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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

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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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
Lovely restaurant

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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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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Tuusula, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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