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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
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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