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We Found Fantastic Dhaba-Style Punjabi Food In Mumbai | The Urban Vibe

We Found Fantastic Dhaba-Style Punjabi Food In Mumbai | The Urban Vibe

Pritam Da Dhaba is centrally located in the heart of city and just a few minutes away from Dadar station (Dadar TT circle). It is famous for its North Indian fare. If you’re one of those who wouldn’t mind greasy hands or fingers (thanks to the best tandoori dishes) and spicy gravies that’ll have both your mouth and nose running? Then we feel you! This iconic dhaba- style restaurant started in the pre independence era of 1942,  Pritam Da Dhaba has been well famed for its food, vibe and service for years and years! Recently, after a major reformation it reinvented itself to bring back the same old style of slow cooking, and Tandoori Kebabs that will take you back to the villages of North! Towards to the end of this story find a list of great dhaba restaurants around Mumbai


A new door welcomes you to the same old Pritam. Set up in a rustic fashion, you could almost mistake this place for Punjab. On a bustling Friday night, it took us a little longer to get the perfect seating. There were barely any tables vacant on either of the seating area, and since it was mid April the weather did not really permit us to get the whole dhaba feel by seating outdoors.  So this restaurant’s outside section is very unusual, reminded us of a roadside dhaba restaurant which is like most of the truck stops or highway stop. While your’re here relax, recline and unwind on a charpayya (khaatiya)  and dine under the stars. Literally. They also have an indoor section with A/c with fine dine interiors and a bar too!


Start with Karari roti, share you’re favorite tandoori starter so you don’t stuff yourself to much in the start. If your up for some chaat ? Chowkwali Alu Tikki: Delhi style Alu Tikki served with chole, Paneer Tikka and we recommend you to try their Taco style masala papad with makkhan.

For the mains we ordered a Subz Handi (disappointment), Paneer makhanwala  & Chur chur paratha which was to our surprise a little different- Indian bread made on a tandoor layered with some uttery – buttery pesto paste. Definitely a hit! Dal Makhanwala dint do justice for us as it was runny and bland. We expected it to be rich and creamy just like Dal Bukhara. The desserts looked pretty average so we just ordered a classic brownie topped with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. (Not bad at all).

Why you should go:

If you are looking for an unusual dhaba style dining experience to enjoy Punjabi/North Indian food that blows your mind, you are in for a treat here! Enjoy a hearty meal with your family or office colleagues post work, as you recline on the customary Charpoys the aroma of freshly cooked Tandoori delicacies will definitely jingle your appetite.



Address: 1, Swami Ganjivandas Marg, Lokmanya Tilak Colony, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400014

Phone: 022 2414 3311

Hours Open: 11AM – 12AM  

Meal for two: INR 1200/- for two (approx)

List of Best Dhabas in Mumbai

Dhaba Names Location
Shalimar Dhaba Mumbai-Nashik Highway, Kalyan
Mezbaan Dhaba Bombay Pune Road, Mumbra, Thane Area
Parsi da Dhaba Village Varwada | Taluka Talasari, Thane
Pritam Da Dhaba Dadar East, Mumbai
Guru da Dhaba Andheri West, Mumbai
Arma Court Off WE HIghway
New Mini Punjab Restaurant Vashi Navi Mumbai
Bombay Dhaba Mumbai-Nashik Highway
Rajdhani Dhaba in Bhiwandi, Mumbai Mumbai Nashik Highway
Oye Punjabi, Padga Mumbai Nashik Highway
Dairyland, Talasari National Highway No 8
Varsu Dhaba, Lonavla Mumbai Pune Highway
Bhajan Singh Da Dhaba Old Mumbai-Pune Highway

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