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Dhaba is really...Wait, what did you say?

Beer, Dinner, IndianLizComment

Good Thing You Don't Need to Hear Food to Taste it!

With my parents in town, there are countless meals that need to be accounted for as well as many different preferences to please. My family enjoys Indian food and we've gone to Dhaba (http://dhabanyc.com/) many times and we've been happy with it in the past.

The reason this is in the past tense is because the restaurant was UNBEARABLY LOUD. My parents were seated right across from me and my brother was right next to me - I could not hear anything without YELLING. I also noticed that there were not many Indian people eating at the restaurant - mostly tourists. In the past, this was not the case. It makes me wonder if this restaurant has fallen from grace a bit. The quality was good but no longer great.

Anyway, let me explain what we did order. Since I couldn't talk with my mom or dad without yelling, I felt like I needed a drink. I got a Kingfisher.

  Kingfisher Beer

Kingfisher Beer

We ordered several dishes to share. My mom loves Shrimp Curry, so we obviously had to get that. We also got Chicken Tikka Masala and Chicken Korma - both with white meat chicken only. I love the mix of the more savory Tikka with the sweeter Korma. There isn't a significant amount of chicken in either, the sauce to chicken ratio is all off, but I feel that is pretty typical in Indian cuisine I've had in NYC.

  Shrimp Curry

Shrimp Curry

  Chicken Tikka Masala

Chicken Tikka Masala

  Chicken Korma

Chicken Korma

We also ordered Basmati Rice and two orders of Garlic Naan. The naan was delicious but a bit greasy.

  Basmati Rice

Basmati Rice

  Garlic Naan

Garlic Naan

For NYU graduation, the Empire State building was lit up Violet. How awesome! I took several snaps to share below.

  Lit up Violet Baby!

Lit up Violet Baby!

  The Empire State Building has never looked better!

The Empire State Building has never looked better!

I'm disappointed but my family will need to find a better go-to Indian spot where we can actually enjoy our food AND conversation!

Cheers,

Liz