Great food. I would steer
Great food. I would steer clear of the cocktails, though, stick to beer and wine, or their lassi's or chai.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Indian Restaurant in America!
WOW!!! This place blew us away with it's extraordinary service. We are visiting from California and Australia and have eaten at 16 restaurants since we have been in NYC, most of them on the New York Times Critics Choice list, Dhaba won hands down in our personal competition for the best restaurant of the trip, and we have to say that it is by far the best Indian food we have had in America, east and west coast. But not only was the food amazing, the service just totally blew us away. Our waiter was genial, as in friendly, not overly so, or pushy, and he gave us excellent advice on what to order and was completely straight with us on everything. Then he proceeded to bring us complimentary lassies and all sorts of extras, gratis! Amazing!!!!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not a Neighborhood Secret
We had a 9pm reservation on a Friday night and we were seated 40 minutes later. At the 30 minute mark I asked about an eta and they responded kindly but they did not come round to check on us beforehand. However, the food was great, as usual, and once we sat down the food came quickly and the staff gave good, timely service.
I recommend this restaurant highly, as their starters are unusual for New York and the food is well-prepared all-around. The food has never been a disappointment - it's always delicious and refreshingly creative. Just stay away from weekend prime time. It's not a neighborhood secret.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best freshly made naan. Food
Best freshly made naan.
Food was pretty good.
Pineapple drink was allright.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here for the lunch buffet
Been here for the lunch buffet and regular dinner service. Definitely one of my favorite Indian restaurants in the area. Would recommend going for dinner so you can get more options (including the fried okra)
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lively and good Indian food
I've been going to Dhaba for years and it has had it's ups and downs - it's definitely on the up now and it's my default Indian place. Good options for both meat and vegetarian/vegan eaters. Lively atmosphere, decent service. Thumbs up.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lots of food
This was our first time to Dhaba. The food was really good and plentiful. Service was quite good. The music was way too loud and made it hard for us to talk. On a Saturday night, the place was packed and there was a line so coupled with the very loud music, this was the only negative ie too noisy.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
In town visiting family and needed a good dinner spot that didn't break the bank. Dhaba was the perfect fit. Casual with great food. Service was prompt and we weren't rushed out afterwards. It was great to hang after the meal which became a wonderful family moment. Highly recommended spot in 'Curry Hill'.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in Curry Hill
I have only been here for the lunch buffet, but it is the best in the area.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again great
This was the second visit to Dhaba and it did not disappoint, food was great, portion size was perfect and price was very reasonable. What made our meal special was the service, as our host Parimal spent time making sure our experience was as we expected which to us was above and beyond and without being around too often.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was spicy as advertised,
Food was spicy as advertised, and we enjoyed our dinner immensely. A good value.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty, authentic Indian
We had a great meal at Dhaba. We had to wait for our table but they gave us a complimentary appetizer and once we were seated the food came quickly. Would recommend for those wanting authentic Indian in a vibrant setting.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
After just moving back from
After just moving back from the UK after 7 years we've struggled to find a good Indian restaurant in the city after having so much choice.
Darbar's food is fantastic. Our party of 4 really enjoyed each dish and the portions were large.
The restaurant is pretty small and narrow and because there was a large party right next to us it was pretty loud. Also, the air conditioning wasn't working properly and on one of the hottest days of the year it was difficult to want to linger over dinner, particularly a hot curry!
But because the food was so good, we'll definitely go back again!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was really very good
The food was really very good and the portions were large. The staff was very friendly and the service was good. The restaurant is very noisy and small and the light is very dim. It is hard to read the menu in evening time. We ordered Aloo Tikki chat and Tangri (drumstick) kababs which were excellent. So was our main course Lamb Roganjosh, Jhinga (shrimp) keem and butter chicken. Will definitely go to Dhaba again when we go back to NYC!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
This place is located in the heart of curry hill but it might as well be standing alone. The food here is amazing and the options are endless. Prices are reasonable. This was not our first time here and definitely wont be the last.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food taste was good, fresh, nothing stale or spoiled except they are missing the authentic spirit by serving the entrees without rice or naan. All the Indian people I talk to would give that the side eye. Every thing came in a serving bowl that was 3 inches deep and 3 inches wide so small indeed. There was nothing completely like some dread or chutney before dinner. I still liked what Kate cause I was staving but next time I will explore were can get more more food for my hard earned money or make it myself for less.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Redeemed yourself in my books
I love the food at Dhaba, however, service had always been subpar and dissapointing. I went there for my bday dinner with my family, but i was a bit nervous about the service. I was pleasantly surprised. Despite been packed, our server took care of us with utmost professionalism and courtesy. Since it was my birthday, my mom had picked up some cake from outside and I was expecting the restaurant to make a fuss about bringing desert from outside, instead they provided us with plates and cutlery and even lit the candle! I felt guilty for holding up the table since there were plenty of people waiting outside, but they didn't rush us, and patiently waited till we left.
Thanks you for the great food and pleasant experience.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Vibrant mood with great food
The restaurant was packed on a Sunday night, unlike many of the surrounding restaurants,which says something in itself. We had reserved a table but still had to wait for 10 minutes for one to clear. There is a high turnover of tables but the staff are friendly and efficient so it works well. There is a good range of dishes and they are good standard. The food was delivered quickly but we never felt pressured to eat quickly. We were very satisfied.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Indian food!
This is one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to. Great service, great tasty right amount of spice food. Definitely adding Dhaba to my list when I miss Indian food from home!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
the lunch buffet was very
the lunch buffet was very good, with lots of vegan choices.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but felt rushed
Had reservations at 6:30pm for 2. When we arrived about half the tables were occupied. By a little past 7 the place was filled with people waiting for tables. We were asked 3 times by the wait staff whether we were finished eating and they came by several times to see whether we finished eating. They were polite when asking and I understood that there were people waiting but my friend had not finished eating yet and after several times of this we just felt rushed.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was very helpful in letting us know not to order more than 3 dishes for dinner as it would be too much for the 2 of us. The food was excellent. The only thing we didn't particularly like was how close the tables were to each other. Aside from that the service and food were very good and we'd recommend the place to anyone who likes Indian cuisine.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
the best indian food
this place was packed and the service was perfect. water was refilled constantly, food was out extremely fast. the best indian food i have had so far in NYC. we will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM