The Nizam's- Egg Harbor

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Nizam, a shortened version of Nizam-ul-Mulk, meaning Administrator of the Realm, was the title of the native sovereigns of Hyderabad, India, from 1719 till 1948. By the middle of the 18th century, the scions, known as The Nizams, had quickly surpassed the Mughals ruling a vast dominion of about 125 million acres in south India. They were among the wealthiest people in the world and were fond patrons of literature, art, architecture, culture, jewelry, and rich food. Come join us at The Nizam’s where our food and service will take you back in time and make you feel like a true Nizam. With the most culinary experience in Indian Cuisine in Southern New Jersey, you will be impressed whether you join us for lunch, dinner, or have us cater your party.
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j
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food! Service is a little slow but friendly.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding, our table was checked on by various people multiple times
The food came out in a timely manner as ordered
Every dish was excellent
Highly recommend Nizam
Wonderful experience

A
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was quite good, with fresh ingredients and good flavor. I asked for a dish to be mild, but it was more spicy than expected. The waiter was indifferent, and planned to bring my soup just after delivery of the main course, though I had asked for it to be brought first. I canceled the soup, but then the first bill still included it. With proper training of the waiter, all would have been quite good.

KL
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing. The menu is vast. The owner is delightful and the service is impeccable.

F
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is my husband's favorite restaurant at the moment. He loves the flavor of the sauces. The staff is very attentive to their patrons.

V
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Lamb shank tasted like it was cooked days prior awful

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The menu was so varied. Mild to spicy to very spicy. the Naan bread was incredible. The service could have been better but was acceptable. Overall, the food is most important and I will return for that.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It was our first time to this establishment and we did enjoy the food. Our server made a mistake with the order but he did apologize twice. The owners removed him, which I think was a bit much, it's human to make mistakes. Bottom line, my guest and I will be back in the future and we hope to see that same server again, he was the best.

J
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing, our waiter was a younger guy who was super cool and went through everything with us. Will def come again!

EB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and experience. Family run.
Food fantastic

K
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Much needed end of week date night...Perfect

d
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We ordered appetizers, which came rather quickly. Our main course arrived before we had finished the appetizers. Once our food was delivered to the table it was extremely difficult to get our server for some additional flatware (spoons). After we got the spoons and ate our main course we needed some containers for our leftovers. Again it was difficult to get our server’s attention. We asked for containers and the check at the same time and that again took awhile. We liked the food and the new location, but the service was lacking. I hope they can get it worked out.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and atmosphere
Awesome, will be back soon

LD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new locale (in the old Carrabba's) They did a great job with the interior; very clean and comfortable. Service attentive. Food is outstanding - best Indian cuisine in S. Jersey, hand's down. The tandoori is the best we've ever had. This visit the five of us shared double orders of gobhi manchurian (a favorite) and chicken seekh kebab, then for entrees: tandoori chicken and shrimp, chicken makhani, lamb saag, and lentils - all fantastic! The naan was a favorite (and we got more to-go) Can't wait to try other dishes - will be back!!

j
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the new space! I took my family for the first as they have not been. We enjoyed our meal and look forward to many visits in the future. I tried the Chicken Tikka Masala, it was awesome. We also had the Palak Channa, Chicken Tikka, and the vegetable snack platter, which were all delicious.

AS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This restaurant did not participate with restaurant week. Had no pre fix menu. You need to remove them from
List so others not subject to making a reservation for restaurant week then arriving only to find out they have no clue what that is!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. One of my favorite spots in south jersey.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Nizam’s since their first location. It is always phenomenal. We love our dishes that we typically get and then you get something new and BAM..you are blown away by how good the new dish is. Last night it was the lamb shank, chicken 65 and a special curry. So delicious, full of flavor and authentic.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and very reasonable prices! We will definitely go back!

OT
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was very authentic, very good and very much enjoyed it. The service could be a little more efficient but hey.... nothing is perfect. Will definitely go again!

GF
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

The best Indian food we have eaten since staying at the Oberoi in Ranthanbore. The chef is highly skilled and may be the best Indian chef in the US. A simple warning though. This restaurant is just a shopping center location and is BYOB. If you need beer or wine to cool the spicy food, bring it. The locals know, and most tables sported one or two bottles or six-packs.

r
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Menu said mixed grill was chicken but shrimp was on plate and wife has shellfish allergy. Could have been a big problem

SB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Went on a Sunday for an a la carte dinner. Had option of a menu or a buffet. We checked the items on the buffet and made that selection. The variety was good and the food was excellent. Will positively repeat.

OT
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Nizam’s! Authentic food, friendly staff, great chef.

b
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The waiter was very good. Very pleasant and informative. The food is very authentic and delicious. Love visiting this place whenever we are at the shore.

JC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The good was delicious

AB
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great and I will definitely visit again when in the mood for authentic Indian Food.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food with lots of vegetarian options. Spice level can be adjusted so suitable for all palates.

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service

F
Atlantic City
38 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was my first visit to Nizam's restaurant but not my last. The food was very good!

DS
London
39 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Surprisingly good and authentic Indian cuisine
One of the best naan bread I have ever been served
The service is so completely disorganized it was almost comival( check arrived after first course, courses asked to be brought together were exchanged for courses later in the meal)
Nizam tandoorchicken was outstanding and the portions large enough to make a lunch for the next day
Reasonable heat in the spicy dishes

M
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One member of our group was from Pakistan and was very surprised and impressed with the quality of the food. You don't usually find authentic ethnic food in little towns.
They advertise as having Indian, Pakistan and Afghan food, however she said it was more Indian. That being said, we were all very pleased with the dishes we chose.
They accommodate the spice level that you want and overall go out of their way to satisfy your requests.
We all would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting something other than Italian food ( which there's more than enough of in South Jersey)

JH
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The most unique menu

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went there with family for the first time and enjoyed the food.

l
Washington DC
35 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Surprisingly we were fortunate to have many tastes of different foods from the lunch specials. Would have like to know what spices were in the sauces.

F
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food ever, very authentic food. Very professional and courteous staff. This is a gem in AC area.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional meal with friendly, helpful servers.

b
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was our first ever " Indian" cuisine, we loved it. servers were open to discuss ingredients

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With food better than I've had in London and DC and friendly service, you can't go wrong with the Nizam's. They have a great prix fixe menu to boot.

SB
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. The service was a tad slow, but all of the food is prepared for each order. All in all, a wonderful dinner.

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