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Nomad, Hillsborough, NC

Nomad

4.7
4.7
116 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International

***Nomad is now requiring All customers (vaccinated/Unvaccinated) to use Face Masks/Coverings to dine with us either inside or on the patio per state/local mandates. Zero exceptions!! Tables are limited to 1 hour and 30 minutes max to ensure sanitation/disinfect areas between service. Thank you for your support as we transition through these times.

Nomad delivers traditional ethnic dishes and craft cocktails with a unique spin, all in a cozy, rustic interior. It’s a modern neighborhood spot that lets you travel the world without leaving Hillsborough.
You may find yourself nestled at Nomad for the entire night, enjoying the atmosphere, the noteworthy dishes and the multi-layered drinks.
In the hands of the locally based, welcoming owners, Nomad brings a diverse dining experience to the Hillsborough area that has yet to be seen.

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Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Cocktail Bar, Crossover

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (984) 217-0179

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Hillsborough

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Durham

    Best Ambiance

  • Durham

    Best Value

  • Durham

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Durham

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. A

    Ameliasomething

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience2

    I really loved the food but we had an awful table in the middle of the dinning area at the base of the ramp to the bathrooms and they didn’t really try to accommodate for that. Instead we waited for a long time for things.

  2. E

    Emilee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great and unique food options! The staff were all very welcoming and accommodating. The menu rotates regularly so you always have something new to try! Very excited to go back again soon!

  3. KF

    KennethF

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and experience as always

  4. SB

    SusanB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I look forward to returning soon. Interesting, varied menu nicely presented in an attractive environment. Nice sidewalk dining available as well.

  5. P

    Pammyz

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Brunch on Sunday! Hope to return for dinner soon.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Really cool building. Menu is great and creative, but heavy and rich. The only light dish is the salad, which is fantastic. But in a hot summer day dense rich food might a little heavy. Really dig the place though and will be going back for sure. Owners are super nice. Thai Cauliflower app is awesome.

  7. R

    Rodney

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Place was fabulous!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The Butternut squash soup transported me into Autumn 🍂 despite it being Summer.

  9. JL

    JeffreyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great variety. Love the different influences of the dishes offered.

  10. CJ

    ClaudiaJ

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We are happy to have ethnic food in Hillsborough and wanted to love Nomad but there were a few issues. Water glass had obvious lipstick on it when we were seated. Our naan bread was never served. The butter chicken masala was tasty. The hunan chicken would benefit from more flavors. Our samosas were overcooked. Keep trying!

  11. LP

    LisaP

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nomad is consistently very very good. The food is wonderful, the service is friendly and attentive and the cocktails were also creative and yummy!

  12. M

    Mike

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Cute cozy local restaurant from back in day what use to be a theater. Service and food was spot on with a nice drink menu to match. Keep up the good work.

  13. S

    Sarah

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food was very good and the space is well designed. Overall a great experience. Highly recommend!

  14. KF

    KennethF

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service,ambiance and food were outstanding. The butter chicken Marsala was amazing. Also had the drunken noodles and Thai steak. All were extremely well done. Thank you for an amazing meal.

  15. JE

    JulieE

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service excellent. We enjoyed eating there, but the noise level is fairly loud.

  16. AB

    AnnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    First visit to The Nomad, service was great, food was very good. I will definitely go back

  17. LD

    LynnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first time dining at Nomad, and all four of us loved it! The food was wonderful, and the staff was very nice and helpful. We look forward to going back soon!

  18. NB

    NanciB

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food, great ambiance. We’ll worth the trip.

  19. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nomad’s chef produces excellent food. You can taste the pride in every bite. The staff is caring and considerate. Highly recommended dining.

  20. JH

    JanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Shiitake Pastry was an excellent starter for 2 - flaky crust with a delicious filling. My Hunan Cauliflower with a yummy orange glaze & crunchy basmati rice was a favorite- generous portion gave me enough for a take-home to enjoy the next day. The Oyster Mushroom Green Thai Curry was tasty but very peppery - might not be a good choice if you don’t like highly spiced foods. We dined early on Wednesday when there we few tables occupied, so service was good & noise level low.

  21. n

    ncnurse1

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food with one Alfredo dish thrown in with mostly Asian and Indian cuisine. Great atmosphere in what used to be an old pharmacy. Nice bar, pretty well stocked. Fried donut dessert was very tasty. The staff is very friendly

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just awesome

  23. E

    Eggplant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Good food! A little slow to get the check, but the servers were very nice.

  24. ER

    EdRich

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We typically eat a vegan diet. Nomad had many items we could choose from, but there are also many meat and fish dishes. Everything was delicious. The restaurant features a fusion menu from Thailand, India, Italy and other places.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Some of the best food in the triangle. Unique, diverse dishes from all over Asia. A real treat in a great space!

  26. X

    Xcuzmee

    Raleigh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cocktails, appetizers, and entrées were fantastic. Will be going back soon!!

  27. T

    Tarheel12

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very interesting space just off Hillsborough main drag. Service was very kind and attentive. Menu is extremely eclectic ( thus the name). We fared better with Indian inspired dishes. Food was very good, a notch above other Indian restaurants in the triangle. We did not try desserts but offerings looked solid.

  28. SS

    SaraS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and friendly atmosphere. Recommended!

  29. NB

    NancyB

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Very good food, beautifully presented. Wide range of options on menu!

  30. TD

    ToddD

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    NOMAD offered us a varied menu of delicious well cooked food choices nicely served by a very friendly and attentive hard working owner/chef/bartender and staff. The bar's drink service was also attentive but easily confused and not very knowledgeable, though efforts to please made up for gaffs. We were generally pleased and will return.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was my first experience at Nomad. The service was great, the food delicious and the atmosphere is beautiful and comfortable! An upscale yet comfortable dining experience! Highly recommend!

  32. L

    Lemonslice

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time at Nomad. Food was great and had a good selection. The only gripe was we couldn’t initially find it as the Nomad signs etched into the glass wasn’t obvious. Everything else was great.

  33. JM

    JasonM

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place and food.

  34. SL

    SusiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I really really enjoyed my dinner. I was wondering if I would because I love Indian food and didn’t know how the fusion approach would be. The Thai cauliflower was delicious and I would consider eating it as a main course. The main course of garlic noodles with chicken sprouts and other veggies was delicious and the service was attentive without being over bearing. The ambience was as good as it could be sitting on a main street at 6 PM on a work day. It was a bonus to have a nice restaurant to go to on a Monday evening and I’m looking forward to eating there again.

  35. MB

    MaryB

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The people were lovely. Some things were extremely delicious. The appetizer pork belly steamed buns were fantastic and the bombolini was amazing. I'd heard the fish and chips were first-rate. They were beautifully crisped. The texture of the fish was a bit mushy, but good flavor. The crispy coating was beautifully thin and light, but very salty. We also had the Hunan Chicken. Good flavor, but the chicken was a bit dry and tough. So, some food was ok, and some amazing. A bit of a mixed bag. I would definitely go back for those steamed buns!

  36. MM

    MisM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    A little too dark in places (our table)--maybe candles on the tables.

  37. LW

    LenaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    The food is really wonderful! Went for dinner and I am excited to go back to try brunch. My only suggestion would be to consider the ambiance (matching the music to the food - potentially world music choices vs. rock).

  38. RM

    RachelllM

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    GREAT food. Service was fast and simple. Drinks were inventive and tasty!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

  40. M

    Miki

    Raleigh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Very disappointed with the food (and the prices). This may be a great bar to hang out in the evenings with friend (has the ambiance to promote that). We were there for lunch on a Saturday. My friend ordered the Mushroom Shawarma and I ordered the Thai Curry with fish. There were only two other tables being served at the time and the pace of the service was still quite slow. My friend requested hot sauce (that never came). Before ordering I asked about the fish (described as pan seared). It ended up being a 3oz. piece of Swai that was lightly breaded and fried, not pan seared. The dish was delivered in a bowl that was mostly just a white sauce. There were a few (whole sprigs of basil and cilantro) sitting on the top. And I counted only 3 tiny cubes of sweet potato. Literally this was a piece of fish, swimming in a starchy sauce (with a side of rice). No other vegetables...nothing else in the bowl. My friends Shawarma was inedible, basically a bowl full of rice, hummus, and onions. We dine out frequently and my friend has never complained about a dish. This was one he just could not eat. He was also concerned because the tap beer that he ordered, was completely flat. His meal was comped, mine was not. I paid $20 for a 3oz piece of fish, and $10 for a glass of cabernet! I left still hungry (and I am a petite person). Very disappointing. Very overpriced. Will not return.

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Nomad offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 217-0179.

Nomad is rated 4.7 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Nomad

120 W King St. Hillsborough, NC 27278-2544

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Hillsborough

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Global, International, Cocktail Bar, Crossover

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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