The experience was very good.
The experience was very good. We were given a table immediately, water in pewter glasses was nice to have when we sat down. The menu is extensive. 4 of us ordered different meals so we could sample each others plates. The stand out was the Khorma. The best I have tried in phoenix, The tandoori grill was good but not great because of being overcooked slightly. The Naan is excellent as well as the rice dishes we sampled. Highly recommended if you like Indian food.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a pleasant surprise
It was a pleasant surprise to find authentic Punjabi food (with a couple of non-punjabi dishes)in Phoenix- Their chicken tikka was moist, well marinated-- their rabadi with jilebi-- and excellent desert-- reminded me of my trips to north India.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is some of the better
This is some of the better Indian food I've had in a long time.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Indian Food Newbies!
We'd never had Indian Food before and got a deal for this place. It had awesome reviews on every website I'd seen, so we were excited to try it out. We did look at the menu online before arriving, since it was foreign to us. We went with the complete experience meals. The waitress was gracious with us, not being annoyed that we didn't know what we were doing or how to pronounce anything. She asked us to customize the spice level 1-10. (I chose a 2 so we didn't seem like wimps!) Man, the food was AWESOME!!! We'll definitely be back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
FANTASTIC little mom and pop place
A real mom and pop type of place;in fact "mom" may well have been our server! The aromatic nature of Indian cuisine meant as soon as we walked in my mouth started to water. There was a bit of a wait list so I was happy to have reservations. The place was busy the whole 2+ hours we were there with a nice mix of clientelle-Indian, college kids, business men. The value was incredible too. We usually spend an average of $60/meal when we go out and sometimes have some leftovers. At the Dhaba we spent that much only because it was our first time at an Indian restaurant so we wanted to try several items; we brought home enough leftovers for not one, but TWO more meals each! The food was just incredible! We'll be back!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
delicious and very accommodating
I have dined here many time and brought a friend who had not been there before. She likes to try different foods but does not like things too spicy. We ordered two different main dishes: Chicken Korma, Palak Paneer, garlic naan, raita, and the assorted dessert plate. All items were delicious!! My friend even said that the level of heat was perfect for her. The restaurant let us sit for 2.5 hours (on a Monday night) while we ate and talked. It was a relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend this establishment.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very tasty and service was friendly. I'll definitely be back.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
The atmosphere was great. The food was great and the staff was eagerly helpful. We will definitely be going back.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our favorite Indian Restaurant
We went with friends for AZ Restaurant Week. As usual, the food is prepared well and service is with a smile in a informal atmosphere. Its a perfect place for dinner with friends.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Dhaba once again served up great food and great service. It's always a pleasure visiting The Dhaba when I'm in the mood for Indian food.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have changed !!!
I used to be regular at Dhaba until couple of years ago... There quality had so much deteriorated, I stopped going there. Recently I gave it a try and to my surprise the food was so amazing !! We ordered Kadhai Paneer and Malai Kofta with naans. Both Subjis were really great in taste. The naans were bit cold though. We again ordered extra naan and it came out hot and that tasted much better.
I would recommend just get subjis with rice initially (which also was precooked and cold) and then order naan so that it will come nice and hot.
Also complimentary papad with chutney was missing and we had to look out for waiter and call him every time we had to order something extra. It was hard to find them around.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for unintentional picky eater
Not only is the food great at The Dhaba, but the menu makes it easy to identify vegan and gluten free foods. It is great not to have to play 20 questions with the wait staff on food issues and hope they got it right. Plus the staff knows the foods and can explain how they are prepared. Great if you are trying to decide on a new dish to try.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Dining Experience right down to the dishes. The food smelled and tasted authentic. Even the dishes seemed as though you'd find them in their homes. I really enjoyed the experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic, best Indian food
Fantastic, best Indian food I have had in Az!! I will be back!!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were delicious as always! Judith the owner was very accommodating and her usual gem! I love the food and that the menu is identified by vegan, and gluten free. Every dish I have ever had is just delicious! I also love the wonderful metal dishes and glasses! The water tastes exceptionally cool drinking from the glass!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic food, great service
This is a great place. We love Indian food and this is one of the best places we've found. The dishes are full of flavor. The wine pairings as suggested on the menu was perfect for what I had. I always found it hard to match wine to my dish myself. While fundamentally Indian cuisine, you can see on the menu the influences of other regions. We're from out of town. I wish we had a place like this at home!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
AWESOME Punjabi restaurant!
Visiting from Texas, we've been on the hunt for some really good mom&pop restaurants. I the Dhaba on OpenTable and figured to try it, considering 4.5 stars. We arrived and it's kind of funky, cool. Honestly, we were momentarily thrown off since the hostess was a mid-aged Chinese woman. We were seated and immediately offered drinks and appetizers. The table was set with various copper cups and utensils - very cool. Then we began to see that most of the staff is Indian and it all began to come together. The food served is absolutely amazing! Comparing to a favorite place in Austin (g'raj mahal), we were seriously impressed! The staff was all very friendly and attentive. The menu is extensive! DEFINITELY going back to the Dhaba!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Favorite
The Dhaba may be small and hidden away a bit but it is a gem. If you want good Indian food than this is the place to go!
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Indian street fare
We tried the chaat items. These are not usually found on menus in Indian restaurants. They were delicious and authentic.
Service was courteous and attentive. Decor is whimsical and funky from brass tumblers and metal plates at service to the low gilded setee at the front. Outside decor includes a couple of rickshaws.
A pleasant and tasty evening.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Indian Food
The Dhaba is our favorite Indian restaurant in Phoenix. The menu is extensive with some regional dishes not found in other restaurants. The food is consistently excellent. It is always crowded, but service is friendly and prompt. Our special lamb curry was perfect. Our tandoori chicken sizzled with grilled vegetables. It is a very comfortable dining spot.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went with a group very experienced with Indian food and we all loved the place. They have traditional street foods and other dishes not usually found on menus. The service was excellent and the server recommended some dishes that were out if this world.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
very nice place
I searched for many Indian rest. and tried this one few days ago .
It was really nice place for lunch with kindly guys servicing you and delicious dishes.
Hope next time try it for Dinner.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Time
Met a friend out for Indian food and decided on the Dhaba for a reason. We've both been there before and decided to return because the food and service are wonderful. The portions are plentiful, the food very tasteful and an overall great experience. I look forward to returning to the Dhaba in the future.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place. Food is quite tasty and staff is friendly.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Wedding, Christening Receptions. I would highly recommend to all my contacts.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as always
We come here often as a family. This time we brought another family along and we had a great time. Food and service great as always.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a wonderful experience. I took my wife to the restaurant for her birthday, The food was fantastic, service was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was impressed with the vegetarian selection. The sauces were super flavorful and the amount of spiciness was right on when we asked for a 7 out of 10.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mr. Flintstone said it best: "Yabba Dhaba Dooo!" The food is really outstanding and it's location near the Phoenix Park N Ride station makes this a real winner on many levels. We had tikka masala that was really the best that any of our party of four could remember and the curry was delicious. Reasonable prices, good parking, outstanding food, and happy servers made this a wonderful experience. We'll definitely be back!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic, delicious food!
Food is amazing, flavorful and authentic! Great service, nice ambience!
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice and tasty restaurants
Me and my spouse found this restaurant by accident. Neverthless it was the best find in Phoenix so far. I am already a fan of Dhaba in India. This one was real surprise to me and taste of food was really outstanding.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM