Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg

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204 reviews
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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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TT
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best Indian restaurant in town. Been going there since we were tourist in the 90's. Now retired in Williamsburg and Nawab still going strong.

MN
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always our family go to Indian restaurant whenever we visit Williamsburg. Great food and friendly service. Price is fair.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating Indian food. Excellent!!!

OT
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner, pure home made food. Family business and they were so friendly and very helpful with food suggestions.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great the service is awesome and it is a good place to take a special someone out!

b
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice food, friendly prompt service. Restaurant was too cold- too much air con.

WE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a wonderful dining experience! The service is fantastic, and the menu is very diverse in terms of choices, both entrees and appetizers. Very high quality Indian food, they take care to get it authentic and right. Love the Indian wine selection! One of my favorite restaurants in Williamsburg.

g
Richmond
81 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt so welcome and so much appreciated.
The entire staff are very dedicated to your food preferences and making sure you are more than happy and satisfied.
We will go back very soon.
Portions were certainly generous.
Food quality the highest.

MB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our experience. Very helpful staff who guided us through the substantial varieties of flavors. Everything was wonderfully spiced and prepared quickly.

KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! (As always)

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food had more heat than most Indian restaurants catering to Americans- which was good. Friendly service. A little pricey but good portion sizes. Would definitely go back.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting from out of town and read reviews to find this gem. Service was wonderful and the food was amazing. The spice level was perfect.

C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st time eating at Nawab...it will not be the last

TT
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have eaten here many times over the years, first as tourists, now living in Williamsburg. The food is always good and the service is excellent.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The Korma was very good. Service was good but not outstanding. I would go there again.

JP
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. I know there are so many "historic" venues in Williamsburg to dine but if you enjoy Indian food, then Nawab is the place to go. We are from Philadelphia, and we always go to Nawab when in the area.

M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Large selection of very interesting dishes. Each diner was able to adjust spice level to his/her taste. Flavors were delicious. All in all, we are glad we went there, and will go there the next time we are in Williamsburg.

m
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good to excellent experience altogether. Attractive dining room, excellent family operated ethnic restaurant with a wide assortment of choices. Although our wait person made some effort to be helpful, and although the menu was somewhat descriptive of the entree choices, I believe more assistance is needed. Additionally, the amount of spiciness is indicated on the menu, but when I selected the 3 out of 5 for heat in the dish, our wait person discouraged me from selecting that degree of heat. He turned out to be correct, so I'm not faulting him but there needs to be a legend in the menu that describes each degree of heat.

PM
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first dining experience was wonderful. The owner and staff was so helpful in coaching us about the food and beverage choices. The food was excellent. We look forward to going back!

CS
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Christmas Evening they were understaffed and slow.

R
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious Indian food. I enjoyed my meal here. They were very busy and service was a bit slower than usual.

VV
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent !! We will definitely go back on our next visit to Willamsburg.

h
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alwas excellent. We go at least once any long weekend we spend in Williamsburg. This year we went twice in four days. Not a bad item on the menu and the people are warm and friendly.

AJ
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Well balanced and complex flavors, attentive and knowledgable service, satisfying variety of dishes.

Y
Portland
95 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly staff and good traditional and more unusual Indian options. They even had a few indian wines that were surprisingly tasty.

LF
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Saw all the great reviews about this place while visiting Williamsburg so we decided to give it a try. So glad we did, did not disappoint. Service was wonderful, and the food options were plentiful. We appreciated the menu, as it explained each dish explicitly. I had the palak paneer, so yummy! My husband had the goat curry, wonderful flavors in this dish. Both were large helpings too. We also had never had this type of naan, Peshawari naan. Delicious! We will be back next time we are Williamsburg, this is a definite gem!

TC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reviews as advertised. High quality food and attentive service from start to finish. Great sauces and pretty spicy even for experienced Indian food eaters. Menu broad enough for those less familiar with Indian cuisine to enjoy their meal as well.

f
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the service and food very much. Taj Mahal lager was great and I had a chicken (Masala?) and my wife had one of the eggplant dishes. We had a great time. Too much food, but really enjoying leftovers.

AR
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! The Tikka Masala is amazing. We have been going here since it opened many years ago, and the food has consistently been flavorful and tasty.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect first-time Indian food experience!! The staff was super friendly and incredibly helpful—my daughter and I had no idea what to order, but they helped us choose delicious meals. We will definitely return and recommend!

L
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As a rule, my Indian friends and I agree not to eat Indian food outside of London. But this is changing. I paid attention to the reviews of this restaurant and decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. It's a small family-owned restaurant. They are all very friendly, attentive, and helpful. They recommended the tikka chicken masala (medium spice heat) and it was fabulous. The rice, chicken, and sauce were a perfect combination. I will definitely come back here and recommend it to others.

RM
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding not just for the artistically crafted dishes, but also for the warm hospitality of the owners and head chef who go around the restaurant and talk w/ you about your experience at their restaurant. A very nicely attentive touch! :-) Namaste and thank you!

NS
Richmond
120 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A group of us met at Nawab to enjoy their lunch buffet. It is a wonderful way to enjoy a great sampling of Indian cuisine. They serve well prepared dishes; curries, tandoori chicken, salads, and chutneys. The service here is always top notch and never disappoints and this also applies to the food. We always look forward to returning to Nawab.

OT
Key West
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always good here. The staff are friendly, but not overly-eager and bothering you every 5min. The food is consistently tasty, and the service is quick; but, I never feel hurried to leave.

TT
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a regular place for us. Never a bad experience.

FL
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I order that same entree whenever I eat dinner at Nawab, and it is always delicious. However, I enjoy the buffet lunch at Nawab as well, because I get to try other dishes. Delicious food and friendly service is a hallmark of this restaurant.

MH
Nuremberg
28 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed the authentic Indian food and my date was well versed in their dishes they offered!

M
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful, but the service was really special. I mentioned that my daughter is a vegan, and the waitress immediately offered to cook anything that she'd like.

BD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Best food in Williamsburg

B
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good family owned Indian restaurant.

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