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The Dhaba

1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
+1 480-446-2824
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“naans” (30 reviews)
“garlic naan” (17 reviews)
“lamb curry” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 14:30All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard about this place from my husband, but wasn't sure if I wanted Indian food soon after a flight. I sure am glad we made this trip. The ambience is thoroughly reminiscent of an Indian village Dhaba, complete with a rickshaw at the...More

Thank jiyer2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard good things about The Dhaba and saw them featured on 'Check, Please!' So when I found a coupon for them, I figured it was kismet and thought I should give them a try. Bar none, this is one of the best places...More

Thank mentalgopher
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Each time i return i am in awe. The attention to quality of ingredients and customer care is incomparable. i wish i could teach this to other small business owners. Thank you Dhaba!

Thank roshan f
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Our niece took us to this restaurant while we were visiting from Colorado. The ambience and service were excellent. The flavors were different, interesting and intriguing, very different from the norm. The cost was reasonable. Highly recommended. Just one story about our visit. I ordered...More

Thank Eric H
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Eric, thank you so much for the great review and rating! I am so glad to read how much you enjoy dining with us and I really look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a wonderful day my friend. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 18 May 2017

The place is tiny so reservations are definitely suggested especially in the winter months when ASU is in session and the winter visitors are here. Food is really delicious. Wait staff is friendly and very helpful! Would definitely return here!

Thank KGodinez
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks for the great review! I am so happy to read your high praise for The Dhaba and I hope you visit us again soon! Have a wonderful day!

Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Great Chicken Tikka Masala, garlic Naan and Dal. Heat index of 6 was perfect. Might crank up to 7 next time. Quick and efficient with solid service.

Thank Mark C
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thanks for the great review! I am happy to read that you enjoyed the food and even happier you're considering cranking it up a little bit! Have a wonderful day and we hope you will dine with us agian soon!

Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

This is by far the best Indian place to eat at. Love the atmosphere, friendly service, table settings and THE FOOD! Highly recommend reservations as wait times can be over a hour.

Thank AZTraveler85616
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you so much for this amazing review and rating! I am so glad to read how much you enjoy dining with us! I hope to see you again very soon. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 21 March 2017

I've been eating at Dhaba for years. Each visit has been an enjoyable experience. I've brought family & friends - all leaving happy. The Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite but others absolutely love the Curry dishes. The lunch specials are very reasonable for individuals...More

Thank scottlabeda
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

Scottlabeda, thank you so much for this amazing review and rating. I appreciate your patronage over the years and am so happy to read that you enjoy each visit so much! I hope to see you back again soon. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 16 February 2017

while the service is nice, the food is disappointing. The chicken tikka masala is very pedestrian, no special taste. The roti tandoori bread was both doughy and tough--did not finish. Ordered a samosa that they were out of--substituted chicken fritters which are ok. Probably will...More

Thank daggertravel
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for the feedback. I am very sorry that your last visit to the Dhaba was not the best experience. In the future, if something is not to your liking or if a mistake was made please ask to speak to a manager so...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

So glad to discover this restaurant. The food was delicious and the menu extensive. The atmosphere is nothing special but they were packed on a Tuesday night. The flatbread made from garbanzo flour was so good, especially since one in our party was gluten free....More

Thank FreeeToTravel
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2017

Thanks for the incredible review. I am so happy to read that you had an wonderful experience and I certainly do hope you visit us again next time you are in Tempe. Have a great day!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-446-2824
The embodiment of food in the spirit of the nation is an integral part of its identity. Our Dhaba is the embodiment of Punjabi food and Punjab - a state that has been the envy of the nation (India). In India and Pakistan, highways are dotted with local restaurants popularly known as 'Dhabas', providing local cuisine and serving as stops for truck drivers. Dhabas are traditionally characterized by casual seating on cots (called chaarpai in Hindi) and food prepared in clay ovens (tandoor). Over time Dhabas have come to define a culture, centered on food. Real Punjabi has been influenced by the diverse culinary cultures of Persia, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Punjab provided a conduit to caravans from Bukhara, Kabul & Kashmir. The wonderful frontier foods intertwined with the rich stream of Hindu, Sikh, Pathan, Muslim and Kashmiri migrants enriched the Punjabi cuisine. Our Dhaba food is non monolithic. It's simple. It's rich. It's robust. It's diverse. Please join our chefs and staff to explore real food prepared by real people.
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