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Dhaba Cuisine of India

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2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
310-399-9452
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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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A good find when not even looking for it. Excellent authentic Indian cuisine and good friendly service.

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Port Perry, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place whilst on a video shoot in Santa Monica. The hostess recommended items from the menu and boy was the food good. Highly recommend!

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Thank mufcfan2015
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'd passed by here many times and it looks very nice from the outside, especially the garden area. I did like that the food is locally sourced. It's a very typical Santa Monica type restaurant in that the menu has been adapted to local tastes. I found the food a bit overpriced and not as flavorful as typical Indian food,... More 

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Thank HollowTurtle
California
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We were a large group, and they rearranged tables to accommodate us. The hot chai tea was good and I really liked the vegetable korma. We all shared, and I was surprised that the serving sizes were so small for a group of nine people. The other foods didn't thrill me, and I couldn't taste any garlic on the garlic... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We ate here on the last night of our USA trip and loved the food. It was a very quiet Wednesday night but the service was great, fast and the food was wonderful and fresh.

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1 Thank EllenA1988
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to the Dhaba as my husband fancied Indian food before we went back to the UK after two weeks in the US. He said he has walked past the Dhaba so we booked it. When we turned up the place was very quiet and it was a Saturday night. The waiter was charming and the menu a bit... More 

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Thank Kirsty B
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Not like any indian we have ever had, the food was so disappointing, my wife Had a chicken korma, and I opted for the chicken vindaloo as I like a hot curry, when it eventually turned up my vindaloo was no hotter than her korma, And no chicken breast only brown leg meat The place is very shabby and service... More 

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Canberra
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138 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We arrived late-ish with a group of 12 and they accommodated us no problem, re-arranged tables etc. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food was standard Indian fare but generally above average in quality, very tasty. Service good. Good local and Indian beer options. Reasonably priced.

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1 Thank Tom D
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

If you like indian food. This is the place to be. Good food and nice prices. The staff were very friendly.

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1 Thank Andreas G
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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