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Dhaba Cuisine of India

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Dhaba Cuisine of India
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2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
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2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
310-399-9452
Today
5:30 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
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wonderful restaurant and staff

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2014
RichS67
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Dublin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner here. We decided to go here after searching for an Indian restaurant near our hotel. The combination starter was delicious as were our meals. The Tikka Masala was not as creamy as what I'm used to so it was quite spicy. Service was excellent and overall it was good value. Would highly recommend!

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Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Best food outside of India! You'll Love this quaint, family owned Restaurant. The Ambiance is fantastic and service is Fantastic. THE- BEST!!!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We came across Dhaba when walking down Main Street looking for our evening meal. What a fantastic find. The food was fresh and very tasty. A little spicier that what I'm used to. To follow we had homemade mango ice cream and rice pudding. If you come across this restaurant give it a try, you won't be disappointed

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86 reviews 86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I got in pretty late for this meal, but the staff made me feel welcome and was very helpful in choosing menu items. After a heavy lunch I was in the mood for a vegetarian dish and the food was fantastic. I'm a huge fan of India food in general, but this was especially good.

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San Francisco, California
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8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The restaurant's decor is great, we ordered several dishes and the food were tasteful, especially the curry chicken, service is quick and friendly, very good price for such an authentic Indian kitchen, don't miss it!

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karenivg
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Defiantly a "hidden" gem on Main St! Was not to busy for a Friday night (which we loved) And the food was wonderful!! We had appetizers; the Hummas and Naan, and for main course the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Tandori Shrimp....Large portions and they were both delicious. The Garlic and Onion Naan were amazing with the chutney sampler. Very... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We had a darling young woman from Australia as our waitress - great service! My husband ordered the combination p,ate which he said was quite good! Our 11 year old daughter & I split the Chicken Korma - and it was fabulous! We commented on how good it was and wasn't oily at all and the waitress said that because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  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?