We had dinner tonight at Nawab of India in Santa Monica. It's an Indian restaurant that has a buffet lunch and on Yelp is listed with one $ sign, meaning it s/b fairly inexpensive. Sean used to deliver food for restaurants in Santa Monica and Nawab was one of those restaurants so we thought we'd eat there. We had Mint Chicken Tikka, Mutter Paneer, garlic naan and garden salads. The food was good, although there wasn't a lot of it the taste was there and really, American portions are rediculous anyway. We both had water with dinner so I can't comment on their drinks. One reason we stuck to water is that the one $ sign was misleading, the prices weren't exhorbitant but they weren't as low as you would expect. The service was not very friendly, although as we were leaving the host was a little warmer than during dinner. Nawab opens for dinner at 5:30 and at that time we were the only diners in the restaurant, so you'd think the service would be a little better. All in all, if you are in the area and want Indian you could try it or you could go to Chandni's which normally has good food and much warmer service.
Nawab earned 3 Monkees.