About Dhaba

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.

108 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

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

Cross Street:
Between East 27th and 28th Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 679-1284

Website:
http://www.dhabanyc.com/

Catering:
Please inquire for details.

Executive Chef:
Shiva Natarajan

Private Party Facilities:
Outdoor and indoor spaces are available for up to 25 people.

Additional:
Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Dhaba Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

3.7

ambience

3.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Good Vegetarian Options (6)
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Good for a Date (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Fun (4)
Vegan (4)
Spicy (4)
Business Meals (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Healthy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious, authentic Indian food for a reasonable price.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

I had such high expectations. Unfortunately, there was something really off about the food. The somosas, raita and the chicken didn’t taste good at all. There are too many options for me to go back there.

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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food! Plenty of vegetarian options as well as good, tender meat (especially the lamb).

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Organic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great food! New to the neighborhood and I will be back again! Thank you!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

They did well considering how packed they were for Diwali. We've gone when it's less crowded and had an even better experience. This is a good place and generally really solid.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Consistently good food service decor
Pretty empty so quiet for once which was lovely
Flavors are delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Decent food but slow and disappointing service. Better options in the area.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

The mushrooms were out of this world. It's gets a bit loud in there, but my friends and I had a fun evening and plenty of conversation despite that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Went on a Monday night with out of town family for a get-together. The place quickly filled up and the staff was still patient and understanding with our noisy family group order. The food is delicious, well-spiced and perfectly prepared.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Wonderful food and efficient service. Wanted to order a dish to take out for my sick boyfriend and was asked to place the order online. Quirky but not a big deal in the end.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

A very authentic curry house
Good food and service

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Attentive service. Food portions were good and flavors were on point. Restaurant was very noisy when at full capcacity.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I think this was the best Indian food I've ever eaten. Fantastic!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Soo loud. Food delicious. Cant have a conversation. Service very good

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Love it here every time

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great food and good size portions. Service goes from rushed to inattentive as it can get chaotic in the restaurant. Naan is the best I have ever had.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Good place for a relaxed meal. buffet selection was good.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Food is always delicious! Great service! A favorite when in the area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I went with my daughter and son-in-law who love Indian food and eat it often. We all thought it was excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 23, 2017

The restaurant was very clean. The music was too loud for me to hear the waiter at first, but the volume was lowered when I asked. The waiter was very courteous and friendly, but his English was poor enough that I needed to re-word my questions 2 or 3 times each. Also, he seemed to be faking the answers out of ignorance sometimes. The food was very tasty and complex in flavor, but I found it to be overpriced, even though the portions were large enough that I took another meal's worth of food home. I am not knowledgeable enough to say whether it was authentic; perhaps it would be worth the price to someone to whom it really tasted like home. Disregarding the cost, it was a pleasant place for two women to eat and talk and feel welcome, safe, and comfortable. So I might bring a friend again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Many of the dishes were excellent but the noise level is so high that it is hard to have any conversation. I would go there to eat by myself or with one other person. Or perhaps at off hours.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Went there for a birthday celebration for my son. The restaurant was extremely loud and freezing. We asked if we could move further from the door and despite having some open tables, they refused....claiming "it would get warmer once the restaurant was full". The food was good, not excellent. The service fair. I will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Met some friends here for dinner. Chose this restaurant based on its Zagat rating and good reviews elsewhere. We were not disappointed! One person in our group was vegetarian. We had lots of options. Every dish was delicious--smoky eggplant, aloo mutter, and others. Don't skip the garlic Naan!!
Noise was a bit much later in the evening. However it was only because there place was full and everyone was enjoying the vibe.
We will definitely take other friends here.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Delicious!! Flavors were awesome. Good portion size, great service, amazing naan. Only complaint is that rice should come with an order. Would definitely come again.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The food was good but the kitchen and service staff did not seem to be coordinating. Orders did not come out together and we had to keep asking about our orders. In addition the noise level was uncomfortable it was difficult to carry on a conversation and as if this wasn't hard enough there was music. Our reservation was for 6:30 and within a short period of time there were no empty tables. I am sure it was very popular and the food was good for both Vegan and non vegans.

Tags: Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I was disappointed by the lunch buffet at Dhaba after having heard alot about it. The best part was chicken tandoori. Everything else was unmemorable. Not terrible but rather mediocre. The service was very good. The ambience, as a lunch place, was fine. It wasn't noisy - I was there with a friend and we were able to talk quite easily. That's something I appreciate greatly.
It also was reasonably priced considering the amount of food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Perhaps one of the best Indian restaurants I've visited in NYC. Will go back again for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Always great to eat at Dhaba. The only gluten free friendly Indian place I know of in NYC, they have a corn based Indian bread!

Tags: Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Spicy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Foos was great! Recommend the eggplant appetizer and the curries on the last page of the menu

Tags: Vegan, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food. Need more attention to my desire for immediate drink service

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 (Denver)·Dined on April 21, 2017

We arrived before the dinner rush had truly started and were sat right away. We were brought water and some chips almost immediately as well which was nice. As we were in a bit of a rush to catch a show, we ordered quickly hoping to get out quickly. This is where things went downhill a bit for us. After placing our order, the waiter came back out about 5 minutes later to ask again what we ordered, not a great sign. Then, the food took way longer than expected to come out, about 40 minutes after ordering. This normally wouldn't be an issue, but we were in a rush and we saw several other entrees come out before ours. We hurriedly ate our meal and asked for the check before our food even got to us. We showed them our Open Table giftcard and said we're trying to leave quickly, so we'll just pay now. I don't know if the next part of what happened was an innocent mistake or something a bit more mischievous than that - Our giftcard was for $25. When they came back from charging the credit card, they only deducted $20 from the bill for the opentable giftcard and charged the credit card the extra $5. Again, maybe an innocent mistake, and it was only $5. But it left a bit of a bad taste in our mouths. We didn't have time to try and correct this or ask what happened, so we just factored the extra they charged us into the tip we left. We ended up paying the same amount for the bill+tip that we would have anyway, just couldn't help but feeling like they were trying to game the system a bit to get a few extra bucks. While the food was very good, I will not be returning to Dhaba unfortunately.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 17, 2017

There are lots of Indian restaurants and many seem the same but Dhaba is a bit different. The food is excellent, the service and their helpfulness is very good. This is a place to which we will return based on the difference and breadth of its menu. Nothing fancy but good evening with friends.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The lauded lunch buffet was not up to my expectations. Too bad. It was good, but not really good - more on the level of a good neighborhood place and I expect more with New York Magazine's high praise. But my friend did not do the buffet and he had a better experience. His onion fritters were very good, as was his mulligatawny soup and eggplant (don't know the name of the dish - but it was mashed up and a bit creamy). So it was a mixed experience. The value of the buffet was good - only $12.95 for lunch.

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