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“Decent food but highly priced.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nawabi Khana

Nawabi Khana
Haile Selassie Road | Oysterbay, Dar es Salaam 80519, Tanzania
+255 778 111 111
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Ranked #39 of 172 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nawabi Khana Upscale Indian outletThis up market stylish restaurant sets new standards for Indian dining. Its a sleek,rustic design and authentic food place above the rest in dar es salaam which makes it the number one restaurant in the city.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Decent food but highly priced.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Nawabi Khaana has good service. Located slightly far away near Oysterbay access is a bit of an issue. The food is strictly average although it has got a good name in Dar es Salaam. The starters could be better but the main course is definitely good. No sweet dishes are served.
The biggest problem is that the food is over priced here. An average sitting for four can cost around 100 to 125k tshs (50-75 USD) with drinks.
Good for a one time visit if you have some money to spare but no repeat value.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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170 reviews 170 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“A generous serving of India in Africa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Good Indian restaurant in Tanzania serving tasty Indian fare. The staff is clad in traditional Indian clothing, they have a large swing in one corner and very Indian ambience, with classical background music. Quantity is a bit less compared to the price, but the taste is delectable.

We had veg, since our hosts are vegetarian, but I am sure the non veg dishes would be equally nice.

Service is really slow....I have observed this all over Dar es Salam while having A la Carte meals....this is the only reason why I would choose having a buffet anywhere.

Visited May 2014
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was having a business dinner in Dar and wonder where to take my colleagues and client. Nawabi Khana ended up being intelligent guess.

The ambience was good and the food was great!

I will definitely come again

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you live on the peninsula and don't want to get out, you will settle with mediocre indian food. I suggest you venture to town and try some real authentic Indian food. This place is dull, and food doesn't do Indian food justice.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“best indian food in dar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

this is the best indian restaurant i have eaten in dar. food taste and portion size are great, only thing i would suggest is improve on general look of the restaurant.

Visited March 2014
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