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Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg

Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nawabonline.com
  • Phone: (757) 565-3200
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our catering menu is available on our website or please call for more information.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of parking.
A word from Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg
Nawab is a fine Indian restaurant featuring outstanding authentic North Indian Cuisine, served in an elegant surroundings. We are located in the Monticello Shopping Center.
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Diner Reviews
  • "As always this trip to Nawab in Williamsburg was delicious. Love the restaurant's refurbished look. Don't let the looks of the shopping center location keep you from experiencing Nawab's delicious food and gracious service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very good Indian food..Friendly service..Sort of hidden in strip mall.."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • " Brought some family and friends to dinner here as an introduction to Indian food. The waitstaff was very helpful in explaining items and helping my friends pick accessible food for first timers. Food was good but not great, service was sincere and helpful. I would go again when I'm in Williamsburg."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "appetizer sampler, different kind of breads, sauces, tandoori entrees: all very balanced flavored and delicious"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Nawab is so delicious - some of the best Indian food I've ever had. It's easily one of the best restaurants in Williamsburg!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food and service at Nawab was very good. Definitely worth going again. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Have been here several times with friends and by ourselves and always have good time with good food and good service. First time thru the door was a plesant surprise. We have enjoyed it each time. While it has not affected the food or service, I have not seen the manager there recently that we always found helpful in advising us on dinner selections. May have just been there on his day off. "
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Food was wonderful. Service was attentive and helpful. Enjoy a delicious dinner ay Nawab!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I have enjoyed Nawab for years but was disappointed that the service at my recent visit was not up to the usual high standard. None of the drink items on the menu ordered by our party were available though substitute items were brought. Service was inept and not well co-ordinated. Many of the servers seemed uncomfortable with English & were impossible for our table to understand. Communication was accomplished largely through hand signals. A vast departure from previous gracious service & congenial conversations of the host. Fortunately the food was delicious as always. The staff seemed new & completely overwhelmed by their busy dining room. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "As spoiled NYC expense account food snobs, we had low expectations for Indian food in Williamsburg, VA on our night out to escape the children during a Williamsburg vacation. What a pleasant surprise! It's white tablecloth, but a lively ambiance, not stuffy. The service was professional - with food delivered promptly and simultaneously to the table by multiple waters for larger tables - but friendly when we opened a conversation about my wife's time in India. The food was sensational. The great food and warm service made our mid-vacation date night a real treat."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food was outstanding and the service felt as though we were in a family home, enjoying a family meal! Wonderful! We shall be back as soon as possible!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We had a delicious dinner at Nawab while visiting Williamsburg. It was a welcome alternative from the more typical American fare and we enjoyed the leftovers from the generous portions. The atmosphere is comfortable and attractive."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Although located in a strip mall that looks like it has seen better days, Nawab is a real hidden gem. The restaurant looks fresh and inviting with an attractive decor. The food is excellent and reasonably priced for quality Indian food. If you are in Willimsburg and looking for something a little different from the usual tourist spots, this is absolutely worth a visit."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "My family and I were visiting Williamsburg for a few days, and tried this local restaurant. The food was great and we will be sure to return next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food was very bad n service was bad. Customers were not treated soberly.."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Have eaten Indian food all over the world. From the Cinnamon Club in London to the small restaurants in New Delhi. This little restaurant in a small shopping center in Williamsburg is a great find with a family atmosphere and very traditional good food at modest prices. Would strongly recommend if you are a fan of Indian food"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "As a college student at William & Mary, I always enjoyed Nawab, and I have been hard pressed to find better Indian anywhere else since. I returned this year for homecoming, and to my delight, Nawab was just as good, if not better, than I had remembered. The food was superb, the service quick and accomodating, and the ambience has been improved with better interior decorating."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "We received great service at Nawab. One of my dishes came out a little cold and they took it right back and brought me a new hot one. The food here seems to have gotten better this past year."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "The buffet is well worth coming to this restaurant in and of itself! Dinner is wonderful too and the staff is very accommodating."
    Dined on 5/11/2013
  • "Very good food. They should charge just to walk in the door and breathe. We started with drinks and assorted appetizer plate, cut into pieces to share - easily enough for two, just a little sample for 4. I had the vegetarian creamed spinach w/cheese, and exchanged a few spoonfuls with meat-ordering tablemates. Others had 2 different chicken curries which they enjoyed. Another had lamb biryani, an enormous portion of lamb, rice and sauce. Had to order garlic naan. . .so good. Wish they had a few more wines by the glass (like sauvignon blanc) and craft beers. Also, with few in restaurant that evening, music got a little raucous/loud at times for easy conversation. Lunch Is a bargain, fabulous buffet. Love the rice pudding."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "Food is great. If you are vegan or vegetarian, call before going to lunch buffet. Sometimes they have great options, and sometimes they have next to none."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "I had the Tandoori Shrimp Appetizer, Garlic Naan Bread, and The Curried Goat. All three were excellent. At first they gave me some poppadums with a light green chutney which was delicious. The food was of great quality, a nice atmosphere, and attentive service. I would definately reccomend this place."
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "Wasn't sure what to expect but my friends from manhattan loved it. Food was excellent and so was service !"
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "Its got Bollywood music but a fine dining atmosphere. The food was really good."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "A group of us got together for lunch at the end of the school year. Nawab has a AWESOME lunch buffet. There is something for most everyone - both meat-eaters and vegetarians. I was glad I made a reservation because the place was packed. Even though it was packed the wait staff was very nice and seemed able to handle the number of people. I am hard of hearing and was worried that I would not be able to interact with my friends because of the number of people in the restaurant but that wasn't the case at all."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Three of us had the buffet lunch at Nawab recently. The buffet space is a little cramped but the selection of dishes was good and mostly well executed. The food could have been a little spicier to suit us but overall we were happy with it. The restaurant has a simple, attractive decor."
    Dined on 4/29/2013
  • "Not as good as other reviews.Food was average and not the depth of flavor I expect from Indian food. Service was very cordial. In a strip mall but inside as nice as they could make it."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "We visit Nawab every year, during our vacation week in Williamsburg. It never disappoints us. This time, we were quite surprised at the speed with which our appetizers and entrees arrived at the table."
    Dined on 4/18/2013
  • "Located in a nondescript strip mall, Nawab offers surprisingly tasty Indian food. My dining partner had the mixed grill and reported that the lamb was among the best she has had in quite some time. Nawab is obviously very popular with locals; even though the parking lot and surroundings were quiet, the restaurant was quite busy for relatively early on a Saturday night. If you happen to be in Williamsburg, avoid the tourist spots and come here instead. It is located equidistant from Colonial Williamsburg and the outlet malls, about five minutes drive from each."
    Dined on 3/23/2013
  • ""I love the relaxed feel, saver was polite and helpful. The food was Delicious ."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "My husband was a little hesitant to go to an Indian restaurant - but during the meal he kept saying: "This is SO GOOD!""
    Dined on 10/6/2012
  • "The restaurant itself is in a small plaza and when I arrived, I was concern with the exterior appearance; however, the restaurant inside is very nice. The tables were too close for a "romantic evening" but overall it was enjoyable. Service was very good and helpful. They serve quickly. The food was very delicious."
    Dined on 9/1/2012
  • "We were all delighted with the experience of dining at Nawab. An unexpected pleasure. Service was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. We are out-of-towners from Texas and DC. We will put this restaurant on the top of our list when we have an opportunity to return to Williamsburg. We thought the idea of placing the sauces to the side was creative and up to date. I had the tandoori salmon. Don't be put off by the outside appearance of the restaurant located in a small, out of the way strip mall. Once through the door you enter a different ambiance especially in the candle light of evening dining. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 9/26/2012
  • "Small, friendly environment; I was greeted and seated immediately upon my arrival; friendly hostess and waitress; my order arrived promptly and was good tasting although the appetizer could have been served just a tad warmer..not quite warm enough. Overall, a very good experience and I would return again to try another entree; recommend ..there is something on the menu for everybody."
    Dined on 9/23/2012
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed the food. It is a great place to eat if you want something different, for those of you who aren't used to Indian food. Also as one from the islands, the flavors remind me of home."
    Dined on 2/18/2012
  • "Food and service were excellent. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 9/4/2012
  • "The food is incredible! We have been coming to Nawab for MANY years. Fish tikka masala is the best you will find anywhere. It was busy, so the service was not as attentive as usual. We had a wonderful meal and plan to come back soon."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "Fantastic food and service. A must eat if you are in Williamsburg!"
    Dined on 7/12/2012
  • "We were in the mood for an Indian Buffet and this restaurant did not disappoint. I would not have found them if not for opentable, so was cool. Buffet had several good dishes. Vegetarian dishes like Homemade Paneer and Chick Pea Stew were stand outs as was the Rice Pudding/Soup which gave a refreshing feeling on the mouth after the spiciness of the food. I would definitely return to the restaurant again if in Williamsburg and interested in an Indian meal."
    Dined on 6/25/2012
  • "Had a great meal. The assorted nan bread side dish was good. I had the lamb vindaloo at "American hot", which is usually disappointing but not here. It was at the right heat level. I would recommend this restaurant to out of towners as well as locals."
    Dined on 1/23/2012