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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
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Huachuca City, Arizona
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147 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank AZTraveler85616
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this review

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) More 

Chandler, Arizona
1 review
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 not wanting to spend much.

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

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) More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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214 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 not return.

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

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 that we can fix our mistake immediately. Our goal is for everyone that walks in... More 

Arizona
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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. We will be back as often as we come to Tempe.

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

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! More 

Tempe, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017

OMG! The goat biryani was so so good that even after four days the taste is lingering. Dhaba has it together.

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

Roshan! Thank you so much for this amazing review and rating! We are so glad you enjoy dining with us and we hope to see you back again very soon. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for gluten free restaurants that deliver, found this place on grubhub and they listed gluten free and vegetarian menu items right there in the grubhub app. I did call ahead to verify a couple items and the gentleman who answered the phone was very nice and informative. So I ordered the cornmeal rhoti and a chicken meal with jasmine... More 

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

Thank you so much for the amazing review and rating! We are so happy that you enjoyed dining with us and that we could adhere to your menu requests. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

Tempe, Arizona
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199 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I went for lunch today Monday 30 - 2017 and I order one of the prefixed at a better price dishes from the Monday menu. I choose the lamb curry. The small salad that comes with lunch menu this time was soggy, not well presented and with no dressing except for a little bit of a sugary yellow mustard. The... More 

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Thank ferdipet
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 great service, and we failed to please you... More 

Atlantic, Iowa
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99 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It was busy on the night we went, always a good sign. Food and service were both good. The Chick Tikka Masala was not the best, but the other chicken dish with BBQ chicken and onions in a sauce was excellent.

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Todd. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food and had a good experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

Surprise, Arizona
Level Contributor
69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere - decorations and music. Great service - prompt to seat but would recommend getting a reservation. And great food! Check it out.

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed coming here, Troy. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, Raveen (Owner) More 

Jupiter, Florida
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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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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, Vegan Options, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, 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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