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About 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.

204 Monticello Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
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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) 565-3200

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 - Williamsburg Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.6

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for a Date (4)
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Business Meals (3)
Spicy (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and lovely ambiance. Friendly helpful staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on November 30, 2017

this is a very consistent a delicious menu, food is fantastic.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Took my out of town family there for the lunch buffet...it was even better than my last visit!
Everyone in my party loved it. I have decided we need to visit at least every month, it is that good!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We have dined here many times. We always enjoy the food. Sometimes the service is spotty. Not this time. Maybe a little competition has motivated management. This experience was close to perfect.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Do not be fooled by the exterior. This restaurant is so good. It was one of the best chicken tikka masala I have ever had! Also try the assorted appetizers.

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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I'm not a big fan of Indian food but we wanted a change while on holiday in Williamsburg, VA. Our meal for two came to $80 before tip and including 2 glasses of wine each. We started with Garlic Naan which I wouldn't recommend...everyone else seemed to be having traditional naan. My wife had mixed grill which she loved. I had crab marsala but didn't enjoy it as it was too 'mushy' ... chicken might have been a better choice. We ordered category 3 spice which was a bit too much for us.

Décor was good, service was good, and they were fairly busy with what looked like repeat customers.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The lunch crowd knows what's good :). Love this place.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Excellently prepared Indian Cuisine. Our waitress Swevta was wonderfully attentive and enjoyed in small conversation. If we are in area we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Absolutely wonderful!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good as always. They were having minor A/C issues and let us know as soon as we walked in so we could decide to stay or leave. Obviously we stayed.

Tags: Business Meals, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Wonderful flavors. On par with the best restaurants I've been to.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Good food, nice size potions and good service.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 2, 2017

PLEASE TRY THIS RESTAURANT. When you drive up to the half full shopping strip the restaurant is located in your first impression is to drive away. Do not. Walk in the door and you will be pleasantly surprised. The food and service was very good. Great Masala. We both had a lamb dish and both were tender and flavorful.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 20, 2017

We love Nawab. Service is the best you will find in WIlliamsburg. The staff always remembers us and they consistently check on you. You can order your meal in levels of spiciness from one to five. Don't be afraid to go spicy as the staff will refill your water very frequently. They are on point! The different types of Naan are amazing. Many people go there for the lunch buffet. The dinner menu is also splendid. It is a very warm and romantic place to dine.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Don't let the location fool you, once you step inside you are in India. The food will take people who have never been to India right to the end of the spice route.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Family run atmosphere with great food. Friendly service.

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 7, 2017

This was an unexpected jam we found while visiting Williamsburg . Definitely would return .

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Ignore the location- the food and experience is wonderful, best Indian food we have had in a long time

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 22, 2017

We had another great dinner at Nawab in Williamsburg, VA., with friendly servers and delicious food. There are lots of choices on the menu, and you decide how spicy you want it from mild to Indian hot! If you want authentic Indian food, you cannot go wrong with a visit to Nawab.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Surprisingly excellent. The outside appearance made me wonder whether it would.be any.good but the inside was great. Food really was excellent. I had the mixed.grill.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was excellent, and even my 3 year old enjoyed sampling everyone's dish.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food and very friendly staff. Everything was very fresh. Would recommend this place.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Tried the place while visiting Williamsburg this April. The food was very good : appetizers (we tried samosa), main dish (chicken something with mango sauce), and 2 desserts (kheer was very good, kulchi was interesting but not my cup of tea (tried 1st time)). Price was right. Service was great.

Saw other comments on this place that dish is smaller side and have to disagree. We split one main dish and it was more than enough.

Definitely will return next time in area!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on March 24, 2017

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path for tourists but well worth the find. We saw lots of locals eating at Nawab, and that's always a good sign.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Great food and super nice, friendly staff. We come back here every time we are in Williamsburg.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Innovative, well-prepared cuisine w/ attentive wait staff. Diner is able to choose spice levels for food & descriptions on the menu are helpful. My party agreed that we will return soon to sample more cuisine. It was a nice evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Amazing food, some very traditional dishes as well as offerings I've never had before. "Paneer 65" is delicious. There was a tasting menu option for dining week, and one starter with crispy rice, pomegranate and cilantro was fantastic!
We live in the D.C. Suburbs of Loudoun county, and wish we had the choice of Nawab.
If you love Indian food, you MUST go!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Really tasty food and was great for dining with our group that included vegetarians. Would go again! Funky parking lot location, don't be put off. Warm and inviting inside.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

My husband and I have come to Nawab many times over the past 18 years - ever since we started visiting Williamsburg 1-2 times a year. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is lovely and the staff is very friendly and expert. And - again - the food is delicious, delicious, delicious! If you like Indian food I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Vegan, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2016

They seated us immediately, and the food came out promptly- they were good with our big group.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 25, 2016

Food was very tasty and well presented. The Naan was some of the best I have had. And, we really enjoyed the "Mangotini." Service was mixed. Everyone was very friendly, but they do not seem to be properly trained regarding how to pace a meal and when to check in with diners. My husband received a second drink prior to finishing his first while I was never offered the chance to order a second drink. Neither were we given the opportunity to order dessert. The waiter simply brought us our bill. This is both poor service and a missed financial opportunity. The food quality is high so we might just order take out next time.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Always good! We enjoy the cuisine and find the location convenient.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 11, 2016

We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals and the dining experience. Very friendly and
courteous staff. We are new to the area but plan to return here frequently!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2016

Delicious as always! I make a point to come back here every time I'm visiting Williamsburg. The buffet offers a large variety at a great value.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Food was delicious. Service was conscientious. But was surprised at the small portions for the price. Usually I get two meals out of an indian dinner ordered in a restaurant. We finished all our food and then went out for dessert. Hoping to return for the buffet to see what that is like.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Great Indian food, and excellent friendly service. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Disappointed after reading the reviews and anticipating..... Starters tasted like they were left over from the noon buffet. Maybe just an off night.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 18, 2016

We had family in town and decided to eat at Nawab as we have been there before and it is always great. As usual, we had a great dinner and ordered a bunch of dishes for the table (lamb rogan josh, salmon mahkni, chicken tikka masala, and the seafood biryani). All were delicious! Also, we ordered the mango yogurt smoothie drink for our 5 year old and while he didn't like it so much, my husband thought it was the most delicious drink ever and drank it all up. We always have great service there, they are attentive but allow you time to enjoy the meal. Definitely recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Exceeded our expectations for a strip mall restaurant. My wife's Chicken Kozhambu & my Mixed Grill were excellent as was the Peshawari Naan. The servers were quite attentive to our needs. We will make this a regular stop whenever we are in the Williamsburg, area again .

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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