Nazara - Cary

4.6
215 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
The English translation of the word Nazara is “beautiful scenery”. Dining at Nazara will invoke the same feelings of happiness and contentment you would experience when gazing upon a beautiful scenery. At Nazara, we believe in doing things the Nazara way which means no compromises when it comes to freshness, quality, and service. The friendship between owner Sunny and executive chef Mangal goes back over 15 years. Our food is inspired by the authentic home cooking of beautiful and taste-rich India. Don’t let the contemporary look of the restaurant fool you, as you will be served traditional home made as well as contemporary food. We feature an ever-changingmenu that is sure to please meat and seafood eaters, vegetarians, and vegans alike. We also carry many menu items that are Jain friendly and Gluten Free.
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FO
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's always a pleasure dining here! We enjoyed the entire experience once again.

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Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Buffet food was mediocre and cold. No one explained there was a menu option. Seems like the regulars were ordering off the menu. Perhaps that is better.

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Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was wonderful! Wish they had a separate gluten free menu but server was very helpful in helping us decide.

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HB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful Indian food and solid, friendly service

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G
New England
28 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nazara impressed on all levels. Good & service were fantastic. Will definitely return!

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always a wonderful experience! Creative dishes, beautiful bar area, outstanding wine list, perfect service. We go back over and over.

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Raleigh
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

My favorite Indian restaurant. Nice ambiance- very clean, staff is warm and friendly. Service could be quicker. Love the food

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SA
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Indian food was exceptional - service was excellent - I can recommend it to all!!!

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JG
Raleigh
50 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nazara has a beautiful atmosphere and very friendly staff. The food is great and the garlic naan is some of the best we’ve ever had. The only reason we didn’t give 5 stars is because there are no sweet curry options and/or nothing on the menu that isn’t spicy. Other than that, it’s phenomenal and we will be back!

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SG
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Much superior buffet lunch compared to other local Indian buffets. Food wasn't gray, comes out and they mark down when the tray came out of the kitchen. It was a bit dark for a business lunch, but they turned up the lights a little for us. There is also a nice glass-enclosed meeting room. Great appetizer and naan tray plus about a dozen savory items choices. Also about half a dozen cold dessert choices, with rice pudding with cardamom being extra delicious. I already recommended a friend to go. Thanks, Nazara.

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FR
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Indian food in Raleigh!

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KR
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, fresh food. Excellent recommendations. Great service! Great place for a special night out.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and super delicious food!! Highly recommend!!

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Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was all very good, we actually ended up taking a good bit home. My husband wanted it hot and he said they got the spice level just right.

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CE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s

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R
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Indian restaurant in an area that has a ton of them.

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RA
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Nazara's is by far the best Indian food in the Triangle. We were there for Sunday brunch with other couples. Sadly, we felt the food was not as good as usual. The naan, usually fluffy and light seemed dried out and thin. The choice of entrees was also a but lacking from their usual selections. In spite of our disappointment, we will continue going to Nazaras. I am sure this was just an anomaly or blip in their otherwise excellent cuisine.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I am never disappointed with the food here. They are great at accommodating my off the menu dish request (korma). It’s definitely a hidden gem. The decor is beautiful and it is always so clean which really matters to me. I would love to see it busier. Give it a try!

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times and always enjoy it. Our waiter was particularly personable on this visit and the food is always tasty and a bit unusual for Indian food. The waiter said they experiment a bit for restaurant week and may put well-received items on the main menu, so we told them what we really liked. The spicy margarita is good, love their lassis, and have really enjoyed everything I've had there, although on this visit the biryani was a bit too spicy for my taste. Still highly recommended !

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IL
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good food. I've never had steak at an Indian restaurant before, but the sirloin was very good. It didn't even come with a steak knife because you could cut it with the butter knife. Very flavorful!

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l
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing spot. Food and service were outstanding. Two of us were vegetarians and there were a ton of delicious options!!

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EB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Had been to this place regularly and before to the place the owner had worked at in Briar Creek.
Having moved out of the area, I come here only about once a year and it has always been a friendly
re-union with the owner and some of the staff.
Not so this time, the guy at the reception desk was ignoring us for some time and despite my request
to let the owner (Sami) know we are here, he didn't care to do so.
Food was as good as ever, but this time non of the personal touch was left and there was no commitment
to service, which set this place apart.

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J
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice evening with friends. The restaurant was VERY accommodating for ALL tastes.

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DB
Raleigh
15 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. We love it here and will be back!

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F
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Indian food, good flavors, delicious naan bread, and good service. Some of the better Indian food we've had going out.

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HD
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to Nazara a bunch of times now and it still continues to impress!! Great cocktails, wine and beer options to start. We enjoyed the pineapple paneer, pakoras, and papadum with chutney sampler - each was excellent. Our group got the red snapper, chicken hara masala, paneer tika masala, and sizzling chicken kabobs. All were excellent. We could have done with a bit more spice, but forgot to ask, so that's our fault. The service was just right - not overwhelming and available when needed. Nazara is great for grandparents and kids and everyone in between...we will definitely be back!

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M
Raleigh
53 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nazara consistently serves excellent Indian dishes.

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PR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food and drinks... perfect for first time eating Indian food!!! Will return again.

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RA
Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nazara is not only our favorite Indian restaurant but one of our favorites for all of the Triangle. Love the food, the staff are friendly and the price is a bargain.

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PS
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing!!

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p
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! Such wonderful food and attentive service. Highly recommend!

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Raleigh
54 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nazara is our favorite Indian restaurant. Their weekend and weekend brunch is wonderful and a real bargain. Best Naan in town.

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JG
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is one of, if not the best Indian Restaurant we have found so far in the Triangle Area. It serves delicious and innovative Indian fare. The service is friendly and generally efficient, though I have given service less than full marks because our waiter forgot one dish-though this was promptly corrected upon discovery.

Despite the somewhat lengthy drive from northern Durham, we will be back!

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a
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent food. Lunch buffet is nice and dinner menu extensive.

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nazara was great! They had such an expansive selection of small plates, entrees, and drinks; and everything we ordered was fantastic. We had the gobi manchurian, some kind of watermelon cucumber salad, garlic naan, a lamb dish, and the malai kofta dish–all items were incredible. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves Indian food.

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OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the food. Service was great. Overall great experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Friendly service!

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F
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lamb was excellent and spicy and naan was also excellent. Other sides not as much to our taste though also good. Service was quick enough but a little uneven - a new person perhaps? General ambience very nice.

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DG
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice! Good food, good masala, good duck! Excellent indian take on modern dishes as well. the Duck breast was awesome

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