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Nawab Indian Cuisine

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204 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2815
+1 757-565-3200
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Arlington, Virginia
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'd place Nawab Indian Cuisine squarely in the middle of the pack. I've had much, much better as well as way, way worse. A few dishes had a surprisingly nice kick to them, while others were terribly bland. The restaurant does a nice, brisk business with a lot of local folk being greeted by the owners as regulars, which is... More 

Thank twistediva
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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224 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've eaten here many times over the years, and me and my family love it. We only come during buffet hours, because that's by far the best deal -- and when you are on a budget, you need the best deal. It's also good food, tasty, with a nice variety.

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
Yorktown, Virginia
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284 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone's taste buds are different, so beware what yours are, as compared to their heat thermometer. Other than that, food was good and you get plenty to eat. I definitely recommend getting one of the flavored naan with your entrée. Clean restaurant, tucked away in a strip mall. We had dinner here, but I recommend the lunch buffet over dinner,... More 

Thank Patricia B
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the variety buffet. Very good food! Restaurant was packed but service was extremely good. Will return if ever in the area again.

Thank whitlowse
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317 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband and I had a delicious early dinner on New Year's Eve at Nawab. We've come to Nawab for years - ever since our first visit to Williamsburg I believe. I think someone at home told us to check it out and we have come ever since. The food is delicious, the restaurant is very handsome and has a... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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168 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We ordered Chicken Subz Salna and a vegetarian dish -Subz Hariyali Lazzatdar both with medium heat. We are accustomed to Indian food in the US and UK but the chicken was too hot for us. Tasty but just too hot. We'd order it again but in mild.

Thank winsomelosesum
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our local favorites. We always enjoy a great meal at Nawab and the food and service always exceeds our expectations. If you enjoy Indian food we highly recommend a visit.

Thank Combined F
Key West, Florida
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167 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I have traveled extensively in India over the decades, so i know all types of Indian foods. This is a great spot - four of us had a wide variety of appetites. Fresh ingredients, nice portion sizes, plenty of rice (where I come from rice is extra - how nice THIS place includes it!). I had Saag Paneer, which was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and outstanding service. Even if you have never tried Indian cuisine this is a must stop...the staff will help you through the food choices.

Thank Shawn H
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I like hot, most places don't deliver. 5 is definitely a 5, certainly on the lamb vindaloo anyway. Garlic naan is awesome.

Thank Jason F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-565-3200

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