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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
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Open 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
A welcome surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
TravelsYearlyforFun
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Arlington, Virginia
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  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Arlington, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A lovely dining room, great for a quiet dinner or a big celebration. The food is among the best Indian food I've had anywhere. The curries and Tikka dishes are really rich and flavorful. I also like the appetizer selection plate on the dinner menu. They cater to any taste in spiciness. They have a 1-5 scale (2 is still... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food here is really good! Tons of bold flavor! My favorite lunch buffet if I'm looking to treat myself! Dinners are very nice as well. Super friendly staff!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My daughter and I shared the Vegetable Pakora appetizer, Garlic Naan, Assorted Condiments and Fish Tikka (which comes with large bowl of rice and on a mixed veggie bed) and two Lassis (rose and strawberry) for $42...that was PLENTY of food...we could barely finish it all. Once again, the salmon was cooked perfectly! Staff are all pleasant and happy to... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We enjoyed the lunch buffet on a weekday. A nice assortment of entrees were provided, which I understand from a regular are changed regularly, as well as salad items and desserts. Very good service.

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Yorktown, VA
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116 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 via mobile

We always come for the buffet, but tonight we came for dinner and really enjoyed it. We got the kebab appetizer and veg pakoras, paneer mahkni, chicken tikka masala, veg korma, and chicken and shrimp tandoori. Everything was delicious and we had leftovers to take home. Everyone really liked the shrimp. It was very quiet on a Sunday night, and... More 

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Yorktown, VA
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116 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My whole family loves to come to the buffet here. Everything is always good, naan, fried pakoras, kebab, and tandori chicken are always there. Then there is a beef, chicken, and several vegetable dishes. There is salad, orange wedges, and several other cold dishes. Nice way to try some new dishes. My fav is meatball masala which is there when... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Quite simply the best Indian food in the area. Opens at noon, full by 12:30. I try to not visit more than three Sundays per month but it is difficult to stay away. The food is great, the service excellent, the staff is very attentive and the decor is lovely

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Yorktown, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

The lunch buffet is a great way to try some new dishes and everything is always delicious. The service here is always excellent.

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