The Dhaba

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Background

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.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2016 IMPACT Award Recipent
  • Tempe Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
  • Don Carlos Award

Contact Info

Address:

1872 E Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ 85281

Phone:

(480) 557-8800 View Website
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