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Oct 14, 2010 08:54 PM

Nirvanaah! (Indian ice cream shop) now open in Sunnyvale - anyone?

I just read that Nirvanaah! in Sunnyvale is open on Yelp. Indian ice cream shop. Flavor of the month: Alphonso King Mango Ice Cream. No eggs, 100% vegetarian. Anyone try it yet?

1038 E El Camino Real
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 331-1788


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  1. I popped in last week and tried about 12 flavors. They're really interesting -- rose petal, pista (pistachio and cardamom), Alphonso mango.The flavors are intense. Nirvanaah packs it in, reflecting the Indian penchant for sweets. Definitely check it out. The company makes the ice cream in New Jersey.

    They're located conveniently by the India Cash and Carry market so you can grab your groceries after having ice cream. Hankook market is down the way if you want Korean/Japanese items. And two pho shops too.

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    1. re: Andrea Nguyen

      Welcome, and thanks for your first post here.

      If you've had Real Ice Cream from Santa Clara, how would you compare the two?

      Real Ice Cream and Bangalore Cafe
      3077 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        In the neighborhood this week, what flavors should I try at Real? Stopped by last night and saw these flavors: mango, saffron, cashew, rose something, coconut ...


        1. re: caitlink

          My favorites are the mango, saffron, and rose. The mango is made with alphonso mango puree. Here are a couple reports to help you choose.

          P.S. the lady behind the counter is more generous with samples than the man.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            I'd hands down pick Nirvanaah. The ice cream is really RICH and tastes almost decadently creamy. Their Alphonso Mango is to die for. The Kulfi and Thandai are flavors are great as well.

            1. re: vaparna

              Thanks for the reminder. I gotta get over there.

              1038 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA

    2. Better late than never . . . I’ve been to NIrvanaah twice and agree that it’s better than Real Ice Cream. Broader range of flavors and ice cream specialties, richer and more intense flavors, higher butterfat content, and creamier consistency than Real. Since Kwality does not use eggs, the ingredient labels I read on the pre-packs do include emulsifiers.

      The staff are friendly and generous with samples. I’ve had a chance to try some unusual flavors such as mitha paan and others so packed with spices they feel gritty on the palate. Not for me, but still interesting to taste.

      My favorite flavor from trying many over two visits remains the mango-pomegranate. Here’s a single scoop in a cup from the first time.

      Second time was on a scorcher of a day when I was in serious need of cooling off. Nirvanaah had switched to greenware in the meantime. And the Alfonso mango mastani shake with a scoop of cardamom kulfi did the trick.

      Nirvanaah now has two East Bay branches, located in Fremont and Newark.

      5363 Mowry Ave Fremont, CA 94536‎ (510) 796-2547

      2036 New Park Mall, Newark, CA 94560 (510) 494-2343

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Thanks for the tips. I've tried it at an Indian festival & remember it was pretty good. The one at Newpark Mall I've walked by many times, I seem to remember on Tues it is $1/scoop. Will need to go maybe one day to take a pic of it. I hope they have mango-pomegranate.

        The Mowry Ave location is next door to Chaat Bhavan (Indian vegetarian) in a small strip mall before Hwy 880 North on ramp. Parking is limited there though.

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          The Newark store has closed.

          But there's another East Bay location in Dublin.

          4556 Dublin Blvd Dublin, CA 94568 (925) 556-6268