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Chote Nawab

4.3
197 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Good Vegetarian Options (8)
  • Fit for Foodies (7)
Chote Nawab is restaurateur Shiva Natarajan’s latest culinary addition to Murray Hill. Chote Nawab quite literally translates to “Little Prince.” The Nawabs of India, mainly in the city of Lucknow, were very much the foodies of their day, known for their elaborate royal kitchens, hospitality and of course their Kababs. Chote Nawab features Kababs from Lucknow and “dum” Biryani from Hyderabad, which is cooked using a sealed pot technique to maximize flavor. The menu also has regional dishes from Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. Chote Nawab combines modern design elements, such as concrete walls, with Indian themed murals to create a contemporary, yet warm ambiance, which is a reflection of its in-house spice blends and authentic culinary style.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 679-4603
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shiva Natarajan
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Catering
Cater to all occasions
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 27th and 28th Street
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Public transit
28th st subway
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Additional
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 197 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
3.8
ambience
3.9
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This is a cut above the standard Indian restaurant. Clean, modern design, several unusual dishes, and excellent, friendly service. The food is very well-spiced, and not at all greasy, as Indian food can tend to be. I have recommended Chote Nawab to people all over town, who have become regulars. A find.

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vipRTinGP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My family background is Indian and I’m an unapologetic foodie and I’m very picky. This is my go to for Indian. It lacks pretense, the staff are wonderful and the food is closer to authentic home cooking than the post-colonial slop served at so many Indian restaurants. Try it!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Atmosphere is a bit noisy and the decor is workaday, but the food is absolutely fantastic. The service is fine and the prices are good. There are familiar items on the menu, but also unfamiliar ones, and they do justice to everything.

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Xelloch (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

It was meant to be one of the most delicious Indian in manhattan and just was not. I can't compare with others in the area ... but almost every one I tried in the U.K. are way better than this one (extremely spicy ... could not finish my dish) ... super loud, and you have to ask at least 3 different people to get what you need/want ... and re-ask because they forgot ... I invited everybody here for my birthday thinking we would have a good night and it was less than average ... just disappointed. Hope you'll get a better experience than us if you go there!

Peace

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Sandhu (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing Experience! Definitely recommend! The food meets my expectations.

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romanyc (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Just got back from a trip to northern India, and Chote Nawab reminded me of the fresh, intricate tastes of the foods I tried there. The service was very attentive, and the noise level was not too bad in the back of the restaurant. Our table of 4 could hear each other just fine. Pepper Chicken from the House of Chettiyars was not too spicy and a great change from the usual Chicken Tikka etc. We also had a (vegan) eggplant dish that was lovely. Kebabs were succulent and the naan was piping hot.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was good. Waiters were nice. Spot was decent. Kinda of a quiet atmosphere

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OHus (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and service were great. The biryani was not authentic Hyderabadi biryani bit was still good regardless.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

My son, a foodie from Denver, was impressed.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Great, fantastic food and service

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vipTizzy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Maintain high standards of food. Great Indian food - specially on a rainy day!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

My fav indian restaurant. All dishes are fantastic. Great price.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Great Indian food on East 28th Street. This restaurant is easily accessible from the Lex trains (1 block) and on the SE corner. It has a full menu of Northern and Southern Indian dishes and a nice selection of beer and wine. The staff is very competent and helpful. The food came out in the proper time despite the restaurant being full on a Wednesday night. Everything we ordered (Lamb Sag, Lamb kebabs, Garlic nan, Paneer nan, Basmati rice) was first rate and flavorful. The mango lassi was also great and a good size drink. I look forward to going back again.

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chrsn (Yorkshire)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Tasty indian restaurent similar to those found around whitechapel/aldgate in london. Some nice twists on classics

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 12, 2017

Good food!! Tandoori chicken was very nice. We enjoyed..

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Len321 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 11, 2017

one of the very best in Murray Hill, and we've tried many

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vipnyroast (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 8, 2017

I really like the food here and luckily we came upon the lunch specials. Good and well priced

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vipJGCrim (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

We go out of our way to dine at Chote Nawab and always enjoy bringing friends who haven't eaten here. The food always delivers - delicious, perfect spicing, great for sharing dishes. The servers are so nice and happy to explain any dish that needs clarificiation.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Food is great, as always. The only Indian place I know of that can make a good dry martini. The white wine is acceptable as well. Fine for two people or a party of six. I've done both--often.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

Best Indian food we have ever tried. Good value. We will be back

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