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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
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Poor Location But Fairly Good Indian Cuisine

The location of this restaurant may be off-putting to some, especially out of towners, but if you are looking for something a little different Nawab's is worth checking out. They recently updated their dining room and the improvement in the ambience is striking. The food is really quite good. Of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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Newport News, Virginia
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91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I have been a frequent lunch customer. The lunch buffet is excellent and the staff is friendly and will keep your drinks full. There is an excellent menu as well and the naan is too tempting to resist. A great atmosphere and full bar.

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MountnBiker
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The location of this restaurant may be off-putting to some, especially out of towners, but if you are looking for something a little different Nawab's is worth checking out. They recently updated their dining room and the improvement in the ambience is striking. The food is really quite good. Of course, you have to like curry sauces and strong spicing.... More 

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Thank MountnBiker
Newport News
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The curry chicken and salad was great. Well season and reasonable price. I will be returning to this location again. The owner was welcoming and explain the menu to us.

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Thank Shenay L
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This place has the best lunch buffet in town in my opinion. Weekdays from 11:00-2:30 and weekends from 12:00-3:00. Fantastic variety of Indian food on the buffet table to choose from. I've been here for dinner too, but for me (especially compared to the buffet) the prices are a little steep for what you get.

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Thank DrChai
Newport News, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

It may seem strange to review a restaurant that is "the only game in town" for Indian cuisine, but on the other hand what you don't know--or what you may hear from other less happy reviewers (for after all "expertise" on any subject is spread very thin among TripAdvisor reviewers, no matter how frequently they write) can affect your decision... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank azypather
New Brunswick, New Jersey
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank hhayleytodd
Yorktown, Virginia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank susanna h
Newport News, VA
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Thank jmdurant2000
Orlando, Florida
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120 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

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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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
  • Good for: Families with children
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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