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Nawab Indian Cuisine

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118 Campbell Avenue SE, Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24011-1420
(540) 345-5150
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It used to be five stars but now just four

We have dined here many times during the last 15 years. When the restaurant first opened the food was absolutely fabulous and authentic. During the last five years the quality has slipped but it is still very good Indian food. They have a good tandoor oven and the breads are usually excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We have dined here many times during the last 15 years. When the restaurant first opened the food was absolutely fabulous and authentic. During the last five years the quality has slipped but it is still very good Indian food. They have a good tandoor oven and the breads are usually excellent. Occasionally the dishes are over salted.

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We love going to eat all the beautifully prepared Indian dishes on the lunch buffet in this centrally located downtown restaurant. The establishment stands out for the wonderful spices they use and excellent, attentive service. If they make Saag Paneer a regular dish on the buffet daily; this would be a perfect frequent destination and choice for India cuisine for... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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162 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We have dined here twice lately, once for lunch and once for dinner. Both times we found the interior of the restaurant looking a bit tired, and we found the food uninspired. The food seemed more like cafeteria style and less like restaurant style. When we are looking for tasty Indian food, we go to Taaza.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I went there with friends, for Dinner-to go. It was a Christmas night and most of the American restuarants were closed. The food was decent. The ambience of the restaurant looked good. Service is mediocre. We ordered four dishes and we received the order after 40 mins - may be it was a busy night.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Service a little slow..but excellent food! Good spot for families or couples...Wonderful flavor, great Indian experience!

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Floyd, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've been many times, but mostly several years ago before Taaza opened. The food is okay, but nothing special: typical Indian buffet for lunch and decent food for dinner. Service is mediocre. I went earlier this year, first time in about two years, and they have redecorated in colors that make eating very unpleasant. The walls are now bright yellow... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I love Indian food even more after coming to this restaurant. The sleek decor, the delicious food, and the outstanding service make this restaurant a must if you're in downtown Roanoke. Our waiter even hooked us up with a free dessert and it was probably the best dish we tried all night. This is an experience that you don't want... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Finally my search of Indian food in states after three months took me here in Roanoke. Nawab is located in downtown Roanoke. I had buffet lunch which satisfied my desi taste buds with tandoori roti, chicken, lassi (sweet drink made out of curd), pickle, & varied curries. I liked chilly chicken the most but at the pther hand tandoori chicken... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

After a very long day driving the Blue Ridge Parkway we dropped our bags at the hotel and started looking for food. A search found Nawab in the heart of a lively restaurant area in Roanoke. The food was absolutely delicious, with exactly the requested amount of heat. I loved the Akbari naan with cocoanut and cherries. The biryani was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great, modern environment in the heart of downtown, with friendly service. But, best of all, the food is delicious! Lunch offers a buffet with fresh, authentic Indian food. Dinner offers something from their menu. Everything is wonderful and the service is great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 Campbell Avenue SE, Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24011-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: (540) 345-5150

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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