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$20 for $40 Worth of Indian Cuisine
Kashmiri chicken tikka masala—marinated with spices and yogurt, baked inside a tandoor, and blanketed with masala sauce and cream—is $13, and Dhaba lamb curry is $14. Naan bread is $2 and tandoori roti $3. See the full menu.
Named after the friendly, casual eateries of India's Punjab province, The Dhaba explores the rich flavors of South Asia, including influences from Iran and Afghanistan. Guided by knowledgeable servers and a vast menu, guests embark upon tasting treks that highlight fresh, seasonal soups and snacks inspired by streetside food carts and rickshaws fashioned from giant samosas. Halal meats such as chicken, goat, and lamb marinate in flavorful curries before basking in tandoori clay ovens, and a hearty lineup of meat-free entrees lures vegetarians with spinach dumplings, paneer, and spiced chickpeas. Instead of hibernating in a rock-candy cave, sweet teeth flock toward gulab jamun, a traditional fudge made with carrots, cashews, milk, and raisins.