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Nambatu Area, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food at reasonable prices

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Port Vila, Vanuatu
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Heard about the amazing new chef so went there this week to check it out. Have heard of the popularity of Indian food in UK and Ireland and found it is certainly true here in Port Vila. Excellent improvement in the food standard and authentic quality too. An Irish cook with spicey skills was a thrill when the chef came... 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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