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Nawab Indian Cuisine

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11712 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA 23606-4406 (Pilot House Drive)
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We are from the UK and live close to what is considered the curry Mecca so used to eating good quality Indian food. We have also been to Indian several times so know our way around this cuisine. We were craving a curry whilst in the US so our Google search took us to the Nawab. I ordered a chicken... More 

Thank Wendy G
Edison, New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited Nawab New Port News for Dinner while staying in Hampton VA. They were perfect in preparing customized food as per our taste and had great hospitality

Thank ANBAN79
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Good lunch buffet with familiar Indian fare all well presented and very tasty. We no doubt over-ate for our diet, but it was all delicious.

Thank Stephen_ArlingtonVA
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped here for the first time today and we really enjoyed our meal. The service was prompt, polite, and very efficient. The food was excellent and served as ordered. Everything was prepared quite well. The atmosphere is quiet and laid back. We recommend this place without reservation.

Thank Paul G
Alexandria, Virginia
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121 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Went here for lunch. The buffet was a hit with everyone. They had a nice selection (veggies, meats, breads and sauces/sweets) and even had some items with a nice spicy kick. If you are in the area, nice place to do lunch.

Thank Utes1914
Newport News, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I've been here a couple of times and each time I've found this place overpriced and the food just OK. On my last visit (and I mean LAST) I arrived in a party of 5 for a family celebration. The portion sizes were smaller and the food was served lukewarm (although the soup was scalding hot). I ordered my mix... More 

Thank Tee B
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

The food was very good 15 years ago when I went. This time flavor was a little off. The naan was not stretchy enough to be homemade. The sauce flavor was good not not delicious as it was. But still enjoyed it. Was a tiny disappointed.

Thank Dianne F
Newport News
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I love this restaurant and their food. I always find things I like at the lunch buffet. I love the spinach dishes (saag paneer) and the chicken tika masala.

Thank TerryJ2
Suffolk, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I was excited to try this place because a friend had recommended it. When we first walked in, we stood there for five minutes before we were even acknowledged. Then they told us it would be another five minutes even though there were five open tables that I could see. When they finally sat us, they didn't take our drink... More 

Thank KiwiCat1411
Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

I have been a frequent lunch customer. The lunch buffet is excellent and the staff is friendly and will keep your drinks full. There is an excellent menu as well and the naan is too tempting to resist. A great atmosphere and full bar.

Thank Dan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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

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