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The Spice Route

Janpath Lane, Tolstoy Road | Imperial Hotel, New Delhi 110001, India
11-41116605
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Ranked #22 of 4,090 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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Top Contributor
628 reviews 628 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
408 helpful votes 408 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Ate here last night with 3 colleagues on the last night of business trip Venue is stunning We ate the south Indian tasting menu - which was sensational, honestly some of the best Indian cuisine I've ever eaten Service was great, our host, Pankej was very knowledgeable and eloquent - his English was better than mine I fear Watch out... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

Charming atmosphere, a touch of ancient Indian culture, excellent food and unique wine. Everything was perfect, the serving too. It's worth every rupee we spent. I would suggest to order the prawns in coconut cream.

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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team. Thank you once again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards, Vijay Wanchoo Sr. Exec. VP & GM More

West Lafayette, Indiana
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The decor and foods of this restaurant take you back to another time of India. If you like spicy Asian vegetarian and non-veg, you won't be disappointed.

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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments are a great motivation for the team. I do hope that on your next visit you are able to try our Italian restaurant as well. Thank you once again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards,... More

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were fortunate to have dined at Spice Route while in Delhi March 2014. A special thank you to Mr. Rohit Prasad, who kindly helped with reservations, and visited our table once we were seated. The food and service were both wonderful - all in all, a beautiful way to cap off our short visit to Delhi.

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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments will be a great motivation for the team. I do hope that on your next visit you are able to try our Italian restaurant as well. Thank you once again. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm... More

New Delhi, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited during Feb, 2014. The restaurant was full and we did not have prior reservation so had to wait for 20 odd minutes. When we got the seat we were excited and very much looking forward to some authentic south and south-east Asian dishes. However, the chilli chicken was very much similar to any other Chinese restaurant around CP.... More

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

Dear Guest, I regret to note that you were disappointed to wait for 20 minutes to be seated, I do recommend that you reserve a table prior to your next visit as it does get busy and we do not wish to inconvenience our guests. We have also noted the additional feedback and will look into the same. We thank... More

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ate at The Spice Route on our first night in Delhi. Wonderful decor was matched by delicious food and excellent service. Well worth pushing the boat out for.

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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments will be a great motivation for the team. 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 welcoming you back... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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76 reviews 76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is hands-down the best restaurant experience I've had in not just Delhi, but all of Asia. Phenomenal service... Simply phenomenal. They made excellent suggestions, were there when we needed them and gone when we didn't, were friendly but not imposing... Totally excellent staff. They even provided us with a tour of the BEAUTIFUL design of the place (trust us,... More

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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments will be a great motivation for the team. 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 welcoming you back... More

Chennai (Madras), India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant ambience, excellent food with a great variety. Service was impeccable with the staff always attentive. The taste of different countries on the spice route is an excellent idea. There was a set menu, I would have liked this to bring in the different cuisines of the spice route in different courses....A bit pricey and therefore doesn't make it possible... More

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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments will be a great motivation for the team. 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 welcoming you back... More

Wellington
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138 reviews 138 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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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 at The Spice Route. Your positive comments will be a great motivation for the team. 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 welcoming you back... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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