The Dhaba Welcome to Dhaba

The embodiment of food in the spirit of the nation is an integral part of its identity. Our Dhaba is the embodiment of Punjabi food and Punjab – a state that has been the envy of the nation (India). In India and Pakistan, highways are dotted with local restaurants popularly known as 'Dhabas', providing local cuisine and serving as stops for truck drivers. Dhabas are traditionally characterized by casual seating on cots (called chaarpai in Hindi) and food prepared in clay ovens (tandoor). Over time Dhabas have come to define a culture, centered on food. Real Punjabi has been influenced by the diverse culinary cultures of Persia, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Punjab provided a conduit to caravans from Bukhara, Kabul & Kashmir. The wonderful frontier foods intertwined with the rich stream of Hindu, Sikh, Pathan, Muslim and Kashmiri migrants enriched the Punjabi cuisine.Our Dhaba food is non monolithic. It’s simple. It's rich. It’s robust. It's diverse. Please join our chefs and staff to explore real food prepared by real people.

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Incredible, authentic Indian food served in a European cafe-style setting with Hindi top-40 music videos playing on a plasma screen at the small but adequate bar; the music drifts through the entire restaurant and gives a very metropolitan feel.

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The Dhaba is located at India Plaza, Tempe, AZ. Major cross streets are Apache Blvd & McClintock.
Address 1872 E Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480.557.8800 | 480.446.2824
Fax: 480.446.2825
Email: Locate Us

Hours of Operation

Mon - Fri
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun
12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We are OPEN 7 days a week





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