My family and I thought that this was much more “authentic” and varied Indian than you find elsewhere in the Valley. It gets high marks on Yelp - and deserves them.
It is a very small restaurant with an extremely large menu. The waitress was very precise in asking us each for our level of spice that we wanted — I chose 3, and it was a bit too spicy for me — but I’m a “lightweight!” My wife and son each ordered “5” and it was perfect for them.
The restaurant offers great value and a wide range of dishes. It’s not fancy by any means, but you will feel comfortable there.
We came from Tucson to see a show at the ASU Gammage theater and this was an ideal pre-show restaurant for us. The food was better than any Indian restaurants we've tried in Tucson, and the family-run ambiance was perfect for our 2-family group of six. It's a small, intimate place and we were lucky to get a seat without a reservation by coming early.
AS I WALKED UP TO THE UNASSUMING STORE FRONT, I WONDERED TO MYSELF IF I HAD MISREAD THE POSITIVE REVIEWS. HOWEVER, I HAD NO NEED TO WORRY. FROM THE MOMENT THE GRACIOUS HOST SEATED ME, UNTIL I REVIEWED THE EXTENSIVE AND VARIED MENU, I KNEW I WAS IN FOR A TREAT. I FOCUSED ON VEGETARIAN DISHES THIS VISIT, AND I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. I ORDERED A SPINACH/MUSHROOM DISH, AND A RED BEAN/TOMATO SAUCE DISH, BOTH MEDIUM HEAT, AND THE FLAVORS WERE ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! THE COMPLEMENTARY NAN BREAD WITH GARLIC WAS DELICIOUS. THE BEST MEAL ANYWHERE THAT I HAVE HAD FOR QUITE AWHILE, AND THE BEST INDIAN CUISINE I HAVE EVER HAD. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL I CAN COME BACK FOR ANOTHER VISIT AND SAMPLE OTHER DISHES.
Just doesn’t get any better than this place! And I’m a very picky hard to please customer. I’ve already been back 9X.
Consistent high quality food and friendly service!
This was our first time trying Indian cuisine... and let me tell you that we had an amazing experience tasting all the delicious food! Her and I are in love with the place. The service was stellar as well.
Awesome food. Awesome service. Just plain damn Awesome! Loved this place.
The appetizers were excellent our main courses where good. Next time I’ll try the curry.
Amazing as always! We don't eat Indian anywhere else.
We were seated right away thanks to our reservation which was nice because otherwise there was a decent wait. Service was slow, it was hard to get drinks and refills; the place was loud but modern and trendy inside. The food was on the good side of average and pricey compared to other Indian restaurants.
Best chicken Tikka masala I can remember having. Fantastic garlic naan.
This place has good east Indian food, but atmosphere is wanting and service was very poor. We were there with friends for dinner. The place was colder than pleasant and drafty, and not terribly quiet, although there is no overarching music or TVs and such to contend with (there was a family with a screeching baby when we were there and that was unpleasant dinner accompaniment but that was not the restaurant's fault). The atmosphere would be more acceptable for a lunch spot. I personally did not like the metal plates, and cups for water, though others might, but If you're looking for good Indian food in that location you can't go wrong on the food if you don't mind the somewhat inattentive service that comes with it.
The food never disappoints! We love this place and the owners are very nice. They always make sure you enjoy the food.
I’m a lover of Indian Cuisine. The owner was very kind. It was busy and I was glad we had a reservation. The food was wonderful. The portion size seemed a little small for the price but with a couple of appetizers three of us ate from two entrees. You can choose your heat level 1-10. We did a lower level due to some of the party not able to handle heat. The Mango Lassi was fabulous but I wouldn’t recommend the Masla Chai.
Great food, Awesome service!! I liked the owner reading my Opentable profile and come talk to me about their wine selection.
Great food as always. Authentic Indian food selections, good service, excellent place for casual dining.
Best Indian food ever!!!! My friends who come to visit always ask to go to here. So good!
Simply Amazing. Worth every penny. Best Indian food around
We have searched high and low for great Indian food in Phoenix, and finally found it at the Dhaba. The menu is extensive, featuring Punjabi-style food. We had lamb Korma, chicken tikka Masala, and a spicy eggplant dish. All were absolutely fantastic. The place was crowded early on a Saturday night, so reservations are a must. We will definitely be back!
Very attentive staff and the owners are wonderful hosts. Seated exactly when our reservation was up even though place was filled and had a few people waiting. I can why as the food was the best I’ve had with perfect spice, crisp - chewy naan, sauces that just popped. Best Indian food I’ve had other than at a 6 Star in Bangalore. The Punjabi fusion and northern flair made all the dishes extra tasty. We did our usual Palak paneer and CTM with the curry shrimp but I already want to go back to try other dishes. With proper copper serving dishes this place is worth a little extra as the quality merits it. Nice people and amazing food.
The food was delicious, and out of the ordinary Indian food.
The service is very spotty, hostess a little stressed out contributing to a less than relaxed atmosphere!
You need a great deal of time reading the menu, as it is extensive to say the least.
The restaurant is in a shabby building, but since we weren’t there for the area it was a dinner then head out of the area.
Great good! Loved it!!
I absolutely love how authentic the food here is. I drive all the way from the West side to the East side to eat here. When I go I order everything and eat to my hearts content. The wait staff are so friendly, accommodating and and quick to suggest food options for vegan and vegetarian dishes. When you ask for 10 in terms of heat you WILL get 10! My favorite dish is the fish pakora and the okra dish. Mmmm..... best food ever! If you have to skip the Nan because it’s flower based order the Papadum. It’s a thin, crisp, disc-shaped tort made with gram flour I think or it could be made from chickpea flour. I don’t recall.
The welcome by the owner is in traditional Indian style, which always adds to experience. We had traditional curry with shrimp and chicken and compare this to 30 years of worldwide Indinan food. Dhaba definitely ranks among the best, espacially for North America where most of the time not all authetic Indian spices are used. I also have to mention the tamarind sauce with the papadum, world class!! In short: if you want authentic Indian food: go to Dhaba!!
I have never been to an Indian restaurant and it was my boyfriend's birthday and he LOVES Indian food. So I'm looking on restaurant week places and I see this place and I hesitantly book it. Man I am so happy we went here. This place is phenomenal! The ambiance was amazing. The service was so attentive! The food was amazing! There was so much flavor in everything from the sauces to the naan! Everything was fresh! I couldn't even finish half! I would love to come back here again and try more of their food but the options they provided on the restaurant week menu was amazing, I can't imagine what else they have!
it was good as always, excellent garlic naans and chicken tika masala
Amazing food, great service and good location. The Dhaba has the best Indian food in town!!
By far the best Authentic Indian food in Arizona. Be prepare for fresh ingredients and amazing 5star service. The place is small so at time when they are busy it is quite loud I've experience later in the evening it quiets down. Delicious and plenty to take home for left overs too.
FANTASTIC FOOD! GOOD VALUE. AUTHENTIC! Great customer service. The chef(s) really know what they are doing in the kitchen. Entree's are served piping hot at the right temperature. Thank you so much Chris, for your help in choosing my entree again, as this was my second visit. Your friendly and professional demeanor is very much appreciated. When my friends are in the mood for authentic Indian cuisine, I will definitely suggest this venue! For all new future visitors, no worries......you can adjust the spice level to your liking!
Excellent food, great customer service, and wonderful ambiance!
A vegetarian, a picky eater, and three omnivores walk into a restaurant .....
Great selection for all of us, the menu is very authentic, generous portions (we had lunch the next day!). Have been extremely pleased every time we have gone.
The food here is always fantastic. The chicken tikka masala and saag are our absolute favorites. The thalis are great and a lot of food if you want to try a little of everything. The service is hit or miss. We had to ask 3 times for our drinks and twice for our garlic naan. We just know that when we go there it's definitely for the food and don't stress about the rest.
Surreal experience. Food was unbelievable, service outstanding. Wonderful message and mission. Not from the Phoenix area but will find time to return every time we visit.
Always fantastic and truly authentic food! I live in Uptown Phoenix and rarely drive to the East Valley. This is worth the drive. I took someone here for the first time, and they loved it. They had chicken curry and I order the Lamb Vindaloo on most visits, I love a good 8 or 9 level of spice. Rice pudding is a must for dessert.
One of my favorite places to eat. Great atmosphere and delicious food. Amazing vegetarian options as well. I frequently have business meetings here and everyone wants to return.
The food was amazing as always. Service is always friendly, and you never feel rushed through the meal.
We had a feast of amazing Punjabi authentic cuisine. Excellent service!
Per the norm, the cuisine was absolutely delicious and the wait-staff was friendly!
Nice food, Good Service. Not as big, Reserve a table
We went for Restaurant Week. This is an quiet gem in Tempe. The food was amazing! The service was quick. An upscale Indian atmosphere made it perfect for a quiet and intimate date. I would recommend this to those who enjoy Indian food or those who are looking for a nice date spot!!