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.
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!
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.
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!
Amazing Experience! Definitely recommend! The food meets my expectations.
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.
Food was good. Waiters were nice. Spot was decent. Kinda of a quiet atmosphere
The food and service were great. The biryani was not authentic Hyderabadi biryani bit was still good regardless.
My son, a foodie from Denver, was impressed.
Great, fantastic food and service
Maintain high standards of food. Great Indian food - specially on a rainy day!
My fav indian restaurant. All dishes are fantastic. Great price.
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.
Tasty indian restaurent similar to those found around whitechapel/aldgate in london. Some nice twists on classics
Good food!! Tandoori chicken was very nice. We enjoyed..
one of the very best in Murray Hill, and we've tried many
I really like the food here and luckily we came upon the lunch specials. Good and well priced
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.
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.
Best Indian food we have ever tried. Good value. We will be back
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.
OK. Nothing to write home about. Food wasn't great but perhaps we did not order Biriyani which is their specialty.
The waiters continued to forget what we ordered otherwise it was a great experience
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.
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.
Amazing food and service!
Much better than expected.
Still getting over food coma. This place was amazing.. From the marinated cheese to the Naan and especially the lamb. Amazing meal.
Colleaques from India raved about the authenticity of the food..."just like home".
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
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!
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.
Someone said we had to go here. I would t say that but it was good.
Good food, good value, nice ambience and they can accommodate large groups.
Incredible food and great value. Was expecting a big bill. We are like kings.
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.
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!
The lassi was very bad. It be could more better. They forgot our order and then when we asked he bought it outside. The food was very delicious. We had biryani and the sauce waa very tasty.
This was our second time here and we brought another couple. We had a good experience the first time, but the food was mediocre, the main entree portions were very small and it ended up being generally overpriced and disappointing.
Not too happy where we sat and when asked can we get a different seat was told no
Really great Indian food. Spice was authentic, and so was the flavor. Overall wonderful ambiance and good service. Would definitely Go again.