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About Nawab Indian Cuisine - Norfolk

Nawab is a fine Indian restaurant featuring outstanding authentic North Indian Cuisine, served in an elegant surroundings.

888 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, VA 23502
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan

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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 455-8080

Website:
http://www.nawabonline.com/

Catering:
Our catering menu is available on our website or please call for more information.

Parking Details:
We have plenty of parking.

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine

Nawab Indian Cuisine - Norfolk Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Lunch (18)
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Special Occasion (15)
Romantic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Notable Wine List (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Cozy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 25, 2017

The restaurant was practically empty. I think there was one or two other tables with guests. Server was slow to arrive after we sat down. Food was nice and spicy as I had ordered. My dad can't eat too spicy food so he asked for something not so spicy but it was still too spicy for him. I liked the food but I think the service could've been better.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We used to live in this area about 10 years ago and we used to go frequently to this restaurant and the food was always very good. However we were very disappointed on our recent visit as the food was not very tasty and was poorly presented. We won't go back.

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 (London)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Prompt and friendly service. Food very tasty. Politely asked to change the rather ethereal/sci-if background music that didn't fit the ambience, but this seemed a step too far. Would certainly eat there again.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Server was very helpful with suggestions on the menu and everything was very prompt. Food was delicious! Decor leaves something to be desired, but the food and service more than make up for it.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Fairly bland Indian food, nice ambiance

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 28, 2016

We have been enjoying the Indian food here for 20 years. The lunch buffet was incredible with many hot and tasty options. Vegetarians will find plenty of delicious meals.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 12, 2016

My vegetarian son chose Nawab for his birthday dinner. We were treated very kindly and patiently by all the staff members in spite of our family arriving at different times. The appetizers were magnificent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their entrees and the hostess ensured we were well prepared to take home our uneaten portions with fresh rice in the take out boxes. It was worth the 90-mile round trip to enjoy quality Indian food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2016

Ok place. Service was slow. Food was good but not all dishes

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2015

We were a group of 10 and were provided with a long table. The Buffet spread was good with a mix of Veg and Non-Veg Indian dishes . The whole team enjoyed the ambience and also the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 12, 2015

This place must be packed in high season, but luckily for us it was not too busy and we were able to get right in with a reservation just the night before. Chai made fresh! Mild or Spicy you pick! Even Indian spicy if you want to take on the challenge. Great variety and terrific service. A local place to eat which is always recommended and you can see why. Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and all the regular choices as well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on September 4, 2015

My second visit here while traveling for work. Loved the food just as much second time around, quiet and nice atmosphere. Despite there only being 5 tables the service was extremely slow for having 3 wait staff. They also forgot the drinks order. Go for the food, not the service.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 26, 2014

At lunch time they offer a fairly decent Buffett, but their dinner was on the pricier side for the same ambience and same great service. The lamb that I ordered at dinner was on the dry side, however the goat my wife ordered was exceptional. I should've ordered that too. It was tender and with the bones in made it that much more flavorful. But the lunch gives you a nice Buffett sampler of their dishes which is why I like that more and the price is better.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 29, 2014

Excellent food! We have been coming here for over twenty years. Flavorful and top quality. Many vegetarian delights. Fish (Salmon-high quality) Tika MASALA is incredible!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 26, 2014

From the appetizers to the main course the food was delicious. I cannot wait to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 22, 2014

Food was good, service was good. I ordered medium hot and the food was served a little to hot and spicy for me. Very flavorfull, but hot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2014

Their service is warm, their ambience subdued and quiet. The food, however, is utterly outstanding. They carefully tailor the spice levels to your taste, and mix sauces that you will dream about for a week. Don't miss.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 8, 2013

Very nice for our first Indian Restaurant in the Chesapeake area.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 6, 2013

Met with a group of ladies for lunch. Two had never had Indian food before that day. We thought a buffet would be the perfect way to introduce them to the fare. Every person in our group went back for seconds! Nawab has never let me down. Their foods buffet has the perfect blends of spicy and non-spicy foods, the naan is always made to perfection and they serve a good mix of meat an non-meat choices. Everything on the buffet was clearly labeled and nicely displayed. I would recommend Nawab because it is a good place for groups to meet, the food, and the service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on August 4, 2013

Great buffet on weekends and good dining anytime! We prefer this location to the one in Virginia Beach (which is smaller)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 23, 2013

The food was really great. The service was fine. A little mix up with the sauce but all is well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 19, 2013

My family dined at Nawab on a Wednesday night, arriving about an hour after their opening time of 5 p.m. We were the only guests in the restaurant. It was not because Nawab lacks in quality! Every item ordered was delicious. The only problem was that a bowl of rice was not delivered with the entrees. That was corrected moments after I brought it to the server's attention and he was very kind to see that we wee amply supplied with fresh rice, even for our take-out boxes. The staff was unfamiliar with the $20 Open Table discount coupon I included in my payment. The server called the owner about it and there were no problems at all with using it at Nawab. We have dined here before but not for several years. My family wants to return soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2013

We have been Nawab fans for note than twenty years. Fish Tikka Marsala is my favorite! They are attentive and helpful-especially if you are new to Indian cuisine. Buffet for lunch is excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 18, 2013

Very nice staff, food was very good but the dinner prices are a little expensive for the portions. Drinks are expensive also. Paid $20 for two shots. But I hear the lunch buffet is really good so I will try that next.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 12, 2013

Food was plentiful and tasty. The staff was very attentive to our table. Easy to find. Parking was limited but not a show stopper.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 22, 2012

nawab is a great place anytime. The food, service, and ambiance is always top notch.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 23, 2012

Quiet ambiance; outstanding cuisine. Generous use of spices, but always offer to adjust 'heat' to your taste. Proper tandoori cooking!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 24, 2011

Great food, Scallops were amazing. Some staff is very helpful if you have questions. One in particular was very rude though, rushed us through everything. They accidentally took my plate away when I wanted it to-go but they made me new food to take with me without me even saying a word!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2011

Lunch was so good I took home dinner too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 27, 2011

Attentive and very helpful waiting staff, excellent food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2010

Nawab's chef uses plenty of high-quality ingredients in his sauces.. for example the Lamb Vindaloo is what I use to gauge whether a restaurant is skimping on ingredients. Nawab (Norfolk)'s chef takes the time to use plenty of herbs and spices to bring out very pleasant, complex tastes to the sauces.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 20, 2010

We have eaten here 6 to 8 times over the past few monthes it is always nice and quiet, the food is very very good, they will prepare it as mild or as spicy as you request, service is alwayes impecable.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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