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Dhaba serves authentic North Indian food and kababs from the tandoor. Offerings also include an array of curries from the "British Curry House" setting that will satisfy a variety of curry cravings. The restaurant is open late with a limited choice menu to cater to late night cravings.
New York, NY 10016
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Late Night Menu: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00pm - 2:00am
Between East 27th and 28th Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please inquire for details.
Private Party Facilities:
Outdoor and indoor spaces are available for up to 25 people.
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Dhaba Ratings and Reviews
While the food and service was above average, we went on a cold night and the place was freezing. It's a very busy restaurant and the front door(s) are often open. The crowd of people packed inside from the cold didn't help our experience, and I got bumped a few times while eating. Due to it's popularity, I can only imagine that the place has a much better feel in better weather. It's probably also very good for carry-out!
My family of 6 had a reservation for Christmas at 3PM at Dhaba. This reservation was confirmed twice by Open Table. When we arrived, we were told by the hostess that she had no record of our reservation and they had no room for us. When I explained the confirmation from Open Table she just shook her head. Then she went on to direct us to go with an individual who had a restaurant two doors down the street stating that it had the 'exact same food'. Since we had two children with us (age 6 and 4), we needed seating so we went to this alternative. This restaurant was virtually empty. We continued to persist on the fact that we had a confirmed reservation at Dhaba and and showed the second restaurant individual our confirmation. He went back to Dhaba and came back and again said they have no record of our reservation. By this time, we decided to leave this situation and concluded that that is the end of Dhaba for us.
I have never had a problem with the Open Table reservation service and have used it for many years. Needless to say, this was a very disappointing experience.
PS: The food/ambience ratings, etc are required for posting. As you read, we did not eat at Dhaba.
Our 3rd visit - always very good food - always a bit loud - always friendly service. The service however, is sometimes compromised by the server's inability to pay attention to what we say. Each time we've either had a dish we didn't order, or this time around, didn't get one of the appetizers we ordered. Place busy enough that we decided to let it go - it didn't get on the bill, so we know the server didn't pay attention. He just chatted away while we tried to order. The food you DO get - always excellent!
In terms of food, the best traditional Indian in Manhattan! Superior meat preparation techniques keep the tandoori chicken juicy, the goat meat in your korma falls off the bone and melts in your mouth. Rice however does not come with curry as they do in most establishments. Strangely, they do when you order for delivery. Something they'll need to fix unless they want people to stop coming in and instead order in instead.
Dhaba's food is wonderful and the place is clearly popular.
However, would appreciate if staff didn't hover after placing bill on table. Annoying when you are still drinking your beer and the place is admittedly rather full but there's no one waiting.
A different type of music would be good. It's very noisy there so when they play whatever techno-y music all you can hear is the high-frequency tss-tss-tss over the crowd and it's not conducive to dining. Go a bit more melodic.
We wound up having to leave to go eat somewhere else. Even though our reservation was accepted for 2:45pm, when we arrived we were told that the lunch buffet was ending at 3pm and it was already broken down. Strange that this wasn’t communicated to me beforehand or been shown a reservation blackout time or something. This was for a business lunch and it was quite awkward having to scramble in the cold to relocate & find another place to entertain my guest!
We were searching for a great veg friendly restaurant and this one kept coming up on google as highly recommended. Don't let the staged web photos fool you. It's very small, crowded, and extremely loud. My husband could hear about 1/2 of what I said. People around us seemed fine to just yell at each other to be heard, but that's not our style. The food and service were good, and it had nice aesthetics.
One curry dish can be shared by two. I am not calling it huge, but very voluminous. Waiter waits on our table spilled curry dish and I got spot on my shirt and my company got some source on his pants, etc... He did not report to his manager,,, that's why service got low score.
Come here if you want to take on a unique set of Indian cuisines that I've not found in other places and that were well worth trying out. I came with an Indian national who had the low-down on what was unique and tasty, and we took it to the extreme.
A fantastic night. Easy to have conversations. Food was superb.
Will definitely come back.
I'm a huge fan of Dhaba; have been for years. The food is fabulous and they now have an extended beer and wine list (and even cocktails!); however the best way to enjoy this food for me is with a nice large Kingfisher beer. The noise level is a bit high as the acoustics are not great in here so you will need to raise your voice a bit to be heard (have a second Kingfisher, it will help). The service could be warmer, but it is very efficient. Stand out dishes include Chicken Kali Mirch, Butter or Vindaloo; Shrimp Saag (pay extra for your shrimp to be done in the tandoor, I forgot this time) and any one of their breads.
Food was Great service was not as well as the level of noise was incredibly high. Table was rocking and a long faced server tried to fix it and gave the impression that we are annoying him with a request for a steady table. I would suggest only for take way as food was good.
Average Indian food. Our family of 5 visited New York for vacation. We wanted to eat good Indian food since we thought NYC would have that. Dhaba was okay. Nothing special and prices were high or probably at NYC standards . I'll not return or recommend it to my friends. We are from Colorado and often travel to California. Maybe we're spoiled by the resturants there.
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