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Dhaba

108 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016 40.74233 -73.982731
nr. 27th St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-679-1284 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

highwaydhaba.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-midnight; Fri-Sat, noon-1am; Sun, noon-10:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 28th St.

Prices

$12.95-$20.95

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Tea Time

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

18th St. to 28th St., Broadway to FDR Dr.

Profile

You may feel the temptation to haggle upon walking into this Curry Hill eatery. With fabric rolls colorfully lining one wall, photos of beaded bracelets adorning the bar-front, and jars filled with rice and spices stashed on shelves, the restaurant certainly feels like a blend of Mumbai’s Chor Bazaar (antiques) and Crawford Market (food). The scene makes a vibrant backdrop to 100 familiar Northern-style dishes; if you can’t find something from that variety then perhaps the “British Curry House” specials, like balti (quickly-cooked curries) or bhuna (Indian-style stir fries), will suffice. Chaats, especially the purani Delhi ki papri—wedges of crunchy dough, crispy semolina strands, chunky potatoes, chickpeas and a cool, tart, sweet combo of yogurt, tamarind and chutney—taste street-stall fresh. Flaky samosas, stuffed with strikingly-seasoned potatoes, peas and cauliflower may be the best on the block; and the aromatic murgh biryani brims with the juiciness of the slow-cooked chicken. A sarson ka saag, spinach and mustard green puree, is overwrought with spice, however, and a tad heavy on the belly. A late-night menu sustains those in the market for eats after hours.

Buffet

Lunch, Mon.-Sat., noon-3 p.m., $10.95; brunch, Sun., noon-3 p.m., $12.95

Recommended Dishes

Purani Delhi ki papri chaat, $6; aloo gobi samosa, $5; dum murgh biryani, $5

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