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Dhaba Cuisine of India

2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
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Ranked #108 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
Most recent review
- May 8, 2014
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14 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Santa Monica, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

While the traditional fare is quite good my favorite dish here is the tandori chicken salad especially in the summer when you don't want something heavy.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Looking for somewhere to eat and wasn't especially seeking Indian, but Easter Sunday and not wanting a too Touristy setting in we went.The interior is simple won't knock your socks off, but adequate. The waiter was very informative and advised about portion sizes in terms of not over-ordering. Been to India Delhi etc. so have an idea about authenticity. The... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

We love Indian food. Being Australian we are lucky enough to enjoy lots of great Indian cuisine but this was equal to any that we had experienced in oz or in Britain. Well done. Great food. Thank you.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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276 reviews 276 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Go here. The food is really a step above. It has a small hole in the wall feel, and feels family owned. The kabobs were surprisingly tasty and their curry dishes were excellent. For some reason the nan was so so, but overall the do a really excellent job serving flavorful and balanced dishes. There are so many good restaurants... More

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Big Bear Region, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My love and I had just had fabulous massages and were not dressed for dinner so we took home some Curry chicken and rice, it was perfectly tender, seasoned just right and delicious. The hostess brought it out to our car when we drove up! I love small family enterprises like this. Next time we will make time to dine... More

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