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Nawab Indian Cuisine

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204 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2815
+1 757-565-3200
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, and reasonably priced. But the service was bizarre. They kept us waiting at the entrance with no greeting or explanation for over half an hour, as the crowds grew. Then another twenty minute wait before taking our order. All with no explanation or apology.

Thank summeriwnd03
Reynoldsburg, OH
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Indian has become the comfort food for me and my spouse. He likes things spicier than I do, but he's usually willing to go down a notch for me when we share. We got 2 vegetable dishes and no naan, so our review is limited to those items. My spiciness scale is a 2 of 5, but I still felt... More 

Thank NantucketBaby
Massanutten, Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. We didn't feel rushed, nor did we have to wait long for our food. The spice runs a little hot, so if you're sensitive, go with a 1. We had a 2 and it was a little spicier than "2s" at other restaurants. Not a complaint; just a suggestion. We will be... More 

Thank Tigger2526
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Goat Biryani and the Crab Masala cannot be beat. Their Masala sauce is to die for. Their Garlic Naan is also excellent. I watched them create one in the kitchen and it's all done in a traditional super hot stone oven.

Thank Daniel R
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good the service was polite and we were not rushed. The price of the food was also good. Seems to be a local place for the college students, which is a good sign for me. Would go back again or recommend it.

Thank hmcox67
Arlington, Virginia
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139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I'd place Nawab Indian Cuisine squarely in the middle of the pack. I've had much, much better as well as way, way worse. A few dishes had a surprisingly nice kick to them, while others were terribly bland. The restaurant does a nice, brisk business with a lot of local folk being greeted by the owners as regulars, which is... More 

Thank twistediva
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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240 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I've eaten here many times over the years, and me and my family love it. We only come during buffet hours, because that's by far the best deal -- and when you are on a budget, you need the best deal. It's also good food, tasty, with a nice variety.

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
Yorktown, Virginia
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297 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Everyone's taste buds are different, so beware what yours are, as compared to their heat thermometer. Other than that, food was good and you get plenty to eat. I definitely recommend getting one of the flavored naan with your entrée. Clean restaurant, tucked away in a strip mall. We had dinner here, but I recommend the lunch buffet over dinner,... More 

Thank Patricia B
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the variety buffet. Very good food! Restaurant was packed but service was extremely good. Will return if ever in the area again.

Thank whitlowse
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363 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

My husband and I had a delicious early dinner on New Year's Eve at Nawab. We've come to Nawab for years - ever since our first visit to Williamsburg I believe. I think someone at home told us to check it out and we have come ever since. The food is delicious, the restaurant is very handsome and has a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185-2815
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Williamsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 757-565-3200

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