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The Dhaba

1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
+1 480-446-2824
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very attentive staff and delicious food (including gluten free); they really know what they do! We'll be back!

Thank Eliane S
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Eliane, thank you so much for taking a moment to leave a review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the service you received along with the menu options. I hope to see you again soon! Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant surprise to find this small restaurant that served great well cooked Indian cuisine. Am quite new to Indian food but I loved the experience.

Thank Amy A
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Amy, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience at The Dhaba. I hope to see you again. Have a wonderful day! Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typically north Indian food (Punjab). Good for people who love Indian spice curry. Good ambiance and service. Serves both veg and non veg.

Thank Srini52
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Srini52, thank you for taking a moment to leave a review and rating. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food and ambiance of The Dhaba! I hope to see you again. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Where we live in the West Valley we don’t have an opportunity for high quality Indian cuisine, so it was a real treat for us to visit The Dhaba and enjoy their restaurant. Both the service and food quality was excellent and we enjoyed watching...More

Thank DesertDuke
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

DesertDuke, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your food and service! I am pleased to know that you will return again when you are in town! I look forward to seeing you again! Have a good...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017 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
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Jiyer2016, thank you so much for taking a moment to leave a review and rating. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience and that you were satisfied with your meal! I hope to see you again soon. Have a great day. Best, Raveen...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

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
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Meghan, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. I am so glad that you liked the Mint Chutney! I am also pleased that you really liked your service and I hope that you...More

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
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Roshan, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to The Dhaba. I hope to see you again. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 27 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 6 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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