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The Spice Route

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Janpath Lane, Tolstoy Road | Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 110001, India
11-41116605
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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we went as a couple and were blown away by the food and service of this New Delhi institution. We were taken on a tour of the restaurant after dinner which was fascinating. And it's located in the beautiful Imperial Hotel one of Delhi's finest.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Ian D
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  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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New Delhi, India
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A bit unfair to review the restaurant based on just one terrible experience but I guess prospective visitors may just as well be forewarned... And I dont think our experience there is going to allow us a repeat visit... We went to this restaurant for our anniversary dinner a few years ago. It was a much awaited experience. Having selected... More 

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

Dear Guest, I appreciate your taking time out from your busy schedule and sharing your experience a few years back. However, I assure you of our high standards in product and service. I recommend that you visit us again and experience the fine hospitality and cuisine at the Spice Route and other outlets. Over years we have emerged and continuously... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

we went as a couple and were blown away by the food and service of this New Delhi institution. We were taken on a tour of the restaurant after dinner which was fascinating. And it's located in the beautiful Imperial Hotel one of Delhi's finest.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President... More 

FRANCE
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189 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The legend says that it took 7 years to build the restaurant as each part is an original pieces gather through Asia. The result is magnificent. The Spice route propose a culinary route thought South Asia: Vietnam, Thailand. It is good and nice to eat something different. It is also located in our favorite hotel in New Delhi Imperial Palace.... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President &... More 

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Extremely good food. Everything is fantastic. they serve different kinds of Asian foo though I ve had Thai th emost there

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President... More 

Sydney
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34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were recently staying at The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi and enjoyed going to The Spice Route on several occasions. The wonderful Asian cuisine is enhanced by the sumptuous surroundings. The atmosphere is quite romantic in the beautifully appointed rooms and lovely outdoor area. A confluence of Asian style, with mood lighting, the setting is very special. None of... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President... More 

New Delhi, India
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93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

One of the most romantic ambiences amongst Delhi restaurants, this jewel tucked in the Imperial entertains prior bookings. Beautiful murals adorn the walls, giving a monastic feel The food choices are varied and one has an option to choose from the wide array of dishes available from down under to SE Asia - that's why named the Spice Route The... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President... More 

Bountiful, Utah
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved the food here. Ate with a group of 8 and we all thought the food was amazing. The ambiance is great and the service was excellent.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President... More 

Palo Alto, California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Spice Route was one of our favorite dining experiences in India--even though the food is mostly Thai! The restaurant was located right within the main central hall of our hotel, so we weren't expecting much, but the restaurant itself is like stepping back in time into an exotic temple! We spent 30+ minutes after our meal getting a tour... More 

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your elaborate description and wonderful comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr.... More 

Oakville, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was quite excited to try this restaurant after all the amazing reviews it has received, not just from Trip Advisor but was terribly disappointed with my visit. First off, the restaurant itself is gorgeous. Beautiful and stunning. The food however, was definitely not worth the price. I ordered a starter, main and chai and paid almost $100 USD. Madness!... More 

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

Dear Guest, Greetings from The Imperial! I have noted your feedback and truly regret that your recent dining experience at Spice Route left a lot to be desired. However, I would like to assure you that our staff is passionate about serving and ensuring the comfort of all our guests and they do not differentiate as all our guests are... More 

California
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122 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A little on the pricey side but ambiance was very good, service prompt and menu selection very good. Mostly Thai cuisine that was about as good as we've ever had - but not

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience at The Spice Route. Your positive comments about the food, service and ambience are a source of great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We value your patronage and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President... More 

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Address: Janpath Lane, Tolstoy Road | Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 110001, India
Phone Number: 11-41116605
Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi
Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Thai

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Janpath Lane, Tolstoy Road | Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 110001, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  National Capital Territory of Delhi  >  New Delhi
  • Phone Number: 11-41116605

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business

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