New York, NY 10016
- Daily 11:30am-3pm, Sun 4pm-11pm, Mon-Sat 4pm-12am
- All Major Credit Cards
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
Village Voice's Description
Named after a rather depressing Bollywood movie starring â50s comedian Mehmood, Chote Nawab is one of the new restaurants remaking Curry Hill, vastly expanding its menu from the typical dosas and Mughal fare to include regional Indian food from all over. Sadly, the price level is also increasing. Jewel of Chote Nawabâs menu is tunde ka kabab, a tandoori-roasted tour-de-force of lamb ground and then pounded for maximum smoothness and softness, making it seem like a tartare. Hyderabadi cuisine is aptly represented by a series of superior biryanis, spicy and furnished with a pair of pour-over sauces. Another of our favorites was shrimp pappas â good-size crustaceans immersed in a coconut gravy thickened with a South Indian fruit called kokum. Itâs no hokum!
Tips from foursquare
An expansive menu with plenty of uncommon Indian regional specialties. Go for binda sasuralwali, "Okra you would eat at your in laws' house."
I was impressed with the food and service here. The kebabs were excellent and the service was good too.
New. Features largely kebabs and rice dishes. Taste: Kabab Peshkash(an assortment of your favorite kababs). Dum Biryani from Hyderabad, which is cooked using a sealed pot technique to maximize flavor
Excellent place! Kind ppl! Order the chicken kebab platter!
Best paneer tikka in town! Garlic naan is so good and the roomali roti is delicious! Best lunch special- cheap and huge servings! Can't beat it!
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The legendary tunde ke kebab as served at Chote Nawab -- it strives to be the most tender kebab on earth (green and red sauces in... More on Chote Nawab »
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