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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 230
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
THE BEST IN DELHI... IF NOT ALL OF INDIA !!!

We had the pleasure of dining here on Saturday night and have to say it was the culinary height of our visit to Delhi. We would completely echo the comments below that it is like eating in a museum. The surroundings are magnificent and we would highly recommend getting there a little early to look... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
ianandmax
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Manchester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the pleasure of dining here on Saturday night and have to say it was the culinary height of our visit to Delhi. We would completely echo the comments below that it is like eating in a museum. The surroundings are magnificent and we would highly recommend getting there a little early to look around this beautiful colonial hotel.... 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 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 & General... More 

New Canaan, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Spice Route at The Imperial is a most outstanding experience in New Delhi. The decor is superb. It is almost like eating in a museum. In every direction one looks, there is a breathtaking view of Asian art. It is really worth it to visit during late afternoon hours to study to pieces. Rohit is a most outstanding manager.... 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 are a 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 & General Manager More 

Catania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The food is mostly Thai. I found it a tad dull. The duck was served luke warm. There was not much atmosphere and a very big bill. There are nicer places to eat in the Imperial

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

Dear Guest, I have noted your feedback regarding your experience at The Spice Route. Please accept our sincere apologies for the same. We at The Imperial believe in offering a wonderful product and service to all our guests and do not wish to inconvenience them. Please be assured that the concern raised by you is being addressed on priority and... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is how a restaurant Should be! Amazing food, amazing service, amazing ambiance. Its really worth saying some money and spend it in this place! Unbelievable!

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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 and appreciated the food, service and Ambience. Your positive comments are a 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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This restaurant is a touch expensive but it has great ambiance and a super chef who churns out fantastic authentic South Asian spicy food. I specifically liked the "kukul maas", a Sri Lankan chicken curry.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 are a 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 & General Manager More 

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

been here thrice, it is just not a restaurants but a destination for any foodie to experince the warmth with some authentic & quality cuisine which is very rare now a days. I must say the food is beyond comparison and is amazingly flavourful. Kudos to team Spice Route.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 are a 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 & General Manager More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been here twice. Once with india colleagues, once without. We had the full tasting menu. The decor and the service are great but the food is ordinary at best. it is way overpriced for the quality of the cuisine. rather ordinary not so great thai food, other fusion food ok. not worth half the price

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
VWanchoo, Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager at The Spice Route, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We have noted your comments and would work hard to cover the points mentioned. We do hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you a more satisfactory experience. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. Vice President & General Manager More 

San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very interesting restaurant, a mix of SE Asian food from Thailand, Burma, etc. We ended up having mostly Kerala dishes, from the south of India. They were excellent. Service and room both lovely.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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 are a 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 & General Manager More 

usa
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had dinner in this restaurant while staying at the Imperial hotel. at first Is bit suspicious as the hotel manger kept touting it and I thought that he was looking to boost bottom line profits but in fact our meal was one of the most delicious during a 16 day stay in India. As a matter of fact we... 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 are a 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 & General Manager More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The place is excellent to be with your couple. Is located in the imperial palace hotel which is something special and you should also be ready to spend half an hour taking a round in this amazing place. Very different alternatives for food, always from South Asia mostly and if you want you can order the food with a small... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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 are a 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 & General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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