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Dhaba Cuisine of India

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Santa Monica
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2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
+1 310-399-9452
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18:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Fri 18:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The word “dhaba” refers to a highway restaurant in India with the suggestion of hearty, tasty, unpretentious food. This establishment in pretty, cool, Santa Monica, only a couple of blocks from the ocean, cleverly borrows the moniker with a wink and a nod, and lives up to it, handsomely. I’ve visited a handful of times over the years, and the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I and a friend stopped here for dinner and had a very good experience. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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338 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Fancied a curry and converge at the hotel sent us here . We felt rushed as it was a Sunday evening . Menu very small not much choice . Pakoras and samosas were OK . Plates were cold and food not hot enough when it came to the table . My husband had the chicken vindaloo and I had the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visited this place during our trip to LA as we craved some Indian food. The taste was outstanding, fresh and homemade. Service was great too. The decor of the restaurant however can use some remodeling to be in par with current times. That would really do justice to this place.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 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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Los Angeles, California
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

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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California
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2104 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2216
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-399-9452

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

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