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The Dhaba, Tempe, AZ

The Dhaba

4.5
4.5
472 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pakistani
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:15 pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 557-8800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Tempe
  • Cross street
    Apache/McClintock (lite rail station 25)
  • Parking details
    All around the stand alone center-Dhaba restaurant and Market place
  • Entertainment
    Live Sitar MusicFriday evenings7-9PM
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine

What 472 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.4Value

NoiseModerate

472 Reviews
  1. Belle

    Phoenix

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great dining experience! Third time here and will continue to go back.

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  2. rixrevs

    Phoenix

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love this place.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was wonderful. Highly recommend

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  4. CJAG

    Phoenix

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, friendly and warm staff! We dine here regularly and the quality of the food and positive experience is consistent!

    1 person found this helpful

  5. AlbertJ

    Phoenix

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was not as good as the last time we went there. The service was uneven. Wine was not very good. Shrimp was over cooked and lamb was a bit over cooked.

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  6. DavidM

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent, which of course is the most important part of dining; however, service was poor. We did not get asked for a drink order for 10 minutes after being sat. When our meals came one meal order was entered into the system, leaving one person at our 4 person table with no food for 5 minutes or so. Next, I ordered the "complete meal" which comes with Chai tea and a desert, neither of which I received. When I asked about them at the end of the meal, I was told sorry and they would give me something to go.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. DanielR

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly delicious! Will definitely be back.

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  8. sssberg

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was tired of Mexican food so decided I'd try something different. This was such a great surprise. I will definitely return.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service and great food , everting was awesome

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a nice time for our first time there

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The Dhaba is rated 4.5 stars by 472 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Dhaba

1874 E. Apache Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Apache/McClintock (lite rail station 25)
  • Neighborhood
    Tempe
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00 am - 2:15 pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00 pm – 8:15 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Pakistani
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    All around the stand alone center-Dhaba restaurant and Market place
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live Sitar MusicFriday evenings7-9PM
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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