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Posted by anonymous on 12/16/2010
For my money, the lunch buffet at Dhaba is one of the great bargains in the city. $10 buys you all the curry you can eat, with a nice choice of meat, chicken, and vegetable dishes, plus gulab jamen for dessert. The meat is uniformly tender, and the sauces flavorful. Then I finally had dinner here the other night -- and my friends and I had a fantastic meal. They raved about it! Two things to keep in mind: the menu is extensive, so don't overlook the British section, where you will find your favorite curries (Rogan Josh, Vindaloo, etc.), which you can pair up with your choice of meat or vegetable (light chicken, dark chicken, lamb, etc.) I had a curry I had never had before, its spiciness denoted by one pepper -- it was HOT! Vindaloo has two peppers, and another one had three -- these would NOT be for the weak of stomach! The second thing to keep in mind: the name of the restaurant -- I could never remember it, until I thought of -- Fred Flintstone. Yabba DHABA Do! This place has surpassed both Curry Leaf and Copper Chimney in my estimation of the best restaurants in Indian Row. Highly recommended...
Posted by Warren on 10/14/2010
My girlfriend and I love this place. We've tried other places now in Murray Hill, and we keep going back to Dhaba. Start with the spicy cashews, we actually order two now when we go, as you can take it home and it's great for left overs. Great deal for $4. Then do the lamb (achari gosht) which is amazing, but is spicy. Then order the chicken dish with yogurt, it will help cool your palate with all the spice. I recommend the naan (we like the habanaro, but it's only for the spicy fans!). Best Indaian food we've found in Curry Hill, love love love Dhaba. All in, $70 for two with a bottle of wine, and food left over for lunch the next day... just make sure you prepare your roomate for the strong smell of the spices!
Posted by Robbie on 07/13/2010
I went to Dhaba for lunch with my boyfriend. He got the lunch buffet, which he said was wonderful, but unfortunately there was no naan included in the buffet. For someone like me who loves Indian food, but isn't overly adventerous, the buffet is a no go. So I decided to order of the regular menu, which was expensive, and a "dinner portion" which could hardly qualify for the amount of food I got. My only complaint on the actual taste of the food, is some of the chicken was dark meat, which I do not like. Other than that the food tasted wonderful. The service was as usual, borderline rude but all in all I would say my experience at Dhaba was just so-so.
Posted by Ms. anonymous on 03/22/2010
I ate in before and everything was wonderful and nicely presented, but today I was craving Indian food again and I was in a rush so I figured why not order take out from Dhaba.I ordered the shrimp curry to go.I only had 3 jumbo shrimps in the curry & they were hardly cooked!My nan bread had so many burnt spots I could taste it! & I love nan bread,but this was awful.The dale was pretty good.The curry was good without the shrimp but, I paid for shrimp curry not shrimp added in curry!
Posted by Anonymo on 03/14/2010
The curse of NY indian food inconsistency strikes Dhaba. The first experience was great, and provided some hope that we could finally find decent indian food in this city. The second experience was a nightmare to say the least, food was nearly inedible. The Chicken Tikka Masala was swimming in grease with the heavy cream curded up. The chicken pieces are meant to be tandoori, but these were broiled, dry and overcooked. Stay away unless you want grease, the search for good indian in NY sadly continues for me....
Posted by neighbor on 01/28/2010
The food is super awesome. Fresh, interesting, and neatly packed and delivered. Ive also been in the kitchen, and its spotless! Highly recommended take out, if you cant take the somewhat noisy restaurant...
Posted by anonymous on 12/10/2009
I have been to Dhaba several times for their buffet lunch special ($9.95) and it never disappoints. The food is delicious. They always have a varied selection of meat and vegetable dishes, all of them tasty. The decor is very tasteful and pretty, much nicer looking than most Indian restaurants in Murray Hill. I highly recommend Dhaba.