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Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Great Indian food at a reasonable price. Has that extra flavor to put it above the rest. Try the goat Rohan Josh

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 17 May 2020

I ordered takeout for my family and I. The rest of my family either hasn't tried/doesn't typically eat Indian food, however, we all really enjoyed this place! It was ready EXACTLY on time, and tasted GREAT. My whole family agreed it was really good, and...enjoyed it. The portion sizes were good, and everything was really tasty. I would definitely order from here again!More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 19 August 2019

If you're looking for the real thing in Indian Cuisine this is the place to go. Wait staff very helpful in explaining the menu. Cost in line with the quality of the ambiance and food.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed 17 August 2019 via mobile

Nawab has been a favorite Indian cuisine restaurant for many years. The location is a little out of the way for us but so worth the drive. Located close to the New Street bridge which crosses the Lehigh River and the Lehigh University campus the...restaurant is easy to get to and parking is not a problem even when the school is in session. The restaurant is large enough to never feel crowded yet you still feel like you have a private table. Service is always friendly, they remember your name and favorite dish every time you visit. For starters we ordered the Vegetarian Platter with a combination of Samosa, Pakora, Batata Wada and Paneer Pakora. Amazing start to the meal, each piece tastes so fresh. For our main entree we both chose the Paneer Makhani with cottage cubes cooked in a rich buttery tomato sauce. Spices are just right and have a North India flare. Great dish. We also ordered fresh plain Naan. A true delight and worth a try if you enjoy Indian food from the regions in the Northern part of India.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 May 2019

Nawab is a convenient destination for events on the South Side of Bethlehem, on 4th St below Lehigh University, and we have been there with some frequency. On a Saturday night three of us enjoyed and shared the Tandoori Fish Masala, Palek Paneer and Baingen...Bharta with raita. I thought the fish was quite tasty; the palek paneer (spinach with cheese curds) was very salty, as was the baingen bharta (eggplant). The atmosphere is friendly and I can hear my friends' conversation. The tablecloth at the first table was dirty and we moved to another one. Then we had to remind the waitress to bring us menus. Dinner for 3 - $45.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 20 January 2019 via mobile

We had a great meal here! The food was delicious and tasty. My wife is gluten free and 90% of the menu is GF, sadly the Naan was not. Every one that works there was great except for the younger man working there. He was...not friendly and very abrupt. Not mean, just not nice. Then he had a loud phone conversation in the dining room about a messed up to-go order, should have had that conversation in the back of the house.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Ordered take out from Nawab on a rainy day. This was my first experience with Indian cuisine. Yes, I've had curry dishes in Thai restaurants but I feel that doesn't count. All the food was bursting with flavors new to my palette. Naan bread was...very good and warm-fresh out of the oven. I ordered malai kofta - cheese and veggie dumplings in a creamy sauce with nuts. The entrees came with rice. I will be honest, it was a little hard for me to take in after a while because I'm not used to the intensity of the herbs, spices and curry. Besides that, we were very satisfied with our food and will probably go back at some point. When I brought my leftovers to work, everyone was jealous.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a visit to Nawab recently. The food was delicious. There are so many choices. You can also choose the level of spice. There are many vegetarian options. This is a BYOB restaurant. Prices are very reasonable. The restaurant decor is minimal. Service was...very good. This restaurant also does a good job with takeout.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent food and reasonably priced. Declared like home cooking by my Indian colleagues. Excellent service. Parking is a challenge. City is known for ticketing so be sure to pay at meter by credit card. Have been here several times over the years and always pleased.

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 16 August 2018

My family stopped by Lehigh Univ on our back from NYC to Pgh. We decided to have lunch in Nawab because hubby & I love Indian food. What a letdown. Maybe we're just spoiled by the Indian restaurants in Pgh but Nawab is below average...for the price they charge for the lunch buffet. Very few selections and the taste was just ok.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Yes, Nawab Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Nawab Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5