All photos (1)Punjabi Dhaba

Punjabi Dhaba

10.01 review
Indian, Vegetarian
Ranked #3 in Fresno restaurants
Popular with:
  • 9.8
    Adventure Travelers
Write Review
Bookmark
3767 S Golden State Blvd, Fresno, CA 93725, USA
(559) 761-1600
Edit info

Member Reviews(1)

Sort by
Most Helpful
Los Angeles, California, USA
First to Review

Punjabi Dhaba is designed to be just like the dhabas in north India, being a small shack situated next to a highway truck stop that caters to truck drivers and travelers, serving spicy and hearty express meals. This restaurant is not known for ambiance (interior consists of diner booths and picnic tables bordered by grocery racks), but rather for the traditional dining experience of a dhaba.

The menu indicates Veg Thali as the most popular item, but I think any of the lassi and parantha are also worth the trip here. The sabzi list is brief, but includes most of the simple Punjabi vegetable dishes. Everything I've ordered is tasty. I tried the saag and shahi paneer in my thali. The saag here was prepared with bitter and spicy mustard greens, not just the typical spinach blended into a bland cream. The shahi paneer was very rich with a tomato base and nutty undertones. Both gravies were perfect to dip parantha or naan into.

The lassi at Punjabi Dhaba is the best I've had in California, because it's blended fresh to order and topped with bubbly foam. I have not yet seen any Indian restaurant present their lassi with such froth and foam. All the lassi at Punjabi Dhaba do not taste premade and are definitely not prepared by pouring mango juice over store-bought yogurt like I've seen at many Indian restaurants. You will like the lassi here if you enjoy the flavor of curd.

If you're visiting Yosemite or Fresno, Punjabi Dhaba is worth a visit. I bet a chilled cup of lassi sounds appealing when it's 95 degrees outside and you're driving thru Fresno.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersAdventure Travelers
Helpful
Report
Punjabi Dhaba

Show Nearby Places

Loading...
36.6797781-119.7376477
BEST WESTERN Village Inn
BEST WESTERN Village Inn
9.02 reviews
Distance: 7.45 mi
BEST WESTERN PLUS Fresno Airport Hotel
BEST WESTERN PLUS Fresno Airport Hotel
8.02 reviews
Distance: 5.93 mi
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno
Homewood Suites by Hilton Fresno
8.02 reviews
Distance: 11.08 mi
Holiday Inn Express Clovis Fresno Area
Holiday Inn Express Clovis Fresno Area
9.02 reviews
Distance: 11.37 mi
View all
The Big Fresno Fair
The Big Fresno Fair
7.810 reviews
Outdoors, Event or Festival
Distance: 3.67 mi
Forestiere Underground Gardens
Forestiere Underground Gardens
8.36 reviews
Sights and Museums, Historic Site
Distance: 11.94 mi
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
8.07 reviews
Sights and Museums, Zoo or Aquarium
Distance: 6.76 mi
Teazer World Tea
Teazer World Tea
9.04 reviews
Shopping, Market
Distance: 12.05 mi
View all
Pismo's Coastal Grill
Pismo's Coastal Grill
9.610 reviews
$$$$
American, Seafood
Distance: 12.28 mi
Dog House Grill
Dog House Grill
8.88 reviews
$$$$
American, Barbecue, Bar
Distance: 8.88 mi
Roll Me Some - Hand Crafted Rolled Ice Cream
Roll Me Some - Hand Crafted Rolled Ice Cream
8.01 review
Ice Cream and Desserts
Distance: 10.26 mi
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
8.45 reviews
$$$$
American, Seafood
Distance: 9.12 mi
View all
Report this place