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Rajput Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Wine Bar
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742 W 21st St, Ste E, Norfolk, VA 23517-1900
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had "Indian hot" vindaloo, which is nice when it actually comes that way, garlic naan and the tandoori kebab sampler. All good by my tastes, and I seek out Indian restaurants everywhere I travel.

Thank Jason F
Freeman, South Dakota
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122 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in here with some family on my recent trip to the Virginia Beach area. The service was attentive and rice and drinks were always refilled promptly. The food was great and there seems to be something for everyone. I ordered the Lamb Madras (which was very good). My grandmother ordered the Makhni (Butter Chicken) and my vegetarian cousin... More 

Thank Matthew B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Ate dinner here on a Sunday night. Two things right away had me thinking negatively of the place. First, the prices. Overpriced. Second, the service. Waitress and hostess hardly said anything, never smiled, looked as if they didn't want to be there. As for the food - I liked the food. The naan was the best (had the garlic and... More 

Thank Stefan G
Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Having recently moved to Norfolk we decided we had to find a good Indian restaurant in the area. Rajput was closest so we went there first. What a great find. We had the Rajput Curtain Raiser which has a variety of fritters, Chicken Tikka and others. This was excellent. We ordered Madras with chicken and the London Balti with seafood.... More 

Thank Tom V
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

I've been eating here for about 10 years. It has always been a great lunch buffet. I have no idea what to order so the buffet is ideal for me. I don't always like all the selections but there are always a few that are excellent. It has be redecorated over the years and is a very attractive and interesting... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

I've been going to Rajput since it was located in Hampton in the early 2000's. Then, Rajput was as close to perfect as it could be. Everything was exceptional and nothing more could be asked of the food and service. Once relocated into Ghent, things stayed the same for a few years. However, over time the quality of everything seemed... More 

Thank tiodeer
Suffolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

Before I retired I went here once a week for the lunch buffet which is fabulous! Lots of choices. Always different and delicious. I wish it was closer to me. I bought a groupon but the Rajput in Suffolk would not accept it! Haven't been back.

Thank Bennetts_creek
Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have been here, the first time was so good I had to bring a different friend and introduce them to Rajput. Although they have a fabulous menu, I highly recommend the lunch buffet if it is your first visit. So many options, try a little of everything. If they run out of something, just... More 

Thank Red379
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2016

Excellent Service and Chicken Tiki Masala is delicious. Garlic Naan is very good as well. Great atmosphere and excellent food.

1 Thank jwalker11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016

many vegetarian dishes! the food was very tasty. the service impeccable, the staff was very attentive. the interior is very cozy, the decoration very authentic. we loved the copper cups that keep the drinks cold! would recommend!

1 Thank Livelifemas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $23
Indian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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 - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 742 W 21st St, Ste E, Norfolk, VA 23517-1900
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-625-4634
Lunch buffet($9) every day,Lunch Buffet to Go available per pound.Gourmet Dinner Buffet Sunday Nights. Catering. Brunch buffet Saturday & Sundays $11.Champagane Brunch Buffet $14.Fine dinning,full bar,banquet room,take Out,deleivery,children menu , vegan menu ,party trays,authentic indian food,cooking class, seperate vegan menu,organic entrees,organic wines,happy hours, champenge,Bar tapas menu,Theme indian cusine,desert menu,order online (takeout) , online dining reservation,gluten free entrees,Chicken specialties like chicken curry,chicken biryani, chicken dhansak,chicken jalfrezi,chicken korma,chicken kadhai, chicken keema matar,chicken london balti,chicken madras,chicken makhni,chicken pasanda,chicken patia,chicken rogan josh,chicken saag,chicken tikka masala,chicken vindaloo,lamb Specialties like, lamb biryani,lamb curry,lamb dhansak,lamb jalfrezi,lamb korma, lamb kadhai,lamb keema matar,lamb madras,lamb makhni,lamb pasanda,lamb patia,lamb rogan josh,lamb saag,lamb tikka masala, lamb vindaloo goat Specialties like,goat biryani,goat curry,goat dhansak, goat jalfrezi, goat korma,goat kadhai,goat london balti, goat madras,goat makhni,goat pasanda, goat patia,goat rogan josh, goat saag,goat tikka masala,goat vindaloo,Fish or Shrimp Specialries:Tandoori specialties including Tofu shashlik, chicken tandoori,chicken tandoori tikka,chicken malai kebab,cilentro fish tikka,tandoori mixed grill,shrimp,lamb champs etc

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