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Northern Indian Cuisine with numerous unique creations east of ASU

The Dhaba is a new Indian Restaurant (as of June 21, 2008) featuring northern Indian cuisine with numerous appetizers you won't see anywhere else in the Phoenix metro area. Most menu items are Vegetarian and can be made Vegan as well.

Appetizers include:
Bombay Bhel Puri (A savory snack made with crisp puffed rice and tossed with cubes of onions, potatoes, cilantro, and various spices)
>Kolkata Pani Puri (A street snack, comprising of round, crispy hollow "puris" fried crisp and filled with a watery mixture of tamarind, chili and potatoes)
>Delhi Papdi Chaat (A savory snack made with dough, and a mixture of cubed potatoes, onions, gram beans and sprinkled with spices)
>Amritsri Samosa Chaat (A triangular shaped vegetarian snack made of flour stuffed with potatoes, onions, chili, and served with a yogurt sauce)
>Ambala Tiki Chaat (Two potato pancakes served with garbanzo beans, onions, and garnished with fresh mint & tamarind chutney and yogurt)
>Masala Papad (A crunchy, spicy and delicious flat flour crisp prepared with cumin seeds. Baked in our clay oven)
>Bhatura Chole (Leavened deep fried bread served with Dhaba style curried chick peas)
>Gulshan E Bahar (Garden Medley – An assortment of fresh veggie fritters served with mint & tomato chutney)
>Hara Bhara Kabab (Mixed green Veg Kabab)
>Tawa Spiced Omelette (Garden fresh veggies and eggs stir fried on a tradition black pan)

Lunch wraps include:
>Ravi Sabji (Assorted fresh veggies accompanied with Tomatoes and cucumber, rolled in our freshly baked tandoori naan)

Vegetarian dinner entrees include:
>Dal Jalandhari (This delicacy from the northern region of Punjab comprises of nutritious lentils slow-cooked to perfection with a hint of fresh butter)
>Punjabi Chole (Curried chickpeas that are pleasantly spicy with a tangy taste)
>Dil Bahar Korma (Vegetable Korma made with fresh seasonal vegetables inspired by our chefs)
>Punjabi Kadhi (Slow cooked veggie dumplings in a savory yogurt based sauce) >Kurkuri Bhindi (Crispy fresh okra rings prepared with mouth watering spices in a specially designed wok)
>Karela Dhamaka (Fresh bitter melon cooked in Dhaba style spices sautéed with onions, garlic and ginger)
>Paneer Tikka Masala (Cubes of Paneer combined in an authentic, richly spiced sauce made of tomatoes and onions)
>Lahori Malai Kofta (Malai Kofta is a vegetarian substitute for meatballs, consisting of dumplings made out of paneer (cottage-cheese), cauliflower florets, carrots and potatoes in a rich and creamy sauce)

Added by Steve Carlson on Jul 3 08 (last updated Oct 1 11)

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This is a nicely decorated Indian restaurant with lovely serving bowls. The vegan items are clearly marked. It is pricey and I usually opt for other places unless I have a Groupon (they frequently offer them). Also, I eat plenty of spicy food, but multiple times we have somehow ordered something so spicy that it's almost impossible to eat and our motor functions diminished.

Some people I know love this place because of the decor and service (compared to most other Indian places), but I usually go for something simple delicious, and cheaper instead.

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By far the best indian eatery in the valley.Since our arrival in the valley we have been to almost all the indian restaurants.The Dhaba is certainly an oasis in the desert.True to its name(highway stop in north india)food is truly homestyle,fresh heart healthy exotic indian vegetables cooked daily and served in copper dishes.prices are so reasonable,it does not seem you are in a casually elegant restaurant from the days of the British Raj.
a must stop for all vegans to the valley.Service is just superb.
The patio,the indian artifacts,the menu with intresting punjabi categories just completes the experience.
The india plaza department stores-the largest south Asian store gives more reasons to eat at the Dhaba.a huge selection of spices,grains all under one roof-a true vegan paradise.

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Apache Blvd. Restaurant Row


Located just east of McClintock Dr and Apache Blvd in Tempe, on the north side of the street, in the India Plaza - Spice Coast building.

Accepts Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


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  • Indian (Northern)


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


main image for The Dhaba image for The Dhaba Saag Paneer. Cubes of cottage cheese layered with cooked spinach.


11am - 3pm;
5pm - 10pm
noon - 10pm

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