is a bonus. Sublime!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you for your beautiful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your numerous experiences dining at Cafe Darya and look forward to seeing you next time you are over from Perth.

Reviewed 18 August 2023

A gem of a resteruant. Intimate,authentic restaurant with exceptional hosts. Warm, friendly, and professional service. The food was truely beautiful. A lot of love goes into the variety of spiced, sweet, and delishiously flavoursome dishes. My idea of a restaurant. Not to be missed on...a trip to Jindy.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience and look forward to seeing you next time

Reviewed 27 July 2023

Many thanks for a fabulous night and for being so accomodating of everyone's needs. I had heard so much about Cafe Darya from many visitors and locals and couldn't wait to experience all the delicious delicacies for myself. A gem of a night. Make sure...you book in advance -Cafe Darya books out quickly, which doesn't surprise me at all.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your first experience dining at Cafe Darya and are thrilled that you have been back again to see us. See you next time!

Reviewed 4 July 2023 via mobile

Read the great reviews and tried to get in a few nights and it was booked out. We managed to get in and visited with another adult and our 10 year old daughter. Food was epic. We ate the Camel and Goat and even the...10 year old was a complete fan!! The two owners were absolutely lovely and very passionate. Will definitely be back next time we are in JinddyMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you so much for your review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience and so pleased your 10 year old also enjoyed it. We hope to see you again

Reviewed 7 April 2023 via mobile

Make sure this place is on your dinner list on your next trip to Jindabyne! Fantastic food & fantastic vegan options (this is not identified on the menu but was confirmed prior booking) Ensure you book in advance as it is a small and cosy...restaurant so you don’t miss out! Great little husband and wife restaurant ❤️More

Date of visit: April 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2023

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that we could fulfil your vegan requirements and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 31 March 2023

Superb meal thoroughly enjoyed by all four of us. Delightfully delicate flavours in all six dishes- three entrees, three mains. Great service in a small but welcoming environment

Date of visit: March 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad your family enjoyed their experience with us. We look forward to seeing you next time!

Reviewed 31 March 2023 via mobile

This hole-in-the-wall restaurant almost takes you overseas with its Persian music, decor and Farsi welcome on the chalkboard. But it’s the food we really loved. Fresh, packed with flavour and authentic. It felt like eating in someone’s lounge room. We loved it. BYO and cash...only. Book ahead to guarantee a seat and make sure you leave room for dessert!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

So nice having you both for dinner. We really appreciate your lovely comments and we are so glad you enjoyed everything including our traditional Persian music. Keyli mamnoon!!

Reviewed 30 January 2023

I read the reviews and had to try this place. 4 of us went for dinner on Saturday. It lived up to our expectations. One in our party wasn't keen on going at all, as he is not into this type of food. He was...pleasantly surprised and was very happy we went there. The food was excellent. We had trio dips and couple other entrees. For mains, we had goat and lamb shanks. Everything was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. Service was excellent too. Book in advance as we saw people being turned away. It is only a small place. Decor was also good. We will be back when we are in Jindabyne again.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

It was wonderful having your group dine at Cafe Darya and I am so glad we won your friend over to our food! Thank you for your comments and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in town

Reviewed 7 January 2023 via mobile

I stay at Jindabyne for the skiing, or in summer, the hiking, but not for have the fine dining - but no longer! I’ve discovered Darya Persian restaurant and the food was superb. Beautiful and different flavours. Our group each tried a different dish, and...they were all different, but each was lovely. It’s only a small restaurant but all the tables filled up within minutes of the doors opening. We thought we might be waiting a while, but the service was prompt and attentive - highly recommended but make sure to book.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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kerrie dunn, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2023

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindy.

Reviewed 13 June 2022

Cafe Darya is a fabulous restaurant with great authentic Persian cuisine and lovely atmosphere. Our host Kerrie is the nicest, as her husband who is the chef! It’s a must visit for anyone in Jindabyne!

Date of visit: June 2022
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2022

Thank you so much for your great review! It was a delight having you dine at Cafe Darya and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in Jindabyne.

Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Two entrees, four mains, excellent service, great atmosphere, delicious food - did I mention the double serving, melt in your mouth, lamb shanks; all dishes at a very, very reasonable price. BYO, minimal corkage. Great to see all who packed the Cafe enjoying the Easter...break. A most enjoyable evening. All four of us will go back again.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2022

Thank you for your beautiful review and great comments. It really was a lovely Easter Saturday and it was so nice to have you dine with us. We look forward to seeing you and your famiky next time you are in Jindabyne.

Reviewed 16 April 2022

The food was simply fantastic. The husband and wife team who run the Cafe are super nice and prepared the food with much love and care. My family had chicken, lamb and beef as mains and all were very yummy. The spices and flavour make...the food top quality and the atmosphere is very cosy good for any time of year. The price is also very very reasonable especially for BYO. Make sure you book before dining as tables are limited.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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CafeDarya, Owner at Cafe Darya, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2022

Thank you so much for your great review and comments. We loved having your group dine with us on Easter Saturday. It was a lovely night. Thank you!

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Hello Thank you for your enquiry but Cafe Darya does not serve halal food.
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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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Cafe Darya is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5