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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.
Norfolk, VA 23502
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Our catering menu is available on our website or please call for more information.
We have plenty of parking.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Takeout, Wine
Nawab Indian Cuisine - Norfolk Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.