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Nambatu Area, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent spicy (not hot) food at very reasonable prices.

A great place to eat in Port Vila. If you don't know Port Vila it is very opposite the large supermarket Au Bon Marche and almost next door to the famous L'Houstalet restaurant. The menu sports a good variation of dishes and the food is well spiced but not fiercely hot (unless you ask for hot). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
David C
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

A great place to eat in Port Vila. If you don't know Port Vila it is very opposite the large supermarket Au Bon Marche and almost next door to the famous L'Houstalet restaurant. The menu sports a good variation of dishes and the food is well spiced but not fiercely hot (unless you ask for hot). The prices are very... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We love dining at Spice. The food is first class and very reasonably priced. The masala dishes are my favorite. Niall and Maria are wonderful hosts. Spice are located across the road from ABM2

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have travelled around and have managed to find Indian restaurants in the most unusual places and Port Vila is one of them! I have also had really bad Indian as a result. Spice is a nice little joint with nice food. The reason why I have scored it a 3 is I believe there is room for improvement with... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had dinner here a few nights ago. Difficult to find, its opposite No 2 Supermarket, which got us there. The atmosphere is very well done, the food was just great. Probably the best Lamb Rogan Josh I have ever had (and I've had a few ;-) Neil is a great host as are the serving staff. Him being irish is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Yes - an indian restaurant run by the irish - and they have certainly lifted the service, the food, and the ambience since taking over mid 2014. Neil's welcoming manner, and the quality of the food - all make it a very good place to visit, and even when departing - in a heavy storm, assisted by one of his... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Friendly staff generally, but very slow service. I loved the reviewer from Perth who said this was close to what you'd get in a British curry house. You've been away from the UK/Ireland too long mate. Overly creamy, no real spice to speak of (ironic, given the name), and popadoms and naan swimming in grease. They need to invest in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Must have been a very busy night or a staff issue in the kitchen because it took almost tow hours to get our food to the table. The food was good - for sure, but the service and apology (when it eventually came) was a little lacklustre. Even a busy night should not mean a wait that long, and perhaps... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We visited 'Spice' last night. We were apprehensive at first, solely due to grapevine chatter which was outdated. Niall the new owner was very friendly, chatty and welcoming and the dining area is clean tidy and comfortable. The menu has all the old classics and some surprises too, I was very happy to find a Lamb Saagwala amongst the many... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Nothing more to say! :) As always excellent service and great food with a lovely coffee to finish! Cant believe people knock it. They should be ashamed.

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Since emigrating from the UK ten years ago we've spent a significant amount of time searching for an Indian restaurant to match the food offered there but have failed miserably.......until now. We had a truly excellent meal and were delighted that we could enjoy a 'proper Indian'. Good quality meat, with no fat or gristle and a delicious sauce to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nambatu Area, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Vanuatu  >  Efate  >  Port Vila

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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