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“Very good and different place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dhaba Express

Dhaba Express
Ranked #237 of 6,589 Restaurants in Chennai (Madras)
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Indian, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Alwarpet South
Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Very good and different place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

I would surely recommend this place. Good food and North Indian experience in South India.

There is two sections, outdoor and indoor Air Conditioned. Most people will stay outdoor to have the real Punjabi experience.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
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123 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Heaven for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

I regularly visit Dhaba express at nungambakkam high road for lunch. And I’m doing for a decade now. Its one of the cheap and best lunch buffet in the city. The place is not great and the ambiance was ok. But the food was really good and tasty and especially the hot jellaby and bindhy fry. I’m a big fan of those. As desert I love having sweet lassy which was not part of the buffet. It’s a nice place to be.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Karthick_Madurai
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Pori, Finland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
“Not very clean”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Had lunch on that day as the friend with me is familiar with this place. The quantity of food was more than required. But the cleanliness of the place and the staff need improvement.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Sethujyt
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Chennai (Madras), India
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290 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Desi Smell on entry but not mouth watering”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Positives:

1. Valet parking available.
2. The smell of Desi ghee and North Indian cusine on your entry remind you of your home made food, especially for people like me who have been away from home for about 15 yrs now.
3. The staff is courteous and tries their best to help.
4. You should try the Jalebis, my god its brilliant.

Negative:

1. The buffet only serves Vegeterian food. Well that was a turn off for me. Though I ordered a Tandoori it tasted more like Kasturi kebab
2. Lassi does not come with the Buffet. Infact there was no drinks which comes along with the food.
3. The food was good, but nothing extraordinary.

Having said this I would visit once more and check the a la carte. Probably it would change my view about the restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Indradeep R
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Chennai (Madras), India
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78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very good Punjabi food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is one of the best places in Chennai for good punjabi food with true value for money. The decor is simple and is designed like a dhaba. The food is very good, the service is not great but just about ok. But there are were a lot of mosquitoes. Crocodile coils were kept beneath the tables but they were inadequate. Try the pan after the food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ashutoshamehta
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