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Nawab Indian Cuisine

118 Campbell Avenue SE, Suite A, Roanoke, VA 24011-1420
(540) 345-5150
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Ranked #38 of 405 restaurants in Roanoke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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77% Recommend
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English first
Roanoke, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Our group dined at Nawab on a summer Saturday evening and had a very nice meal at this restaurant. The service for our dining experience was excellent. Among the items we enjoyed were their tomato coconut bisque, which was tart and flavorful. For appetizers, we had samosas (homemade pastry with potatoes and peas) and chicken hyderabadi, which was very tasty.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food and service. Add few more authentic vegetarian selections. Atmosphere was okay. For natives, spice level can be upped.

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Brookline, New Hampshire, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The food was wonderful, the ambiance is sublime, and there is nothing not to love. Their menu includes rather unusual Indian food, and not just the usual Northeastern fare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This is the best Indian food! From the lunch buffet, to the authentic naan bread, this is the real deal. Friendly servers, festive atmosphere, this place is #1 on the list anytime I'm in Roanoke.

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Manchester Township, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I've been dining at Nawab for years and have never had a negative word about the place. The service is kind and quick. I usually dine there during their buffet hour because they always carry my favorites right out on the table like the chicken tikki masala and more. The one major thing that always has me going back is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten a lot of great Indian food in the Midwest and Nawaba was just as good and better than some. The buffet had less items than I am used to at Indian buffets but the choices were good. The Korma on the menu is great

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Madison, Virginia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

A friend had recommended Nawab to me, and I'm grateful that she did. I've had good, bad and indifferent Indian good all around the country, and this is one of the two best I've dined at ... and the other, alas, is now defunct. It's an elegant room, the wait staff is prompt, extremely courteous and the quite helpful. Being... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

We have been to Nawab on several occasions. Only once was my entree not great. Just came back from there tonight - dinner was not fabulous, but it was very good. Service is always pleasant and the atmosphere is lovely. I would definitely recommend Nawab.

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Raphine, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My wife and I had the lunch buffet today (Sunday). The lentil dish was tasty as was the Southern Indian chicken dish. The chicken biriyani was okay, but had little flavor - it needed some coriander or cardamom. The chai tea was pretty good - the temperature was perfect. However, it too was bland. It needed more ginger and cardamom.... More

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Salem, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

the food is not tasty,bland,no varieties.people dont trust these reviews,i think it may be good for the americans who like bland food but indians wont like it. Taaza is 100 times better than this. parking too is a headache.

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