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Chote Nawab

4.3
201 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Top Tags:
  • Spicy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
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 201 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our favorite Indian restaurant! The food is consistently delicious and the service is always gracious and attentive. Tables are well-spaced.

We've been dining here since they opened and it is as good as ever. Good for dates, small to medium groups. Always enjoy our visits.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Chote Nawab never disappoints - delicious spices blended thoughtfully. Far above the average Indian restaurant in NYC, but with very reasonable prices, as well. Attentive staff make the experience pleasant , as well as satisfying.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We loved the kakori kebabs and Goan fish curry and the baghara baigan. The veg biryani was one of the best I have had and in my mind it compared well to what I got to eat in Hyderabad at Paradise biryani which is to me the ultimate in Biryani. The Sasuralwali bhindi was a let down. The cocktail was OK.

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

My son, a foodie from Denver, was impressed.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Great, fantastic food and service

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on October 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

Food was great. Ambiance can be a little noisy if you're not in a group. But overall great food and great service. Will visit again for sure.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2017

We had a simple vegetarian dinner and the food was fresh and not overly seasoned. Naans were great. Service was good. But it was terribly loud and not a place to go in a group of you want to have a conversation with someone on the other end of the table.

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3.0Dined on August 12, 2017

OK. Nothing to write home about. Food wasn't great but perhaps we did not order Biriyani which is their specialty.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The waiters continued to forget what we ordered otherwise it was a great experience

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Everything here was great, until dessert. I had told the restaurant twice (on the phone and in-person to the hostess) that it was my dad's 70th birthday and that we would like to do something celebratory after the meal (dessert, etc.) After dinner, I asked for dessert menus specifically for this, but no one ever came back to our table - not to ask us if we wanted dessert and not to bring us anything celebratory. I think someone had to get up and pay the bill elsewhere, because after the dessert menus were dropped off, we never saw a member of the wait staff again.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

Fantastic food. Got the chicken 65, rogan josh, and saag paneer, naan, raita, mango chutney. A real feast!!! Excellent but very pricey, because at dinner they charge extra for everything: naan, rice, etc. But worth it every once in a while.

The lunch deal is much cheaper and equally as good. It can get noisy if you are two people and they put you next to two others (very cramped), but if you're 3 or 4 people and get a booth, it's better.

Despits all that, the food and service is worth coming for.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Amazing food and service!
Much better than expected.
Well priced.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

Still getting over food coma. This place was amazing.. From the marinated cheese to the Naan and especially the lamb. Amazing meal.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2017

Colleaques from India raved about the authenticity of the food..."just like home".

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Really enjoyed the food. Delicious. I love Indian food and this is the best I have found in Manhatten so far. They gave me a good table too

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2017

It's a small place, so you're normally crammed in next to others, but the noise level is good, and the food is very good. The lunch special is a great deal. I would recommend it!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2017

This was my second visit to this eatery. The food and service is quite good. Minor complaint is they should have a coat rack, or hooks on the wall. The place is small and a place to put your coat is a problem. Also, in most Indian restaurants, you get rice and cabbage with the meal. Here these are extras that cost extra cash. They should amend that.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Someone said we had to go here. I would t say that but it was good.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Good food, good value, nice ambience and they can accommodate large groups.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Incredible food and great value. Was expecting a big bill. We are like kings.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2017

We liked the corner location of this restaurant, and enjoyed sitting by the windows. There is a nice view of the top of the Empire State Building. The waiters were very friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. It was more expensive than I had expected from the two dolllar signs on the Open Table app, and they did not have a bottle of wine for under $45.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

This was my second visit with friends/coworkers. Of the group, one friend is Vegetarian and always finds something to eat. The restaurant offers lunch specials and lots of sides to share. Delicious!

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