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Nawab Indian Cuisine

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11712 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4406 (Pilot House Drive)
757-591-9200
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quick and delicious lunch!

Ladies at work took me here on my last day on the job. We all opted for the buffet, which made it quick and convenient to eat on our lunch break. The food was hot and delicious and replenished frequently. There were many delicious options and everything was satisfying. I would definitely recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
hhayleytodd
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Virginia
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Memphis, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

It's a nice restaurant. Nicely decorated and clean. Service is a bit slow but not terribly so. I started with a tandoori sampler that was quite nice but the Goat biryani entrée was way too oily and lacked a depth of flavor. Also I ordered a spice level of 5 out of 5 but it was not at all spicy.... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Ladies at work took me here on my last day on the job. We all opted for the buffet, which made it quick and convenient to eat on our lunch break. The food was hot and delicious and replenished frequently. There were many delicious options and everything was satisfying. I would definitely recommend!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Best service in town and so accommodating - table for 8 - no problem and no waiting. Can't believe there is a line out the door every time we go because the food is so delicious. But, we have always been seated right away and there isn't a long wait to get the food. We do take out here sometimes... More 

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Newport News, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Every once in a while I get bored with normal food. That is when I go here. Indian cuisine is not really exotic anymore, but it is very hard to beat when you are looking for interesting tastes, and Nawab does it very well. I have been for both lunch and dinner, and both were excellent. The lunch buffet is... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Came here after an appointment in the area and ordered take out chicken curry and samosas. While waiting I had some wine, and just relaxed, as the ambiance calls for it. The server was extremely kind and informative. I was very pleased with my food and only ate half because of the substantial portion. Saved the rest and ate it... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Took a lebanese auditor here on her last day of training with me. The placed was packed on a Thursday during the lunch buffet. We didn't mind the short wait because the food was hot and flavorful. We ate abundantly but also healthy. The service was pretty poor but the food still gets the place 5 stars. I had the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was our favorite restaurant during our stay in the area. Extremely friendly staff and great food. Excellent vegan choices, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We got there as they opened at 5 pm after visiting the Mariner museum nearby. I reserved via open table so we were seated right away. Service was good very attentive and I think it was the owner or manager who came by to see if we liked the cuisine . We ordered butter chicken which was not on the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

In a city of restaurants with too few vegetables and too much oil & fat, Nawab was a find. Located in a modest shopping strip, the restaurant is well-appointed and suitable for older children and adults (it's friendly, but not really a place for young ones). Herbs are fresh and used well. Spices are fragrant, with the "mild" retaining the... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A great easy to reach location, very good room ambience, good space for privacy, very friendly, efficient and respectful service, and an excellent menu slightly spoiled by it being served on cold plates.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11712 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4406
    (Pilot House Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Newport News
  • Phone Number: 757-591-9200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?