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Dhaba Cuisine of India

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2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
310-399-9452
Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy and spicey!

We were a party of 5 and able to sit outside in their beautiful patio! We had read comments that the food wasn't spicy but we thought it was. The Vegetable Korma and Channa Masala were excellent! Others had the Tikka Masala which was well flavored too! The waiter was spot on with our needs. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We were a party of 5 and able to sit outside in their beautiful patio! We had read comments that the food wasn't spicy but we thought it was. The Vegetable Korma and Channa Masala were excellent! Others had the Tikka Masala which was well flavored too! The waiter was spot on with our needs. The owner stopped by to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very good food!! everyone enjoyed it in our group...,quick service. The chicken tikka & Fish tikka were very tasty

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Santa Monica, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a charming restaurant with excellent food. The Korma is my favorite (and least spicy) and their Nan is amazing. Very recommended when in Santa Monica.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The restaurant was pleasant and the food very good. The manager was extremely helpful in helping our large group off 11 adults pick food and manage serving sizes. We had a pleasant garden room all to ourselves. Only open Weds through Sun from 6 pm on but we made that work.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Decent Indian food at ok prices. I think it is nice but I cannot say it is the best Indian food that I had. The portions are good. The flavors are quite mild compared to the other Indian restaurants that my Indian friends took me. If you want very strong flavors then this restaurant is not for you. But overall... More 

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california
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

pretty nice food, but quite sanitized to appeal to the local folks. nevertheless, the food is pretty good and a nice space to enjoy a quiet meal.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Dined with my family yesterday on our vacation from UK. This was one of the worst food that we ever had. Apart from Pakoras everything else was rubbish. Went with high hopes reading reviews on Trip Advisor and other sites. Complete disappointment.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

My wife and I have been coming to Dhaba for many years on our vacations from the UK. The food and service are both exemplary, and we're looking forward to our next visit very much. Josh always treats us like friends when we meet him again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very old Indian restaurant in Santa Monica with very good Indian food. Good value for the price and very nice service. Would recommend if one is in Santa Monica.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I found this place a few years ago just walking round, had a really great dinner there so had planned to return. This time 4 adults and 3 kids including a 2.5 year old, they were great sorting out a nice table and even helping play with the kids while we were getting seated, that is service beyond expectations. Food... More 

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Additional Information about Dhaba Cuisine of India

Address: 2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
Phone Number: 310-399-9452
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-399-9452

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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