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Dhaba Cuisine of India

2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
+1 310-399-9452
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“tikka masala” (3 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I loved this place from minute one. I live in Santa Clarita and would drive all the way back for their shrimp. It was amazing. I highly recommend this place and the back terrace area was adorable. We stumbled upon this restaurant completely by accident...More

Thank sportspup
Reviewed 6 February 2018

DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU WANT TO EAT AUTHENTIC INDIAN FOOD. I am originally from India. I have eaten Indian food in 100s of cities I have visited over the years all over the World. And with enough globalization, the chefs of the Indian...More

Thank Seema S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

A local favorite. I love everything I've tried. It can be spicy, so they tone it down for me. It's dedicated family business serving Ocean Park before the area became so cool.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I first ate at Dhaba a couple of weeks after they opened and it remains my favorite Indian restaurant. The food is fresh and flavorful, the service friendly and the space warm, low-key and cozy. I make it a point to come in for dinner...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little outdoor courtyard with fairy lights , Nice friendly staff , first choice of wine and beer not available but alternatives were offered. We had chicken curry and a prawn dish with rice and naan. Meal was ok but nothing special flavour wise

Thank Lucie O
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We went for a casual dinner. Very quiet and beautiful courtyard . Excellent flavor but less spices. Appetizers were delightful and light, yet filling. The main course was a bit underwhelming considering the great appetizers we had prior to that. The main course was very...More

Thank TRIP200Chicago
Reviewed 20 July 2017

My daughter and I had a delicious meal. I ordered one of the farm specials and then a few standard items: Saag Paneer and a Chicken Curry, Dhal - all excellent. I appreciated that i could get a half portion of two items to be...More

Thank AnneG1979
Reviewed 1 June 2017

My friends and I stopped here for dinner. We had Samosas for appetizers and they were delicious. We had the Chicken Dinner Combination with our choice of entrees. I had the Vindaloo Chicken (very tasty), my friends had the Chicken Korma and Chicken Tikka. No...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

There are lots of restaurants that have Indian food but few that do it really well and on a consistent basis. These guys are the real deal. So far everything we have had on the menu is great but here's a suggestion: they always have...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The word “dhaba” refers to a highway restaurant in India with the suggestion of hearty, tasty, unpretentious food. This establishment in pretty, cool, Santa Monica, only a couple of blocks from the ocean, cleverly borrows the moniker with a wink and a nod, and lives...More

Thank g s
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-9452
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