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The Dhaba
The Dhaba

The Dhaba Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.the-dhaba.com
  • Email: raveen@the-dhaba.com
  • Phone: (480) 557-8800
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from The Dhaba
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is some of the best Indian food I've eaten anywhere. We were staying nearby, and we found Dhaba on OpenTable. I wish I lived locally so I could come here weekly. If you like Indian food, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "It's a pleasure to dine at The Dhaba; the food is consistently delicious, the family run establishment is welcoming."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I made a reservation according to the website. I arrived and waited an additional 15 minutes for the table, then an addition 10-15 minutes before she even took my order. Food was average and not worth a repeat visit in my humble opinion. I'll be headed to curry corner next, my best friends kid here Tempe recommended it highly. Next curry craving I get I'm headed there instead."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great to take out of town guests from areas where they don't have many restaurants that are not chains. Dhaba food is always good. Service was a little slow this night. We had reservations and were seated immediately after entering the restaurant (5:40 on a Saturday night coming straight from the airport). But we waited quite a while before our order was taken and after being served we did not have anyone come back to check on us until we were finished."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I made the reservation through open table and in the comments section I noted my guest had an allergy. When we were seated they made recommendations on foods accordingly. Food was fantastic and rich in flavor. Service was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We eat quite a bit of Indian food this was very good, we did not care for the chicken wings appetizer it was not done enough for us. The shrimp korma was delicious."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Indian food in the punjabi style with a large menu and street treats which are authentic and not always served at Indian restaurants the US, so if you like to try new dishes, this is a great restaurant to visit. Casual atmosphere. Good dining experience."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Bit overpriced as compared to other Indian restaurant in the valley however food quality is good. Go there with coupons."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "I have been to quite a few Indian joints in town and this is by far the best. Dishes are very tasty and staff is friendly. They even have a cooking school."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We are from San Francisco and now live in Mesa. This place is one of the best places we've eaten in Arizona. Truly quality food and the servers were very kind and attentive."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "We have been to The Dhaba many times and love their food and the ambience of the restaurant. The owners and staff are very helpful and attentive. We love going here."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Authentic Indian food, served with family atmosphere. Good anytime. Unpretentious store front, but delicious food, which is more important to this Indian food lover."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "The Dhaba is a small neighborhood gem. It is our favorite place to go for Indian food, PERIOD!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The spices of India are blended and cooked perfectly. The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. They have won a few more awards recently, which seems very warranted."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Great time we had with friends. A real family run restAurant."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "Food is amazing, flavorful and authentic! Great service, nice ambience!"
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Great for Wedding, Christening Receptions. I would highly recommend to all my contacts."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Love this place. Food is quite tasty and staff is friendly."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/18/2013