Dhaba

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$30 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food delicious as usual. Bathroom needs complete overhaul.

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vipSwaggyB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Favorite Indian spot in the city. Been frequenting for ten plus years about

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vipfdrnyc
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

I have enjoyed many, many meals at Dhaba. The food is much better than neighboring restaurants. We always order Lasoni Gobi, which is a crispy, sweet and spicy cauliflower. We also love Malai Kofta which are vegetable and cheese balls in a tangy sauce. The tandooris are great, I love the biryani, it's just all good. The food has been consistently good since we first visited 10 years ago. Since then, the service has gone down a bit. My glass of prosecco sat bubbling on the bar for 5 minutes so that it was semi-flat by the time it arrived at my table. None of the servers smile anymore, nor do they look you in the eye or say hello. I am a New Yorker--I get brusque service--but this place used to employ energetic young people which added to the pleasure of the food. As for the decor: the door in the ladies room is filthy and could use a serious wipe down and a coat of paint. The wallpaper near the bar is peeling off and showing the crumbling plaster underneath. One of the hanging lamps is broken. The atmosphere really needs some TLC, as any restaurant would after 10 years, especially since the prices have gone up. The food is still delicious. I just wish I could give higher marks for service and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Great food and service

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vipKat79
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for lunch with my friends. Buffet choices and cocktails were amazing. I will definitely be back!

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JaideepS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat, never disappoints.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Everyone in our party enjoyed the food...vegan options were wonderful and my husband said it was the best Tandoori Chicken ever!

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vipJill
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Low key atmosphere with a luncheon buffet of all you can eat at a great price. What’s more this neighborhood place isn’t crowded at midday so my lunch companion and I got to stay and chat for quite some time. A lovely afternoon.

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vipVikM
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Service was terrible, food was below average, purani dilli ki papri chaat was horrible, too sour. Even after telling the staff how bad the chaat was they made no effort to replace it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food but small place; ambience was okayish, and servers were very nice but very busy. Could have used some more time and attention.

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PeterM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A family get together at Christmas landed us in Dhaba. You need a large party to really experience this great Indian restaurant. We ordered half a dozen main courses, with a few appetizers to kick off a wonderful meal. The food is as spicy as you wish, with the option of vegan food for one of our group. Every single dish was superb.

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vipLizzieB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I took an Indian friend to Dhaba for the first time, though I've been there maybe a dozen times. It's my favorite Indian restaurant in NYC. We ate 5 dhabas -- smallish plates of vegetarian street food and some bread and that was quite enough. I love the stuff, esp. eggplant drenched in tamarind sauce. The garlic nan is outstanding. We also had fried okra, lasoni gobi, and spicy cashews. I focused on the eggplant. My friend (who knows seriously from Indian food), said that he thought the food was "average" but the selections of street food were fantastic. As a non-Indian who''d go to Dhaba every week if I lived nearby, I took his critique with a grain of tamarind. I doubt you will be disappointed.

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Bergy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Best Indian we’ve ever had. Service was ok,
Could be friendlier, but was timely and attentive. Ambiance wasn’t special but was nice. But seriously, food was phenomenal. Will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we reached at our booked timing, on 7th Dec 19, 7.30 pm, we are denied our booking. The manager Mr. Jeevan (don’t know if its his genuine name), argues that there is no booking for us. Then we show the confirmation at Open Table app, wherein he realises that they have given our table to some other guests. We had to argue for 10 mins, but they still denied us saying that those other guests said my name as their’s, so they had to give them the table. But eventually, the truth was that those were regular customers, so they thought Open Table bookings are of no value, and they should allot the table to their regular customers first.
After 10 mins of argument, and shouting’s, they finally agreed to their mistake, but we had to wait for another 25 mins to get our table set.

Then we very politely request the manager to give us some discount or other incentives owing to their blunder mistake, but the manager acted and behaved in a very rude manner with us, and said that ‘Go write on Trip Advisor, I don’t care!’

I truly believe this was the worst ever restaurant experience I ever had in New York City. It was my first and last visit. We were a group of 14 people, I am certain none of us is even moderately satisfied with the kind of service and hospitality shown.

Their manager is super rude, their reservation system is totally broken, the food is very average, and expensive. This kind is service and behaviour can not be expected from a reputed restaurant in New York City. They need to understand that being rude to their genuine customers is the last thing they should wish for. I am highly disappointed with them, and so are by business guests from Vietnam. I highly regret my decision of inviting my guests here for dinner. Such mental agony and embarrassment.

I certainly NOT RECOMMEND it at all.

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SeanT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Felt like run of the mill typical Indian restaurant. We were greeted with “rest of the party need to hurry because we don’t have time because it’s a busy restaurant ”. Nonetheless, we were seated and I had to flag down a waiter who was walking around aimless with three others. We ended up ordered food and drinks. The food is below average that you can find any other Indian restaurant with 1/3 of the price you pay for. The weather was 29 degrees and win kept coming in from the door and it was rather not all comfortable. All the tables were placed so closely. It hard to walk between the tables and walk from one end of the restaurant to the others. The food is basically catered for non Indian taste buds and it’s far away from authentic. I can go on and on but I won’t go there next time.

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vipsoutherncalfoodie
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!!!

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vipseekingsimplicity
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food here is pretty much basic. Fine if you are in a rush and there is nowhere else you could go, but food is just about edible and that’s it. I would not recommend going here for any more than that.

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sandman
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every dish was outstanding. Wish they had more Indian beers, but that's a small criticism. Consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

They didn’t recognize that we had a reservation

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sandras
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dhaba. Food is great. Too noisy, but we'll come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The place is nothing special. The service was very good. The food was good except for the Chicken Tikka Marsala, which was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Indian food

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JimS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was excellent and the fully packed house lets you known you picked a good spot. On top of that there was as much take out going out the door as was being served inside. The locals obviously love this spot.

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Admwrlk
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food at a reasonable price.

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vipSwaggyB
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Buns r satisfactory

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vipJoHayes
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Good is always very very good! Get a giant beer too 😁

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vipicmg06
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service.

JK
vipJenniferK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food! Was so happy with the quality and the preparation. Delicious!

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VikasG
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

Do not go during peak hours. Especially during weekend buffet hours. It is noisy and chaotic

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ArwaA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

A/C was not working. Water was not cold. Server had to remove the dishes while we are getting out. Food was acceptable but way below expectations.

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ElizabethP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

No air conditioning on a super hot day did unfortunately impact our enjoyment of the wonderful food.

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vipMichelle
New York Area
3 reviews