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The Dhaba

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1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
+1 480-446-2824
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Jupiter, Florida
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I will preface with this food is good and this review is based solely on the "service" we received today January 7th. I am really disappointed to have to write this review. We are visiting for a few weeks and were recommended this restaurant from our wonderful Indian friends back home. We've come 3 times in the last two weeks... More 

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Westminster, Colorado
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This place is delicious! They have a huge menu with sooo many options. Lots of vegetarian and gluten free options. We enjoyed the veggie platter as an appetizer which was so tasty. The perfect spices and it was great to try all the different dishes. We also enjoyed a lamb dish and a veggie kofta. Both were so good and... More 

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Thank Heather R
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

Heather, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review and rating. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to see you back again soon! Have a wonderful day. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I was there with a couple of my friends for dinner. We called and had a table reserved. When we arrived there were paladum and mix chanties on table. We were hungry and ordered dinner. Dal makani was delicious. So were the koftas. My friends ordered lamb and it was perfectly cooked and tender. We had garlic naans. They were... More 

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Thank Amol K
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review! I am so happy to read about your experience at The Dhaba and I hope you visit us again soon! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Indian food isn't the easiest on anyone making it in the States. It takes exotic ingredients, no substitutions, a truly talented culinary team and the right location and staff. The Dhaba has it all. And I'm triple-sold on it. My wife and I were there this past week. We were so impressed once again with the food that we humbly... More 

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Thank rgbeard
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

Thanks for this incredible review! I am thrilled to read that you are not just sold on The Dhaba, but are triple-sold in it! Have a wodnerful day and I hope you dine with us again soon! More 

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went with reservation, 4 people. Greeted with a loud "DO YOU HAVE A RESERVATION?" in the worst New Delhi Government Office style. Fairly loud environment. Food was good, but the wait(ress) made up for that :( Claimed that if one of the guests ordered a "thali" another could not share from that!!! So then the guest ordered a salad to... More 

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Thank ulanbatori
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

We would like to apologize that we didn't wow you on your recent visit. Please let any manager know right away if you are not happy with your experience and we will do our best to make things right. We take a lot of pride in our freshly cooked delicious food and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My trip to the Dhaba restaurant was amazing we decided to go eat at the dhaba after one of my co workers told us how good the food is there, they had so many choices of food on the menu, I had the chicken curry and it was so good, my business partners and I will be back for more... More 

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Thank Jose R
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by after receiving a recommendation, Jose. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the chicken curry. We can't wait to see you again. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

My family and i visit to the dhaba restaurant was awesome, we ordered the chicken Tikka with samosas and Naan bread, and let me tell you they were all delicious, the hostess were friendly, I have to say the dhaba was a lovely place to dine my family and i will be back to eat at the dhaba.

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Thank Mrandoisthebest
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that your family had a great time with us and that you enjoyed the Tikka with samosas and Naan bread. We can't wait to see you all again. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing.. i really liked the place and ambiance was good.. friendly people..i highly recommend this place..

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Thank mavuri d
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and out atmosphere, Mavuri. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent selection of bulk spices, nice flavor from the curry, very clean store and restaurant, good location, friendly people.

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Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoy our selections, davidrv1960. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Went there to experience the food since I am traditional and I fell in love with the chicken curry. The bread here is also amazing.

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Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoy the chicken curry, southpark45. We hope to see you again soon. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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