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The Spice Route

Janpath Lane, Tolstoy Road | Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 110001, India
11-41116605
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Ranked #24 of 4,086 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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Wellington
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The food here is outstanding, as are the surroundings, the cutlery, crockery and staff. If you're looking for a special meal in Delhi, Spice Route is definitely worth it in it's own right, and additionally wonderful due to the chance to glimpse the Raj splendour that is The Imperial Hotel. It maybe pricey by Indian standards, but compared to prices... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food was great and service was superb. The restaurant itself is remarkable and make sure to ask your server to give you a tour of the restaurant and explain the history of the architecture to you. It's on the pricier side, but good for a high-end meal.

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

Dear Guest, I am delighted to note that you had a wonderful dining experience. I will pass on your compliments to the team for the warm and attentive service and delicious food. I do hope that on your next visit you are able to try our Italian and Indian restaurants as well. Thank you once again. We look forward to... More

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The best Asian restaurant this side of the Suez. The outdoor seating area is a must see. Its pure class.

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your compliments. I am elated to note that its your prime choice for dining. Thank you once again for patronizing us, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM More

New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The food was really good. The ambiance was also unique and we were constantly looking around at the ceiling or the mirrors and talking about it

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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 food and ambience at the Spice Route. I am glad that we succeeded in providing you a memorable dining 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

Zhengzhou, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Decor is awesome. As for service, we asked for a sommelier yet our waiter did not give the impression of knowing anything about wine. For the price you would expect decent advice on wines. The set menu was very overpriced for the food. I can't comment on the rest of the menu. Disappointing.

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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 décor of the Spice Route. I have noted your feedback about wine service and would like to humbly assure you that all the staff members know their job well and are much appreciated for the same. Please accept my sincere apologies for not being able to deliver up to your expectations... More

New Delhi, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is my favourite restaurant in Delhi .Always fantastically managed .with most consistent food and service .No other restaurant in entire delhi comes close to this .Taipan at the Oberoi , The Chinese restaurant at the Taj and other free standing ones are a joke compared to the one at Imperial .This restaurant is all about quality and consistency .... 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 consistent food & service at the Spice Route. I appreciate your gracious comments and am glad that we succeeded in providing you a memorable dining 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

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
67 reviews 67 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

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