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Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk, Norfolk, VA

Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk

4.4
4.4
31 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk was established in Dec. 1999 by Paul Chhabra in Hampton Roads Virginia with the motto of providing a comfortable, Indian Heritage inspires atmosphere and authentic home style cooking. Exotic, delicious, fresh - a culinary vacation that lasts as long as a meal.
Rajput serves lunch buufet,Fine dining,Full Bar,Champagane Brunch Buffet,Take out, Delivery, Party Trays, Catering,Kids Menu,Organic Choices, Glurtenfree Choices, Cooking Classes,
ONLINE Dining Reservation & ONLINE Takeout at rajputonline.com

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian, Meat
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 625-4634
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Mr. Sharma
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact for information.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (757) 625-4634
  • Neighborhood
    Portsmouth
  • Cross street
    Colley Ave
  • Parking details
    Ample parking lot in front of restaurant
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

31 Reviews
  1. ChrisS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good food. Not a fan of paper plates and plastic cups and silverware. Not sure if that’s because of the pandemic, but it kinda ruins the nice restaurant vibe. Excellent food as always.

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  2. Elizabeth

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was delicious fast service and good social distancing/covid precautions felt very safe

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  3. JLFah

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! They are going above and beyond to enforce social distancing and limited contact regulations.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken tandoori was terrific. So was the shrimp tandoori. Servers were attentive and friendly!

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  5. SimranN

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! Excellent service! I look forward to coming again!

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  6. NatiaU

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Rajput usually provides a warm and friendly atmosphere. However, the waiters were not engaging, host did not thank me upon exit, nor were they attentive to my needs.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Had the buffet for $16.95 which was a good value. Food was decent. Loved all the condiments. Missed veggie dishes especially the spinach with paneer cheese. Very meat centric.

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  8. Carolina

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met my daughters for dinner. One is a vegan so chose a place I knew we could all enjoy. We all selected different dishes and they were all delicious and generous portions. The staff was delightful and helpful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great but our waitress was certainly not. It took her 30 minutes to get our drink order to us. Two ordered scotch on the rocks and by time she brought them to us they were already melted and we had to ask for more ice. Our appetizers came after our mains as well.

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  10. NatiaU

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Indian restaurants in the Tidewater!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Came to Norfolk for our son's graduation and had THE.BEST. INDIAN.FOOD. EVER! Fresh, delicious, served HOT. Naan bread was to die for; really just an incredible little restaurant. Dinner was served at a leisurely pace, portions are generous but not excessive. Rice was unbelievably good. Staff was friendly, patient with those new to Indian cuisine and attentive. Never felt rushed. Music only added to the ambience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The woman who seems to run the place and acts as host is lovely. The waiting staff are incredible - the chef knows the secrets inherent in the dishes. The restaurant is clean and cared for. Parking was easy. Perfect place for a few colleagues to grab a bite.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Indian buffet. Love the Naan bread.

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  14. HappyDiner

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came for the twice-monthly vegan buffet. It was tasty, and in south side Hampton Roads, this one of the very few venues that offers a wide range of vegan meals.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was fantastic. Unfortunately it seemed like they were short-staffed (no bartender) so the service was a bit....unusual....and slow. We were in no hurry and enjoyed each other's company as we waited, but would have like mixed drinks. We were told only beer or wine because they didn't have anyone who could make drinks. Once the food all arrived, we were very pleased!

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  16. MikeLucarelli

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Repeat visit & as good a quality visit this time as our first

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Always tasty. Service could have been faster.

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  18. Bruce

    Charlotte

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Quiet on a Sunday night, there was no waiting for a table and with a decent looking buffet available, why not? Of course, the problem with buffet is that it's not going to be very spicy and it's a challenge to keep the variety of foods from getting cold, even with warming dishes. A very good spread including chicken curry, white rice, naan break, pakora, even lamb biryani. Nothing especially spicy which was unfortunate, but what they did have was tasty. At least 15 different varieties, all good. The rice pudding and the carrot pudding were both very good too. Service was good at taking away empties. I would return, but next time I'll order off the menu instead of the buffet.

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  19. Erin

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food here! Highly recommend the Chicken Malai Kebab!

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  20. Debk

    Richmond

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is beautiful and the food never disappoints. The staff is friendly and warm. The buffet is a great bargain, but the prices of the made to order food is memorable. Highly recommend a vist.

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  21. Eric

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I went for a date and enjoyed the food and service. We would recommend it to others for an enjoyable, casual dining experience.

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  22. TBDAYAWESOME

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was totally awesome. We took some folks that would have never gone if we didn't take them there and they loved it. The staff was very excellent. they seemed to be under staffed, but they did explain the delays in the food and it was well worth the wait. They explained that they wanted to ensure all the food came out at the same time, which is totally fair, and that everything was made fresh when you ordered it, so that totally explained why there was a delay, or what we thought was a delay, since we could only really compare it to chain restaurants that mass produce. We will totally be going back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoy the dinner for two.. the food was great

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2010

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It is a bit expensive for what you get, but the food is outstanding. I fully enjoyed the atmosphere (Valentine's Day Night). Food was very delicious and the staff was very friendly. The manager was kind enough to explain each item at the buffet table (a special event that night). Food and service has always been good here and it is one of my favorite places to eat. Best for dinner over lunch, since prices are bit more reasonable. Also a good idea for larger groups- as you can order many items and share.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2010

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Rajput is a very comfortable restaurant. We went for dinner to celebrate my birthday. We have eaten there often in the past and have always enjoyed the food. There are a lot of vegetarian/vegan offerings, but I love palak paneer and ordered it again. The spice was not what I requested, but it was quickly and cheerfully corrected. The garlic naan is another favorite of ours. It was perfect, as usual. This was a special dinner for us. I throughly enjoyed the meal and hope that I won't have to wait for another birthday to return!

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  26. bjsaxt

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2010

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for my wife's birthday and were all quite pleased with the delicious food and great service.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2009

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The vegetarian buffet is amazing! Great variety, delicious food at a good price! Service is great! Definately recommended.

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  28. catherine

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2009

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We're regulars at Rajput but this particular evening the owner wasn't there, the person in charge allowed children with loud computergames to be played. We had to ask the servers for everything, extra cutlery, to be able to place our order (we actually waited 20 minutes and then asked if we could place it), food was off (not served to "Indian spicey" usual standard), had to request the check - just terrible service in general. What a disappointment. I hope this was an exception.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2009

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent menu and buffet. It is paradise heaven for a vegan. The tofu dishes are exquisite.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2009

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely superb! All of the staff were extremely kind and attentive to our dining needs. The prices were comparable to other indian restaurants. We felt very much welcomed and at ease while dining there. We will definitely return to this establishment and tell our friends about our experience!

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  31. DougP

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2009

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow, but food was excellent and worth the wait.

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Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 625-4634.

Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk is rated 4.4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Rajput Indian Cuisine - Norfolk

742 W 21st Street , Norfolk, VA 23517

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Colley Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Portsmouth
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:45 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian, Meat
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample parking lot in front of restaurant
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Mr. Sharma
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 625-4634
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact for information.
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (757) 625-4634
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