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Nawab of India

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Santa Monica
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1621 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5507
+1 310-829-1106
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered appetisers and drinks. The waiters totally ignored us. After 40 mins they came up with substitute dishes which were stale. They even refused to serve anything else on the menu. On probing further we found out that a large Indian tour group was going to arrive for buffet dinner. That is no reason to ignore guests wanting to... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We ordered a takeaway, we got the chicken tikka masala which was just delicious (one of the best I've ever had!), the chicken burma and the lamb burma which were ok (lamb and chicken meat were very well cooked, the sauce was good but nothing special). Definitely recommended!

Thank Marta B
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172 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We're long time Nawab customers. When it changed management a year or so ago, there was a major degradation in the food quality. We have returned several times since and it has slowly improved. It still is far from as good as it was. It was so good that when we returned from a high end trip to India, its... More 

Thank Chingachgook
Santa Monica, California
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60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We are self-proclaimed Indian cuisine connoisseur and have tried all Indians around the town, and Nawab is hands down the BEST. Have brought more than 50 people to this restaurant and EVERYONE has loved this place! Must try their Tandori Chicken - unlike other place, they do not use artificial coloring, and it is ALWAYS tender.

Thank kanpaisan
Marina del Rey,CA
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Whenever I'm in the mood for that,this is where I go. Comfortable setting with gracious service. Been going here for years

Thank philsman
Hyderabad, India
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Probably only Indian restaurant at Santa Monica..quite good food,spacious, easily accessible.. Good for large groups.. Reasonably priced..

Thank bninad
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

I went to dinner at Nawab with my girlfriend on a Saturday night. The service was excellent. The waitstaff was very helpful making recommendations. I had a special with chicken on the tandoor with a side of garlic naan and rice with peas. It was wonderful. I would go back!

Thank stpaulyamy
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

This is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Santa Monica. We normally order the shrimp prawn bhoona which tastes amazing!! The pistachio kulfi is to die for! Shrimp bhoona - a prawn curry. A must try! Buffet is fairly priced with a good pick but I prefer to order our favorites off the menu. There is a fish tandoori... More 

Thank Nadia T
Santa Monica, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

My bride and I have been blessed with living in Santa Monica for these many years. We have watched Santa Monica grow from a sleepy beach town into a major, internationally recognized city with 500+ restaurants. One of these has been around for many years and has consistently provided great Indian food. This night we had chicken tikka, shrimp vindaloo,basmati... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

It is our go to Indian restaurant these days. The pickled veggies dish that they serve on the side is wonderful!

Thank Gogoglennie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5507
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-829-1106
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