Adda Hitmakers to Open Dhamaka in the Essex Market
The team behind critically acclaimed Indian restaurants Rahi and Adda is finally ready to debut their newest venture.
Dhamaka joins the new Essex Market as a next generation vendor-restaurant. Owner Roni Mazumdar and partner Chintan Pandya will introduce a menu of everyday Indian foods, such as meat served on the bone and fish served whole.
Dhamaka, which means “burst of emotions” in Hindi, was initially slated for arrival in summer 2019, but delays and COVID-19 pushed the opening back to this fall.
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