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“Quality Punjabi food at great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Dhaba

The Dhaba
Ranked #336 of 4,168 Restaurants in Kolkata (Calcutta)
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Cuisine - Punjabi, Chinese, Moghlai Price -moderate Worst Dhaba food one can ever had. Old Glory is long forgotten where long queues use to await outside. New facelift and old chef gone.. Amazingly, in a gastro-connoisseur city like Kolkata, its still in business. Advise to stay away. Both of us got sick after eating there.
Kolkata, India
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“Quality Punjabi food at great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

If one place in Kolkata really pulled up its socks after a decline some years ago, it is The Dhaba. It was my favourite Punjabi food outlet. But its quality went down about 7/8 years ago. When I tried it recently, I found it top notch once again.

The outlet has three floors, with the ground floor being non-a/c and having a take away counter for kathi rolls and other food.

But the strength of The Dhaba is its authentic Punjabi dhaba style food. It gives large portions at reasonable rates. For the Indian breads, please specify how you want it done, otherwise you will get either not cooked at all or overdone.

The decor is not much but the service is good. The upper floors are clean. The place is open till 11pm and is good for families, who throng it in droves. Be prepared to wait for a table on weekends. But the wait is worth it.

  • Visited March 2013
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Calcutta,India
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“One of the best food hub of South Calcutta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

If you are a foodie, this is one of the best place to satisfy your palate in South Calcutta. But unlike Badshah, where one wouldn't go in the evening, this could be a favourite hang out for all. No particular favourite items though. Most of them are really really good.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“True Taste of Punjab”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2013 via mobile

In Kolkata if U wish to n die for lipsmacking Punjabi or North Indian food U must try this joint. Very vibrant n open in late hrs with great food n service. On main road it has d advantage of good connectivity. By Car,Bus,Tram.

  • Visited April 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Khana Punjab da”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

For the food it serves, it surely is a great joint, and you have a choice of both airconditioned and non-AC accommodation, which also sets the pricing of the food. There is a separate take-away facility, and service is rather speedy. Didn't find the earlier option of sitting on the roof deck - most probably a result of increase in pollution in the area.

Visited January 2013
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Dhaba-Worst Experience”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Food was pathetic. Pls dont waste ur money going to this restaurant.
Location and ambiance is good. But the staff is not trained well. The food tastes pathetic and the price is comparatively very high

Visited December 2012
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