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Haile Selassie Road | Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam 80519, Tanzania
+255 778 111 111
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This Indian restaurant serves primarily northern Indian food which is less spicy than the stereotypical southern Indian restaurant. Where as many reviewers comment that the food is the best in Dar, I would beg to differ especially when you consider value for money.

Thank knewell108
Kingston, Jamaica
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260 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

I visited with friends for dinner. Service was relatively quick and the food was OK. I wasn't overly impressed with the restaurant decor but the wait staff were courteous and eager to serve. In all honesty, this restaurant, to me, was just OK at best. I can't highly recommend it but it wasn't bad either.

Thank Kristine B
Kampala, Uganda
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The dining room is large and a bit "cold" but still nice for a small or large outing. The food is excellent and you can also get take away.

Thank s_w_on_the_road
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Nawabi khana is my favorite indian food in dar es Salaam. I ordered nawabi dawat, paneer kurkure, coconut chicken etc etc. The food was delicious as usual... thank you nawabi khana u know my taste buds.

1 Thank Fiona A
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Oh dear, what a difference a year makes... Really was looking forward to eating at Nawabi again but what a let down. Went for take out, curries were barely different, promised pickles and chutneys but when home none were there. This used to be the go to place for Indian food... Looks like I'll be searching for somewhere else.

Thank Exitroute
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

a place where you can best Indian food. though the cost is a bit on higher side, still for the taste you can go for it. Ambience too is good like wise the location.

Thank indiankay
Islamabad, Pakistan
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Well finding indian/ Pakistani food while away from home is always a treat. We order Cheese Nan, Palak Makhani and Chicken Masala and all of them were tasted just like back home. They have a huge menu and i had two meals there; both of them were up to the par. I would say its a must go; if you... More 

1 Thank Mujtaba H
Hanoi, Vietnam
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289 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This was my second visit and I was hoping the food would be as good as the first time. The meal started well with some papadoms and tamarind and coconut chutneys. After ordering we did have to complain about the long wait for the main course. The fish in coconut was good as well as the Jeera rice. However the... More 

2 Thank pagoda2014
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2014

I was feeling like an Indian meal not too far from where I live and decided to try Nawabi Khana. The restaurant is spacious and the decor pleasant. The staff all wear Indian clothes and we're welcoming and friendly. The background Kenny G music was quiet enough not to drown conversation. The service was very good and my meal arrived... More 

2 Thank tropicopter
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014 via mobile

Not gauging the pulse of the guests. A big hall with music and the usual chat makes a mess of the ambience - into an otherwise good food!

2 Thank Indiapathfinder

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Restaurant Details

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Indian, Middle Eastern, Pakistani
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Haile Selassie Road | Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam 80519, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
  • Phone Number: +255 778 111 111
Nawabi Khana Upscale Indian outletThis up market stylish restaurant sets new standards for Indian dining. Its a sleek,rustic design and authentic food place above the rest in dar es salaam which makes it the number one restaurant in the city.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?