The food was good! The ambience was good but was more authentic to a Dhaba (highway pitstop in India) than I was expecting. Good service but Their EFTPOS machine was not working and we literally had to empty our last pocket change to pay for our food which was a big put off
Last min thy cancelled the onljne table booking which made us disappointed during mid nite 11:45pm we roamed around for food at mid night along with little kids (3 family’s).
Good night, food was excellent. Tandoori platter was excellent as was the keema naan and roti.
Second visit, food is authentic, not excessively spiced, but loads of flavour that is well balanced. Enjoyed a selection of meat, veg and lentil dishes - all excellent. Only negative (slight) was the roti and paratha which were firm and a little tough. Staff friendly and work hard to keep food and drinks flowing. Nice atmosphere.
For our first trip to Melbourne what a lovely find of quality Indian food. The service was a bit slow but efficient and friendly. The food was quality from start to finish. Would highly recommend it to others to try.
Nice food. We had to ask multiple times for requests...so service could be improved.
Food is excellent
My wife & I had seen this restaurant on a travel/lifestyle show & it was talked up a lot. Was disappointed with the quality of the food. Service was great & ambience ok but the prawn vindaloo was too sour & the balance of flavours was amiss. The naans were soggy too. Alright for a one time eat out but I don't think we'll go there again.
We enjoyed our lunch very much. It was delicious and of high quality. More importantly, the staff were very friendly.
The food is very good and very Indian.I think the best Indian non-veg restaurant in CBD.The ambience is also good with lesser noise inside. Easily reachable in tram. Those from docklands etc can come to city for a team outing too.
Desi Dhaba does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.
Desi Dhaba is rated 4 stars by 10 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.