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“Excellent Indian food” 5 of 5 stars
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Desi Dhaba
401 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 547-4121
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Ranked #264 of 554 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Excellent Indian food in USA. Home service is very good.The buffet lunch is extremely good and the amount charfed is prety descent. You would feel at home here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
1 review
“Can try only once!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Service was not that good. Buffet was ok. Not too many options for chicken and desserts specially. The food served is not hot. Not worth it after 1 hr drive.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Very tasty. We had the food delivered and had plenty of leftovers for another meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

Very tasty. We had the food delivered and had plenty of leftovers for another meal!

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boston
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad experience!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2008

I recently had dinner at desi dhaba .It was bad bad experience.....The person who took the order kept us waiting for almost 20-30 minutes in between the meal. when asked for "dal " he told us he would check with some one in the kitchen and left but didnt come back for 20 minutes ,we kept waiting for our Dal only to know that it would take more time and the reason given was it was a busy day . We got so furious as this guy knew that we were halfway between our dinner.I think they should learn to hire people with commonsense and who can take up responsibility....
The buffet served also is typical and has the same taste that i found at the other places and they always run out of the dessert ...

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Go someplace else”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

I have had the lunch buffet here a few times with no complaints. There is outdoor patio seating, which was very nice today. The buffet food selection is pretty standard: rice, chicken tikki masala, a veggie dish, spinach dish, salad, naan (they ran out!), rice pudding. The food seemed watered down ie. there weren't many pieces of chicken in the tikki masala.
I think the reason for my poor review today is that I have found a much better place and it is close by: The Kebab Factory on Washington St. in Somerville. They also do a lunch buffet. Do yourself a favor and head to this place.

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