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About Chote Nawab
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.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Between 27th and 28th Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Cater to all occasions
28th st subway
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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Chote Nawab Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are several solid Indian restaurants in that neighborhood (Lex/up[per-20s or thereabouts...), and Chote Nawab is one of them. The food is good and the menu is varied. We usually get Goat Something, and theirs was fully satisfactory. It's a little on the expensive side (just a little) but it's comfy enough and the food is totally worth the money...
Good bet for solid Indian food in Curry Hill. Beware - even the non-pepper-marked entrees can be a bit hotter than expected and the specialty drinks are pricey - go with the beer . But the staff was kind and willing to inquire with the chef about ingredients for one member of our party on a restricted diet.
All dishes, including smoked eggplant , a spicy shrimp dish, raita, and lamb with spinach were excellent.
Restaurant is long and narrow and tables are very close together. We came in early (before 6p.m.) and very soon a man was seated at table adjacent to ours, though most other tables were empty. I complained and we moved to a table where we were alone till we left before 7. Several tables were still empty then, and there was no need to have crowded our table at 6 p.m. However, we were graciously moved when I complained, and service was fine after that.
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