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Dhaba Cuisine of India

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

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Indian food

We ate here on the last night of our USA trip and loved the food. It was a very quiet Wednesday night but the service was great, fast and the food was wonderful and fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
EllenA1988
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group, and they rearranged tables to accommodate us. The hot chai tea was good and I really liked the vegetable korma. We all shared, and I was surprised that the serving sizes were so small for a group of nine people. The other foods didn't thrill me, and I couldn't taste any garlic on the garlic... More 

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Thank EvaDickstein
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on the last night of our USA trip and loved the food. It was a very quiet Wednesday night but the service was great, fast and the food was wonderful and fresh.

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1 Thank EllenA1988
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Dhaba as my husband fancied Indian food before we went back to the UK after two weeks in the US. He said he has walked past the Dhaba so we booked it. When we turned up the place was very quiet and it was a Saturday night. The waiter was charming and the menu a bit... More 

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Thank Kirsty B
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Not like any indian we have ever had, the food was so disappointing, my wife Had a chicken korma, and I opted for the chicken vindaloo as I like a hot curry, when it eventually turned up my vindaloo was no hotter than her korma, And no chicken breast only brown leg meat The place is very shabby and service... More 

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1 Thank j0hnnymac08
Canberra
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We arrived late-ish with a group of 12 and they accommodated us no problem, re-arranged tables etc. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food was standard Indian fare but generally above average in quality, very tasty. Service good. Good local and Indian beer options. Reasonably priced.

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1 Thank Tom D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

If you like indian food. This is the place to be. Good food and nice prices. The staff were very friendly.

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1 Thank Andreas G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

We sat outside for my boyfriends birthday and had a great time I highly recommend Lovely atmosphere, very good food, service is fab and a nice romantic meal.

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Thank Keb1981
Singapore, Singapore
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140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is decent, but not great, Indian food. Located just a couple of blocks away from the beach, it serves up what feels like somewhat home-cooked food (but by an aunt, who is not really known for her cooking). We tried 4-5 dishes which were all serviceable, but you can get better food almost anywhere. The service was quite friendly... More 

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Thank Ulysses S
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My husband and I waslked past Dhaba during the day and decided to come back for dinner, as we both love Indian food. The restaurant turned out to be a disappointment though. The service was ok and the food wasn't bad, but I've had a lot better Indian food! The naan bread was the only exception, it was not good!... More 

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Thank LindaGlobetrotter
Tuusula, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

The service was weird, not very friendly. The naan was dry and not so good. My chicken was raw, had to return it to the kitchen. The sauce of the chicken was good though. Didnt like their mangolassi either, too much kardemumma. Also the bill was wrong at first, had to ask re-do it. So not very good visit in... 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>  > 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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