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Nawab Indian Cuisine

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756 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6124 (Laskin Road)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I almost always get the Palak Paneer because it is my favorite! And the papadum (lentil chips.) I often eat here with friends on Sunday afternoons - they LOVE the buffet, but I prefer the less spicy version so I order off the menu. There are vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant is in the Hilltop area of Virginia Beach,... More 

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Edison, New Jersey
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I recently visited the restaurant on our group trip to Virginia and it was a painful experience. The manager agreed on call for us to come in as they were not taking reservation on phone, on arrival he denied stating they are out of food and can only give take out...this was a surprise no food but they can give... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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155 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Solid Indian food. Very busy in the evening because it is the only Indian place with proximity to VA Beach but food is great and servers try very hard especially since majority of customers are overly demanding native Indians. Authentic to the point they automatically ask if you want onions and chillies on the side without you having to ask/know-the-secret... More 

1 Thank AmericanMcCouple
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Went here for the first time and loved it! Decent prices and very good food. The garlic naan is amazing! The drinks were also very tasty and strong but not too strong. Service was very attentive and professional. Definitely going back.

1 Thank Andrea C
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

The service was excellent, the meals delicious and the menu extensive. We tried several new dishes and all were sumptuous. Don't miss an opportunity to eat here if you are in the area, we wish we lived close by because we would eat here every week!

1 Thank Chris T
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

I went here for date night with my boyfriend and we agreed that it was one of the top 5 dining experiences we've had in Virginia Beach (probably higher than that). We did the garlic naan as an appetizer (yum!!) and the kebab sampler. I did the mixed grill as my entree. I have no idea what was in the... More 

1 Thank sarahannimal
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

I feasted on the saagwalla (?) with lamb. The flavoring was subtle and devine. There was a roasted, delicate light brown sauce that was slightly different from any other versions I have tried. My friend enjoyed lamb Rogan Josh. Again the sauce was the sauce was finely sliced. A tomato flavor that still allowed the spices to show off. The... More 

2 Thank sarah r
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Visited Nawab with my wife for a meal without kids. Authentic curry and various other dishes. The best Indian cuisine I have had in Virginia beach by a mile!!

1 Thank Grangerfamily
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We go to Nawab for lunch practically every time we go to Norfolk (about once a month). Everything in the buffet is good, and there must be at least ten dishes to choose from. The same family runs the Nawab in Williamsburg, which is just as good. And they presumably do the one in Newport News as well.

1 Thank susanbb
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Nawab has an excellent selection of menu options. This location is is misleading, for some reason it looks like it is closed when it really is open. All of the food has that rich taste of India and they can always spice a plate up for you if you like it Indian hot. The food is reasonably priced and will... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $25
Indian, Pakistani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Buffet, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 756 First Colonial Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-6124
    (Laskin Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-491-8600

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