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The Dhaba

1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
+1 480-446-2824
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (32 reviews)
“curry” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried this spot for the first time. Was a little concerned about the location, but fears were put to rest with the first bite. Think about making a reservation on Open Table. Gets crowded after 12:00 noon (at least on this Sunday). PRO’s: • Extensive...More

Thank Belle2gabby
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the amazing review and rating! I hope to see you again very soon! Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 6 March 2018

The food is wonderful the service is superb. I was treated like long lost family on my first visit, and I wasn't the only one. Every party was greeted and attended to as valued guests. These folks exude the art of hospitality.

Thank listi7
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review, listi7. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and really enjoyed everything. I hope to see you again soon. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We were in the area looking for possible vacation properties and stopped in for lunch. Don't let the outside deceive you. The food is incredible and the service just the same. I was able to enjoy a vegan lunch while my husband has a traditional...More

Thank sunnydays007
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thanks for stopping by while you were in the area, sunnydays007! I am happy to hear you had a wonderful experience with us and really enjoyed everything. I hope to see you again soon. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Have had the Chicken Tikki Masala twice, and this time I ventured to a number 6 in degree of spiciness(hot) ... too much for me but absolutely delicious. I just had to eat more naan as a result. Staff is friendly and attentive, owner made...More

Thank Yorka V
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Yorka! I am glad to hear you love our Chicken Tikki Masala and try out different spiciness levels. I hope to see you again soon for another meal. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 17 February 2018

Our first time at this restaurant on Velentine's day was a very nice experience. The service was excellent despite it being very busy, the food was good and would have been great too but my lamb was a little too long on the BBQ and...More

1  Thank annepaul33
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for stopping by for Valentine's Day, annepaul33. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your first visit with us and I look forward to seeing you again. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

I visited The Dhaba last evening and ordered the equivalent to a Chicken Tikka Masala. What I got as you can see from the picture was a whole lot of Masala looking sauce without the chicken! Now I come from London, and I know a...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

A bit pricey. Naan was delicious. Vindaloo had too much of a tomato taste. Vegetable karma was mostly potatoes

Thank Beckle100
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thanks for stopping by Beckle100. I hope to see you again. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Very attentive staff and delicious food (including gluten free); they really know what they do! We'll be back!

Thank Eliane S
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Eliane, thank you so much for taking a moment to leave a review. I am pleased to know that you enjoyed the service you received along with the menu options. I hope to see you again soon! Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 2 January 2018

A pleasant surprise to find this small restaurant that served great well cooked Indian cuisine. Am quite new to Indian food but I loved the experience.

Thank Amy A
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Amy, thank you so much for your kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your experience at The Dhaba. I hope to see you again. Have a wonderful day! Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 24 December 2017

Typically north Indian food (Punjab). Good for people who love Indian spice curry. Good ambiance and service. Serves both veg and non veg.

Thank Srini52
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Srini52, thank you for taking a moment to leave a review and rating. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the food and ambiance of The Dhaba! I hope to see you again. Best, Raveen (Owner)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-446-2824
Description
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. Our Dhaba food is non monolithic. It's simple. It's rich. It's robust. It's diverse. Please join our chefs and staff to explore real food prepared by real people.
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