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“Good dhaba ambience in Mumbai suburb” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dara's Dhaba

Dara's Dhaba
Mira Road | Western Express Highway, Thane, Mumbai (Bombay) 401107, India
+91-22-28456119
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Ranked #545 of 11,007 Restaurants in Mumbai (Bombay)
Price range: $11 - $18
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Bar, Family Fare
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good dhaba ambience in Mumbai suburb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I have been there to this Shaba couple of times now. It has a dhaba kind of ambience, with cots and masnads (pillows). The food is yummy. A very delicious and tasty punjabi food. There is lot of rush on the week ends and holidays, hence better to reach there early. The kebabs are delicious. Atta rotis, you will not find anywhere else. Lot of people with families come to eat here. There is enough space for parking.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Yummy chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The three of us (I, wife and our 14 months' old kid) visited this restaurant on Dec 30, 2012. The place was choc-a-bloc and we waited for almost 30 minutes before we got a seat.

We ordered chicken banjara starters, atta roti and one chicken dish - afran something (can't remember the exact name but it was a medium-spicy red gravy with a generous helping of chicken and capsicum in it). We also ordered Punjabi lassi (sweet yogurt for the unknown) which was served in one of the tallest glasses I have ever seen. I have never tasted such good lassi yet - thick, creamy and sweet. The person who took down our order was courteous & patient enough to help us choose & order the right quantity of food.

Pros:

1. Good service - waiters were prompt in serving food and waiting time post-ordering was minimal
2. Fresh chicken served generously (good blend of price, quality and quantity)
3. Location - just off the western expresshighway with ample parking
4. Good place for a large group / family to hang out

Cons:

1. AC restaurant was shut down - I dont know if it was intentional but with a kid, you need an AC restaurant
2. Mosquitoes - We had good company sitting outside but the staff was considerate enough to light up mosquito coils which was the most that they could have done

Overall, an enjoyable experience and we will definitely visit it again.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Food & Ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I visited this place around a year back. Good Village home like ambiance..Nice rich food..Forget ur diet plan when u are here..food will be loaded with calories - thts the secret of amazing taste. Caution: If you are planning to order Gulab Jamun - order only 1 plate for 2. They are huge & too much for 1 person. Nice lively place- easily accessible by auto from mira rd station.

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“good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Lovely atmosphere... u can seat on 'khatiya' (rope bed) & have cushion pillow to seat ease.. and enjoy good punjabi food & drinks. Not expensive.

Visited April 2012
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“Not bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Couple of us landed up at Daras Dhaba on the Highway just after the Toll Naka. We walked in pretty lte nearer to closing time but they were gracious enough to seat us in te rear end.
Alchohol - Expensive
Food - Also Expensive but sufficient portions. Taste - Very Average. Not Dhaba style but regular Indian food which you get in practically all Restaurants in Mumbai.
I remember going here many many years ago when it was still a very tiny Dhaba bt now they have an AC section & a Hotel with Rooms. Well it just doesnt seem like a Dhaba excluding the fact that they still have Charpais, A Dhol Player etc. Though it still is a Dhaba theeffect is missing.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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