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US$8 - US$13
Indian, Asian, Balti
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked for a group of 12 on a Saturday night whilst visiting the city, partly due to the BYOB. Really pleasantly surprised by how tasty the food was. Our party was gifted a number of complimentary naans, poppadums, rice. We were brought glasses, cork screws...etc immediately on arrival and given plenty of time and space to relax. Just wish we'd had more room in our bellies to do the food real justice as it was good quality. Several of the dishes were on the hotter end of expectation - which was absolutely fine for us but to be aware.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2021

Terrible curry looked like it was made from left overs. I ordered a mixed kebab balti which was nothing like it…The meat was cut into tiny thin strips like a stir fry, never again!!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 October 2021 via mobile

Me and my partner went to Nawaaz restaurant on a Friday night with some friends. We were the only ones in the restaurant (which worried us all a bit considering it was 8pm on a Friday)! However, the service and food was excellent. We got...lots of free food too, which was a bonus. Poppadoms, rice and extra dish with our meals to all share which was a nice touch. Not forgetting the complimentary ice cream and sweets at the end. You can take your own drink into this restaurant to enjoy with the meal and offered takeaway boxes for the food we didn’t manage to finish. Lots of selection on the menu. Very reasonably priced. Only downside for me was that the restaurant seemed very dated. But that wouldn’t put me off returning for another meal.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2021 via mobile

We went to this restaurant just before a show at the De Montfort Hall. Lovely food and the service was excellent, a nice complimentary ice cream at the end.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021

I was excited to make a rare visit to Leicester yesterday for the rugby and used the Trip Advisor website to find a recommended curry house in the city centre. The Nawaaz was near the top of best Indian restaurants, so I booked a table...for 2 in advance. We were greeted and sat down to 3 complimentary poppadoms with 2 tiny accompanying chutneys, a sharp and insipid bright yellow sauce presumably intended to resemble mango chutney, and a mixture of finely chopped onions in a tamarind sauce. This was also unpleasant and lacking the usual fiery kick of tamarind. No mint and yoghurt sauce or lime pickle, but hey, it was FREE so who's complaining ? The starters of course were not. I ordered "Hot Meat" on a prior recommendation from this website and all I can say about it is that the description cannot be disputed. Alongside a couple of slices of cucumber and tomato was what can only be described as a "dollop" of indiscernable pulled scraps of left over meat covered in a spicy sauce. Absolutely no idea what meat it was, as I say probably just a mixture of unusable leftovers. My mate ordered the Mixed Kebab which was equally disappointing, a few chunks of burnt, over-cooked meat with a pitiful "salad". We were ravenous and still eagerly awaited our main courses. I had ordered chicken tikka balti "madras hot" and asked for the sauce to be rich and creamy like a masala. My mate ordered tandoori mixed balti. We also ordered one keema rice, one mushroom pilau rice and 2 garlic naans. My chicken tikka balti was very poor quality chicken, small chewy chunks that had a bright red outer coating like tandoori chicken, and the sauce which was supposed to be creamy and madras hot was just watery and tasteless, completely lacking the spicy kick I had been craving. Almost identical to the woeful sauces sadly dished out in the majority of Indian restaurants along Brick Lane in London, but that's another story. My mate said the sauce accompanying his tandoori mixed balti was equally insipid. It's as if the same base curry sauce had been used for both our meals and maybe everyone else's in the restaurant. The garlic naans were limp, flacid, almost opaque pancakes barely the size of a small poppadom. They were not remotely pleasant, lacking in garlic and butteriness and with strange red discolouration. We had a couple of mouthfuls each and that was enough. My keema rice was the only acceptable part of the meal, though very pricey at £4.50, and the mushroom rice was also fine. All in all though, extremely disappointing, and we both left half our meals. We declined the complimentary ice cream, expressed our displeasure to the waiter, but in true British fashion paid the bill and left. The restaurant was surprisingly busy considering the quality of food we had been subjected to, but then it was a Saturday night not long out of lockdown. If this is one of the best Indian restaurants in Leicester then I would dread to experience those lower down the list.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 30 August 2021

On the basis of a visit a few months ago, with friends, I have been having take aways from Nawaaz. They have been getting progressively worse, using scraps of meat and the last, where I ordered a sizzler mixed grill was full of scraps of...bones not fit to be given a dog.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 July 2021

First time visited with family and it was amazing. Food was delicious. Customer service was amazing! The waiter was very polite and had so much knowledge on all the dishs ! I'm looking forward to dining here again.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021

enjoyed a takeaway whilst in leicester here. good traditional food making you remember home. would order agin if home sick! keep it up guys.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 February 2021

Ordered a takeaway from Nawaaz off of JustEat, only roughly 2 hours ago. Both curries (butter chicken and dupiaza) were so tasteless and watery, it was basically inedible. Considering the dupiaza is supposed to be medium spice, I’ve tasted spicer microwave curries. There was nothing...pilau about the rice and the garlic naan tasted nothing of garlic. I called them to complain and their response was that I need to follow it up with JustEat?! Laughable, when they don’t cook the food. The best thing about the takeaway was the coca-cola. Never visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 December 2020

Found this place after searching for an Indian takeaway in Leicester. Great food ready in 15 minutes. Mrs S had garlic chilli chicken and I had mixed balti both dishes were excellent. During the current COVID pandemic it’s good to find quality establishments serving restaurant...quality food as a takeaway.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from curiousgemini | Reviewed this property |
best thing is to phone them tbh
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Response from Chloe-no7 | Reviewed this property |
No but there is a supermarket across the road. Restaurant provides openers and no cover charge for alcohol!
20 September 2017|
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Yes we do have gluten free dishes. Please check with the waiter while ordering
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Nawaaz Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5