Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg

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$30 and under
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Indian

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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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LoriR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant! The service is always good and the food even better. We have never had a dish we did not enjoy!

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FishLover
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I met an old friend at Nawab, and we enjoyed the lunch buffet. There's always a good selection of dishes. I only gave the food 4 stars because my favorite (Chicken Saag)was not included this time; however, that means I can return for dinner sometime soon and order it! The people who work at Nawab are always very friendly. It's a favorite restaurant in Williamsburg...and I eat at the Newport News location when I'm down that way!

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AlisonT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nawab is one of our favorite restaurants in Williamsburg. Everyone is so welcoming and the food is delicious. I love we how we can choose between 1-5 for heat! I’d definitely recommend this place and often do.

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SCCJ
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day dinner was very good, the level 5 hot curry was truly hot! The lamb filets were excellent.

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vipdaisydiner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly owners make eating there especially nice

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vipgaryz
Richmond
101 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best ethnic restaurants we have ever been two.
Originally from nyc area and had many Indian friends there and went to some really fine Indian restaurants with them.
This one is as good or better than those we enjoyed in the nyc area.
Their level of customer concern and customer satisfaction is impressive.

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KennethC
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was excellent. We all ordered spice levels of 2 or less and for some of us that was a bit on the spicy side. However, I definitely plan on going back.

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Drruss41
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Excellent breadth of Indian dishes. Service was prompt, but language difficulties precluded meaningful explanation of various offerings. Prices were mid-level and reasonable. Very casual/sloppy dress by customers. High chairs for children are readily available. General ambiance is basement-level, and lighting is so dim that examining one's food is difficult.
My wife and I both had lamb dishes, which were excellent. We return every year when we visit Williamsburg.

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ThomasH
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean and well furnished. It is obviously a family business and they worked well together. The food was excellent. My only “complaint” would be that the entree serving was much too large; 1/2 was taken home.

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vipRobert
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They serve large portions of good food. I enjoyed my meal, but was unable to finish the large portion.

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vipJamesP
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and friendly staff and absolutely delicious food!!

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SNTA
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food is delicious! They were a bit overwhelmed due to holiday traffic but the food was still great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great atmosphere, fabulous service

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vipAJTravels
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I try to go every time I am in town (multiple times / year). Is my favorite for this sort of cuisine, is also among my favorites in general.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wonderful family who run Nawab Williamsburg are so gracious, kind, attentive, and thorough we return again and again. Tonight we hosted the rehearsal dinner for 20 people from our wedding there and it was as amazing, warm, and joyful as one could hope. Thank you for the wonderful memories and the incredible food and service!

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GeoffreyL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was very, very good. What most impressed me was the attentive staff, who led me through my meal decision based upon the questions that I asked. I would go back the next time I visit Williamsburg.

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RonnieC
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently prepared and presented. Staff very attentive. Tandori chicken was nice and juicy and not over cooked. Wish I weren’t visiting or I’d eat here more often!

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northender
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, good service. Staff was pleasant. Food came promptly. We will return.

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TomT
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipMikeN
Washington DC
84 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating Indian food. Excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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beee
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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WilliamsburgEater
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipgaryz
Richmond
101 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MichaelB
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KatherineM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! (As always)

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Carl
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TomT
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipCharlottesmum
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipJohnfromPA
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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mining4gold
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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PaulM
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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vipCarolS
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Christmas Evening they were understaffed and slow.

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vipRobert
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

FAQs

Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 565-3200.

Nawab Indian Cuisine - Williamsburg is rated 4.6 stars by 223 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.