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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

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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
Most recent review
Decent Indian food :D

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Pureum K
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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45 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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