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Dhaba Express

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$$ - $$$
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8 Oland Cres, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1C6, Canada
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Middleton, Canada
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

We love this restaurant!!! Authentic East Indian Food in an intimate setting and good company. We have visited this restaurant on three occasions and we are impressed. Parking is tight in the lot ....so last time we parked on the street...this is a mini mall and the parking stalls are small. Inside the restaurant....really nice, good service, friendly and very... More 

2 Thank valley_millers
Halifax, Canada
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

My partner and i went for lunch here on a wednesday. It was busy but the waitress was good and we did not have to wait too long to be served. excellent food! Just the right amount of spices and a good selection.

1 Thank Phil268
Kentville, Canada
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

I only tried the lunch time menu, but was really impressed with the freshly cooked appetizer basket to share. Excellent quality meal, and really nice wait staff. Despite being a relatively small space, it doesn't feel overcrowded. There seemed to be quite a few business lunches going on, so a good atmosphere,. Will definitely return for an evening meal.

1 Thank Valleyresident
Halifax, Canada
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272 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

It took a while to get round to going but it was worth it! We moved from the UK about 9 months ago and have really missed our Indian takeaways! This is a small place, sort of tucked away but food was good! The menu was quite narrow but the idea of doing a platter with naan and rice works... More 

1 Thank CraigwsEr
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177 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

The vegetarian lunch thali frequently brings me back to the Dhaba Express. Chick pea salad, basmati rice, and a nice sized naan accompany three different vegetarian curries. A very filling meal at a good price. Service is attentive and friendly.

1 Thank Larry C
Truro, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

I travel a bit every year. This year was for Cuba, Costa Rica and New Hampshire.(again) I enjoy a good spicy meal, where ever I go. However, the carribean countries does not offer any sort of spicy meals. Zip lining in Costa Rica was a memorable event I undertook with my older brother. It was very frightening for the first... More 

1 Thank Kmydean
Halifax, Canada
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

I had read good reviews of Dhaba Express and have been missing good decent Indian food since moving back to Halifax. I gave Dhaba Express a change and was not disappointed. I found it expensive relative to Indian food in other cities, but that may be to be expected given that it's Halifax. The service was prompt and friendly. They... More 

Thank sir-hilary
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

All I am going to say is , this place is authentic and delicious. Samosa's and pakora's are incredible! Vindaloo's are perfectly spiced and the paneer is a must try. 4.5 stars and thank god I live in Canada because this is what makes our country unique. The very best of all cultures and dhaba express proves that.

2 Thank Gumps G
Indian Harbour, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

My family and I always eat at Dhaba Express when in Bayers Lake. All of the food is worth trying. My favourite being butter chicken. Service is great! I highly recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank maibuckle
Halifax, Canada
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113 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

If you like Indian, try this place. It is not ideally located for tourists as it is in a business park, but if you are in that area, it the best place to eat.

2 Thank Margaret B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Oland Cres, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3S 1C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: 444-4411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?