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Suffolk to gain Indian flavor
Published 9:54pm Thursday, November 21, 2013

Paul Chhabra is set to introduce Suffolk to the gastronomic delights of his native land. The restaurateur is transforming a corner of Harbour View West shopping center into the city’s first Indian eatery. Chhabra, who already has Rajput Indian Cuisine restaurants in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, says he has been waiting for the right moment to open the third in Harbour View. We have been living in Harbour View for about five or six years, he said. People have been talking about an Indian restaurant (being) needed here. After initial investigations, Chhabra said demographics and timing didnt seem right, adding that the closure of U.S. Joint Forces Command two years ago was another of his reservations. But he said he began talking to the owner of the premises soon after the Mexican restaurant that had been located there closed early this year.


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Rajput Indian Cuisine Receives 2009 Best of Norfolk Award. U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement.

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Rajput Indian Cuisine Receives 2008 Best of Norfolk Award. U.S. Local Business Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement.

WASHINGTON D.C., December 10, 2008 — Rajput Indian Cuisine has been selected for the 2008 Best of Norfolk Award in the Restaurants category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the
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Rajput owned by Paul Cabra has added a veggie & vegan friendly buffet to its saturday brunch – The Virginian Pilot – Aug 08

New offering at Rajput – Rajput’s vegetarion & vegan dinner buffet on the first thursday of the month has proven to be so popular (reservations required).. .

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10 Hot Plates Award – Portfolio weekly 2008

Pretty much anything at Rajput will satisfy flexitarians. Whi are they? The burgeoning population drawn towards vegetarianism….

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25 Favorite Restaurants Award – Portfolio weekly 2007

On Rajput’s website the restaurant owner’s emphasize thar “Spicy” is not necessarily synonymous with “hot”. Not necessairly. But if you’re looking for hot, you have come to the right place….

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CRITIC’S CHOICE FOR THE BEST DISHES OF 2005 IN HAMPTON ROADS -JANUARY 2006 THE VIRGINIAN PILOT

Rajput Indian Cuisine in Norfolk makes the list with Palak Tofu (spinach cooked with tofu and herbs)……

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PAUL CHHAPBRA’S RAJPUT IS AMONG THE EATERIES TO BENEFIT THE MARCH OF DIMES – THE VIRGINIAN PILOT 05

It’s that time of year when an abundance of enticing events are planned to benefit local charitable efforts. In the coming weeks you can help upgrade local zoology, prevent premature births, bring joy …….

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50 BEST RESTAURANT IN HAMTON ROADS HAMTONROADS MAGAZINE – JAN 2004

BY We are the only Indian cuisine restaurant chosen by Hampton Roads Magazine to be among the 50 Best Restaurants in Hampton Roads. See the magazine articles as published on Page88 in March 2004 issue……..

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RAJPUT IS AN ADVATURE IN INDIAN DINNING – THE VIRGINIAN PILOT 2003

Diners in Norfolk’s Ghent area should be pleased that the international nature of their dining scene has expanded yet again – this time with the addition…


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HAMTON REVELRY ILLUMINATES HINDU HOLIDAY OF DIWALI – DAILY PRESS NOV. 2002

Anjali Sahay was back home, if only for one night. The pungent smells of tikka masala and steaming rice dishes wrapped the young woman in warmth. Musicians played the mandolin and tabla drubs, offering her joyful …

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REVIEWED IN BUSINESS SECTION OF DAILY PRESS MARCH 12, 2001

Rajput regulars celebrates Indian holidays, such as the Festival of Lights, as well as traditional American holidays like New Year’s Day and Mother’s Day. “Do the best you can” recommended by Chhabra …….

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REVIEWED IN BUSINESS SECTION OF DAILY PRESS JANUARY 24, 2000

CURRY FLAVOR. Paul Chhabra has opened his restaurant, Rajput Indian cuisine, at 9 East Queens Way, near the Crestar Bank in downtown Hampton. Chhabra hopes to shatter the preconceived notions of …….

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PROCLAMATION FROM CITY OF HAMTON – AUG. 20, 2000

On behalf of Mayor Dr. Locke, a Proclamation was read by Councilman Tignor, declaring August 20, 2000 India Indepence Day in Hampton. The Proclamation was presented to Paul Chhabra encouraged the …….

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LEAVE THE PASSPORT AT HOME – DESTINATION GHENT MAGAZINE

Paul Chhabra opened Rajput in Ghent in 2003 to provide a comfortable, Indian Heritage inspired atmosphere and authentic home style cooking from North and South India. It’s healthy fare that …….

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The ethercal flavors from chef owner owner Paul Chhabra’s – HAMPTON ROADS MAGAZINE

The ethercal flavors from chef owner owner Paul Chhabra’s native India-spicy, earthy, rich – make the palate sing, as do the wonderful service and charming ambiance of Rajput. We love the wide assortment of ……

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HAMPTONBAYDAYS

Look around Downtown Hampton – a city on the move, alive with a new spirit and a new look. You’ll see new buildings, new architecture and new vistas. What remains the same is the commitment to excellence …….

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CLINTON OFFICIAL MEETS ASIAN LEADERS AT RAJPUT – DAILY PRESS

CLINTON OFFICIAL MEETS ASIAN LEADERS. Shamina Singh, the first Asian-American appointee as executive director of the White House Initiative on Asian-American and Pacific Islanders, was invited ……

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BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS AT RAJPUT – SOUNDINGS

Several of my friends are afraid of Inidan food. I’m not sure what it would take for me to get them to an Indian restaurant. Money? A …….

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NEW RAJPUT DOES INDIAN FOOD RIGHT – THE VIRGINIAN PILO

A RECENT NEWS report announced the British researchers have determined that Indian mixture of aromatic and hot spices causes the body to release endorphins, giving a rush to the diner. Even the …….

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INDIAN EATRY HAS HEALTHY FUTURE – DAILY PRESS

In downtown New Delhi, the Rajput Indian Cuisine wouldn’t draw attention. But on the brick-paved streets of Old Towne Hampton, sandwiched between Goody’s and Goodfellas, alongside Bobby’s Americana and …….

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INDIAN DEBUT IN NORFOLK – DAILY PRESS

Norfolk residents who’ve been hungry for an Indian restaurant can thank Paul Chhabra for Rajput Indian Cuisine. Three years ago, Chhabra opened Rajput in downtown Hampton, and he’s now expanded into ……

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NDIA’S INDEPENDENE DAY CELEBRATION – SHER-E-PUNJAB

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GREAT SERVICE, AMAZING FOOD, SOOTHING ATMOSPHERE – THE CAPTAIN’S LOG

Hampton restaurant offers up fine Indian cuisine By Jessica Daggett, Staff Writer, Love may be fickle but it’s got nothing on hunger. My boyfriend, Joe, and I had always bemoaned the lack of Indian restaurants on …..

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COMMUNITY CORNER

RAJPUT RESTAURANT in Hampton, Va, celebrated India’s Independence Day on August 20, marking the first time that the holiday was celebrated there. Restaurant proprietor PAUL CHHABRA mobilized the city …….

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INDIA ABROAD

NEW YORK – T.P. Sreenivasan, deputy chief of mission at the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., was the chief guest at he Independence Day celebrations in Hampton, Virginia, on Aug.20. Hampton Mayor …….

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DAILY PRESS

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY. Hampton Mayor Mamie Locke proclaimed Aug. 20 as the first Indian Independence Day in Hampton. On that day, Rajput Restaurant and the Citizens Unity Commission …….

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