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Spice Indian Restaurant

Nambatu Area, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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English first
Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

a very gracious lady, we noted she makes an effort to call at all tables to assure herself all's fine. Three couples decided we would give Spice a try. We weren't disappointed. There are just 2 suggestions I would like to make...........not criticism. We found the curries a tad too oily. Plus some of the dishes were just a little... More

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I dined here with colleges, one of whom was Indian. There is not much to say really. The food rates with the best Indian/Sri Lankan/Pakistani food I have had anywhere. It is freshly prepared and cooked in the chef's own style. We couldn't fault it. We'll all be back, probably many times.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food is freshly cooked to order, with any alterations you request, and tastes quite authentic. On par with the best Indian, or period. A vegan, I was made to feel at home by the in-restaurant owners, who are there to cater to customers. I look forward to going back, with a date, and eating in.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

No basmati rice, instead waterlogged clumps of oversalted rice. Requested mild dish, chef made hot dish and refused to redo the dish. Service mediocre. New owners are Irish, should serve soda bread, they might get it right.

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Laie, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I very much enjoyed my visit to Spice. The food was excellent (fish masala, chicken kebab, and butter naan) and so was the service. The owners made me feel very comfortable (and seemed to do the same for the other customers as well). The servers also made sure I was taken care of without being overbearing. I want to emphasize... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by a tour guide - and we were not disappointed. It is an easy walk during the day from the centre of Port Vila or a cheap taxi or bus ride at night. The food was fabulous - authentic Indian. Service impeccable. It is under new ownership and the hosts are just... More

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here last saturday night for the first time. The new owners Neil and Maria are 110% customer focused, a welcome change to usual Port Vila cafes and restaurants. Their Indian food was authentic and superb. Best I have had in Port Vila. I had Beef Masala, Maggie had Navrattan Korma, both divine. Good food... More

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Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We loved the food and the whole experience of dining at Spice. The new owners are lovely and took the time to come over to my husband & I for a chat. The food was outstanding. Will be returning on our next trip to Vanuatu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We dined here twice recently and enjoyed wonderfully flavorful meals on both occasions. As you'd expect at an Indian restaurant there are lots of vegetarian options. Prices were comparable to Australian restaurants but the serving sizes were *large* - we could barely finish. Rice was a little on the gluggy side however. Free WiFi is handy and the staff and... More

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Recently taken over by an Irish couple ( Niall and Maria) who introduced an Indian chef ( Sandeep), the food here is better than ever ....Whether you choose beef, chicken, goat or vegetarian it's awesome ! Thank goodness we live here ! And they have lunchtime special price meals. Great send off meal to visiting relatives

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