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The Spice Route

Janpath Lane, Tolstoy Road | Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 110001, India
11-41116605
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Ranked #27 of 3,593 restaurants in New Delhi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

terrific food and ambiance but a bit expensive. service also very good. ate there with my family and something for everyone.

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VWanchoo, Dear Guest, at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments on the ambience, food & service at the Spice Route. I'm glad to note your appreciation for the whole experience. Thank you once again for patronizing us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM More

Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The restaurant is amazing. The inside decor of the place will intrigue you and sets a great ambiance for dinner. My wife and I went to New Delhi for a short weekend trip and made reservations here for dinner. The food was great and the wine was perfect. The decorations definitely kept us entertained throughout dinner. We were given a... More

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & GM at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments on the ambience and food at the Spice Route. I'm glad to note your appreciation for the concept and the whole experience. Thank you once again for patronizing us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM More

Delhi, Delhi, India
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

great ambience - very nice place to relax excellent service but the 'Thai' dishes - really lack authenticity as I savor Thai food in Thailand very often only the papaya & mango salads are good will have to repeat as my hubby really likes the space

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. VP & GM at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments on the ambience and food at the Spice Route. We have noted the additional feedback shared and shall look into the same. Thank you once again for patronizing us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM More

Canberra, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had the Indian tasting menu and rated it 8.5/10. The restaurant is distinctive and the staff were very engaging

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad to note that you had a lovely evening at The Spice Route. Our team members make every effort to make every experience memorable for our guests. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Thank you Vijay... More

Delhi, Delhi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Spice route is not jsutn any pan asian and coastal food place. Its a sensory experiunce. Set in the colonial property of the Imperial hotel. The restaurant has loads of history, amazing art work and a very attentive staff. Not your everyday food place- it is niche and hence expensive but a place to go to celebrate an ocassion. Amazing... More

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to review The Spice Route. I'm glad that we succeeded in creating a memorable dining experience for you and its a pleasure to note that your experience was perfect with wonderful setting & artwork, and great food & attentive service to match. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had an executive dinner in June 2014. The restaurant itself is an artwork, a whole story that we've been shared at the end of our dinner. Food was a simphony of new tastes, harmoniously combined, and our waiter was fantastic. Great food, exquisite wine, perfect atmosphere. A definite must go when in Delhi.

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to review The Spice Route. I'm glad that we succeeded in creating a memorable dining experience for you and its a pleasure to note that your experience was perfect with wonderful food & beverage, attentive service & great atmosphere. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team. We value your... More

San Diego
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel is honestly gorgeous and the restaurant decor is worth the trip alone; however, there was room for improvement on the food (may have ordered wrong, but thought could have been better)

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to review The Spice Route. I'm glad to note that you loved the hotel and the restaurant décor. However, I do regret that you didn't appreciate the food as much as this iconic restaurant is famous for and I do request you for another opportunity for our chefs to showcase their culinary... More

Athens, Greece
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you are looking to taste some Indian cuisine and don't know if you want it too spicy, mild, or vegetarian or non, than The Spice Route is your choice. A fine, unique restaurant which has been elected among the top restaurants in the world, will offer you a wide choice in their menu which along with its decor will... More

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to review The Spice Route.I'm glad that we succeeded in creating a memorable dining experience for you. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team. The Spice Route is one of the most popular restaurant in The Imperial, a 5 star deluxe hotel. Its a pleasure to note that you... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I tried this restaurant about 5 years ago and decided to give it another shot when visiting Delhi on a business trip. I chose the south indian tasting menu and although the food was good it was certainly not amazing and particularly for the price being paid. It may be because there are so many good restaurants in Delhi that... More

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write about your experience at The Spice Route. Its a pleasure to note that you liked the restaurant and the food. Regarding the pricing, I would like to assure you that we are competitively priced with regards to other restaurants of the same category and we believe in providing complete value... More

Torquay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great staff, gorgeous building, a bit pricy but good food, with some vegetarian a vegan choice of desert however I feel the menu was too Thai influenced, I would have much preferred a more traditional / regional menu

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VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking time out to write about your wonderful experience at The Spice Route. I'm glad that we succeeded in creating a memorable dining experience for you. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team. We have noted the additional feedback shared by you and shall do the needful to ensure a better experience.... More

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