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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Good restaurant to visit

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
AngieB234
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newport News, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Contributor
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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125 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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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?