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The Dhaba

1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
+1 480-446-2824
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (32 reviews)
“lamb curry” (10 reviews)
“mango” (9 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm Hours
CUISINES
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1874 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-6058
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1 - 10 of 253 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is, hands down, one of THE BEST dining experiences we have EVER had. From the professionally warm greeting to the service to the food, this lovely restaurant cannot be beat. Everything we had stood on its own exceptionalness! We started with smooth and tasty...More

Thank Jacksbox
Reviewed 26 July 2018

The food was top quality, even for Indian food, which is usually good. The lamb was particularly excellent, well cooked and spiced. The portions were large enough for us to take another meal home for the next day. The garlic naan was special also. The...More

1  Thank edwardwE3008HA
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I have been coming here for years and have always enjoyed their lunch menu. Granted, when the wife of the owner is not around in the restaurant, then the service can sometimes be slow and inefficient, but I have so far excused it. Unfortunately, today...More

1  Thank Berthold H
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

In the mood for some curry and this is the place for it. You can taste the freshness of the spices. I had the lamb curry and the meat was fall apart tender. And they make it to your level of how much heat you...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Our umpteenth visit over last 10 years. Unmatched quality and focus on humility, service and bending over backwards to please.

1  Thank roshan f
Reviewed 30 May 2018

By far best Indian (Punjab) cuisine my wife and I have encountered in the Valley of the Sun! Taking advantage of Restaurant Week, we were able to thoroughly enjoy a both esthetic and flavorful, if not flamboyant trip to India within The Dhaba’s culinary and...More

Thank GastroEclectico
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

GastroEclectico, thank you for taking the time to leave a review and rating. I am pleased that you enjoyed your experience at The Dhaba. I am happy that you and your wife enjoyed your drinks and delicious food! I look forward to seeing the both...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We LOVE Indian food, and generally the spicier, the better. This place has really, really good Indian food. You can order it as spicy as you like. We started at 10 (out of 10). It was a bit too hot. Settled at 8, and it’s...More

1  Thank dmmonroe
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

dmmonroe, thank you for the great review and 5-star rating! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Visited this restaurant because of all the positive reviews. Neat little place that started great with the poppadom and sauces. It was disappointing after that. Food dishes contain very little meat and lots of sauce. Sauce was very disappointing. Service was very slow and forgetful....More

1  Thank Larry E
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thanks for stopping by 702larrye. I am glad you gave us a try and I hope that you will reconsider and join us again in the future. Best, Raveen (Owner)

Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

1  Thank Belle2gabby
Raveen D, Owner at The Dhaba, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

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.

1  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)

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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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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